was introduced in 1996 as a replacement for the aging
The car was manufactured in the Fiat factories in Italy, Turkey( with Tofas), and from 1998 in Brazil.
Fiat Marea was developed based on the Fiat Brava / Bravo
chassis and engines.
The available petrol engines are: 1.2 (77 hp) | 1.4 (81 hp) | 1.6 (102 hp) | 1.8 (111 hp) | 2.0 (153 hp) | 2.0 Turbo (180 hp)
The car is also offered with the following diesel motors - 1.9 Turbo diesel (74 hp, 99 hp, 104 hp (JTD) and 108 hp), 2.4 Turbo diesel (124 hp and 130 hp (JTD) and the "Bi Power 1.6" engine.
Fiat Merea comes in two basic body styles - the 4-door sedan and the 5-door station wagon "Fiat Merea Weekend
The car is well equipped, looks good and the price is quite reasonable for a car of this class.
All Fiat Marea models are front wheel drive, equipped with 5-speed manual or 4 speed automatic transmission and with standard power steering, driver airbag and electronic ignition.
The quality of workmanship of the interior is very good, and the noise level inside the car is completely acceptable.
After 1999 the interior of the Marea is fully renovated, and the car is equipped with air conditioning, ABS, split rear seat, power windows, six-channel CD player, etc.
The both Fiat Marea modifications provide a impressive trunk volume - the Saloon 439 L and the Weekend in the rear seats removed - 1560 L. On the road the car is easy to drive, pleasant to ride in, and the visibility of the driver is excellent.
Production of Fiat Marea in Italy continued until 2002 when Fiat Marea Weekend was replaced with Fiat Stilo Multiwagon
.In Brazil, the model remained in production untill 2007.