The car will debut in Brazil next month and is a replacement to the ageing Punto Evo
Spy shots of a new hatchback from Fiat have been making their rounds on the internet for a while. The Italian car maker has finally broken its silence and given it a name – Argo. On its launch, this hatchback, is expected to replace the Punto Evo. Certain reports suggest that the new Fiat Argo is likely to be launched in Brazil next month.
Codenamed X6H, Fiat commenced testing of the car towards the wee end of 2015. Although the spy shots are all of the camouflaged cars, they have been able to capture certain details of the car. If they are anything to go by, the Argo’s interior is likely to draw inspiration from the Tipo hatchback that was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show last year. The Argo is based on an all-new platform but it shares some of its parts with the second-generation Palio.
On the mechanical front, the Fiat Argo is likely to come with two engine options – a 1.4-litre 100bhp motor and a larger 1.8-litre E-Torq unit from the Tipo pick-up. Fiat may also launch the Argo with a 0.9-litre Twin-Air turbocharged petrol motor but it might just be restricted to the European market.
There is no official word from Fiat whether the new Argo will make it to Indian shores. The Punto has been around in the market for a while and although Fiat updated it a few years back, it is now starting to show its age especially knowing that other manufacturers are now updating their models almost every two years.