Fiat's new Aegea-based compact will be frugal, brand boss Francois says
Fiat brand leader Olivier Francois says a fresh compact version on the basis of the Aegea theory is going to be a "frugal, nicely-constructed and useful automobile."
Fiat will rollout the Aegea in its Europe, Middle-East and Africa area beginning in November as as a substitute for the Bravo hatchback and Linea sedan.
The Aegea will consider most of its own cues in the Panda mini-car in that "it WOn't be overloaded with gimcracks the client is not going to need to cover," Francois stated.
"The Aegea will carry on combined with practical side of Fiat represented by the Panda," he advised the 2015 Automotive News Europe Congress in Birmingham, England, a week ago.
Fiat revealed the Aegea sedan theory in the Istanbul autoshow on May 2 1.
The production model could have sedan, hatchback and station-wagon versions. The Aegea title is not going to be useful for the production-car. Francois mentioned the title is going to be published in a subsequent date. All three versions is likely to be constructed at Fiat's joint-venture Tofas plant in Bursa, north-west Turkey.
Francois stated it had been too soon-to speak about how precisely Fiat will promote the Aegea, that will compete in Europe's 2nd-biggest section after subcompacts. The streamlined section's best-vendor in Europe is the Vw Golf.
Fiat Chrysler Cars CEO Sergio Marchionne has paid off the Fiat line-up in Europe to concentrate on the practical, no frills Panda line as well as the more psychological, style-oriented 500-range.
The Aegea matches to the Panda's practical marketplace placement, Francois stated. He declined to discuss pricing, manufacturing and revenue goals.
Last November, Tofas, stated it'll create a joined 700,000 models of the streamlined range over the lifecycle of the automobiles until 20 23, mostly for export. IHS Automotive forecasts that creation of the three-body designs will peak at 124,000 during 2018.
The creation Aegea will soon be provided with two petrol and two diesel engines. The most fuel-efficient diesel may have fuel economy of less than 4 liters of gas per 100km, much like the Panda, Fiat stated in a press statement in the Istanbul present.
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