Fiat X1H entry-level hatchback – Rendering
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A couple of renderings of the Fiat X1H A segment hatchback has surfaced online, courtesy of Autos segredos. The report states that production of Fiat’s entry-level model will begin in January, and will launch exclusively in South America during the first half of 2016.
The Fiat X1H will slot below the Fiat Uno, and has a shorter front end that likely accommodates the 1.0-litre engine from the Fiat Palio Fire. This engine churns out 73 bhp of maximum power on petrol and 75 bhp on ethanol, at 6,250 rpm, and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The upcoming A segment hatch was expected to debut a 1.0-litre three-cylinder six-valve engine, but reports suggest that this engine is still under development and will not be ready by the time the X1H arrives in the market.
In addition, a 12-valve turbocharged version of the 1.0-litre four-cylinder motor is expected to be offered, as per Brazilian reports. Both variants of the engine are rumored to feature a stop-start system for lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy.
[Source: Autos segredos]