Marcus De Guzman / Fiat | May 18, 2017 12:29
Fiat gives a glimpse of all-new Argo hatchback
The retro-inspired Fiat 500 will soon be joined by a sleek-looking hatchback. Say hello to the Fiat Argo, the company's latest five-door. Compared to the 500, the Argo adopts a more modern design theme with its aggressive tones and sharp angles.
Shown here is the is the sporty HGT variant which comes with a bodykit, stylish alloy wheels and red accents on the front and rear bumper. Up front, it gets tapered headlights with daytime running lights along with matte black grill and foglights. C-shaped taillights dominate the rear while a rear spoiler and diffuser further emphasizes the hatchback's sporty pedigree.
Also curious to see are the blacked-out wheel lip moldings which gives the Argo a crossover-like appearance. Combined with the hatchback's relatively high roofline, it appears Fiat is going for the hatchback-crossover hybrid theme for the Argo.
In Brazil, the Argo will be available with either a 1.0- or 1.3-liter Firefly engine. Both engines are already seeing service in the Uno, with the former producing 72 PS and 102 Nm of torque. Meanwhile the bigger 1.3 puts out 101 PS and 134 Nm of torque. Transmission choices include a manual and an automated-manual.
For those that prefer a fully automatic transmission, the Argo will also be available with a 1.8-liter inline-four from Fiat's E.torQ powertrain.
When officially launched, the Argo is set to replace the long running Punto.