Fiat Sedici

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Fiat Sedici
Fiat Sedici front 20071104.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Fiat
Also called Suzuki SX4
Maruti Suzuki SX4
Lancia Pangea (cancelled)[1]
Production 2005-present
Assembly Esztergom, Hungary (Magyar Suzuki)
Designer Giorgietto Giugiaro
Body and chassis
Class Mini crossover SUV
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine 1.6 L M16A I4 petrol
1.9 L Multijet I4 diesel
2.0 L Multijet I4 diesel
Transmission 5-speed manual (petrol)
6-speed manual (diesel)
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,500 mm (98.4 in)
Length 4,115 mm (162.0 in)
Width 1,730 mm (68.1 in)
Height 1,575 mm (62.0 in)
Curb weight 1,320–1,425 kilograms (2,910–3,142 lb)
2009 Fiat Sedici facelift

The Fiat Sedici is a mini sport utility vehicle co-developed by Fiat and Suzuki mainly for the European market.

History[edit]

It was introduced in December 2005 Bologna Motor Show,[2] and is built at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Hungary. The expected production volume is 60,000 units per year, 1/3 of these to be sold by Fiat and 2/3 of these to be sold by Suzuki, where it is badged as the SX4. The design was created by Giorgetto Giugiaro's Italdesign Giugiaro studio, and it is an alternative to mini multi-purpose vehicles (MPV), which have a more "boxy" appearance.

It was the official car of the 2006 Winter Olympics. As the car is four wheel drive, it is considered a 4x4. As 4x4 is 16, the car is named Sedici (pronounced [ˈseːditʃi][3]), which means "sixteen" in Italian. By pressing a button the driver can change between 4x2 and 4x4 transmission modes. The car also has electronic stability control (ESC) on the options list and a diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a standard feature. In November 2006 it was the second best selling SUV in the Italian market, and by June 2007, it was the best selling vehicle.

The Sedici has been sold in Israel since 2012, with automatic (4 speed) or manual (5 speed) gearbox. In late 2010, the Sedici was withdrawn from the United Kingdom, due to poor sales of under 50,000 units.

Sedici 4x2[edit]

The front wheel drive version of the Sedici was unveiled in spring 2008. It was available with the same engine choices as the 4X4 version and was available in two trim levels: Dynamic and Emotion. The price, in Italy, was around €2000 cheaper than the 4x4 version.[4]

Engines[edit]

There are two engines available: a 1.6 L Suzuki petrol and a 1.9 L Fiat turbodiesel.

Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Top speed
1.6 Petrol I4 1586 cc 107 PS (79 kW; 106 hp) @5600 rpm 145 N·m (107 lb·ft) @4000 rpm 4WD:170 km/h (110 mph)
1.9 Multijet Diesel I4 1910 cc 120 PS (88 kW; 120 hp) @4000 rpm 280 N·m (210 lb·ft) @2050 rpm 4WD:180 km/h (110 mph)

2009 facelift[edit]

In spring 2009, the Sedici was given a more substantial upgrade: A changed front grille, similar to that of the Bravo, and a new bumper. Inside it has more sophisticated instrumentation, new fabrics, the air conditioning vents were changed, and it has new Euro 5-compliant engines. The 1.9 litre Multijet engine was replaced by the more modern 2.0 litre Multijet engine 135 PS (99 kW; 133 hp), also the petrol 1.6 litre engine was upgraded to have 120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp), with lower fuel consumption.

Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Top speed
1.6 Petrol I4 1586 cc 120 PS (88 kW; 120 hp) @6000 rpm 156 N·m (115 lb·ft) @4400 rpm FWD:185 km/h (115 mph)
4WD:175 km/h (109 mph)
2.0 16V Diesel Multijet DPF I4 1956 cc 135 PS (99 kW; 133 hp) @3500 rpm 320 N·m (240 lb·ft) @1500 rpm FWD:190 km/h (120 mph)
4WD:180 km/h (110 mph)

Source[5]

Total production[edit]

Calendar Year Production
2012[6] 8.683
2011[6] 14.777
2010[7] 16.505
2009[7] 19.315
2008[7] 30.952
2007[6] 34.522
2006[6] 24.943
2005[8] 350

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Fiat at the 30th Bologna Motor Show". fiatgroupautomobilespress.com. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  3. ^ approx. SAY-dee-chee
  4. ^ "11.05.2008 FIAT INTRODUCE FRONT WHEEL DRIVE SEDICI". italiaspeed.com. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  5. ^ "Nuovo Fiat Sedici". fiat.it. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Produzione mondo 2007-2006: Fiat Ungheria". InterAutoNews.it. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  7. ^ a b c "Produzione mondo 2010-2009: Fiat Ungheria". InterAutoNews.it. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  8. ^ "Produzione mondo 2006-2005: Fiat Ungheria". InterAutoNews.it. Retrieved 2010-07-20.