피아트가 신흥국을 겨냥한 차세대 소형세단 에게 프로젝트(FIAT Aegea Project)를 터키 2015 이스탄불 모터쇼에 공개했다.
리네아(Linea)를 대체할 후속 모델로 개발된 에게는 길이 4.5m, 너비 1.78m, 높이 1.48m, 휠베이스 2.64m로 현대 아반떼와 비슷한 사이즈지만 트렁크 공간이 510L에 달할 정도로 공간 활용성이 훌륭하다.
파워트레인은 95~120마력에 이르는 2종의 가솔린과 2종의 멀티젯 디젤 터보 엔진에 수동과 자동변속기를 조합해 구성했다.
에게는 다치아 로간, 스코다 라피드와 경쟁하며 오는 11월 유럽을 시작으로 중동과 아프리카 등 전세계 40여 개국에 출시될 예정이다. 아직 구체적인 스펙과 가격은 공개되지 않았다.
The all-new FIAT compact sedan debuts today at the Istanbul Motor Show. Designed in Italy at the FIAT Chrysler Automobiles Centro Stile, and developed in Turkey together with Tofaş R&D, one of FCA's largest research and development centres, the new model will be manufactured in the Bursa plant in Turkey, which has been designated Gold Medal status by World Class Manufacturing in recognition of its efficiency, quality and eco-friendliness.
The new saloon is currently known as “FIAT Aegea Project” in recognition of the strategic importance of FIAT Chrysler Automobiles’ Turkish operations since the first joint venture between what was then known as FIAT Group and Koç Holding commenced in 1968.
To further reiterate the importance of the Turkish market and to help grow FCA’s presence in the region, the Istanbul Motor Show has been chosen to debut this important new model. Sales will commence in Turkey in November 2015 and will gradually expand into more than 40 countries in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.
The FIAT Aegea Project was conceived from the outset as a completely new three-volume sedan, rather than as a hatchback with a boot, resulting in perfectly balanced proportions and cohesive, flowing lines as demonstrated by the elegant swage line that flows beautifully from the corners of the headlamps to the leading edge of the rear light clusters.
This design cohesion is particularly noticeable at the rear end where the car’s surfaces, lines and detailing all converge harmoniously to give the FIAT Aegea Project a distinctive, attractive and perfectly-resolved appearance. The front end is characterised by a sculpted bonnet, with central ribbing that stretches across the roof to create a continuous line, and a broad grille with intercalated chrome-effect accents which form an unmistakable graphic pattern, flanked by sophisticated, swept-back headlamp clusters, all of which combine to define the confident and unmistakable Italian style of the new FIAT Aegea Project.
At 4.5m in length, 1.78m in width and 1.48m in height, with a wheelbase of 2.64m, the FIAT Aegea Project has been designed to accommodate five passengers comfortably and easily cater for their luggage as well, with a load capacity of over 510 litres. As with all FIAT products, a wide range of reliable, muscular and efficient engines will be available – two MultiJet II turbo-diesel engines and two petrol units with power outputs of between 95 and 120hp. Available with manual and automatic transmissions (depending on engine) it is worth noting that the diesel engines are particularly fuel-efficient: upwards of 70 mpg (comparable to that of a city car) is possible.
Inside, the FIAT Aegea project is not only styled and built to the highest standards, it also sports the latest technological features including FIAT Chrysler Automobiles’ Uconnect™ infotainment system equipped with a five-inch colour touch screen; hands-free Bluetooth calling with audio streaming, SMS text reader and voice recognition; AUX and USB ports with iPod integration; steering wheel controls and, on request, a rear parking camera and TomTom satellite navigation.
New Renault Fluence is to be unveiled at the Istanbul Motor Show. The modern styling and on-board technologies of this three-volume saloon car, which is poised to continue the model’s international career, have been designed to match the needs of its customers as closely as possible.
New Renault Fluence features Renault’s new styling identity and incorporates LED daytime running lights which contribute to its dynamic, modern look.
A new 1.6 16V 115 petrol engine mated to the new X-Tronic CVT automatic transmission for easy, stress-free motoring in built-up areas.
On-board and connected technologies designed to assist drivers, including Renault R-Link, a hands-free card, automatic parking brake, etc.
The model will go on sale in January 2013 in Turkey and will be launched in more than 55 other countries in the course of next year.
“The changes featured on New Renault Fluence are perfectly in phase with the needs of our key international markets, like Turkey and Russia,” notes Hyun-Young Kwak, Project Marketing Manager, Renault Fluence.
Modern, dynamic styling
New Renault Fluence features Renault’s new styling identity. Its front end is the same as that of the brand’s other new models, with a vertically-set logo at the centre of a broad black strip picked out by chrome beading which provides the car with a dynamic stance.
The LED daytime running lights and chrome/gloss black inserts also contribute to the newcomer’s modern appeal.
The design of the interior is also more modern, including digital instrumentation for all versions.
The cabin is as roomy as ever and has been enhanced by the use of new upholsteries for segment-topping comfort.
A choice of petrol or diesel engines, with automatic transmission, ideal for motoring in built-up areas.
The new 1.6 16V 115 engine drives through the new-generation X-Tronic CVT automatic transmission to combine a seamless, jar-free ride with sprightly driving pleasure, as well as a significant reduction in fuel consumption which is down by 1.3 litres/100km* to 6.4 litres/100km*, while CO2 emissions are down 15 percent to 149g/km*.
Along with the previously available diesel dCi 110 EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) engine, New Renault Fluence can be specified with petrol or diesel power mated with advanced automatic transmission.
The diesel range has been extended to include the new dCi 130 engine (depending on market) which has already been widely acclaimed for its performance and the driving enjoyment it delivers. This 1.6-litre diesel engine is the most powerful in its class yet its fuel consumption has been reduced to just 4.6 litres/100km, equivalent to 119g of CO2/km.
New Renault Fluence has a raft of on-board, connected technologies and innovations.
New Renault Fluence comes with numerous driver-aid technologies – hand -free card with remote central locking, front and rear parking sensors, automatic parking brake, etc. – which have become essential equipment for city motorists.
From the basic equipment level up, all versions are ‘connected’ thanks to the availability of new Bluetooth® radios equipped with USB and jack sockets.
At the higher-end of the range, New Renault Fluence features a major innovation in the form of the Renault R-Link multimedia system which will provide connected services and is ideally suited to motoring use thanks to its touchscreen display and voice commands. Renault R-Link incorporates the navigation system and telephony function and can be connected to portable music players. In a second step to come soon after the launch, it will also provide access to R-Link Store’s catalogue of automotive applications that can be downloaded in the same way as smartphone applications.
The model is made at Oyak-Renault factory in Bursa, Turkey, and sales begin in Turkey in January 2013.
New Renault Fluence will be given its very first public airing at the Istanbul Motor Show on November 2-11, 2012.