Linea's Replacement: Fiat Aegean Set Out to Compete With THe Renault Fluence, Skoda Rapid And Dacia Logan
|   Monday, June 15, 2015
A direct line descendant of the current Fiat Linea was officially introduced in Turkey at the Istanbul Auto Show. The new compact sedan developed by Fiat is called Aegea and will enter the Turkish market this fall, after which it will later debut on 40 other markets where Fiat operates.

Designed by Centro Stile Fiat and produced at the plant that Fiat owns in Bursa, Turkey, the new Fiat Aegea received this name as a special tanks to Turkey, a country that will support the production of the Italian brand's compact sedan.


According to Italian officials, Aegea is a model built from the outset to be a sedan. Therefore, the fact that is not derived from a hatchback, as it happens with many models in the segment, is an scale level advantage which means that the overall design of this model has not suffered due to such an adaptation. 2000 people have worked on the Aegea project development over the past three years at Tofas R&D, the research and development center that Fiat has in Turkey.

It should be noted that the new lines on the Italian sedan are unlike anything in the current range and are concentrated mainly on body variants derived from the success they had, and still have, on the market with the Fiat 500 model.

So, we are introduced to a huge front grille, with the front optical blocks related to the grille and with a back dominated by the semi-oval optical blocks. Being a sedan for markets that appreciate interior space, the Fiat Aegea offers a high wheelbase of 264 centimeters, reflected in interior space and a trunk of 510 liters, identical to that which the Dacia Logan has, for example. With a length of 4.5 meters, a width of 1.78 meters and a height of 1.48 meters, the new Aegea displays the typical sizes of C segment.

Under the hood of the Fiat Aegea engines that will provide power between 95 hp to 120 hp will be found. These engines are addressed to both those who prefer petrol and diesel lovers. Details about these engines were not disclosed, but we know that the diesel versions are part of the Mutlijet II family, which see Fiat's best fuel consumption of less than 4.0 liters/100 km.

The Fiat Aegea will be a model that will fit most likely in the lower-medium area in terms of price in the compact sedan segment, which means that its rivals will be Renault Fluence, Skoda Rapid and even Dacia Logan. However, the Fiat model is not compromising in terms of technology.

The Uconnect package benefits from a control center in the form of a color touch display with a diagonal of 5 inches, which controls the Bluetooth packets, audio streaming, voice recognition system, TomTom navigation and reverse camera.

But, the Italians will not stop, here. The Fiat Aegea version is just the beginning because alongside the new sedan, the Fiat compact model range will be extended with a hatchback and a station wagon variant. On EMEA markets like Turkey the commercial debut of the sedan is scheduled for November.
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