Unveiled as a concept back in May at this year’s Turkey International Motor Show, the Fiat Egea sedan has finally entered production at the Fiat Tofas car manufacturing plant in Bursa, Turkey. The images you see here are of the first Fiat Egea being rolled off the assembly line.
Once launched in Turkey, Fiat Egea will be exported to 40 countries around the world, mostly in Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia. India is not in the list of countries to receive the exported Egea. Instead, Fiat India has already commenced the procedure to localize Egea production at their plant in Ranjangaon, Pune.
Depending on the feasibility of the localization, Fiat India will take a call whether to launch the Egea in India or not. If they do decide to launch Egea in India, it will not happen before 2017. Once launched in India, it will replace the Linea sedan.
Engine options (not for India) on board the new Fiat Egea includes two petrol and two diesel engine options. The base petrol engine options will be in the form of a 1.4 liter four cylinder generating 95 PS, while the more powerful petrol motor will be a 1.6 liter E.torQ motor generating 110 PS. The entry level base will get a 1.3 liter Multijet II engine generating 95 PS, while the more powerful diesel variant gets a 1.6 liter Multijet II generating 120 PS. Transmission options will be in the form of automatic or manual.
Photos – Fiat Egea
Plant images via – IstanbulHaber.com.tr