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2012 Beijing Auto Show: Fiat brings rebadged Dodge Dart to China


The Fiat 500 is a great crowd puller for Fiat at most auto shows, but this time, in Beijing, they have something else that's attracting the crowds. Dodge, now a part of the Fiat group, brought out a new compact sedan a while ago and now a rebadged version of it called the Fiat Viaggio makes its way into China.

The Viaggio is based on one of the Fiat group's most advanced platforms, which in turn, was based off the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, so it's got some sound dynamics underneath. Engine choices for the Viaggio include the 1.4-litre turbocharged engine in two states of tune making 120 bhp and 150 bhp respectively. There's also two transmission choices, one being a 5-speed manual transmission and the other being a six-speed DCT. If the Viaggio does make its way over here, it may even come with an oil-burner under the hood.

Production of the Viaggio will commence very soon in China, making this the first locally made Fiat to be sold in China.