Spy Shots: Fiat Viaggio testing in China, interior revealed
Published on May 24, 2012 by Joey Wang
The new Fiat Viaggio debuted last month at the Beijing Auto Show. That doesn’t mean however the Viaggio is ready for the Chinese car market as these new spy shots make clear. A slightly camouflaged car was spotted testing near the factory in Guangzhou. The Viaggio is expected to hit the market in September, so is some time left for the final tests.
The Viaggio will be made in China by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture, it is based on the Dodge Dart that is based on Fiat’s C-EVO platform that also underpins the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Power will come from Fiat’s 1.4 Fire T-jet turbocharged engine with two different tunes: 88kw and 210nm and 110kw and 230nm, mated to a 6-speed ‘DDCT-C635′ dual clutch transmission. Price will start around 120.000 yuan. Other engines might be offered in the future, such as a cheaper 1.6 or a bigger 2.0, and even a 2.4 is possible.
There were two Viaggio’s at the Beijing show but visitors were not allowed to peek inside. These pictures so are the first that clearly show the interior and as expected it is almost similar to the Dart’s. This particular car is clearly pre-production, the interior loox really unfinished.
The Viaggio is the first car from the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture. There will be likely a hatchback version as well, then it is on to SUV’s, a market segment that is still growing fast in China.