Fiat has released the first teasers of the Viaggio, which will be officially unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show (April 25 -May 2). The Fiat Viaggio is a 4-door 5-seat sedan developed on the CUSW platform (Compact US Wide platform) that generated the Dodge Dart, which was developed on the basis of the “Compact” platform that had spawned the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
The Viaggio (’travel’ in Italian) will measure 4679 mm in length, 1850 mm in width and will have a wheel-base of 2708 mm. Initially, its engine range will be made of only one unit: a supercharged 1.4-litre TJet petrol engine available in power steps of 120 and 150 hp, both of which can be mated to either a 5-speed manual or a DDTC ‘dual clutch’ automatic transmission developed by Fiat Powertrain.
The car has been designed in Turin by the Style Center of the Fiat Group and is meant to “revolutionize the compact-sedan segment of the Chinese market” by offering “high levels of luxury and comfort“. The model will be assembled at the new Gac-Fiat plant in Changsha, in the Hunan district: the production should start in July and its debut on the market should happen in the third quarter of the current year.