FCA will launch the Fiat Argo in the coming weeks; codenamed as X6H, it will be based on an all-new lightweight platform and sports a radically new design
Fiat is ready to launch the Argo hatchback in Brazil, which will replace the long standing Punto hatch in the Latin market. Ahead of its expected market entry in the coming weeks, the automaker had already launched the microsite for the car. Codenamed as Fiat X6H, this hatchback is radically different looking compared to the Fiat Punto. Interestingly, we can expect it to be launched in India in near future.
Speaking about the design of upcoming Fiat Argo, this will feature close resemblance with the Fiat Tipo hatchback. It appears very aggressive looking compared to the Punto, thanks to the new front fascia incorporating a bold radiator grille, new design headlamps and a restyled front bumper. The upcoming hatchback is based on an all-new lightweight and more rigid platform.
Dimensionally, the Fiat Argo will come with 2.50 meter of extra wheelbase, ensuring more space for the occupants inside the cabin. Apart from that, the new model will get new design alloy wheels, sharper character lines, chrome finished door handles. The rear profile too expected to appear quite different looking with fresh looking taillights, new bumper and a roof spoiler. Overall, the Fiat Argo features a sportier and more stylish appearance compared to the Punto.
Inside the cabin, Fiat Argo will get a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, analog dials and digital MID consisting instrument cluster, a free-standing touchscreen infotainment system and circular HVAC vents. The seat and upholstery materials are likely to be of improved quality than the Fiat Punto.
On the powertrain front, Fiat Argo will get a 1.3-litre engine and a 1.8-litre engine as well. The smaller unit is capable of generating 101 hp of peak power and 134.45 Nm of peak torque, when running on petrol and with ethanol, it is capable of producing 109 hp of peak power and 139.25 Nm of peak torque.
The larger engine is capable of churning out 135 hp of peak power and 184.37 Nm of peak torque, when running on petrol. Running on ethanol, it is capable to pump out 139 hp of peak power and 189.27 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options for the Fiat Argo will include a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed automatic unit as well.