The Fiat Cronos is a compact sedan produced by the Italian automaker Fiat for the South American market. The car was introduced in 2018 as a replacement for the Fiat Linea. It shares its platform and several components with the Fiat Argo hatchback, and is assembled in Argentina.
The Fiat Cronos is offered with a range of engines that are both fuel-efficient and responsive. The entry-level engine is a 1.3L Firefly I4 petrol that produces 109 horsepower. A more potent 1.8L E.torQ I4 petrol engine with 130 horsepower is also available.
Both engines are E85 (Ethanol) compatible, reflecting the popular use of this biofuel in the South American market. The engines are paired either with a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission, depending on the variant.
The Fiat Cronos sports an attractive design with a sleek profile, large grille, and distinctive headlights. Inside, it offers a surprisingly spacious and well-appointed cabin with modern design elements. The trunk capacity is generous for the class, which enhances its practicality.
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The Fiat Cronos comes well-equipped with standard features including air conditioning, power windows, central locking, and an infotainment system with a touchscreen interface. Higher trim levels add features such as automatic climate control, alloy wheels, cruise control, and a rearview camera.
In terms of safety, the Cronos features standard dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and ISOFIX child-seat anchors. Higher trims add side airbags and electronic stability control.
The Fiat Cronos has performed quite well in terms of sales, particularly in Argentina and Brazil where it's produced and where sedans retain a significant market share. It often ranks among the best-selling compact sedans in these markets.