Fiat is preparing to launch a new entry-level model in South America dubbed the ‘X1H’, and the A-segment hatchback has now been spied testing in the region by Brazilian automotive blog AutoSegrados.com.br.
The X1H, which was photographed wearing very heavy camouflage in order to disguise its body, is said to be loosely based on the existing Fiat Uno. The chassis is shared with the Uno, as is the 75 horsepower 1.0-liter engine to be found under the hood. A start-stop system will be standard and a 5-speed manual will likely be the sole transmission option.
The new compact four-door hatch will reportedly be priced at under 30,000 BRL (about $7900 USD) when it launches in April 2016 . Production is expected to commence in January of next year at Fiat’s Betim factory in Brazil.