Fiat India has been in a rut off late. A weak dealership network, an ageing model lineup and a deteriorating brand image have led to the Italian car maker holding a market share of just 0.17%. For now, FCA seems to be directing all its efforts towards the Jeep brand. By next year, however, Fiat could set its plans of regaining the lost market share in motion. Rumours suggest Fiat will launch the upcoming X6H (codename) hatchback in India to replace the Punto Evo. The hatchback is due for launch in Brazil this May. Here’s what we know about the 2017 Fiat X6H India launch plans so far
2017 Fiat X6H Launch in India
|Model Name||Expected Launch Date|
|Fiat X6H India Launch||Auto Expo 2018|
The India-spec X6H could make its debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. In Brazil, the Fiat X6H launch will take place by May 2017. There have also been reports suggesting Fiat is considering the Tipo sedan for India.
2017 Fiat X6H Spy Video
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2017 Fiat X6H Price in India
|Model Name||Estimated Ex-showroom Price|
|Fiat X6H India Price Base Model||Rs. 5.00 lakh|
|Fiat X6H India Price Top Model||Rs. 7.50 lakh|
Since the X6H is a replacement for the Punto, it will be priced similarly. Expect a starting price of around Rs. 5 lakh for the base petrol variant. If Fiat decides to launch to Abarth version of the X6H prices could go up to Rs. 10 lakh.
2017 Fiat X6H India Specifications
For Brazil, the Fiat X6H will have three engine options –
- 1.0 L Petrol (72 HP & 102 Nm)
- 1.3 L Petrol (101 HP & 134 Nm)
- 1.8 L Petrol (135 HP & 184 Nm)
It is unclear as to which engine options will be available on the X6H for India. Fiat might plonk the same engines that power the Punto Evo into the X6H. These engine options include –
- 1.2 L Petrol (67 BHP & 96 Nm)
- 1.3 L Diesel (90 BHP & 209 Nm)
- 1.4 L Petrol (145 BHP & 215 Nm)
2017 Fiat X6H India Design
The upcoming Fiat X6H hatchback will borrow styling cues from the Fiat Tipo hatchback. Although the car has been spotted testing on multiple occasions, it has always had a very heavy camouflage on revealing nothing but the silhouette. The Fiat X6H could look like a smaller version of the Tipo hatchback.
Much like the exteriors, the interiors of the X6H could borrow heavily from the Tipo. Top end variants are likely to boast a long list of features including auto aircon, touchscreen infotainment, etc. A recent spy shot unveiled the steering wheel and instrument console of the X6H. Interestingly, the image also shows paddle shifters positioned right behind the steering wheel.
Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updates on the 2017 Fiat X6H hatchback India launch details.