The engine specifications, features and details of the upcoming Fiat Argo have been revealed.
The Fiat Punto is on its way out and Fiat has finally revealed the production version of its replacement. The Fiat Argo is what it is called, and the Italian car maker has finally released engine specifications, features and details of the car.
Fiat's new Argo has a brand new design and gets new engines. The Argo will be offered with a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder engine which develops 77bhp and 107Nm of torque. The second engine option is a 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder engine, 109bhp and 139Nm of torque. Both these engines are branded as ‘Firefly’ (an evolution from Fiat's Fire range of petrol engines). A 139bhp, 1.8-litre 4-cylinder ‘E.torQ’ engine which churns out 139bhp and 189Nm of torque will also be on offer.
The 1.0-litre engine comes with a five-speed manual box as standard. The 1.3-litre engine comes with either a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT with traction control. However, it’s the 1.8 E.torQ engine which makes things a little more interesting. You can have it as a five-speed manual, or six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifts. The Argo HGT 1.8 trim offers the Argo with a choice of a manual or automatic, however it gets numerous cosmetic changes to give it a sportier look. Additionally, the stability control has been given a differing tuning to allow a sportier drive on the HGT line.
There will also be an Argo 1.8 HGT automatic Opening Edition with a sporty kit from Mopar that will be sold in limited numbers. The Argo with the Mopar kit will only be available in Portofino Blue with a black roof, black ORVMs and a roof spoiler also finished in black. This version of the Argo will also get 16-inch darkened aluminium wheels, door sill guards, rubber mats and 60-Watt speaker kit among many more features.