Fiat Argo is the name for the next-generation Punto. Fiat had introduced the Egea and then now it is time for the Argo. This will be based on an all new platform and there will be multiple upgrades too. What this will offer will be stylish, good features and even more space. A new modular platform that will be used to make this new hatchback. The images of the Argo have been revealed but its global debut will happen in Brazil next month itself. The images of the interiors are also revealed.
Fiat Argo Design
As this is an all new platform which is being developed in Brazil, this could be used for developing markets. From Brazil it is likely to be exported to all the left-hand drive markets that are similar to Brazil. With this, Fiat will be able to enhance its sales and get a higher volume. The new generation hatchback will be bigger in dimensions. It is believed to have about 2,500mm wheelbase, which will make its cabin spacious. This is the same hatchback that had been codenamed as X6H.
The design of the Argo is very European. The Argo seems to have grown in length and it does look appealing too. The wide front grille looks stylish and appealing. At the same time, the the fascia does have close resemblance to the Egea. The side profile is sporty, while the Punto did look more jazzy. This design is fresh and modern. The rear also of the Fiat Argo look stylish and appealing. There is a red highlight on the front and rear bumper. This is what makes the Argo look cool. The trapezoidal chrome exhaust tip also looks sporty. The new Fiat logo styling for the rear is fresh on the Argo and it does look great. We loved the design. Italians know how to design a car and Fiat is one of them. The Abarth-like alloy wheels on the Fiat Argo are also super cool.
Fiat Argo Interiors
The low variant image of the Argo interiors were leaked as someone shared the image with FerdFanPage and then the top variant’s image was shared by the company in a video. So, the new Argo will be coming with a touchscreen system with the top model and even climate control. There are three circular AC vents on the Argo and this is what makes it appealing. The Argo even has stylish interiors and the Sport variant gets red and black dual tone colour combination. The lower variant gets a 2-DIN music system and there are three-AC knobs to control them. The steering wheel is similar to that on the Egea. There will be some parts sharing amongst the hatch and the sedan.
Fiat Argo Engine and Transmission
For the Brazilian market, the plan is to continue with the 1.4-litre petrol engine that churns about 100bhp of power. Then there will even be the 1.8-litre E-Torq engine on offer as well. There are rumours that a third engine of 0.9-litre TwinAir could also be on offer on the new Argo.
Fiat Argo Release Date
Brazil is one of the biggest markets for Fiat and the company will be unveiling the car there first. The Fiat Argo will first be launched in Brazil and then it shall make an appearance in other markets as well.
Fiat Argo Coming to India?
We doubt it. There are multiple reasons for it:
- It is based on a new platform, which isn’t being considered for India as Fiat will stick on the SCA (small car architecture) platform for manufacturing all the new Fiats and Jeep models.
- The current focus is more on Jeeps, at least for the next two years. This means even if it comes, there is still some good time.
- If it comes, it will be engineered to be made on the SCA platform itself to reduce the cost. This is the only way, it could make it to India.