Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, in India is currently prepping up to the launch of its all new compact SUV, the Compass. The automaker has already showcased the same to the media along with revealing all its specifications and details combined. The automaker is betting big on this SUV as the same is locally manufactured and hence is to sport a competitive price point.
This however is not the only exciting news around the FCA brand in India. If media reports are to be believed, the company might just soon pull the plug on the aging Punto hatchback and the Linea sedan. As to when the same is to happen, is not confirmed yet.
However, it is to be believed that the soon to be unveiled Fiat Argo could be a possible replacement for the Punto, while the space for the Linea could be taken up by the Fiat Tipo.
Fiat has recently teased a video of the Argo which is to soon arrive in the Brazilian market. Based on the automaker’s small wide platform, the Argo could arrive in the Indian car market by the year 2018.
The Argo shares quite a lot of its features from the Tipo but gets several features which are unique to this vehicle as well. These include new LED DRLs, a v-shaped crease on the bonnet, a brand new instrument cluster, roof mounted spoiler among the others.
The cabin of the Fiat Argo is to be premium and feature rich. It is likely to come equip with multiple creature comforts, which is to include the likes of multi-functional steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control to name a few.
The engine specifications of the Fiat Argo will consists of both petrol as well as diesel powertrains. The former is to be a 1.2-litre engine churning out 67bhp along with 96Nm of peak torque. The latter on the other hand is to come with a 1.3-litre unit producing 90bhp along with 208nm of peak torque. The transmission responsibilities will be taken care of by a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, while there also be a 5-speed automatic on offer.
Talking about the prices, the Fiat Argo is likely to fall in the price bracket of INR 5 to 8 lakh.