Monday, June 20, 2011

More pictures of the Fiat Freemont





Which is just a Dodge Journey with a new front end.
Mostly.

But it is kind of fun to see a Dodge interior with a Fiat logo, and a stick shift. Who would have though just a few years ago.

It would be nice if they could find a way to sell the diesel version over here. Could be good competition to the VW Jetta Wagon TDI.

On related news, I hear the Fiat diesel in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, already offered in Europe, has great chances to be an option in the US soon.
It is getting good reviews in Europe so far...

15 comments:

PGA said...

This car is a big success in Portugal (south of europe) as a Dodge. Must be the because of price. No others Dodges around.

mvi said...

so nice car
cleveland taxi

Truth is.... said...

this will bomb because it's no damn good!

Anonymous said...

The exterior design makes me sad. Lots of Europeans who want to be Americans will want one.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to hate it, but the Journey is actually a good little car, truck thingy. But it looks good. I dislike re-badging a vehicle for a marketplace that also sells Dodge. But maybe then we'll get a Dodge Ferrari combo at some point!

Anonymous said...

We get the Fiat 500 and they get this? We got the better end of the deal. I can't imagine Italians liking this too much.

SalvatoreBellomo said...

Good for them! Let them see how it feels to get re badged garbage

Anonymous said...

this SUv is not in competition with a Jetta wagon.

Anonymous said...

I drove one once. I was shocked as how well it drives. Quite the "sleeper".

Anonymous said...

Fiat's too dumb to know rebadging without redesigning the exterior panels (in the least) is a bad idea.

Hey Sergio...qui Catso said...

Fiat better be very very careful here. If you put any chrysler product of any kind near a maserati, it's over. All those years building the brand to it's high stature today, would be gone in a day. You hear me Sergio?

Anonymous said...

Fiat better be very very careful here... you mean like Chrysler's TC by Maserati? Or like all the Maserati's that ran with the world's fastest & best-engineered tranmission? (the Chrysler TorqueFlight)

30 years later and they're both still here--Maserati & Chrysler!

Anonymous said...

Yeah...Because all 3058 people who want a diesel won't buy it anyway...Specially when they discover they have to fill a urea bag on the thing.

Anonymous said...

Yeah...Because all 3058 people who want a diesel won't buy it anyway...Specially when they discover they have to fill a urea bag on the thing.

The urea-thing is a Mercedes problem. Only chrysler products with Mercedes Engines have that flaw. You won't see that with Fiat or Cummings sourced diesels or turboDiesels in Chryslers.

Johnny said...

These seem hefty for Europe. It's as big as the Pacifica was, a minivan with less space.