Fiat Argo 2018 – a new hatchback for Brazil


The Fiat range of vehicles is replenished with the new Fiat Argo 2018-2019 – the newest compact hatchback of the European B-class. In the review Fiat Argo – photo and video, price and configuration, technical characteristics of the successor model Fiat Punto.

Initially, the new Fiat Argo enters the Brazilian market with three petrol engines: a 72-horsepower 1.0 liter, 101-horsepower 1.3-liter and 135-horsepower 1.8-liter for a charged version of the Fiat Argo HGT at a price of 46,800-70,600 Brazilian reales (approximately 807-1218 thousand rubles). During the current year, the new compact Argo hatchback will be available in the rest of South America, and in 2018 it will reach European buyers, though under a different name.

Interestingly, the new hatch Fiat Argo in Brazil will replace in the model line of the Italian company two cars at once – obsolete Fiat Punto and Fiat Palio. At the same time, the creators of the compact hatchback place high hopes on the novelty, having previously awarded the new Fiat Argo with a mass of flattering epithets. The car is both stylish and comfortable, high-tech and safe, productive and sporty thanks to the motors of the Firefly family with a high compression ratio of 13.2: 1, and this in the absence of turbocharging. From ourselves we will add to the model’s active design the modern exterior design of the body, echoing the highest-ranked Fiat Tipo model, a stylish and high-quality interior with a mass of advanced equipment, and a long list of options.

According to official information, the body of Fiat Argo, thanks to the wider use of high-strength steel, demonstrates 7% better torsional and flexural rigidity than Fiat Punto’s predecessor. At the same time, the cardinal sound and noise isolation of the cabin is stated.

  • The external dimensions of the body of Fiat Argo (Fiat Argo HGT) 2018-2018 are 3998 mm (4000 mm) in length, 1750 mm in width, taking into account rear-view mirrors 1962 mm (1980 mm), 1503 mm (1507 mm) in height , With a 2521 mm wheelbase and 154 mm clearance.
  • Depending on the installed engine and the level of equipment, the hatchback is equipped with steel 14-lumen disks with rubber 175/65 R14, easily alloyed 15-inch wheels with 185/60 R15 tires and 16-inch alloy wheels with rubber 195/55 R16.

The appearance of the new compact five-door hatchback from the Italian company Fiat with the original name Agro turned out bright and stylish. The novelty is simultaneously similar to the subcompact hatchback Fiat Mobi and the Fiat Tipo family.
The front part of the body with hard-padded headlights, neat slits of the falshradiator grille and the lower air intake, a stylish bumper with a mass of air elements.

On the side, the new hatchback demonstrates the classic two-pillar proportions, the assembled and dynamic silhouette – and one wants to call the novelty a sports car. Compact hood, a strong slope of the windshield frame, a roof with a hint of dome, doors decorated with powerful ribs, frying feed.

The rear part of the body, for all its simplicity, is not devoid of bright design chips: the plafonds of the parking lights are like drops of water, the trunk lid windows are crowned with a spoiler, the trim bumper is complemented by strokes of the fog lamps, and in expensive versions, a diffuser and a solid exhaust pipe in the form of a trapezoid.

Salon of the new hatch Fiat Argo claimed by the manufacturer as a 5-seater, but really comfortable to accommodate the driver and three passengers. In the second row, despite the presence of three head restraints, it will be convenient to sit two passengers. The luggage compartment at the standard position of the second row back allows 300 liters of luggage to be placed.

The new compact hatchback represents the interests of Fiat in a compact class-B. At the same time the novelty will be pleased with a very generous outfit for a budget car (for a price, do not look, in Brazil the cost of the car is very high).

Already in the initial configuration there is a spoiler on the fifth door glass, start-stop system, ABS with EBD, emergency braking system (ESS), front frontal airbags, Isofix fasteners, split second row back folding, air conditioning, driver’s seat height adjustment , Steering column with height and depth adjustment, central locking with remote control (doors, windows, tailgate), trip computer with 3.5-inch TFT display, audio preparation (4 speakers and two antennas), power windows in front their doors.

With the increase in the level of equipment, Media Center UConnect is added with 7-inch color touch screen (Apple Car Play, Bluetooth, USB, voice control), multifunction steering wheel, Hill Holder, Traction Control (TC) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), cruise -control, power windows rear, electric rearview mirror adjustment.

The maximum saturated configuration with a 1.8-liter engine, in addition to the above equipment, is also equipped with an anti-theft system with alarms, fog lights, LED daytime running lights.

At the top is a version of the hatchback Fiat Argo HGT, which differs from the usual brothers not only with a bright, sporty and charismatic appearance, but also with the maximum equipment supplemented by a highly informative instrument panel with a 7-inch color multifunction screen and leather trim of the steering wheel rim and gearbox control knob. There is also a sports suspension, low-profile 195/55 R16 tires on exclusive 16-inch alloy wheels.

Technical characteristics of Fiat Argo 2018-2018. At the heart of the hatchback is a budget front-drive trolley with a front independent suspension (McPherson struts) and a rear semi-independent suspension (torsion bar). Front wheel brakes disc, rear drum.
Under the hood, it is possible to install one of the two petrol engines of the new Firefly family, capable of operating both on gasoline and ethanol (fuel injection, aluminum cylinder block, start / stop system) and the old 1.8 engine family E.torQ.

  • The base engine is a three-cylinder 1.0-liter (72 HP 104 Nm on gasoline and 77 HP 109 Nm on ethanol) paired with 5 manual gearboxes.
  • A more powerful four-cylinder 1.3-liter (101 hp 137 Nm on gasoline and 109 hp 142 Nm on ethanol) in tandem with 5 MKPP or robotic gearbox with push-button control.
  • The most powerful 1.8-liter engine with four cylinders (135 hp 187 Nm on gasoline and 139 hp 192 Nm on ethanol) is completed with 5 manual gearboxes and 6 automatic transmissions. With this engine hatchback is able to gain the first hundred for 9.0 seconds and accelerate to a maximum speed of more than 190 km / h.