Rebadged Dodge Journey Lives On as 2012 Fiat Freemont for the European Market

Tuesday January 25th, 2011 at 8:11 AM
Posted by: aquadog

2012 Fiat FreemontThe partnership between Chrysler Group and Fiat will unveil the new 2012 seven-seat crossover Fiat Freemont at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The Fiat Freemont features the body of a Dodge Journey but is rebranded with a Fiat logo, new bumpers and grille, and includes different engine choices that have been developed by Fiat PowerTrain (FPT).

For FWD manual transmission models, a Fiat 2.0-liter MultiJet turbo diesel engine with 140- or 170-horsepower will be offered. Being released later will be the AWD 4×4 models with a 2.0-liter MultiJet 170-horsepower engine and Chrysler’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 276-horsepower engine, both with automatic transmissions.

The Fiat Freemont will feature two trim levels. Both will include triple-zone automatic climate control system, color touchscreen radio, steering wheel controls, keyless entry system, cruise control, advanced trip computer, tire pressure monitoring system, fog lights and saftey features such as 7 airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System with Brake Assist, and Electronic Stability Program with Hill-Holder and electronic roll mitigation.

The 2012 Fiat Freemont will produced in the Mexican plant of Toluca and will go on sale in the second half of 2011.

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