Serving as a successor for the aging Linea, Fiat's brand new Aegea looks a lot better than the model it replaces as it has a significantly more refined design compared to the rather blocky Linea. The compact sedan was designed at home in Italy at the FCA Style Centre and developed in Turkey where it will be locally manufactured at the Bursa factory for more than 40 countries.

Going up against other budged sedans like the Dacia Logan and Skoda Rapid, Fiat's new Aegea is 4.5 meters long, 1.78 meters wide and 1.48 meters tall, with a 2.64 meter wheelbase and a spacious trunk capable of holding up to 510 liters.

It offers seating for five people and will be available with two gasoline engines and two MultiJet II turbodiesel units, with power varying from 95 PS (70 kW) to 120 PS (88 kW). Depending on engine choice, Fiat is offering manual and automatic transmissions while the most economical version of the range will consume less than 4 liters / 100 km (58.8 mpg US or 70 mpg UK).

Stepping inside the cabin, the 2015 Fiat Aegea comes with a Uconnect infotainment system with a 5-inch color touchscreen display providing support for TomTom satellite navigation, handsfree Bluetooth, audio streaming, text reader, voice recognition and connectivity options like USB, AUX and iPod. It also benefits from steering wheel-mounted controls and can be equipped with a rearview camera.

Sales of the Fiat Aegea are scheduled to commence in November in Turkey.

Gallery: Fiat Aegea compact sedan debuts at Istanbul Motor Show

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