Fiat X1H spotted featuring production-spec headlamps, taillamps – Spied
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New spyshots of the Fiat X1H depict the test prototype featuring lesser camouflage, thus revealing production-spec headlamps, taillamps, as well as the taillgate design.
The front-end of the X1H’s platform is from the Fiat Uno, while the rear section is, reportedly, developed from scratch. Fiat has put focus on reinforcing the chassis for better crash test results, say reports.
Reports suggest that it will source the 1.0-litre engine from the Fiat Palio Fire, which is capable of 73 bhp with regular petrol and 75 bhp on ethanol, at 6,250 rpm, and mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. A 12-valve turbocharged version of the same engine is also considered, reportedly. Both variants of the engine are rumored to feature a stop-start system for lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy.
Fiat will commence production of the X1H in January at the Betim factory, and the small car will be sold exclusively in South America from the first half of 2016.
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[Source: Autos Segredos]