The Fiat Aegea sedan made its global debut overnight at the Istanbul auto show.
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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.

2016 Fiat Aegea sedan

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.

2016 Fiat Aegea sedan

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.

2016 Fiat Aegea sedan

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.