The new Fiat Cronos is based on the Fiat Argo hatchback, which the Italian company revealed earlier in 2017.
After teasing it not so long ago, Fiat has officially taken the wraps off the new Cronos saloon, the car which will replace the aging Linea in South American markets.
The edgy styling of the Cronos is a big departure from the smooth and rounded design elements found on the Linea. The front features sharply designed headlamps with eyebrow style LED DRLs. The aggressive looking bumper has a chrome applique running across it, while the foglamp housings are placed between the headlamps and the chin. At the rear, the Cronos gets stylish LED tail lamps, a black inset for the bumper, and bold a 'FIAT' badge without the proper insignia. Fiat hasn’t yet revealed the interiors of the Cronos.
In Brazil, the new Fiat Cronos will draw its power from a1.3-litre petrol engine with 108bhp, or 1.8-litre flex-fuel engine with 137bhp. In terms of transmission, either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic are offered.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) hasn’t revealed any plans to launch the Cronos in India as yet. However, the Linea is a decade old now, and is not doing any good to the company in terms of sales. In this case, we positively hope that the company sheds some light on its Fiat brand strategy, instead of just focusing on building the Jeep brand in India.