Fiat will expand its range of family vehicles for the South American markets with the all-new Argo. The latter recently made its online debut following a few teasers by Fiat. In Brazil, the Argo will be positioned above the Palio and the Uno.
The Argo is being billed as a replacement for the Punto which went out of production in January 2017 in Brazil. The latter, meanwhile, is still on sale in the Indian market.
The Argo gets a sporty bumper with red highlights and chiselled air ducts on the sides. The headlamp assembly includes a sharp LED day time running light.
The 17-inch alloy wheel design looks the part and as for the rear, the bumper of the Argo is sharper and doubles up as a diffuser, thus giving the car a sporty stance.
The Argo is expected to have both petrol and diesel engines on offer. The petrol variant will be powered by Fiat’s ‘FireFly’ series of engine - 1.0-litre turbo petrol and 1.3-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine.
Both petrol engines are offered with a five speed manual gearbox. The diesel-powered Argo, on the other hand, is expected to get a 1.8-litre engine producing 139bhp.
It is being speculated that the Argo may be headed for the Indian market, as a replacement for the Punto Evo. If launched here, the Argo will compete against the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the Volkswagen Polo and the Honda Jazz.