Following on from the arrival of the new-engraftation Palio, Fiat Automóveis has now replaced its sister, the Siena sedan after a 14 year life and more than 813,000 units sold, and the new model, has grown in size and evolved all round.

Fiat Grand Siena 1.4 Attractive

Fiat Grand Siena Essence Dualogic

Following on from the arrival of the new-engraftation Palio, Fiat Automóveis has now replaced its sister, the Siena sedan after a 14 year life and more than 813,000 units sold, and the new model, has grown in size and evolved all round.

Increased dimensions result from the adoption of a new platform, which has resulted in a wide, big, spacious interior, ensuring plenty of comfort to all passengers. To increase the well-being on board, the Fiat Grand Siena brings refined finishing, sophisticated, but also functional. The new platform has also brought with it more space for luggage: the luggage compartment grew from 500 to 520 liters, one of the biggest in its segment.

Along with the increased dimensions, the Grand Siena was completely redesigned, in a partnership between Fiat’s Style Centers in Italy and Betim. The sedan comes aesthetically enhanced, with sporty touches, and gains its own style, independent from its sisster, the Palio’s, identity. The new sedan allies robustness and the excellent cost-benefit ratio from the Palio family with the elegance and uniqueness of bigger sedans.

In addition to the dimensions and the beautiful design, the Fiat Grand Siena also enchants thanks to the level of equipment items and its safety. It comes out virtually complete from the plant, including double front airbag and ABS brakes with EBD as serial items in all versions. It also offers optional items such as CD/MP3 radio with Bluetooth® hands-free device, USB and iPod® connection, steering wheel in leather with radio commands, butterfly transmission control on the steering wheel, heated windshield, front side airbags and rain, parking and twilight sensors, increasing the levels of technology and sophistication in the compact sedan segment.

The new sedan’s package is complete with the modern engines Fire 1.4 EVO – Flex or Tetrafuel – and E.torQ 1.6 16V Flex, with great performance and fuel-saving features. It offers the versions: Grand Siena Attractive 1.4, Grand Siena Tetrafuel 1.4, Grand Siena Essence 1.6 16V and Grand Siena Essence Dualogic 1.6 16V – the latter equipped with Dualogic transmission, for maximum comfort while driving.

To create the lines of the Fiat Grand Siena, the designers from Fiat’s Style Center in Italy and Brazil favored modernity, sophistication and sportiveness. The strength of the new design is shown in the tapered front, with its highly-marked planes and strong creases. The thin central grid, with the Fiat logo fitted to a chrome-plated frieze on the upper part, along with the elongated headlights that get narrower towards the windshield, convey a feeling of movement. These components are joined by the robust bumper, with highlight to the lower grid clearly inspired by sports, with ends embedding the fog lights. All elements connect, flow with each other. The double-parabola headlights are proof of that: they invade the side with their unique lower contours. They fit the plane to which the bumper and the fender run under the waistline, resulting in an harmonious transaction between the vehicle’s front and side.

The side high waistline aims to convey sportiveness and energy, but all elements are worked with elegance, in fine, precise traces. This impression is reinforced by the lateral groove that starts above the front fender and ends on the rear lights. The rear light design, with its geometric shapes, stand out. They invade the luggage compartment door, which was lowered to accommodate them, and extend to the vehicle’s side. Inside the headlights there are filters for the brake and position lights, which create an effect of light guides when turned on and look very nice. The solid volume of the luggage compartment and the bumper with upward curved ends – it creates a niche that marks the door with a narrow, elegant chrome-plated frieze – contrasts with a simulate spoiler coupled to the rear door’s external edge: robustness and aerodynamics together, with plenty of elegance. To sum up: beauty and desire in an unique sedan.
Since it was conceived as a sedan, from its new modular platform came a car that, when compared with the previous Siena, is 134 mm longer, 61 mm wider, 53 mm higher, and, with the wheelbase, is 137 mm bigger, just to mention the more important dimensions. All these additions result in an important gain in the internal space, which improves comfort for all passengers, especially on the front of the car.

The bigger dimensions of the Grand Siena are also featured on its luggage compartment, now with 520 liters. As important as the higher luggage capacity, however, is the increased door opening gap and the practicality when opening it: thanks both to the electric opening system, Logo Push (located on the center of the door, more precisely on the Fiat logo) and to the remote control.

Inside, the new fabrics were developed with technology and comfort in mind. With applications, light-colored details and well-finished sewing, they add value to and enhance the seats, which have involving shapes, designed for favoring comfort, ergonomics and the intelligent use of the internal space. Another internal detail: the colors and textures bring a perfect combination, offering a pleasant, harmonious ambiance.

One of the highlights in the cabin is the decorative band insert molding, which divides the instrument panel horizontally. This item is the main customization element in the vehicle interior, and there are several finishing proposals available to the client, such as the ones simulating brushed steel and wood. The instrument panel, with white backlight and entirely developed in Brazil by Magneti Marelli, joins beauty, modernity and practicality. Its display, also in white, offers excellent contrast, facilitating the quick instrument viewing. The indicators are lighted throughout their length and have Welcome Moving: when the key is turned in the ignition, they make a checking move, so that the driver knows they are working correctly. The instrument panel lighting goes on and turns off gradually, following the indicators movement.

The Fiat Grand Siena can have up to 15 object holders, depending on the configuration and optional items selected. They are between the pockets on the four doors, on the panel, central console and rear luggage compartment door, helping the driver to always keep his/her belongings organized. Additionally, a work was conducted to achieve good performance from the audio system. It is comprised of radio/CD/MP3 player, antenna, two front mid-woofer speakers, two rear Full Ranger speakers and two tweeter speakers positioned on the front elevations. This configuration also brings USB / iPod connection and Bluetooth hands-free feature for mobile phones. 

Fiat offers on all versions of the Grand Siena double front airbags, ABS brakes with EBD and third rear headrest lowered and with height adjustment. The model also has two side front airbags as optional items.

The suspension was designed and gauged to further ensure passenger safety. For example, the rear suspension now comes from the Fiat Punto, but with exclusive adjustment for the Fiat Grand Siena. With this, the rear gauge is bigger than the front gauge, which makes the car more stable and safer, further enhancing the pleasure to drive. Additionally, the rear shock absorbers, along with the bigger tilted bushings, make the system more efficient to absorb the road irregularities, maintaining excellent levels of acoustic and vibration comfort inside the vehicle.

The Fiat Grand Siena will be launched with the Fire 1.4 Evo and E-torQ 1.6 16V Flex engines. Both are well known for fitting other Fiat models, but the Fire 1.4 Evo brings a novelty: the Tetrafuel version, which runs with ethanol, gasoline, any combination of both, or E-0 (no ethanol) gasoline and even with natural gas (NVG). 

The motor Fire 1.4 EVO engine included on the Attractive version stands out for fuel-saving and good performance. Running on gasoline, it has maximum power of 85 cv and torque of 12.4 kgfm at 3,500 rpm. With ethanol, its power is of 88 cv and its torque, of 12.5 kgfm at 3,500 rpm.

For the Essence versions of the Grand Siena, the E.torQ 1.6 16V Flex engine, made by Fiat Powertrain on its Campo Largo, Paraná plant, was selected. It stands out for its modern concept, which has enabled to reduce the weight of its moving parts, high performance with fuel saving, high reliability and low levels of emissions, noise and vibrations. The E.torQ engine has 115 cv of power and maximum torque of 16.2 kgfm at 4,500 rpm when running on gasoline. When running on ethanol, its power is of 117 HP and its torque, of 16.8 kgfm at 4.500 rpm. The Grand Siena with E.torQ 1.6 16V Flex engine can also have Dualogic transmission. It allows driving both with automatic and with manual transmission. The gear changes, in this mode, are controlled sequentially through taps on the transmission lever. The change between automatic and manual modes can be made while driving the car, offering more sportive performance in maneuvers such as overtaking. This transmission also have a butterfly gear selection lever coupled to the steering wheel.

All versions of the Grand Siena come out virtually complete from plant. The client can also complement his/her new car, giving the final touches with a few optional and customization items. This way, the new sedan enters the market with an excellent cost-benefit ratio, becoming a top, attractive option in a highly disputed range that has gained plenty of adepts over the past few years.

Fiat Grand Siena Attractive. Comes with bumper, handles, side friezes and external rearview mirrors painted in the vehicle’s color. As serial items, it features some highly desired by consumers and focused on safety: HSD – Double front airbag plus ABS brakes with EBD; Power steering; Electric locks + electric door locking at 20 km/h; Electric front windows with one touch and anti-crushing features; Pocketknife-style key with remote control; Electric luggage compartment opening system (Logo Push); Fog lights; Steering wheel with height adjustment; Timed rear window demister; A and B onboard computer (distance, average and instantaneous consumptions, autonomy, average speed and traveling time); Speed limit and programmed maintenance alert; And more: moving object compartment, eyeglass holder, second-generation Fiat Code, thermal windows, tinted windshield, 12V socket, front headrests and three rear headrests with height adjustment, internal fuel tank opening control, front reading light with dimmer, foot support for the driver and several other aesthetic and comfort items.

The optional items of the Attractive version are air-conditioning, heated windshield, rear parking sensor, twilight sensor, rain sensor, internal electro-chrome rearview mirror, steering wheel in leather with radio control (six buttons), demister with hot air, electric rear windows with one touch and anti-crushing features, armrest for the driver, external rearview mirrors with electric control, driver’s seat with height adjustment, light alloy 15” wheels, CD player and radio with MP3 player, CD player and radio with MP3 player + Bluetooth® hands-free device + USB + iPod, two-color panel with insert molding and internal finishing in exclusive fabric.

Fiat Grand Siena Essence. In addition to all serial items present in the Attractive version, the Essence also brings: E.torQ 1.6 16V Flex engine; Air-conditioning; Light alloy 16” wheels; Driver’s seat with height adjustment; External temperature indicator;  Spot reading light on the front; Internal chrome-plated details and side chrome-plated friezes to distinguish the version. Its optional items are front side airbags, rear parking sensor, twilight sensor, rain sensor, internal electro-chrome rearview mirror, external rearview mirrors with electric control, electric rear windows with one touch and anti-crushing features, armrest for the driver’s seat, anti-theft screw kit on the wheels, CD player and radio with MP3 player, CD player and radio with MP3 + Bluetooth device + USB + iPod, steering wheel in leather with radio controls (six buttons), cruise control, two-color panel with insert molding and internal finishing in exclusive fabric.

Fiat Grand Siena Essence Dualogic. It has the same equipment list as the Essence with manual transmission, except for the Dualogic transmission and for the Cruise Control as a serial item. The list of optional items also includes butterfly gear selection lever on the steering wheel.

Fiat Grand Siena Tetrafuel. This version is also highly equipped with serial items. Among the items, there are double front airbag plus ABS brakes with EBD; air conditioning; power steering, electric locks; electric front windows with one touch and anti-crushing features, and several others. The instrument panel is a differential in this version: it comes with a display that, through two digital bars, shows the liquid fuel (gasoline or ethanol, on the right side) and NVG (on the left side) levels; both are displayed together only in the Auto version. Except for the air-conditioning, which is a serial item, its optional items are the same as the ones in the Grand Siena Attractive, along with remote control key and fog lights.

In the new range, the outgoing Siena EL (1.0 and 1.4) will remain as an entry version of the sedan. The Grand Siena will be available to the market in 12 colors – four solid and eight metallic.
The new Grand Siena has contractual warranty of one year without mileage limit. Throughout the validity of the general warranty, the vehicle owner is entitled to 24-hour Confiat assistance, which provides emergency services such as towing, mechanical aid and backup vehicle anywhere in Brazil. The Grand Siena is only reviewed every 15,000 km, or one year. There are more than 570 Fiat service centers, among dealerships and assistance stations, available throughout Brazil to give the necessary support to owners of the Grand Siena.


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