Monday, April 25, 2011

Fiat Freemont video


Not a Dodge.
And not really a Fiat.

The first Fiat by Dodge, ever.

I am not sure the American blocky look of a 3 year old Dodge design will work in Europe, competing with more modern looking cars.
it's not horrible looking. Just a bit old and non descript.
Pretty much everything a modern Fiat should not be.

We"ll see....

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is irrelevant if this car is competitive in Europe or not. The main market for this car will be South America.

Anonymous said...

This is a #1 seller in Canada. Has been since day 1. And Done very well in the Central USA also. Will it be too blocky for Europe? The land where people pay almost 6 figures for a blocky Range Rover? (Not to mention the Mercedes G-wagon) Hard to say. Of course they said California would never by Hummers and the Movie Stars went after them like Bees on Honey!

FuioptimaSX said...

It's about time the US stuck it to someone else. I mean, how many Euro vehicles have we received that were already halfway through their life cycles and sold here as "brand new"? However, it's bitter sweet because it's only a Journey.

Anonymous said...

This thing doesn't deserve to wear a Fiat badge, even with the new interior. The Journey is hideous, Fiats are gorgeous.

"Anonymous said...
This is a #1 seller in Canada. Has been since day 1. And Done very well in the Central USA also. Will it be too blocky for Europe? The land where people pay almost 6 figures for a blocky Range Rover? (Not to mention the Mercedes G-wagon) Hard to say. Of course they said California would never by Hummers and the Movie Stars went after them like Bees on Honey!

April 26, 2011 5:00 PM"

Who gives a crap about Canada? This vehicle isn't selling well in the US and it is mostly sold to fleets. IIRC, its mix is about 60:40, with 40% going directly to rental companies. That isn't a good thing....

Anonymous said...

Rebadging at its worst

Anonymous said...

its mix is about 60:40, with 40% going directly to rental companies

-that's not even Close to being correct. Try 96/.04 With 96% to consumers. About the ONLY place it doesn't do well is the areas that hate SUV's ( California & New York )

And you can expect sales in South America to be just as strong as Canada. Again, the only places in the planet (where it is available) that is isn't a leader are California & New York/Jersey.

sleeksilver said...

"Anonymous said...
its mix is about 60:40, with 40% going directly to rental companies

-that's not even Close to being correct. Try 96/.04 With 96% to consumers. About the ONLY place it doesn't do well is the areas that hate SUV's ( California & New York )

And you can expect sales in South America to be just as strong as Canada. Again, the only places in the planet (where it is available) that is isn't a leader are California & New York/Jersey.

April 27, 2011 6:04 PM"

Where in the HELL are you getting those statistics from? 2010 Journey sales were a 60/40 mix, you can find that data on Chrysler's corporate site. The Journey DOES NOT sell well, it isn't even in the top 5 in its segment.

Please, post facts, not opinion and hearsay.

Where do these people come from, Vince???

www.AllClassics.com said...

Many like the very practical boxy look.
This is what made the original Ford Explorer. These buyers also want cheap price to match.

Anonymous said...

Euro cars are modern looking or just plain infantile looking?

Anonymous said...

BOTTOM LINE: I LIKE IT. I Really Really like it. Inside & Out. I don't care WHO makes it-- I WANT ONE NOW!!!