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Fiat Sedici SUV India Launch Expected–Specifications Features & Price

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We guess Fiat has already started working on renovating its dealership strategies in India and will also be looking forward to launch new models in the market. A new cheaper small car, a face-lifted Fiat Linea and a new Fiat Grande Punto Evo are already down the pipeline but a more interesting new coming our way is the very first car from the Italian manufacturer in the SUV segment.

Pretty interesting right? Fiat Sedici is the compact SUV that is expected to be docked at the Indian ports. Built in collaboration with Suzuki, the car was first showcased at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show.

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The first impression of the car tells you that it has a lot in common with the Maruti Suzuki SX4 and the very noticeable commonalities include a similar head light and the ride height. In all probability the Sedici and SX4 will have a bunch of other common attributes as well.

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Cars like the Mahindra Xylo Mini and the soon to be launched Renault Duster 2012 will be the potential competitors of this new offering and a number of features of the existing Sedici will have to reconsidered by the major before it actually hits the Indian market. No information about the possible engine options is available yet.

Fiat Sedici Mini SUV Specifications

No. cylinders, arrangement -                                          4, in line, front, transverse
Bore x stroke (mm)                                                             78 x 83 mm
Capacity (cc)                                                                           1586
Emission level                                                                        Euro 4
Compression ratio                                                                10,5:1
Max EC power: kW (bhp)                                                   79 (107) at rpm 5600
Max EC torque: Nm (kgm)                                                 145 (14.8) at rpm 4000
Timing (drive)                                                                        1OHC toothed belt
Fuel system                                                                            Direct injection

DRIVE

Drive                                                                                   4×4 with electronically-controlled self-locking differential
Clutch                                                                                 Dry single-plate, with cup engagement spring, hydraulic control

STEERING

Type                                                                                   Rack and pinion steering
Turning circle (between pavements)                  11

BRAKING SYSTEM-D (disc) – T (drum)

Type                                                                                 Hydraulic system, front disc brakes and rear drum brakes
Front: ∅ mm D (280)
Rear: ∅ mm T (220)
Brake servo: ∅ 10”

SUSPENSION

Front                                                                              MacPherson, independent
Rear                                                                               Curved torsion bar

WHEELS

Tyres                                                                            205/60 R 16

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT (12v)

Battery capacity (Ah) 36

CAPACITIES

Fuel tank capacity (litres)                                    50

PERFORMANCE – FUEL CONSUMPTION

Top speed (km/h)                                                  170
Fuel consumption
urban cycle (l/100 km)                                          8,9
extra-urban cycle (l/100 km)                              6,1
combined (l/100 km)                                             7,1
Exhaust emissions CO2 (g / km)                        173

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase (mm)                                                   2500
Length (mm)                                                            4115
Width (mm)                                                             1755
Max unladen height (mm)                                 1620
Front track (mm)                                                    1495
Rear track (mm)                                                      1495

WEIGHTS

Vehicle kerb weight with tanks and reservoirs full                       1250 Kg

Other than the 1.6 L oil burner a 1.9 L option is also available but we are sure Fiat will definitely bring down the performance levels of this car so as to fit in the affordable mini SUV segment.

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Fiat Sedici Mini SUV Price In India

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Considering the other cars to be launched in the segment and the prices of conventional seven seater SUVs, the Sedici is expected to be priced below Rs.10 Lakh.

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  • S A SHAH

    It will be like a “Dream Come True” for FIAT-Lovers,,,,But, let us see what is in store for Indian-FIAT-Fans in days to come….hope to see FIAT-FANS cheering up with goog news ahead.
    S A SHAH,Srinagar-6