Fiat has presented Cronos sedan which is developed specially for the market of South America where it will replace at once two models – Grand Siena and Linea. The model is based on the compact Argo hatchback. In terms of exterior design, the new Fiat Cronos 2018-2019 (photo) is similar in many respects to the donor. The four-door has the same front end design, but a slightly different grille and a different front bumper. The company’s specialists tried to optimize the location of the rear sofa, increasing the distance between the rows by 10 mm (compared to the same Argo). The salon itself is made in a similar style, as in the hatch. The platform of Cronos is 20% unified with the “cart” of the old Fiat Punto. The overall length of the novelty is 4 360 mm, and the wheelbase of the sedan is 2 521 mm. The declared volume of a luggage carrier – 525 liters. The sedan can be ordered either with a 1.3-liter atmospheric engine of the Firefly family with a capacity of 101 hp. (109 on ethanol), or with a 1.8-liter atmospherics of the E.torQ series with a recoil of 135 forces (139 on ethanol). Both engines go in conjunction with the five-speed mechanics, but the “younger” motor can be ordered with a simple robot with one clutch and a button control panel instead of a lever, while the “older” relies on a classic six-speed automatic transmission. As for the equipment, in this respect, Fiat Cronos (prices and accessories) again completely repeats the donor model. The base of the four-door is equipped with ABS, two airbags, air conditioning, multimedia system, steering column with height adjustment and reach, as well as electric power steering. More expensive complete sets have a stabilization system, and for a surcharge are offered side airbags, light and rain sensors, a rear-view camera, an engine start button, climate and cruise control. The sales of Fiat Cronos began in the South American market at the end of February 2018, with serial production of the machines set up at the company in Argentina. The price of the model has not yet been announced.