The Fiat Egea will go on sale in Turkey next month and could be built in India and Brazil, replacing the ageing Linea in the automaker’s lineup most likely after 2017.

2016 Fiat Egea
The new Fiat Egea retains most of the styling from the Aegea concept model

All set to replace the ageing Linea in Turkey, Fiat has released the images of the production ready Egea C-segment sedan ahead of its launch scheduled for November in the country. While the automaker will be the calling the new sedan ‘Tipo’ in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets, Fiat retained the Egea nameplate for Turkey (sans the capital A) given the strong response to the moniker on the concept model.

Talking about the design, the new Fiat Egea retains most lines from the concept version which is a good thing since the concept was a stunner in itself. The wide chrome grille dominates the front complemented by the contoured bonnet while the bumper comprises of a wide air intake and rectangular fog lamps. The Egea isn’t tall like the Linea which gives the sedan a slender profile and the rear features beautifully shaped tail lights with a wide boot-lid featuring a chunky chrome garnish.

Inside the cabin, the Fiat Egea is neatly finished in black and gets a host of equipment on board including a multi-function steering wheel, parking sensors, rearview camera, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlight sensor, new Uconnect infotainment system with navigation, a TFT screen on the centre console among a host of other tech. The sedan measures 4500 mm in length, 1780 mm in width, 1480 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2640 mm. Powerplant options include two diesel and one petrol unit for the Turkish market with diesel power coming from the 1.3-litre MultiJet II motor tuned for 95 PS and a 1.6-litre MultiJet II churning out 120 PS.

Petrol power comes from a 1.4-litre FIRE unit belting out 95 PS. Transmission options will include manual and automatic derivatives with the most economical diesel version said to return around 25 km/l (EU drive cycle). Possibilities are that Fiat will eventually develop the RHD version of the Egea while production is rumoured to take place in India and Brazil as well in the future. That said, nothing concrete can be suggested before 2017, when the Linea is expected to be replaced.

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2016 Fiat Egea Dashboard
The clean layout of the dashboard looks splendid with the black shade
2016 Fiat Egea Interior
The Fiat Egea feels spacious, the wheelbase is marginally longer than the Linea
2016 Fiat Egea Centre Console
The Egea will go on sale in the 40 LHD markets, first starting this November
2016 Fiat Egea Wallpaper
The sedan comes with 2 diesel and 1 petrol engine options in Turkey
Fiat Egea Specifications
The Egea’s total production run is said to be 5,80,000 units from 2016 to 2023
2016 Fiat Egea Boot Capacity
The luggage capacity is measured at 510-litres on the Egea
2016 Fiat Egea Rear
An Indian launch date can be expected during or after 2017