The Fiat Cronos is anticipated to go on sale in Brazil early next year. Substituting the Fiat Linea, the Cronos will contend out with the VW Virtus.
Coming to the front facade of the sedan, the nose section of the Fiat Cronos is different from the Argo with the distinction of a diverse grille that features a single chrome louver and a finer mesh.
The bumper is also modified with wedge-shape fog lamp enclosures and chrome appliqué all along the upper edge of the air intake. The hood and the headlamps with their LED DRLs have been borrowed from the hatchback.
Coming to the rear, the tail lamp design and the LED graphics imitates that of the hatchback. The lower section of the bumper is done in black, which aids in masking some of the bulk at the rear. The sedan derivative of the Fiat Argo is shod by means of tow-tone 10-spoke alloy wheels.
The Drive variant of the Fiat Cronos will be operational with a 1.3 L Firefly engine generating 101 hp at 6,000 rpm and 13.7 kg.m at 3,250 rpm running on gasoline. On ethanol, power output increases to 109 hp at 6,250 rpm and torque to 14.2 kgfm at 3,500 rpm.
An E.torQ 1.8 L petrol powers the Precision variant. It distributes 135 hp at 5,750 rpm and 18.8 kg.m at 3,750 rpm when driven by gasoline. The usability of Ethanol ups power to 139 hp at 5,750 rpm and torque to 19.3 kg.m at 3,750 rpm. Together both the engines feature a 5-speed manual whereas the 1.8 L engine is also obtainable with a 6-speed automatic.