Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Fiat | posted May 22, 2015 15:57
New compact sedan replaces Linea sedan
Fiat has pulled the wraps off its newest compact sedan, the Aegea, in the 2015 Istanbul Motor Show. The new compact takes over the Linea which has been around since 2007.
The Aegea was designed in Fiat's FCA Style Center in Italy and the model was developed in Turkey where it will be built there for 40 different markets worldwide. It's main competitors are entry level compact sedans such as the Dacia Logan and Skoda Rapid.
From the front, the Aegea features a wide grill the connects to the front headlights. The lower air dam features a honeycomb design and the large corner air intakes house the fog lights. A bold character line runs through the whole side of the compact sedan with pull-type door handles. The rear features large tailights which are joined together by a chrome garnish.
In the top spec Aegea, the interior comes with a 5-inch color touchscreen display providing support for satellite navigation, handsfree Bluetooth, audio streaming, text reader, voice recognition and connectivity options like USB, AUX and iPod. Other convenience features include steering wheel mounted controls and a back up camera.
The Aegea will be available in four powertrains, two gasoline and two MultiJet diesel units. Power output ranges from 95 PS to 120 PS and will be paired with manual or automatic transmission depending on which variant.