Fiat has released the first official photos of the interior of the upcoming Cronos subcompact sedan via their official Brazil Facebook page. Unveiled last month, the Fiat Cronos sedan will go on sale in South American markets in 2018.
The dashboard layout is identical to the Argo hatchback with subtle differences in colors used. Visually, the Cronos features a different grille (compared to Argo) with a single chrome louver and a finer mesh. The bumper is different too with wedge-shape chromic fog lamp enclosures along with the upper edge of the air intake. At the back, the tail lamp design and the LED graphics mimic that of the hatchback.
In terms of engine options, the Cronos comes with a 109hp, 1.3-liter petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual and a 139hp, 1.8-liter flex-fuel engine getting the option of a six-speed automatic gearbox. Fiat will launch the Cronos sedan perhaps with different names & slight tweaking in design & equipment, aimed towards different markets across the globe.
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Last year Fiat showed its intention to step into our market. Stefano Pontecorvo, the Italian Ambassador to Pakistan, had met with the ex-Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar and mentioned the intentions of Fiat to make Pakistan “it’s next possible investment destination”.
Chairman Board of Investment, Mr. Miftah Ismail had also visited Italy in 2016 to discuss with Fiat officials regarding their plans to explore Pakistani market, however nothing much has proceeded since then. We are yet to hear an official word from Fiat regarding their plans to enter Pakistan, but if they do, it will sure bring upon some healthy competition in the auto sector here.
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