FIAT Brazil has pulled the covers off of its Fiat Cronos for the 2022 model year. While not much as changed, the Italian-Brazilian offering does come into the 2022 model year with a new trim level, the S-Design. The FIAT S-Design models add a dark tone to the vehicles in the lineup, much like the Ram Night Edition, Dodge Blacktop Edition, and Jeep® Altitude (S models elsewhere in the world).
The Cronos S-Design adds a darkened style to the subcompact sedan with the inclusion of bronze in the elements. The change starts with the exterior, which at the front received a bronze detail in the F-I-A-T logo and in the lower grille; on the back, in addition to the logo on the trunk lid, the model name and the S-Design badge are also darkened and in bronze.
Internally, the version features a leather steering wheel with bronze stitching, a dashboard and center console with bronze accents, seats with different patterned embossing and bronze stitching, and a unique shifter boot with bronze stitching as well.
The S-Design series offers even more exclusivity, refinement, and personality with 15-inch aluminum wheels and side molding, fog lamps, electric mirrors, and rear spoiler.
Inside, the cabin the S-Design combines the sophisticated environment with comfort items, such as the automatic digital air conditioning and the Keyless Entry n’ Go system (additional convenience and convenience by allowing the use of the remote control to unlock the doors and turn on the ignition; presence sensors installed on the external front handles and on the trunk lid, added to the ignition button installed inside the cabin, do all the work at the touch of your fingers).
Cronos S-Design also features standard equipment, such as a rearview camera, electric mirrors, Hill Holder and electronic traction and stability controls. The S-Design package can be equipped on Drive 1.3 models and cost an additional R$ 4,500 ($884 USD).
Drive 1.3 version incorporates the extensive list of input configuration items and adds the modern 7-inch Uconnect™ media center (compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto systems, with audio streaming, USB and auxiliary inputs, and Bluetooth connection), commands Steering wheel audio, front and rear USB inputs, rear power windows, rear parking sensor and LED signature in headlamps.
Under the hood is a 1.3-liter FireFly inline-four-cylinder (from the FCA Global Small Engine family). The engine produces 100 horsepower (109 horsepower with ethanol) and 99 lb.-ft. (103 lb.-ft. with ethanol) of torque. The 1.3-liter is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission in the MT model.
The Cronos Driver 1.3 model has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of R$ 78,590 (or about $15,435 USD).
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