The Fiat Mobi small car, previously known by its codename X1H, has been spied once again ahead of its launch in Brazil this April. Touted to replace the Uno Vivace, the Mobi will slot above the Palio Fire and below the new Uno in the Brazilian portfolio.
The company has recently registered three variant trademarks with the concerned Brazilian authority (INPI) for Like, Easy and Drive, indicating that there will be three trim levels on offer. All the variants will be powered by the existing 1.0-litre flex fuel engine which is capable of producing 75 PS while running on ethanol. The standard transmission option is expected to be a 5-speed manual unit.
To recap, the Fiat Mobi is based on a platform which derives the front half of its architecture (including roof and front doors) from the Uno. The rear half has been developed from scratch. The hatchback would aim for good crash test rating at the Latin American NCAP. A crossover-like variant with rough road package (boody cladding, roof rails, rugged bumpers, etc) is also believed to be in the works and is expected to make its premiere at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in November 2016.
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With a starting price of under 30,000 Brazilian reals (around INR 5 lakhs), the Fiat Mobi will be locking horns with the Renault Kwid which is getting ready to go on sale in the country towards the end of this year.
Fiat Mobi – Spyshots
Via – Autossegredos.com.br