Fiat Argo Will Replace Punto; India Launch in Near Future?

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It’s pretty well known that Fiat is busy readying the complete model replacement for the Punto. The upcoming Fiat Punto replacement is internally known as the X6H and will launch as the ‘Fiat Argo’. The Fiat Argo India debut could take place at the Auto Expo 2018. Read on for all the available details of the Fiat Argo India launch details, price in India, specifications, mileage and other details.

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Various reports opine that the Argo will share its design language with the Europe-spec Tipo hatchback. However, it will be actually underpinned by an all-new platform. In the car maker’s product portfolio, the Argo will be sit between the Tipo hatchback and sedan.

Fiat Argo India Launch Date

Launch Date April 2018

Like we said, the Fiat Argo India launch date is likely to fall in the second-quarter of next year. Rumours abound that Fiat India might even launch the Tipo sedan around the same time.

Fiat Argo Price in India

Minimum Price Rs 5.3 Lakh
Maximum Price Rs 8 Lakh

While it’s too early to hope for a price related announcement from Fiat India, it’s pretty much for sure that the new Argo will have a starting price of north of Rs 5 lakh. The top-end model could cost upward of Rs 8 lakh.

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Fiat Argo India Specifications

Engines 1.2 L Petrol, 1.3 L Diesel, 1.4 L Petrol
Max. Power 67 BHP, 90 BHP, 125 BHP
Peak Torque 96 Nm, 208 Nm, 210 Nm
Transmissions 5-speed Manual

For Brazil, the Argo will launch with a 1.3-litre FireFly engine and a 1.8-litre EtorQ EVO motor. Both the engines are flex-fuel units. Transmissions will include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed Dualogic AMT. In India, however, the car could come with a 1.3 Multijet Turbo Diesel and a 1.2-litre normally aspirated petrol engine. The top-end model could also get the 1.4 Turbo petrol motor from the Linea Tjet.

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Design Inspiration will come from the Fiat Tipo 5-door

While the 1.2 Petrol outputs a max. power of merely 67 BHP, the 1.4 L Turbo, which will come from the Linea 125S, will offer 125 BHP to play with. The Diesel engine outputs 90 BHP and is known for offering a good mix of power, refinement and mileage. All the three engines will come with a 5-speed Manual Transmission. It’s not for sure but the 1.2 Petrol model could even get an AMT model at a later stage.

Fiat Argo India Mileage

Petrol 20 KMPL
Diesel 24 KMPL

As the engines come from the already available models, it’s fairly easy to guess the peak mileage of the Argo hatchback. While the petrol model will offer up to 20 KMPL, the Diesel variant could offer a peak mileage of 24 KMPL. Now, Fiat isn’t exactly known to make light cars. Hence, fuel efficiency takes a slight hit in spite of considerably fuel efficient engines.

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The Argo will sit between Tipo hatchback and Tipo sedan

Fiat Argo Exteior & Interior Design

The Argo will not only have an all-new platform, its design will also be totally new. However, many design inspirations are likely to come from the new Fiat Tipo. It will still get fresh body work and new design alloy wheels. Highlights of the Argo will include a wide body grille, sleek headlamps and horizontal tail-lamps. The bumpers will look really aggressive without breaking away from the overall clean design theme. The wheel arches will be filled with new design 16-inch alloy wheels.

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Even the cabin could look much like that of the Tipo

The new 2017 Fiat Argo could have a wheelbase of 2.5 metres. The long wheelbase and a wide track should translate into a spacious interior. The instrument binnacle and the steering wheel could come from the Tipo. The features list will include an auto aircon, Bluetooth, reverse park assist and camera, and cruise control.

Stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for more on the Fiat Argo India launch date, price, specifications, features and full details.

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