Fiat is teasing fans with snap-shots of its new Viaggio sedan, which they plan to unveil in Beijing later this month.
Viaggio (voyage in English) or Fei Xiang (flying) in China is the first Fiat-Chrysler twin project, a four-door, five-passenger sedan based on the Compact US Wide architecture, which also provides the basis for the new Dodge Dart. The platform was originally developed for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
|Fiat Viaggio (Photo: Fiat S.p.A.)
The Viaggio will feature exclusively two turbocharged engines, a 1.4L with either 120 or 150-hp output mated to a 5-speed manual or Dual Dry Clutch Transmission developed by Fiat.
Fiat hopes the Viaggio will take a bite out of the lucrative, biggest-selling compact sedan segment in China.
The Viaggio was styled in Torino, Italy, and will be the first car produced at the new Gac-Fiat World Class manufacturing plant in Changsha, Hunan province. The first cars will be produced starting in July and go on sale in China in the third quarter of 2012.