2016 Fiat Freemont Release
Although the Fiat Freemont (Dodge Journey) was previously announced to arrive completely redesigned for the 2016 MY, the latest reports reveal that Fiat Chrysler plans to delay its launch for a few more years. Moreover, FCA will be forced to postpone redesigns of several other models including the Ram 1500 pickup truck, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Grand Cherokee as well as Jeep’s all-new compact SUV. Instead of being thoroughly redesigned, the 2016 Fiat Freemont (Journey) will receive only a mild makeover. The changes will include subtle cosmetic tweaks both inside and outside, while the list of standard features will be extended to include some of the latest technologies. The new 2016 Freemont is expected to go on sale in early 2016.
2016 Fiat Freemont Design
As for the exterior design, expect the Fiat Freemont 2016 to arrive with several styling tweaks that should give it a slightly more contemporary look. The refreshed model is due to receive revised headlights and a reshaped front grille. At the back, there will be new tail-lights as well as a redesigned rear bumper. However, the Freemont is expected to retain its current proportions and the familiar profile. When it comes to the cabin, it will also receive several cosmetic changes and a couple of new colors. Both the dashboard and the center stack will get a cleaner look, while the seats should be available with new leather upholstery.
Now, the 2016 Fiat Freemont will be offered with the same engine range used by its predecessor. The 2.0-liter Multijet turbodiesel comes in two variants, producing either 138 hp or 168 hp. For those who opt for more power, there will be a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that churns out 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. All of the engines come paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Some of the standard amenities offered with the current Freemont include dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and push-button start, power windows and tilt/telescoping steering wheel. As for the 2016 Fiat Freemont, we expect it to go on sale with a longer list of standard features that will include Uconnect infotainment and navigation system equipped with an 8.4-inch touch-screen. Other features joining the standard equipment include a rearview camera and distant-alert function when in reverse. The updated Freemont is expected to adopt some advanced safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and automatic braking.