Fiat Aegea not in Fiat India’s current business plan, Abarth & Jeep launch in 2015 – IAB Report

Posted on: May 27, 2015 - 4:17pm IST

Likely India’s ‘C-Sedan’ in 2017.

Fiat India’s spokesperson told IndianAutosBlog.com the Fiat Aegea is not on this year’s business plan but did not rule it out for the long-term.

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Fiat announced in 2014 that the Indian market would get an all-new Linea in 2017.

In 2014, the FCA announced that its launch cadence for the Indian market would see the next generation Linea arrive in mid-2017. It is believed that a locally adapted version of the Aegea is the model in the pipeline, unless Fiat pull off a surprise sedan within 2 years.

The Fiat Aegea, on paper, is in the jet-stream of the Indian mid-size sedan segment with a 4.5 meter length, 1.78 meter width, 1.48 meter height and 2.64 meter wheelbase. The boot space too, is at a very competitive 510 liters.

Fiat Aegea front three quarter press image
The Aegea measures 4.5 m long and has a wheelbase of 2.64 m.

The Aegea is announced with two Multijet II diesel engines and two petrol motors, with power outputs placed between 95 and 120 hp, paired to manual and automatic transmissions. The most fuel efficient diesel engined variant will return above 25 km/l according to Fiat, another favourable character for the Indian market.

Fiat Aegea interior and dashboard press image
The Aegea gets Fiat’s UConnect system with a five-inch touchscreen, auto climate control and an optional automatic transmission.

Penned in Italy at the FCA Style Center and developed in Turkey with the Tofas R&D, the Aegea will be manufactured at the Turkish plant in Bursa, and launch in the domestic market in November. Following the launch market, over 40 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa will receive the car.

The Skoda Rapid/Hyundai Verna rival will come with the latest in infotainment, fitted with Fiat’s Uconnect system which holds of a 5-inch color touchscreen system with Bluetooth, AUX-in and iPod, voice recognition, text reader, a rear parking camera and TomTom satellite navigation support. The press image also shows the car having a multi-function steering wheel, cruise control system, Fiat ‘City’ mode that makes the steering lighter, ESP and front dual airbags.

Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione profile at Autocar Performance Show 2014
The Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione premiered in India at the Autocar Performance Show 2014.

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Fiat India also confirmed that the Jeep brand the Abarth 500 will be launched towards the year-end as a CBU. Originally Fiat India planned to have CKD assembly following a CBU launch, and the strategy stays.

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4 thoughts on “Fiat Aegea not in Fiat India’s current business plan, Abarth & Jeep launch in 2015 – IAB Report

  1. RaviBlr says:

    Well, its of course disappointing to fiat fans in India. But if FIAT observes carefully, the current linea is at the end if life. Even a 1.5 Multijet won’t revive the sales. The Aegea has all the freshness and modern looks required to awaken customer interest again. I think it should be launched in 2016 if they want to capture the market.

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  2. aanji says:

    You talk about Fiat learning its lessons. It could be absence of a dynamic head for Fiat India. OR Should it be the other way? We poor Indians don’t deserve new releases like the rest of the world.

    Do we Indians worry about the features, safety… that are downgraded for India?? — No — Rather we stand in queue to rush and accept whatever is offered by the auto biggies.
    Has there been any kind of protest against such discrimination ?? — Nil —
    Does the government hold a candle to this cause?? — what discrimination? —

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  3. Jai says:

    As usual, Fiat is not serious about India.

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  4. PI says:

    what to more to expect from Fiat ,,,
    they wil never learn their lesson

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