According to a report from Blogauto, the Fiat small car for the Brazilian market which was hitherto known by its codename X1H will be christened as Mobi. Touted to be go on sale in the nation in April 2016, the Fiat Mobi will be slotted between the Palio Fire and Uno.
To recap, the Renault Kwid rival derives the front half of its architecture from the Uno to keep the costs in check while the rear half has been developed from scratch. The hatchback aims to receive respectable crash test rating in Latin NCAP.
The test mules and numerous speculative renderings strongly indicate that the Fiat Mobi will be a close relative to the Uno albeit with a squared off front fascia. The rear fascia too would adopt fresh styling.
The Mobi small car is reported to be powered by Fiat Brazil’s existing 1.0-litre flex-fuel engine which develops 75 PS while running on ethanol. The motor is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. A start-stop system is likely to be offered as a standard fitment across the range.
Fiat is in the process of developing a new and more powerful 1.0-litre flex-fuel engine which is likely to replace the older unit down the line, perhaps in 2017. The local media also reports that a adventurous variant with rough road package is likely to be showcased at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in November.