During the unveiling of the Aegea sedan at the Istanbul Motor Show in May, Fiat had revealed that the project will spawn two more models – a compact hatchback and an estate. Now for the first time ever, the hatchback version of the Project Aegea has been spotted undergoing trials in Europe.
The heavily camouflaged test mule shows that the hatchback will retain the characteristic design traits from the sedan. The bulky proportions of the hatchback indicate that Fiat will adopt a more spacious and comfortable profile of a crossover, rather than giving it a sporty character. Fiat had revealed that the Aegea sedan will come with a choice of four engines – two petrols and two MultiJet diesels, and we can expect this line-up to be carried forward for the hatchback too. With power figures between 94bhp and 118bhp, the hatchback is expected to return around 25kmpl over a combined cycle.
The Project Aegea will be launched in around 40 markets around the world. All three models of Project Aegea will initially be manufactured at Fiat’s facility in Bursa, Turkey. The sedan is expected to enter production in November this year, and we can expect it to go on sale in India a few months after the global launch.