With the new 2018 Fiat Freemont, Italian car maker Fiat attempts to compete against others in mid-size luxury SUV segment. Fiat has planned to introduce modifications both in terms of engine and powertrain and also from inside. New Freemont attempts to target its younger generation and present itself as a serious competition.
From designed front grilles to modified bumpers, Fiat tries to completely change the way Freemont looks. It’s built with lightweight materials to improve performance. Front part of this new model has improved air circulation vents to help it perform better. Closest in competition is Dodge Journey 2017 which is better than Fiat’s in terms of fuel consumption, torque and trunk capacity. But the former loses when compared in terms of power and top speed.
2018 Fiat Freemont Engine
Fiat has planned to install new engines for new 2018 Fiat Freemont. Two options available are 2.0 liters Multi jet producing 138 and 2.0 liters producing 160 hp. Both engines will be supported by 6 speed transmission. The Italian auto giant has promised a much better performance with these two engine options. High performance is guaranteed with the auto transmission.
The new Fiat Freemont 2018 is rumored to be made with lightweight materials like aluminum for a better performance and high aerodynamics. Fiat keeps in mind the fuel economy and overall performance when redesigning the new Freemont. New set of grilles and redesigned bumpers will be visible, sources say.
LED headlamps have been installed to improve visibility even in the darkest of terrains. These will, says Fiat, also reduce power consumption. Ceiling and side rails are expected to be painted in the same color as body paint. The new design will thus comfortably seat 7 passengers including driver.
This new Freemont intends to provide more space to the passengers in terms of legroom and head space. It also offers ample 140 liters of boot space. The dashboard has got a range of new button and consoles to ensure complete entertainment on the go. Downhill and Uphill alarm program has been included to assist drivers in moving up/down a rough hilly terrain.
This new model also gets a new air conditioning system which alters the temperature as and when required. Keyless entry and cruise control management adds to the host of internal changes that new 2018 Fiat Freemont goes through, according to sources.
Superb quality froth and calfskin has been used to make long ride even more comfortable. The 8.9 inch touchscreen aims to provide the passengers complete entertainment. Included in the console is weather controlling mechanism within the vehicle, heating and cooling platforms and advanced navigation. High quality surround speakers intend to provide full ambient music pleasure.
Not only is it stylish enough for the design and innovation hungry buyer, it’s also loaded with numerous safety options. Basic safety belts, advanced visibility cautioning and ISOFIX child lock mechanisms intend to provide safety to the passengers while ensuring them a comfortable ride.
Pricing and release dates
The 2018 Fiat Freemont is expected to release in the tail end of 2017 or early 2018. The base model will be priced at more than $35,000 but is yet to be confirmed.