The New Fiat Croma | Part Two (2005)

Fiat Croma

Fiat Croma

The New Croma looks good outside and boasts an unequalled amount of interior space. Like the exterior, the passenger compartment is an exquisite example of Fiat style and practicality. The passenger compartment interior lines are harmonious and balance well with the exterior shape. Together with the oceans of glass, they create a bright environment and a perception of outstanding interior roominess. The New Croma assures a welcoming, well-lit environment that offers much more comfort than you would expect from a conventional station wagon in terms of space available to the driver and passengers. Suffice it to say that anyone can find their ideal driving position (the model meets the needs of 99% of the population) with the numerous seat settings (electric adjustment is an option).

Comfort is also assured by the numerous interior customisation alternatives: both seats are height-adjustable; the outstanding steering wheel, pedal and gearbox positions are designed for maximum control; the instruments are practical, accurate and easy to read; the multifunction display provides access to various menus (with submenus) that speak the motorist's language and offer a host of functions plus a trip computer; a climate control system that is bilevel for temperature and distribution makes a significant contribution to on-board well-being. Lastly, a radio with CD player (and an MP3 player as an option) offers an excellent sound system tailored to the vehicle and complete with six speakers.

The New Croma adds a host of sophisticated devices and systems to this equipment array that make it a new benchmark in its segment. Examples include: ESP, xenon headlights and up to nine airbags, seven of which are always standard (safety); CONNECT Nav+ and a Hi-Fi system with eight speakers and a subwoofer (audio and infomobility); Cruise Control and automatic sequential transmission (for a stress-free drive); double sunroof with extensive glazed area and alloy wheels (custom look). New products include large door mirrors with aspherical mirrors that ensure outstanding visibility or an innovative modular luggage system that allows you to choose the best solution for your needs at all times: one position allows you a flat floor plus a hidden space for your treasures (laptop, briefcase etc.); the second position allows you to make the most of the entire load volume.

All the ingredients are in place for repeating the sales success of the previous model. The New Croma is sticking to the same winning approach as last time: listening to customers and allowing the product to grow in accordance with their wishes. The New Croma has complied with the first and most important requirement that any customer expresses when first buying a car because it offers value first and foremost. This is evident in a broad and diverse range that can be obtained by combining three specifications, five engines and the same number of gearboxes.

First and foremost, the New Croma offers the greatest freedom of choice and customisation with three sophisticated specifications, all in exclusive materials specially designed to create the ideal environment for your requirements. Each specification comes with different fabric trims and two shades (grey or beige). Customers can choose leather upholstery as an option (grey or beige).

You can choose your New Croma from all these versions. All represent good value for money and, above all, are heirs to an automotive concept that Fiat has helped significantly to create and develop: large saloons with stylish, practical looks.

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Published 22 February 2005 Melanie Carter

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