We had our first meeting with the 2022 Fiat Egea Hybrid, which brought with it an electrification weapon that we are accustomed to from high-end models.
In its adventure that started in 2015, Fiat Egea, which has sold 350 thousand units as of today, has achieved innovations that have strengthened its hand significantly, especially in the last 1 year. The biggest breakthrough for the family, which was brought to a more satisfactory point in terms of design and technology with the make-up operation in 2021, was undoubtedly the Cross version. Egea, in which the dynamics of compact SUVs, which attracted great interest of users, were successfully conveyed, became the most preferred name in its segment in a short time with this version. The Egea family, which fully appeals to users in Turkey with the dynamics it carries, has not neglected the current developments within the framework of its accessibility mission. Taking the hybrid technology, which is an important player of the transition period, with the 2022 model year, in these days when we move step by step towards full electricity, the product range has now come to offer the most up-to-date engine technology to the user group it addresses, in addition to high-level safety and driving equipment. It’s time to assemble the parts for the 2022 Fiat Egea Hybrid, where we had the opportunity to come together for a short time as part of a special event.
Key details from the infrastructure for the 2022 Fiat Egea Hybrid
Before the experience created by the model on the driving side, it is useful to first look at the book and review the things that need to be known and the data on the paper. With the Egea Hybrid, a completely new engine welcomes us under the hood for the first time. We see a four-cylinder engine positioned here, which is the cousin of the 1.0-liter Firefly. This 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces 130 HP and 240 Nm of torque, while on the hybrid side, a 48-Volt battery and a 15 kW power unit are positioned as supporters. On this side of the system, where a unit with a capacity of 0.77 kWh is located on the battery side, Fiat’s Bosch We see that you have come to an agreement with Supplying the battery from the German manufacturer, Fiat specifically states that at this point, users will not experience any problems in terms of usage and lifetime.
The infrastructure used on the double clutch transmission (wet) side, which comes with 7 forward values, is based in Germany. GetragIt comes from. With all the parts coming together, there is a claim close to the diesel engine on the consumption side. Mixed consumption is shared between 4.7 liters and 5 liters on average as factory data. Egea Hybrit has an important place for TOFAŞ in terms of performance as well as savings. The Egea Hybrid, which went down in history as the first electric-assisted model produced in Bursa, is at the top of the fastest road models of this factory, with a 0-100 value seen up to 8.6 seconds.
Driving “with the current”
One of the most important cars for Turkey on a current basis, the point Egea has reached in the last 6 years is definitely based on point-and-shoot moves. It’s definitely exciting to see the “Hybrid” badge in the family after parts such as hardware and design. From crawling to walking, we will witness that Egea shifts to running by increasing gears with this latest system, just as we watch a baby developing before our eyes. When we got behind the wheel of the hybrid model, we first looked for minor design differences in the cockpit. At this point, the changes in the version, which upset us as it does not have any difference from the standard models, is directly reflected on the digital screens.
The first point to know about Egea’s hybrid experience is when fully electric driving can be used. Thanks to the infrastructure that we can position a little higher than the mild-hybrid systems, the infrastructure in the vehicle allows for fully electric driving at departures, parking maneuvers and heavy stop-and-go traffic. The compact structure of the 0.77 kWh battery offers dynamics where you will see sudden rises and falls both in use and in filling. Together with the brand officials, we also asked about the numerical effects of the hybrid system in Egea on fuel consumption. The data obtained at this point indicates that the system can save up to 15 percent.
We can say very clearly that there will be no problem in catching the official consumption figures given for the Egea Hybrid within the scope of the 100-kilometer test we have carried out. At this point, the infrastructure of the model, which we can define as economic, is definitely not behind the systems we have experienced in higher segment vehicles. It is extremely important that the hybrid here does not cause a loss in the living space, thanks to the integration of the battery and power generation units into the transmission, with the choice on the engineering side. It should be emphasized that there is an algorithm that analyzes the driver’s character in the transmission system, which is used for the first time in Fiat models.
With this algorithm, the driving character of the driver can be controlled and the gear shifts can be optimized automatically. One of the things that caught our attention during our experience is the smoothness of the transition from electric driving to petrol engine active driving. Here, we can say that many times you will have difficulty in distinguishing the active-passive state of the internal combustion engine. When we bring all the pieces together, it would be more accurate to describe the effect as follows; If the hybrids in the upper segments are a pizza cooked in Naples, the system that comes with the Egea hybrid is like Italy, as the shop that makes the pizza opens a branch in Turkey.
Lossless information transfer and technology
With the Fiat Egea Hybrid, apart from the infrastructure, there are also important and qualified differences in the screens where the users interact directly. On the 7-inch screen on the driver’s side, an interface like a clock face that reflects the state of charge of the battery in the infrastructure and which power unit is used in which situations during active driving has been utilized. On the side of the multimedia screen, which stretches up to 10 inches in the upper hardware packages, the work is a little more satisfying. We are sure that the visually rich 3D graphics will not go unnoticed through the hybrid driving menu here. As a matter of fact, designs showing from which unit power transfer is provided to the wheels through this menu or the filling of the battery in situations such as kinetic energy-braking will also attract the attention of the enthusiasts.
With the hybrid engine integration, Egea’s effort to keep up with the current technology in the infrastructure cannot be overlooked by the driving support assistants. With the addition of active and passive safety equipment, all of which are developed in Turkey, both urban and extra-urban driving are carried to a higher level. It is possible to highlight the equipment such as 360-degree parking sensor warnings, reversing camera, blind spot warning, autonomous emergency braking, especially in urban driving. The functioning of the adaptive cruise control and the lane keeping assistant, which directly intervenes in the steering wheel, is also close to perfect.
One of the biggest supporters of Egea’s adventure, which has left behind these 6 years, has been the “Companion Friend Connect” application. The quality of the system, which has been implemented by Turkish engineers and whose development has been continued for about 3 years, draws attention. With the latest feature added to the system, which brings the ability to open the doors of their vehicles from their mobile phones, “accident warnings” are reflected on the screen during active driving. This feature, implemented by Fiat in collaboration with institutions such as “Traffic and “Highways”, warns you to be careful when approaching a point on your route where heavy accident situations are seen. 24/7 ambulance support is also in active use in the system. According to the severity of a possible accident, if the car detonates the airbag, it is tried to contact the user via mobile phone in line with the signal transmitted to the center via the application. If the user does not respond, an ambulance is automatically directed to the scene.
As of today, the Egea Hybrid product range, which we will meet again for the long use test, which will be shaped in the focus of consumption in the coming period, disclosed The prices are as follows;
1.5 T4 Hybrid 130 HP AT Easy Automatic – 509.900 TL
1.5 T4 Hybrid 130 HP AT Urban Automatic – 529.900 TL
1.5 T4 Hybrid 130 HP AT Lounge Automatic – 559.900 TL
1.5 T4 Hybrid 130 HP AT Urban Automatic – 549.900 TL
1.5 T4 Hybrid 130 HP AT Street Automatic – 534.900 TL
1.5 T4 Hibrit 130 HP AT Urban Urban – 554.900 TL
1.5 T4 Hybrid 130 HP AT Lounge Automatic – 584.900 TL
1.5 T4 Hybrid 130 HP AT Lounge Automatic – 589.900 TL
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