Make no mistake, unlike the Panda Cross, the Freemont Cross is not a new model, but a rebadged Dodge Journey Crossroad. However, the Fiat version ditches the US model’s gasoline engines for two MultiJet II turbo diesels: a 140PS (138hp) 2.0-liter with a 6-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive and a 170PS (168hp) 2.0-liter offered both in a 4×2 version with manual gearbox and an AWD version linked exclusively with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Compared with the standard Freemont, the Cross trim level brings additional features including an 8.4-inch touch screen satellite navigation system with maps, DVD player and SD slot, Bluetooth connection, rear parking camera and an Alpine Premium sound system with 6 speakers, 368 W amplifier and subwoofer.
Other standard features on the Freemont Cross are the 10-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, electric heated and folding door mirrors, six airbags, illuminated cup holders, Keyless Enter’n Go with starting button as well as audio and driving speed regulation controls on the steering wheel.
In terms of styling, the Cross package adds new bumpers with silver and black accents, lower side sills, a black grille, smoked lights all around, and 19-inch black alloy wheels, along with some new appointment inside, such as the black leather seats with sports mesh fabric inserts and light grey top stitching, and graphite trims.
By Dan Mihalascu