The all-wheel drive version of the Freemont will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, along with other Fiat models, like the facelifted Punto and the Abarth versions.
According to the Italian automaker, the AWD Freemont will be available with two engines, a 2.0 liter Multijet, made by Fiat, and Chrysler’s 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 with 280 horsepower, both of them mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Being initially offered with only front-wheel drive, the AWD system of the Freemont is only working when the front wheels have lost grip, offering more stability to the car on slippery surfaces.
Fiat wants to sell 33.000 units of the Freemont next year, battling with cars like the VW Sharan, the Renault Grand Espace, the Ford S-Max or the Nissan Qashqai +2, but the Italian model can lose some of its future customers because of its 4.888 mm in length and 1.878 mm in width, making it a huge car for Europe’s roads.
The new AWD Fiat Freemont will go on sale in October this year with a starting price of 24.900 euros for the entry-level version.