Fiat Viaggio will be called ‘Fei Xiang’ in Chinese
The Fiat Viaggio which will be build and presented to the Chinese audience from 27 April – 2 May during the 2012 Beijing International Automotive will be called ‘Fei Xiang’. This Chinese word combination means something like ‘flying’ in the sense of ‘traveling to a destination’. The starting point was the Italian word Viaggio that literally means ‘travel. Although we expected more pictures to be pubblished (today maybe), Fiat will reveal the official press pictures on the 23 of April. Yesterday the Viaggio already revealed some of its charismatic features. Judging from these pictures it looks like a good example of a well balanced C-segment that looks fairly distinguished from its American equivalent the Dodge Dart. If production will be sufficient, the Viaggio could also make its journey to the European market.
Fiat aims at a production rate of around 170,000 in the first year. The Viaggio has a length of 4.68 m, 1.85 m wide and a wheelbase of 2.71 m. Engine-wise the 1.4 TJet 120hp and the 1.4 TJet with 150hp will be available to the Chinese customer, accompanied by a 5-speed manual or the DDCT automatic gearbox. In Europe, presumably due to tighter emission regulations, the MultiJet and MultiAir engines will be on the program. Being one of the larger Fiat members, Fiat clearly wants to point out the relatively high quality standards. That’s no coincidence if we consider the great customer satisfaction and results from the Dart and Giulietta.