Dodge Journey as Fiat Freemont sells big in Italy

2012 Fiat Freemont AWD

2012 Fiat Freemont AWD

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.

2012 Fiat Freemont AWD

2012 Fiat Freemont AWD