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Fiat Sedici
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Manufacturer Fiat
Also called Suzuki SX4
Maruti Suzuki SX4
Production 2005-present
Assembly Esztergom, Hungary
Class Mini crossover SUV
Body style(s) 5-door hatchback
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Engine(s) 1.6 L DOHC I4
1.9 L JTD turbodiesel I4
2.0 L JTD turbodiesel I4
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual (petrol)
6-speed manual (diesel)
Wheelbase 2,500 mm (98.4 in)
Length 4,115 mm (162.0 in)
Width 1,730 mm (68.1 in)
Height 1,575 mm (62.0 in)
Curb weight 1,320–1,425 kilograms (2,900–3,100 lb)
Designer Giorgietto Giugiaro

The Fiat Sedici is a mini sport utility vehicle co-developed by Fiat and Suzuki mainly for the European market.

HistoryEdit

It was introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, and is built at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Hungary. The expected production volume is 60,000 units per year, 1/3 of these to be sold by Fiat and 2/3 of these to be sold by Suzuki, where it is badged as the SX4. The design was created by Giorgetto Giugiaro's Italdesign Giugiaro studio, and it is an alternative to mini multi-purpose vehicles (MPV), which have a more "boxy" appearance.

Introduced by Fiat in December 2005, it was the official car of the 2006 Winter Olympics. As the car is four wheel drive, it is considered a 4x4. As 4x4 is 16, the car is named Sedici (pronounced [ˈseːditʃi][1]), which means "sixteen" in Italian. By pressing a button the driver can change between 4x2 and 4x4 transmission modes. The car also has electronic stability control (ESC) on the options list and a diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a standard feature. In November 2006 it was the second best selling SUV in the Italian market, and by June 2007 it was the best selling vehicle.

Sedici 4x2 Edit

The front wheel drive version of the Sedici was unveiled in spring 2008. It was available with the same engine choices as the 4X4 version and was available in two trim levels: Dynamic and Emotion. The price, in Italy, was around 2000€ cheaper than the 4x4 version.[2]

Engines Edit

There are two engines available: a 1.6 L Suzuki petrol and a 1.9 L Fiat turbodiesel.

Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Top speed
1.6 PetrolI41586 cc107 PS (79 kW/106 hp) @5600 rpm145 N·m (107 lb·ft) @4000 rpm4WD:170 km/h (110 mph)
1.9 Multijet DieselI41910 cc120 PS (88 kW/120 hp) @4000 rpm280 N·m (210 lb·ft) @2050 rpm4WD:180 km/h (110 mph)

2009 restyling Edit

In spring 2009, the Sedici was given a more substantial upgrade: A changed front grille, similar to that of the Bravo, and a new bumper. Inside it has more sophisticated instrumentation, new fabrics, the air conditioning vents were changed, and it has new Euro 5-compliant engines. The 1.9 litre Multijet engine was replaced by the more modern 2.0 litre Multijet engine 135 PS (99 kW/133 hp), also the petrol 1.6 litre engine was upgraded to have 120 PS (88 kW/118 hp), with lower fuel consumption.

Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Top speed
1.6 PetrolI41586 cc120 PS (88 kW/120 hp) @6000 rpm156 N·m (115 lb·ft) @4400 rpmFWD:185 km/h (115 mph)
4WD:175 km/h (109 mph)
2.0 16V Diesel Multijet DPFI41956 cc135 PS (99 kW/133 hp) @3500 rpm320 N·m (240 lb·ft) @1500 rpmFWD:190 km/h (120 mph)
4WD:180 km/h (110 mph)

Source[3]

Total productionEdit

Calendar Year Production
2010[4] 8.067*
2009[4] 19.315
2008[4] 30.952
2007[5] 34.522
2006[5] 24.943
2005[6] 350
  • *In Italy

References Edit

  1. approx. SAY-dee-chee
  2. "11.05.2008 FIAT INTRODUCE FRONT WHEEL DRIVE SEDICI". italiaspeed.com. Retrieved on 2008-05-11.
  3. "Nuovo Fiat Sedici". fiat.it. Retrieved on 2009-10-10.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Produzione mondo 2010-2009: Fiat Ungheria". InterAutoNews.it. Retrieved on 2010-07-20.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Produzione mondo 2007-2006: Fiat Ungheria". InterAutoNews.it. Retrieved on 2010-07-20.
  6. "Produzione mondo 2006-2005: Fiat Ungheria". InterAutoNews.it. Retrieved on 2010-07-20.

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