The Fiat Argo is commercial-ready now.
Yesterday (4/20) it was confirmed that the Fiat Punto replacement that we have known as the ‘Fiat X6H’ will hit the Brazilian market with the name ‘Fiat Argo’. According to a new report from Quatro Rodas, the Fiat Argo will go on sale in Brazil in May 2017.
It is now reported that the Fiat Argo is based on the Small Wide platform that currently underpins the Fiat 500L, Fiat 500X and Fiat Tipo (Dodge Neon), as well as the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass. The modular platform will later spawn a new small sedan (codename: Fiat X6S) too. The Argo is a common replacement for the Fiat Punto and Fiat Palio.
FCA Brazil will offer the Fiat Argo in three trim levels: Attractive, Essence and Sporting. Engine options will include the 1.0-litre FireFly, 1.3-litre FireFly and 1.8-litre EtorQ flex-fuel units. Attractive 1.0-litre FireFly, Attractive 1.3-litre FireFly, Essence 1.8-litre E.Torq Evo and Sporting 1.8-litre E.Torq Evo is the planned range.
The 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine develops 72 CV (72 hp) and 10.4 kgfm (101.99 Nm) of torque running on petrol and 77 CV (77 hp) and 10.9 kgfm (106.89 Nm) of torque running on ethanol. This engine model will have a 5-speed manual transmission as standard.
The 1.3-litre four-cylinder engine produces 101 CV (101 hp) and 13.7 kgfm (134.35 Nm) of torque running on petrol and 109 CV (109 hp) and 14.2 kgfm (139.25 Nm) of torque running on ethanol, and it will send power to the wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission or the 5-speed Dualogic automated manual transmission.