The Fiat Aegea sedan made its global debut overnight at the Istanbul auto show.
Developed under the name Project Aegea, the new sedan measures around 4.5 metres in length, 1780mm wide, 1480mm tall and rides on a wheelbase that’s 2640mm in length. Fiat claims a capacity of 510 litres for the car’s boot, as well as seating for five passengers.
Under the bonnet, the Project Aegea will be offered with a choice of two turbo-diesel engines and two petrol motors, all of which can be mated to either manual or automatic transmissions.
Power outputs range between 70 and 90 kilowatts. The most efficient model, a turbo-diesel, will have an official fuel economy rating of under 4L/100km.
Top spec models will be equipped with the company’s Uconnect infotainment system complete with a 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth for hands-free and media streaming, voice recognition, steering wheel audio controls, auxiliary jack, USB port, and text-to-voice output.
Other available features include a rear view camera, TomTom satellite navigation, automatic engine stop/start, climate control air conditioning, 18-inch alloy wheels, and front and rear fog lights.
Project Aegea is named after the Aegean Sea which separates the Asian-part of Turkey from mainland Europe, specifically Greece. The car may receive a different when it goes on sale in Turkey from November
The car will be produced by Tofas, a Turkish Fiat Chrysler joint venture, at its plant in Bursa, Turkey, from where it will be exported to around 40 markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Update: Fiat Chrysler Australia sent us the following statement on the vehicle’s local status.
“There’s no immediate plans to introduce the Fiat Agea into our Australian line-up. But of course we never completely rule anything out, and should the Agea become available in right-hand drive for our market, then it is something we could consider,” it said.