The very first live shots of the brand new Fiat Viaggio hatchback in China. The Fiat Viaggio hatchback will officially debut on Friday on the 2013 Guangzhou Auto Show, but we got it today. One wondrous white example was seen completely uncovered during a rehearsal of the launch ceremony in the exhibition hall.
Another blue example was seen in another part of the booth, this one slightly better protected against car-hungry photographers. The Viaggio hatchback will hit the China car market in December, powered by a 1.4 turbo T-Jet engine with 120hp or 150hp, mated to a 5-speed manual or a DCT. Price of the hatchback will start around 100.000 yuan.
The Viaggio hatchback is based on the Fiat Viaggio sedan which is basically the same car as the Italian-American Dodge Dart. The Viaggio sedan and hatchback are made in China by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture. Fiat is also working on a Viaggio cross-kinda-wagon which will debut sometime late next year. The wagon will spawn a Dodge variant, the hatchback probably not.
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