With a wide range of equipment, the Grand Siena has been voted the best sedan in the Brazilian market with the lowest maintenance cost for its segment and the lowest value per kilometer of the market. "The Grand Siena is already an established FIAT product, especially among professionals. The New Grand Siena Attractive 1.4 factory modified, for the installation of a gas kit, is even more attractive due to its lowest value per kilometer among vehicles in its category and price range while retaining the original warranty insurances after installation", says Herlander Zola, director of the brand Fiat for Latin America and commercial director for Fiat in Brazil.
Pre-fitting the car for LNG is especially attractive for those who use it as a working tool. Those who travel 3,000 kilometers per month, for example, recover this investment (R$ 690) in up to six months, depending on the price of fuel. The warranty for the model is offered for one year for the entire vehicle and three years for engine and gear box, for purchases made by the Fiat Dealership Network.
Among the standard features of the New Grand Siena Attractive 1.4 are the air conditioning, power steering, on-board computer, electric front windows with one-touch and auto-reverse sensors, auxiliary function for turn signal indicating lane change, limit alerts and scheduled speed maintenance, dual parabolic headlights and follow me home system (keeping the car lights briefly on after locking the doors for easy visibility), and fitting for radio.
Latin America: a map of various fuels
A significant expansion in the supply of LNG in Brazilian fuel stations is expected, considering the fact that the country became the sixth largest holder of gas reserves in the world after the discovery of the pre-salt layer. In 2018, the consumption of LNG grew 12.5%. But there are at least three other fuel options in the country: pure ethanol, gasoline with 25% or 27% ethanol (E25-27) and B10 diesel oil (which contains 10% biodiesel). Some stations also have recharging points for electric cars.
In Latin America, gasoline is marketed with different percentages of ethanol. Depending on the country, it can have 10% ethanol or less, all the way to the pure version (E0). That's why FCA has to offer a wide range of powertrains. The most well-known solution is Flex, which dominates the Brazilian market and allows you to fuel with either pure ethanol or gasoline with at least 22% ethanol (E22-E100). In countries where gasoline is sold with a lower percentage of ethanol, FCA offers compatible solutions.
The simplest way to visualize this diversity of fuels is to divide it into six groups, as shown below.