The Chrysler-Fiat partnership is kicking into high gear as the latter company has just unveiled the new Freemont MPV.
Essentially a rebadged Dodge Journey, the Freemont boasts an aggressive front fascia, prominent wheel arches, and LED tail lights. Despite the American origins, Fiat engineers have retuned the suspension and steering system for more Euro-friendly handling characteristics.
Inside, the cabin offers "outstanding interior roominess" as the Freemont features a segment-leading 2890mm wheelbase which also results in a maximum cargo capacity of 1461 liters (51.6 cubic feet). Furthermore, all models come nicely equipped with seven-passenger seating, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a touchscreen infotainment system. And then, the range-topping Metropolitan version adds tinted windows, an improved infotainment system (with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display) and Bluetooth connectivity.
When the MPV is launched later this summer, it will be available exclusively with front-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter MultiJet diesel engine that produces 140 hp (104 kW / 142 PS) and 170 hp (127 kW / 172 PS). Later on, Fiat will offer an all-wheel drive variant which can be had with the aforementioned 170 hp (127 kW / 172 PS) 2.0-liter MultiJet diesel or a Chrysler-sourced 3.6-liter V6 petrol that churns out 276 hp (206 kW / 280 PS).