Set to replace the ageing Fiat Linea across the globe, new Fiat Egea will compete with the likes of Honda City, Nissan Sunny, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Renault Scala. Already in production at the company’s Turkey facility, the company has revealed that Fiat Egea (Tipo) booking orders have crossed 20,000 mark.
The company is overwhelmed with the success. Aiming to deliver 8,000 units by the end of this year, Fiat plans to create a new sales record next year. Fiat Egea could be the best selling car in the segment next year, and the company is ready to up the production to meet rising demand.
Measuring 4.5 m in length, 1.78m in width and 1.48 m in height, new Fiat Egea sits on a wheelbase of 2.64m while boot space stands at 510 liters. The sedan will be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. These will include a 1.4 liter Fire 16V petrol engine capable of 95 PS power and a 1.3 liter Multijet II diesel engine with 95PS and 1.6 liter Multijet II capable of 120 PS power. All engines will receive manual and automatic transmission options.
Muscular exteriors feature contoured bonnet, bulging headlamps and flared wheel arches give way to premium interiors with new instrument cluster, infotainment system and climate control. Interiors also boast of a flowing dashboard, three spoke steering wheel with steering mounted controls and an infotainment system with 5” color touchscreen display, Bluetooth and automatic climate controls. Rear view camera, parking sensors, rain sensing wipers and automatic headlight sensors are a part of the features being offered on the Fiat Egea in Turkey.
To be sold in markets of Europe, Middle East and Africa as the Fiat Tipo, it will be sold as Egea in Turkey while launch in India is also on the cards but not in the immediate future. Fiat Egea will also launch in 40 international markets in LHD format. All these markets will receive Egea made in Turkey, whereas India plans to produce teh Egea locally.