Fiat Sedici

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Fiat Sedici
Fiat Sedici front 20071104.jpg
Manufacturer Fiat
Also called Suzuki SX4
Maruti Suzuki SX4
Lancia Pangea (cancelled)[1]
Production 2005–2014 (LHD)
2005–2010 (RHD)
Assembly Hungary: Esztergom (Magyar Suzuki)
Designer Giorgietto Giugiaro
Body and chassis
Class Mini crossover SUV (J)
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
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)
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 kg (2,910–3,142 lb)
Successor Fiat 500X
2009 Fiat Sedici facelift

The Fiat Sedici is a mini crossover SUV (J), that was co–developed by Fiat and Suzuki, mainly for the European market.


It was introduced in December 2005, at the Bologna Motor Show,[2] and was built at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Hungary. The expected production volume was 60,000 units per year, one-third of these to be sold by Fiat, and two-thirds sold by Suzuki and badged as the SX4.[3] The design was created by Giorgetto Giugiaro's Italdesign Giugiaro studio, and was 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 could be considered a 4x4. As 4x4 is 16, the car is named Sedici (Italian: [ˈseːditʃi]), 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.

Since 2012, the Sedici has been sold in Israel, with automatic (4 speed) or manual (5 speed) gearbox. During 2010, the Sedici was withdrawn from the United Kingdom, due to poor sales.

Sedici 4x2[edit]

The front wheel drive version of the Sedici was unveiled in May 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]


There were 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 March 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 had more sophisticated instrumentation, new fabrics, the air conditioning vents were changed, and it had 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)


Total production[edit]

Calendar Year Production
2012[citation needed] 78,683
2011[citation needed] 14,777
2010[citation needed] 16,505
2009[6] 19,315
2008[6] 30,952
2007[7] 34,522
2006[7] 24,943
2005[8] 350


  1. ^ Stopford, William (29 January 2014). "Obscure Rebadges From Around the World". Curbside Classics. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fiat at the 30th Bologna Motor Show". Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  3. ^ Dron, Tony (10 December 2005). "Fiat Sedici's sweet 16". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "11.05.2008 FIAT INTRODUCE FRONT WHEEL DRIVE SEDICI". Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  5. ^ "Nuovo Fiat Sedici" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  6. ^ a b "Produzione mondo 2009-2008: Fiat Ungheria". Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  7. ^ a b "Produzione mondo 2007-2006: Fiat Ungheria". Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  8. ^ "Produzione mondo 2006-2005: Fiat Ungheria". Retrieved 2010-07-20.