Fiat Argo ‘Way’ Adventure Cross Hatchback Rendered
Expected to hit Brazilian market this year, with jacked-up suspension and muscular plastic cladding.
The new Fiat Argo subcompact hatchback is garnering an over-whelming response in the South-American markets, with a sales figure of 27,925 units in Brazil and 1,636 units in Argentina – all in just seven months last year. The regional media reports that the hatch will soon join the adventurous ‘cross’ version bandwagon that is quite popular in the Brazilian market, accounting for over 12 percent of compact car market.
Fiat offers crossover-styled ‘Way‘ editions in its popular hatchback ranges including Fiat Mobi and Fiat Uno. The Fiat Uno Way is already discontinued, kicking-off speculation that the a new car from the Argo line-up is likely to fill the void. It is reported that the upcoming Argo Way may feature SUV-like treatment both visually and mechanically, with slightly higher pricing than the regular hatchback.
A slew of renderings make it clear that the Argo Way is anticipated with roof-rails and full-length body cladding all around the car. Distinctive lower bumper styling with muscular air-dam and skid plates, complemented by sporty and chunky alloys wheels, may derive styling clues from Fiat Toro ans Strada pickup models. The car is likely to features a more mature suspension with enhanced damper fluid viscosity and coil springs, offering a bit stiff suspension and improved ride height.
Akin to Indian market, the SUV-styled cross hatchbacks are popular and well-accepted in the Brazilian market. Once launched, the Argo Way will take on the likes of Chevrolet Onix Activ, Hyundai HB20X, Renault Sandero Stepway, and Toyota Etios Cross. With all its prime rival cars are equipped with powerful engines, Fiat may offer both the budget 1.3-litre Firefly petrol with an affordable price tag and the 1.8-litre E.torQ petrol engine with an automatic epicyclic transmission for performance-savvy buyers.
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Renderings Courtesy: Autos Segredos, Noticias Automotivas, CARWP Jonathan Machado