Fiat Aegea is the new global compact sedan to replace Linea in 40 countries
Making its official debut at the 2015 Istanbul Motor Show today, Fiat Aegea is a global compact sedan. It will first be launched in Turkey later this year by November, after which it will be launched 40 global markets. In all these markets, the new Fiat Aegea will replace the current Linea.
Just like the Linea, the new Aegea is also designed and developed with help from Tofas, a Turkish automaker. It is at the Fiat Tofas plant in Bursa that the Aegea will enter production. It is from here it will be exported to all 40 countries. These 40 export markets are EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Though born and brought-up in Turkey, the Aegea is every bit Italian as it can be; thanks to the attractive exteriors and well laid interiors. The new Fiat is 4.5 metres long, 1.78 metres wide, 1.48 metres tall with a wheelbase of 2.64 metre. Large enough to seat 5 adults, it will be difficult to realize from the inside that this is a compact sedan. (In India compact sedans are the one’s under 4 metres, but the same is not true for Europe, Africa and Middle East).
Engine options on offer with Fiat Aegea includes two MultiJet II diesel and two petrol units. These units will be offered in a choice of manual and automatic transmissions. Power ratings of these engines range from 95 hp to 120 hp. Fuel efficiency of entry level diesel is claimed to be more than 25 kmpl.
For connectivity, Fiat Aegea offers 5 inch colour touch screen on its centre console. This touchscreen is powered by Fiat’s new Uconnect system. It gives you complete connectivity solution. Once your phone is connected to the system, you can access handsfree telephony, music streaming, read out text messages, and voice recognition. Apart from this, you also have AUX, USB, steering mounted controls, TomTom navigation and a rear parking camera.
Sadly, there is no news about the Aegea coming to India, yet. But, as was the case with Linea, Aegea too will arrive in India, probably by 2017.