110124_F_Freemont_01Turin, Italy – Fiat has announced the new Fiat Freemont, based on the Dodge Journey, which will debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The Freemont will be built in Toluca, Mexico and is the first Fiat vehicle to come out of the partnership with the Chrysler Group.

The new model will go on sale in Europe in the second half of 2011.

The Freemont will initially have front-wheel drive and a choice of 140-horsepower or 170-horsepower turbodiesel engines, with manual transmission. It will later also be available in all-wheel drive, with the 170-horsepower turbodiesel or 3.6-litre V6 gasoline engine, both with automatic transmissions. Except for the 3.6-litre Pentastar engine and automatic transmission, both from Chrysler, all engines are produced and developed by Fiat.

All Freemont models will come with a high level of content, including seven seats, three-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, fog lights and touch-screen radio. An upscale model will add 17-inch alloy wheels, SD card and DVD reader, Bluetooth connectivity, parking sensors, automatic headlamps and roof rails.

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