Italian manufacturer is making its way on the crossover market. Some while ago, it was impossible to imagine that Fiat is going to produce attractive SUVs. Also, with some companies with longer tradition, even biggest fans couldn’t believe carmaker can offer competitive models. Time changes, and new 2018 Fiat C-SUV is about to prove that. With it, Italian company will show that its products belong to highest class. We didn’t have in doubt its comfort and design. But now, with improved performance, reliability and offer, we must count on Fiat and C-SUV as one of the major treats to German and US crossovers.
2018 Fiat C-SUV specs
Question about petrol selection will always had a lot of pros and cons. To avoid any negative critics, 2018 Fiat C-SUV will have both petrol and diesel models in offer. This makes it versatile, and easily adaptable to many markets. Base unit includes 1.4-l MultiAir petrol engine with turbocharger. This unit can make 140 hp and 160 lb-ft of torque. However, other mode of same engine can make 160 hp and 180 pound-feet of torque. Diesel engine has larger displacement of 1.6-l. It is also four-cylinder MultiAir drivetrain with capability to deliver only 120 horses. Advantage of diesel unit is its torque level of 250 lb-ft. Top of the class vehicle is getting big 2.4-l porewtrain with 180 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque.
2018 Fiat C-SUV models
Fans of the 2018 Fiat C-SUV will have a chance to pick its favorite drivetrain as base of the offer. Furthermore, this crossover offers front-wheel drive as basic, and better traction comes with all-wheel drive. On the other hand, fuel economy is slightly worse with AWD. Power goes from engine to wheels either through 6-speed manual, 6-gear dual-clutch auto or brand new 9-pace automatic gearbox.
2018 Fiat C-SUV price and competition
If we compare 2018 Fiat C-SUV with its sibling 500X, it should carry a $25,000 price tag. This is fee for base unit, and upper trims with bigger engine will cost more. We will know more information during this year. We also expect response from its rivals. In first lines are Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V.