After announcing the European debut of the AWD Freemont, Fiat has recently released a commercial video where the model is being promoted on the Old Continent.
“The Fiat Freemont AWD active four-wheel drive system is on-demand, and it is equipped with an electronic control unit which used sensors to detect the grip of the four wheels and decides when to transmit traction to the rear. The system intervenes on surfaces where the wheels may not have good grip to ensure maximum traction and no limits to the routes the vehicle can take, or in the case of asphalt surfaces, to ensure additional traction and greater safety on bends”, as Fiat said at the launching of the Freemont AWD in Europe.
The Fiat Freemont AWD will enter the MPV segment and it will be available at first with a choice of two engines, the 2.0 liter MultiJet 2, which is developing a total output of 170 horsepower with its variable geometry, and the larger 3.6 liter Pentastar unit, borrowed from the Chrysler Group. Fiat says that both engines are being mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which is sending power to the all-wheel drive system. The Fiat Freemont is actually a rebadged Dodge Journey and an example of how Europeans can improve an American design. The model is expected to make its official debut in its domestic market, Italy, on February 25-26.