Fiat unveils new sedan for Europe; working on name

Neil Winton
Special to The Detroit News

Fiat unveiled its new small sedan at the Istanbul Motor Show and until it is given a proper name will be known as the Aegea project.

The Aegea project uses engineering components from the Fiat 500L, 500X, and Jeep Renegade, and goes on sale in Turkey later this year, and will then be rolled out across Europe. Fiat is desperately short of products in Europe and is currently relying on the little 500 city car, the Panda, and bigger 500L minivan and 500X small SUV.

The Aegea project, to replace the Linea sedan and Bravo hatchback, was designed in Italy at FIAT Chrysler Automobiles Centro Stile and will be manufactured at the Bursa plant in Turkey.

The Aegea Project has been designed to seat five and easily cater for their luggage as well. At launch there will be two diesels and two gasoline engines. Expect hatchback and station wagon variants.

More details will be revealed later this year, including names of the various versions. Don’t expect it to get to the U.S., as it is too close to the Dodge Dart in size.