We brought to you the first official images of the Fiat Argo, the Punto successor a couple of days back. As an update, we now have some images of the interior of the new car as well, and going by the first few images of the cabin, it appears to be quite a step up from the staid innards of the Punto.
The two images brought to light by Autos Segredos reveals quite a few details about the car’s innards. To start off, the top end version of the car gets a touchscreen infotainment system which also boasts Android Auto. We are particularly excited by the big, orange lit colour display between the instrument dials bringing the much needed modernity to the car’s cockpit. Also of interest is the floating central touchscreen system, though the controls beneath still don’t appear to be properly modern.
The top spec Argo ‘Sporting’ variant gets a two tone red-black cabin with faux carbon fibre in places. The lower-spec variants, on the other hand have an all-black dash and cabin. The car shares some of its components like the steering wheel and A/C vets with the Fiat Tipo, though the Argo’s cabin has its own character in rest of the places.
We had shared the spy images and some details of the Fiat Argo, the upcoming Punto replacement in the past. Now Fiat has officially revealed the images and some details about the new car model, which has a good possibility of making it to the Indian shores as well.
Unlike its puristic, very Italian forebear, the Punto, which was a study in clean lines, the Argo is rather sporty and features more complex lines. The images shown here are of the sportiest ‘HGT’ version with two-tone alloy wheels. While a hatchback, stylistically there are very mild hints of a soft roader with plastic undercladding on the wheel arches, side skirts and rear bumper and a relatively high ride height.
A very pronounced crease, in the form of the car’s shoulder line connects the head and tail lamps covering door handles. At the rear, the car gets a spoiler on top and a sportily styled exhaust muffler.
Designed and developed in Brazil for the South American market, the Argo draws its name from Jason and the Argonauts, from Greek mythology.
At this point, the Argo is expected to come equipped with three engines – a 1.0 litre 72 hp, a 1.3 litre 101hp and a 1.8 litre 135hp unit. All engines, as officially announced, would be petrol powered. Sure, diesel powertrains would be added to the lineup based on the requirement at a later point. All engines, except the 1.8 petrol will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.8 petrol will get a 6-speed auto option as well.
Here’s a teaser video:
Check out the official images along with some spy images of the car in the gallery below.
Interior images courtesy : Autos Segredos