At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show Fiat will unveil the Freemont, a seven-seater station wagon model based on the Dodge Journey and targeted to customers seeking for a spacious, comfortable and versatile car.
The model will be produced in the Mexican plant of Toluca, where the 500 is produced for the US market.
The generous dimensions (length of 489 cm, width of 188 cm and height of 172 cm) and the long wheelbase of 289 cm guarantee a remarkable interior roominess.
Compared to the Dodge Journey, the Freemont maintains the same bold and robust-looking design with muscular wheel-arches.
The differences are concentrated at the front – with a new grille and bumper- and at the rear, which features LED tail lights and a new bumper.
The seats of the third row can be folded down and disappear below the floor, thus creating a flat loading floor.
To improve passengers’ visibility, the second and third seat rows are raised comparing to the front seats.
The luggage overall capacity reaches up to 1,461 liters.
The Freemont will have front wheel drive with turbo diesel units (140 or 170 hp) combined with a manual gearbox.
Later, the model will be also available with all-wheel-drive system and a 276 hp 3-6 liter V6 ngine coupled with automatic transmission.