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Fiat 500X updates, Aegea/Bravo coming; new Freemont?

by David Zatz on

The Fiat 500X will, according to an Allpar source, get new engine/transmission combinations, with an Abarth version in development.

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Co-developed with the Jeep Renegade as part of a three-continent effort, the 500X has none of the off-road accommodations of its sibling, though it is made on the same assembly line in Italy. Sales in the United States only started recently, following its European launch. Both cars are likely to be sold around the world.

fiat aegea SUSW compact car

A new “Bravo” or “Ageo” will be made, following on the Aegea concept; this is related to the forthcoming Chrysler 100, and whether the latter will be made in the US or on the same line as the Fiat is still unknown. The Fiat version is unlikely to make it to the US, and will include both sedan and hatch versions.

The future of both Punto and Fiat Freemont (based on Dodge Journey) remain “undecided,” which most likely means that the company is unwilling to commit to using an extended Cherokee basis or a mini-minivan. Both options would use essentially the same platform, CUSW; they could both be made in the United States, though if it’s minivan-based, Windsor is also an option. Though it sells well for its class, the Freemont may simply be dropped, too. In some markets where it is doing well, the Dodge Journey is also on sale.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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