The Fiat Argo hatchback, which has been developed specifically for the Brazilian market, has made its official debut. The model was previously shown in HGT trim only, however more info is now available.
The Argo replaces the aging Punto and Palio models in Brazil. Its styling is similar to the Fiat Tipo sedan, and according to Fiat, the hatch boasts the largest cabin in the segment.
Engine options include a 1.0-liter 77 horsepower three-cylinder (ethanol friendly), an ethanol 1.3-liter four-109 horsepower four-cylinder and and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder with 139 horsepower. Three gearbox options are offered: a five-sped manual, am automated five-speed and a six-speed automatic.
A performance HGT version is also offered, with the 1.8-liter serving as the only engine option. Fiat claims the HGT can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 9 seconds and reach a top speed of 192 km/h.
The cabin follows the same design path as many other small cars today. A chunky steering wheel is present and is joined by a floating infotainment screen and a digital TFT display between the speedometer and tach. Fiat also claims it’s the quietest cabin in its class.
Pricing and availability has yet to be announced.