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Fiat Viaggio aka Dodge Dart images surface early

 Fiat Viaggio aka Dodge Dart images surface early
Fiat Viaggio teaser images, 750, 12.04.2012

First images (teaser?) of the Fiat Viaggio have surfaced online ahead of its debut at Auto China in Beijing later this month.

Essentially a restyled Dodge Dart, the front end is differentiated from the Dart with a new front fascia and grille while the rear end gets re-shaped tailamps and redesigned luggage lid reflectors. For a more elegant look, chrome trim is found around the grille, fog lamps, window reveal moldings and luggage lid.

According to Autoblog.rs, powertrains will include Fiat's 1.4-liter T-Jet engine in two outputs: 120 hp / 155 lb-ft of torque and 150 hp / 170 lb-ft. The same turbocharged engine in MultiAir configuration will producer 160 hp / 184 lb-ft - same as in the Dodge Dart. However, the Viaggio will receive a six-speed dual-clutch transmission which is not available in the Dart.

Previous reports suggested Fiat-Guangzhou Auto will build the Viaggio as a hatchback version, but the sedan will be offered first later this year. Then it could be exported to Europe as a Bravo replacement.

 

Published Apr 12, 2012 6:50 pm By Brian Potter
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Comments (13)

 Karl+WCF Karl+WCF
Chinese build cars has very high durability.
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April 16, 2012 1:49 am
 velsatis velsatis
Some argue that this Alfa based changed by Chrysler turned into a Fiat build by Chinese car won´t work and that the character will be destroyed. Well I rememeber when the first Japanese cars came over, recently the Koreans and not far ahead the market will be full of chinese made cars, they didn´t had any character yet here they are. I don´t like this like of passion, history and so on more than anyone else, yet we have to suck it up and see reality. The market doesn´t care about history and passion, the market wants bland and cheap
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April 14, 2012 8:53 am
 pzxpjy pzxpjy
Viaggio/Dart is based on Alfa Guilietta, which was developed upon a modified version Fiat Bravo's platform. Essentially, all these cars are based on the same platform. So I guess that Chinese-built Viaggio might not be the direct replacement of Fiat Bravo, but Viaggio is likely to become a sedan variant of Bravo for European market.
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April 13, 2012 11:57 am
 tom43 tom43
Ok. A Chrysler influenced italian car, build in china, made for europe. Are you kidding me?
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April 13, 2012 7:25 am
 s2k_turbo s2k_turbo
Fiat reliability - You wolud be suprised, We have two grande puntos 1.3 multijet in my work, those cars have a very hard life but never broke down.
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April 13, 2012 6:24 am
 Jorge_has_A3_TDI Jorge_has_A3_TDI
"Then it could be exported to Europe as a Bravo replacement." Fiat made in China - The legendary Fiat reliability moving forward!
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April 12, 2012 7:18 pm