Spied: 2012 Fiat Siena
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Do you remember the Fiat Siena or if you prefer the Fiat Petra? Of course, you do. After all it was the so called ‘Car of the Year’. Essentially it was a Fiat Palio with a big boot. Despite being COTY, the car never really took of in the Indian Market.
Over the years, the Siena has almost disappeared from the entire market. Spotting one now is like trying to find a needle in the haystack. However, it gives us immense pleasure to say that the Fiat Siena is back!
The New Siena (Project 326 3V) will continue on the lines of the older one and will be derived from the new Palio. Although the platform will be of the Palio, the car as such will be completely different. The car will derive its design style from the Bravo, Linea and cousin brand Alfa Romeo. Especially the taillight area will be heavily influenced by Alfa Romeo
The Siena is expected to grow in size over the out going model. However, exactly by how much will it grow by is still unknown. The Siena will be available in various engine options such as 1.4 EVO, 1.4 EVO Tetrafuel, 1.6 16V E.torQ etc. The new Siena is expected to debut in November 2011.
We recently brought you a story of the new Palio and we discussed how getting it to India will cause a product conflict in Fiat’s own portfolio. However, there are no such limitations on the new Siena because there is no entry level sedan in Fiat’s product line up. So we expect this car to hit the showrooms sooner or later.
Fiat, when will you bring this to India?
Source – Autossegredos