In their first collaborative effort to bring Dodge vehicles to Europe, Fiat has already begun to market the Freemont in Europe. Simply put, the Freemont is a rebadged Dodge Journey. Originally revealed earlier this year at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show, the Fiat hopes the Freemont will make its mark in the European crossover market. The Italian automaker and Chrysler are now expanding their European market collaboration, with the Freemont acting as the chosen launch vehicle.
It will be available in an all-wheel-drive version with the option for a Chrysler Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine and automatic transmission. Under the hood, the Freemont has its own MultiJet 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine giving an output of either 140hp or 170hp and is mated to a manual gearbox. Currently, the only competitor for the Fiat Freemont is the Ford S-Max. It should be interesting to see if the new Fiat-Chrysler relationship can make a dent in Ford's European sales.