Fiat Sedici

Fiat is renewing the Fiat Sedici in style and choice of engines: from now the Fiat Sedici is even more respectful of the environment thanks to two new Euro 5 engines (the 120CV 1.6 16v petrol engine and the 135CV 2.0 16v Multijet diesel), making it the "best in class" SUV for CO2 emissions.

With the new Sedici, the Fiat range acquires greater coherence and modernity, thanks to styling that is more consistent with that of other models. Now, the appearance of the new model incorporates a series of details that immediately refer to the modern crossovers, with a solution that is trend-proof and destined to last a long time. The new bumper, reminiscent of robust "bull bars", adds strength and character to the design, while the metallic trim around the fog lights emphasises a practical elegance that is perfectly at home even in the most prestigious city centres. The most distinctive feature of the new Fiat Sedici is its ability to move effortlessly from chaotic urban traffic to tough outdoor routes over rough and slippery terrain.

2010 Fiat Sedici Front Angle

Heir to an already successful model (80,000 units sold in all, and around 47,000 in Italy alone, where the Fiat Sedici 4x4 is the best selling off-road vehicle), Fiat's renewed SUV is designed to target customers seeking distinction in the form of a refined automobile with elegant lines. At the same time the new Fiat Sedici is also ideal for drivers wanting a car that is compact, agile and safe in city traffic. The new Fiat Sedici measures 411 centimetres in length, 176 in width, 162 in height (160.5 cm for the 4x2), and 250 cm in wheelbase. The new model offers an improved leisure experience, especially for nature lovers and drivers seeking to satisfy a taste for adventure. This is merit of the car's all-terrain look and its adaptable, on-demand four wheel drive system that lets you switch freely between 4x2 and 4x4 drive, further reducing fuel consumption compared to other off-road vehicles in the same class.

The customer can choose between three versions (Dynamic, Emotion and Experience), two drive systems (4x2 and 4x4), 8 bodywork colours and two new engines, the 120 HP 1.6 16v petrol and the 135 HP 2.0 Multijet diesel with DPF (particulate filter) as standard. Compared to those of the previous model, these two new engines deliver more power while also producing significantly less CO2. They can be combined with five or six-speed gearboxes (and on some markets, like Germany, even a 4-speed automatic, available only on the 1.6 petrol 4x2).

Compared with the previous 120 HP 1.9 Multijet, the new 135 HP 2.0 16v Multijet boasts 20% better CO2 emissions in the 4x4 version (and 17% better in the 4x2). In the case of the 4x2 version, figures for the combined cycle are just 129 g/km of CO2 and 4.9 l/100 km for fuel consumption. (The 4x4 version achieves 143 g/km of CO2 and 5.5 l/100 km). In some countries, Italy being one, the new Fiat Sedici even benefits from state contributions for new vehicles with reduced CO2 emissions. These figures put the Fiat Sedici at the top of its class and confirm Fiat's continuous commitment to combining "fun to drive" with protection of the environment.

2010 Fiat Sedici Interior

On top of a considerable reduction in consumption and emissions, the Fiat Sedici 2.0 Multijet 135 HP boasts performance at the top of its class: top speed is 190 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h only 10.5 seconds (the figures for the 4x4 version are 180 km/h and 11.2 seconds respectively). In addition, the flexibility of the vehicle has been enhanced due to 320 N/m torque at 1500 rpm.

The new 120 HP 1.6 16v petrol engine (delivering 156 Nm of torque) offers about 10% lower CO2 emissions than the previous 107 HP version in both the 4x2 and 4x4 versions. The engine is ideal for city roads and twisting country lanes, thanks to new variable valve gear that helps optimise torque and power at all engine speeds. Equipped with this engine, the Fiat Sedici 4x2 reaches a top speed of 185 km/h, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.7 seconds, and consumes 6.2 l/100 km in the combined cycle (figures for the 4x4 version are 175 km/h, 11.5 seconds, and 6.5 l/100 km).

Source: Fiat

Gallery: Fiat Sedici (2010)