South American-spec Fiat Tipo to enter production next year in Argentina – Report

Posted on: Dec 8, 2015 - 2:58pm IST

Codenamed Fiat X6S.

Fiat Argentina has announced that an investment of 650 million pesos will be made on their Ferreyra plant for the production of a new model, which is codenamed as Fiat X6S.

Fiat Tipo front quarter at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show
Given the cost benefits of globalization, the X6S compact sedan is reported to be the new Fiat Tipo.

The Fiat X6S is reported to be the South American-spec Fiat Tipo, which is currently manufactured only in Turkey and announced for sale in EMEA markets (Europe, Middle East and Africa). It will be built alongside the Fiat X6H, which is reported to be the next generation 2016 Fiat Punto that is currently undergoing tests.

The report states that the engine lineup will be different to the one offered for the model sold in EMEA markets. It will pack a 1.4-liter GSE 100 hp or a bigger 1.8 E.torQ with up to 132 hp that will debut in the Fiat Toro. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic (only for the 1.8-liter variant).

Fiat Tipo rear quarter at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show
Unlike the model sold in EMEA markets, the Fiat Tipo will pack a 1.4-liter GSE 100 hp or a bigger 1.8 E.torQ.

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The South American-spec Fiat Tipo will replace both the Fiat Grand Siena and Fiat Linea when it goes on sale in 2016 or early-2017, while the 2016 Fiat Punto is expected to reach showrooms post that.

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[Source: Cars Drive]

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