The Fiat Freemont went on sale in Italy six months ago as the first Fiat vehicle produced from the partnership with the Chrysler Group, and in that time has topped a remarkable 25,000 orders to become the best-selling seven-seat car today in Italy.
Along with Chrysler and Lancia exchanging nameplates, the Fiat Freemont represents the novelty of a Dodge wearing a Fiat badge. The Fremont is a Dodge Journey with “Fiat” trim, and now, like the Journey in North America, the Freemont is available with all-wheel drive.
The all-wheel drive system in the Fiat Freemont is the same as in the Dodge Journey, a nominally front-drive system with electronic control to add power to the rear in low-traction situations.
The new Fiat Freemont AWD however, can be equipped with either the 170 HP 2.0 MultiJet 2 diesel engine ttp://www.fptmultijet2.com/eng or the Chrysler Group Pentastar 3.6 liter engines.
Both engines use Chrysler Group’s new six-speed automatic transmission.