The four-door front-wheel sedan of C class is assembled on the W178 platform. This platform is well-known such as Palio, Weekend and Strada. Thanks to low price of the auto Fiat company placed assemble factories all over the world. The Minicar is produced in Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Poland, India, the Republic of South Africa, China, Vietnam and Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
In Europe the model is called Albea, in Latin America - Siena, In India - Petra, in China - Nanjing Fiat Siena and Nanjing Fiat Perla, in Northern Korea - Pyonghwa Hwiparam. The majority of autos is produced on the factories in Latin America, including Brazil and Argentina.
Fiat was launched for the first time in 1996, it was produced by Style Center FIAT I.D.E.A. Then new facelifts appeared in 2001, 2004 and 2007 years.
In 2001 and 2007 a new auto design by the Italian design-guru Giorgetto Giugiaro appeared. In October 2007 was made the face-lifting of the front and rear, new rear-view mirror in the style of Alfa Romeo. The name of Fiat was changed to Novo Siena.
Siena has the following sizes: length is 4135, width is 1634, height is 1425 mm, wheelbase is 2373 mm. Max weight-carrying capacity is 400 kg and volume of luggage compartment for such compact minicar is 500 L. The auto-model is completed by engines range from a 1,0 L Fire 8 valve 65 HP to 1,2 L 70 HP, the last one is capable of using ethanol 71 HP. Max speed is 154/157/159 km/h.
Siena is supplied by five-step automatic gearbox, providing excellent steering and. Such gearbox let to use engine Fire on its maximum.
The front suspension is composed by the MacPherson system, the rear suspension is of a new type of torsion beam. Forward brakes are of disk type, the back brakes are of drum type with a diameter of 240/185 mm. Tires have standard size 175/65R14.
Fiat Siena is easy in steering, rather dynamic. The elastic power-intensive suspension is managed with the majority of road roughnesses. The clearance makes 1400 mm.