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Fiat Croma

The Fiat Croma designed by Italdesign in 2005.

Vehicle Overview

Twenty years after the introduction of the first Fiat Croma, the 2005 model emerged with a revolutionary design, defying traditional automotive categories. It wasn’t a people carrier, an SUV, or even an MPV. Instead, the Fiat Croma embraced a unique concept developed by Italdesign Giugiaro at every stage of its creation. This innovative saloon prioritized comfort and convenience, setting it apart from its contemporaries. One key element contributing to the Croma’s exceptional comfort was the optimal positioning of the second-row seats. Placed at an ideal height above the ground, passengers experienced effortless access—no climbing up or down was required; they simply approached horizontally. This thoughtful design feature reflected a commitment to passenger well-being. Distinguishing itself from people carriers, SUVs, and MPVs, the Fiat Croma showcased a front end reminiscent of a deluxe saloon, projecting an imposing and penetrating presence. With a Cd (drag coefficient) of 0.28, it not only led the market but also addressed recent pedestrian impact regulations, showcasing its commitment to safety and regulatory compliance. Rejecting the excessive height associated with SUVs and the extended boxes characteristic of station wagons, the Croma maintained an elegant balance in its proportions. The significant overhangs were carefully crafted to preserve the vehicle’s aesthetic appeal while meeting practical needs. According to Italdesign Giugiaro, the designer behind this groundbreaking model, two decades of technological progress and evolving market expectations had played a pivotal role in shaping the Fiat Croma. Addressing advancements in safety, such as strategically housing airbags, complying with pedestrian impact regulations, and incorporating electronic services for personalized comfort, active and passive safety, and information, the Croma stood as a testament to the relentless pursuit of innovation. Giugiaro emphasized, “Compared to the 3-box car, the Croma lays claim to all the results achieved by people carriers while retaining the image of a very comfortable saloon.” The Fiat Croma, therefore, emerged as a symbol of progress, seamlessly blending comfort, safety, and style in a forward-thinking automotive design.

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    2005
  • Make
    Fiat
  • Model
    Croma
  • Coachbuilder
    Italdesign
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    4755
  • Width (mm)
    1775
  • Height (mm)
    1600
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