Fiat Cronos

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Fiat Cronos
Fiat Cronos 1.8 16V E.Torq Precision.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerFiat
Production2018–present
AssemblyCórdoba, Argentina
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact (B)
LayoutTransverse front-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformSmall MP-S[1]
RelatedFiat Argo
Powertrain
Engine1.3L FireFly I4 flexy fuel
1.8L E.torQ I4 flexy fuel
Transmission5-speed FPT C510 manual
5-speed FPT C510 GSR semi-auto
6-speed Aisin AW60T automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,521 mm (99.3 in)
Length4,364 mm (171.8 in)
Width1,724 mm (67.9 in)
Height1,516 mm (59.7 in)
Chronology
PredecessorFiat Siena
Fiat Linea

The Fiat Cronos (Type 358S, codeproject X6S) is a subcompact car released in February 2018 by the Italian automaker Fiat, as a sedan for the market in Latin America.[2]

Overview[edit]

The Fiat Cronos is the compact sedan of the Fiat range in the market in Latin America.

Unveiled in February 2018, the Cronos was born as a three box sedan version of the Fiat Argo hatchback, from which it takes part of the front platform, the interior and the front doors; altogether about 30% of the components is derived from the Argo while the 70% is specific from the bonnet, front crosspieces, front and rear subframe, bumper, rear axle and skeleton of the body.[3]

Fiat Cronos rear

During the design phase, the car was indicated with the code Type X6S.[4] The Cronos was officially announced by the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sergio Marchionne in April 2016 in which he illustrated an investment plan for or FCA plant in Córdoba, Argentina of 500 million dollars for a production of 100 thousand units at full capacity.[5]

The car, which entered production in February 2018, began to be sold in Brazil and Argentina in the same month.

Within the Fiat range, in the markets in LATAM, it replaces three models: the Siena Fire, the Grand Siena and the Linea. Based on the new MP-S platform (Modular Platform-Sedan) it uses front McPherson suspension with stabilizer bar while at the rear a torsion beam scheme is adopted.

The car has been developed by the R&D FCA Brazil center for the South American market only and is not expected to export to Europe where Fiat produces the Tipo, a larger three box saloon.[6] The Cronos is 4,364 meters long, with a wheelbase of 2,521 meters and offers a luggage compartment with a capacity of 525 liters. The interiors inherit the structure of the Argo with UConnect Touch 7" multimedia system.

The engine range consists of the new bifuel (petrol/ ethanol) 1.3 16V GSE Firefly inline-four engine capable of delivering 109 horsepower in ethanol power supply and the 1.8 16V E.torQ inline four engine 139 horsepower. The 1.3 engine is combined with a five speed manual gearbox or a GSR semi auto (evolution of the Dualogic) always five speed, while the 1.8 is combined with a five speed manual or six speed automatic Aisin AW60T.

Sales[edit]

Calendar year Brazil Argentina
2018 24,276[7] 11,601[8]
Total sales 24,276 11,601
Total sales Global 35,877

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fiat Cronos foto ufficiali
  2. ^ "Fiat Cronos: confira todas as versões, equipamentos e preços". Quatro Rodas (in Portuguese).
  3. ^ Apuntes del lanzamiento del Fiat Cronos
  4. ^ Flagra - Fiat X6S (Argo Sedan) segue testes com menos camuflagem
  5. ^ Fiat Chrysler torna in Argentina: Investimento da 500 milioni di dollari
  6. ^ Primo teaser della nuova tre volumi per il Sud America
  7. ^ Cars Italy (fiat-car-sales_brazil)
  8. ^ Cars Italy (Fiat car sales argentina)

External links[edit]

Media related to Fiat Cronos at Wikimedia Commons