Fiat Freemont (2012) [Reviews]

The Freemont Fiat Fiat is the first vehicle to be produced in collaboration with the Chrysler Group. Its name evokes a sense of freedom and the feeling that this vehicle can handle any situation that daily life could bring. The Freemont Fiat has been designed to meet the diverse needs of families and clients looking for a spacious car, comfortable and versatile to meet the frenzy of everyday life. In addition, to transport safely and comfortably in their free time on weekends. This vehicle combines the flexibility and comfort with their own distinctive style and original. Its dimensions (489 cm long, 188 cm wide and 169 cm) to ensure optimum interior space, thanks to the generous wheelbase of 289 cm.

In short, Fiat Freemont "All the cars you want" is the campaign statement, which succinctly sums up the spirit of multi-faceted vehicle is equipped with everything you need to go anywhere with anyone , no compromises necessary.

Its distinctive design includes a strong, muscular front and a back that is distinguished by innovative LED tail lights. The interiors are modern with soft-touch materials. Features include an instrument panel surround with chrome accessories, a new instrument panel, center console of a system of information and amazing entertainment and innovative with a 4.3 "color touch screen. Many vehicle functions can be controlled with a single light touch on the screen, including the temperature settings for the three climate-controlled areas and adapting the stereo system. The system offers unparalleled technology with its Radio/CD/MP3, USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity.

Fiat Freemont guarantees maximum across space, comfort and versatility of its seven seats come standard with a comprehensive real third row that is easily accessible from the rear doors open 90 degrees, and the vehicle is equipped with a simple easily operated sliding security system. The third row of seats can be folded away with a movement of a load floor, leaving the car with a five-seat configuration and creating a flat loading platform and uniform. The row of passenger seats and a second power forward can be folded completely, allowing 32 different seating configurations. The second row is mounted a little higher than the first and the third a little higher still, ensuring maximum visibility and comfort for all occupants.

The second row also features an innovative child booster available to ensure that child passengers are seated properly, optimizing the geometry of the seat belt and ensure better protection, convenience and comfort. This feature, which makes the Freemont "big family" that can raise the seat about 102 mm.

Onboard comfort is also ensured by the high driving position and the spacious, ergonomic seats, an abundance of storage space, a generous baggage compartment with two bedrooms and a platform flat load for a total capacity of up 'to 1461 liters (equivalent to more than 10 bags.) There are over 20 storage compartments, which offers a significant additional capacity, equivalent to the size of the trunk of a car in the city. The front armrest, for example, is very deep and ensures its maximum capacity. There is also a USB port, an AUX IN jack (which can also be used for an iPod) and a 12-volt. This means you can listen to music or to recharge portable devices, while ensuring they are hidden when you exit the car. The passenger seat includes a convenient and easily accessible space under his pillow, while the floor in the second row has two main compartments under the carpet.

The Fiat Freemont is powered by the state of the art 2.0L Multijet engines with variable geometry 2, available in 140 hp or 170 hp potential, with a manual transmission and front wheel drive. The Freemont will soon be available in all wheel drive versions with 2.0L Multijet 170 hp and 276 hp 3.6L V6 petrol 2, both with automatic transmissions, to ensure the comfort and safety at the same time. With the exception of the powerful 3.6-liter engine, Chrysler Group Family Star Penta and automatic transmission, all power units produced and developed by Fiat Powertrain.

Diesel engines are designed to provide an optimal balance between performance, driving pleasure and fuel consumption. Travel by car is guaranteed a maximum value of torque (350 Nm), obtained with a standard 1750 rpm and 170 bhp version for 2500 (up to 2000 rpm 140 hp version). For the normal operating range (up from starting the engine at 4000 rpm), torque never drops below 300 nm to avoid the unpleasant "climb" and improve ride comfort. This makes the engine very flexible, which is the optimum acceleration 0-100 km / h and the optimal speed for maximum 11 seconds and 195 km / h, model 170 hp, 12.3 seconds and 180 km / h, the HP 140 . All this together makes the Fiat Freemont dynamic and safe driving.

Fiat's engineers have optimized the car's dynamic performance. The control system has been designed and made more direct and precise calibration and provides an identifier that is consistent with the expectations of our European customers. The dynamic performance and comfort are enhanced with redesigned suspension of the vehicle, ensuring the effective alignment with European roads. Adjustments were made in different parts of the suspension design, including the stiffness of the suspension brackets, the front suspension geometry improved to reduce the roll angle and suspension tuning and calibration buffers for optimum comfort and management that is in line with European standards.

Acoustic comfort is guaranteed by a reduction of engine vibrations to the cockpit and the use of soundproofing materials to reduce noise on board.
Safety is assured by Freemont 6 airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and hill-holder and Electronic Rollover Mitigation (ERM) as standard equipment in all vehicles. And do not forget the booster and the cruise control baby said before, is standard on all trim levels, the children are seated properly, and allows full control of speed.

Anti-tilt system (ERM) from the ESP uses sensors to detect potential risks and Roll is missing providing braking force to individual wheels and adjusts the position of the throttle.

Fiat Freemont is also an intelligent system that takes care of the trailer, Trailer Sway Control (TSC). When sensors detect that the trailer is swaying, the system is not automatically applying the brake on the right is to keep the wheels of the trailer under control and avoid dangerous oscillations. With this system, drivers can feel safe and confident when you carry your load.

To help customers choose and buy a car in Italy, the Freemont area will be launched from a simple choice of two trim levels, the Fiat Freemont, and URBAN, each of which meets the specific needs, and two diesel 2.0L Multijet February 16 V, 140 HP and 170 HP version, to meet the needs of different performance characteristics.

The Freemont trim level has a high level of standard content: 7 seats, tri-zone automatic, Radio/CD/MP3 4.3 "touch screen trip computer and steering wheel audio controls, tires 17" alloys, fog lights, cruise control, TPMS (Pressure Monitoring System Tire), remote keyless entry / go, proponents of children and a burglar alarm. Urban trim level offers even more, especially in terms of urban comfort and convenience with added Bluetooth, light sensor wheel, leather steering wheel and shift knob, rear parking sensors, roof bars, electric adjustable driver seat ( 6-way adjustment options + 4 back), power folding mirrors, tinted glass back and electrochromic mirror.
Fiat has developed major new sales and service proposition to reflect the desires, needs, tastes and many different customers. An example? The original idea of ​​extended warranty FGA Capital, a finance company specializing in the automotive industry. What is interesting about this solution is the extended duration of up to 96 months, unlimited mileage and content: lots of "protection" for parts of the car. In addition, you'll even have the same level of coverage for the duration of your loan, a feature of the market.

Reversing radar probe

When parking, it is possible that there are no obstacles behind the vehicle, not the driver's field of vision, or more simply, the driver can not know how close he / she has a car parked in the back. At this point, "Park Assist" can help, is activated whenever the vehicle is recovered. This system consists of four ultrasonic sensors, placed in the rear molding, which act as intermediaries, and pulse Smart receptors. The pulses are released when the reverse gear is selected, and when they meet an obstacle, which will be reflected as an echo and received by the sensors. At this point, the input signal is converted into a digital signal and sent to the electronic control unit, which activates a visual display of the instrument gauge cluster.

Passive safety

The Fiat Freemont is top of its class in terms of passive safety: 6 airbags are fitted as standard on all vehicles in the region, with active head restraints and three points for all seats (front seats are also equipped with pretensioners and load limiters) as attachments Isofix child boosters and ensure children are properly seated on board.

Two-stage front airbags

Freemont front airbags and Fiat has dual advanced system that adapts to the inflation rate the severity of the collision, the controller detects a security system and the sensors are located in front of the vehicle. Inflation for the first phase of the practice during the immediate effect that requires activation of airbags. The clock in the second phase to determine the required power is low, medium or large. If power is low enough to meet the situation, the second phase of publication has been delayed in order to eliminate, if it crashes, the system activates the pyrotechnic material.

The front passenger air bag is also equipped with a new "active valve" feature, which adjusts the airbag inflation to reduce accidents. Each side air bags, a small opening in the hole, such as airbags and the latest active vent, which is used by this innovative feature. Active ventilation holes in the collision, in order to inflate the air bag completely, to ensure adequate protection of an adult-sized passenger wearing a seat belt.

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