/2012 Beijing: Fiat Viaggio

2012 Beijing: Fiat Viaggio

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This is the Fiat Viaggio, the Italian version of Dodge Dart, unveiled at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. As you’d expect from the Italians, they’ve done a pretty good job designing a new body for the Dart. But then they would, because the Dart itself is an Italian car underneath; it’s based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Apart from the profile and wheelbase, the rest of the car is new.

The Viaggio also gets a new interior design, with a driver-centric dashboard, high-quality soft-touch surfacing with tactile grains in an elegant and warm dual tone, silver-plated trims and high-end equipments including an 8.4 inches touchscreen radio navigation unit.

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To be produced and launched in China, at the new GAC Fiat production plant in Changsha, Fiat Viaggio will first be available with 1.4L T-Jet 120 HP and 150 HP turbo engines, and 6 speed dual dry clutch transmission, as well as a 5-gear manual transmission.

The Viaggio is better-looking, better-built, and generally cooler than the Dart. If only they priced it like the Dart, which starts at under $10K, it’ll be a winner. That said, Fiat has not yet confirmed if this car will be offered outside China or not.

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