The Fiat Freemont is a mid-size crossover produced by Fiat/Chrysler Corporation. It was jointly developed by these two companies and it is known also as Dodge Journey, which is the name for most of the markets, while Freemont is used for some specific ones, such as Italy, Australia etc. These two models have pretty much the same characteristics and the differences are minor. While Journey appeared in 2008, Fiat-badged model came in 2011, when this model received a mid-cycle refresh. According to the latest reports, we will soon see a next generation of this crossover, probably next year, as 2017 year model. This basically means that 2016 Fiat Freemont will be the last one, when it is about production of original model.
2016 Fiat Freemont specs
As we already mentioned, company works on the next-generation model. Since this will be the last year of original model’s production, it is hard to expect some bigger modifications. However, company will make some interesting changes, small but notable, which will make 2016 Fiat Freemont more competitive, until new model come. Those changes will be minor. The base characteristics will remain the same and we will mostly some minor tweaks. When it is about exterior, most of the things remain unchanged. We will see only slightly different chrome details and tweaked roof rails. When it is about interior, it is rumored that 2016 Fiat Freemont will come with new leather seats, which are about to be used for next-generation model. Beside this possible change, expect to see un updated infotainment system and also a wider list of standard features, especially when it is about safety, so expect to see things like parking camera available as standard feature.
2016 Fiat Freemont engines
The 2016 Fiat Freemont will come without changes when it is about powertrain. The base engine is a diesel 2.0 liter Multijet inline-four engine which is available in two variants, with 140 and 170 horsepower, both with around 260 lb-ft of max torque. This crossover also uses a petrol engine borrowed from Chrysler. It is a 3.5 liter V6 Pentastar engine with 275 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. Transmission for 2016 Freemont is either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.
2016 Fiat Freemont release date and price
The 2016 Fiat Freemont is expected to come by the end of year. Price is expected to remain unchanged, which means about 36.000 dollars for the base model.