Fiat unveils Argo, the right car to replace Punto in India

There is so far no official word on the engine options, but the Argo is speculated to be available in three trims.

By: | Updated: May 19, 2017 7:09 PM
2018 Fiat Argo

Fiat has revealed their new hatchback Argo in the Brazilian market, and is expected to go on sale there in June. It could make its way to India by next year and replace the Punto. The Italian manufaturer had been teasing the new on their official website since April. The Argo is based on a stretched version of the Fiat 326 modular architecture.

On the outside, the Argo gets honeycomb mesh grille along with smoked upswept headlamps with LED elements including the DRLs. The images show the car has been fitted with two-tone alloy wheels, dual colour ORVMs and plastic cladding around the wheel arches. At the back, there's a contrasting spoiler, sleek tail lamps and a sizable exhaust pipe.

Internally called the X6H, the Argo is about 4 meters long, and would likely replace the Punto EVO in the Indian market. The images released promise a sporty appeal to the car with red accents for the front and rear bumpers.

There is so far no official word on the engine options, but the Argo is speculated to be available in three trims. Engine options would include a 1.0-litre petrol engine, 1.3-litre petrol engine which churns out 100 bhp and a 1.8-litre petrol variant making 134 bhp and 184 Nm. When launched in India, the Argo would directly compete with Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS.

Fiat India launched the Punto EVO Pure in April, 2017 at a price of Rs. 4.92 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Punto EVO Pure is powered by a 1.2 litre FIRE petrol engine that produces 68 hp of power and 96 Nm of torque mated to 5-speed manual transmission.

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