Codenamed Fiat X1H as on date and set to replace the Fiat Palio Fire and Uno Vivace in Brazil, the new hatchback is being readied for launch in 2016. To come in at an expected price of around BRL 30,000 (INR 5.22 lakhs), Fiat X1H will be positioned under the Fiat Uno while the duo will share a large number of external and internal components.
Set on the lines of the Fiat Uno, Fiat X1H will boast of the same windshields and roof stamping besides front doors. Fiat has however reinforced chassis of Fiat X1H thereby ensuring better crash test results and while the front end of the platform is from the Fiat Uno, the rear end is completely new and developed from scratch.
Instrument panel is also similar to that seen on the Fiat Uno though layout is simpler. A multifunction LCD screen is seen in the center displaying odometer information, temperature and fuel levels while the tachometer is replaced with an eco gauge.
Fiat X1H will be powered by a 1.0 liter engine also powering the Fiat Palio Fire. This engine offers peak power of 73 bhp in its petrol guise going upto 75 bhp when running on ethanol. The engine is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission while both variants promise start stop system, lower auto emissions and better fuel efficiency.
The new Fiat X1H has already entered production at the company Betim plant. Sales will commence exclusively in South America in early 2016. Sadly the possibility of launch in India are rather dim.
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via – AutosSegredos