Fiat Mobi photographed undisguised [Update – New interior shots]
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AutoEsporte has added an interior image of the Fiat Mobi revealing the features on the top-spec variant. It has a higher version of the Fiat ‘Connect’ infotainment system that allows Bluetooth pairing, pen drive reading ability, and comes with radio, with buttons on the steering wheel.
The fully loaded Fiat Mobi is also equipped with an LCD screen for the trip computer on the instrument console.
March 25, 2016 –
Update – CarPointNews and NoticiasAutomotivas published fresh spyshots of a white Fiat Mobi completely undisguised from Rio de Janeiro this week. The Renault Kwid competitor while starting out with the existing 1.0 FIRE engine, will receive a new turbocharged 1L unit next year, the publications state.
March 21, 2016 –
The Fiat Mobi has been photographed undisguised for the first time while shooting a commercial, courtesy of Autos Segredos reader, Otavio Antunes. It is reported to go on sale from April 18, and replace the Fiat Uno Vivace.
Reports suggest that the front section of the Mobi’s platform is sourced from the Fiat Uno, while the rear section is, reportedly, developed from scratch. On the safety front, Fiat has put focus on reinforcing the chassis for better crash test results. It will also source windshields, roof stamping and front doors from the Fiat Uno. The wheelbase is reported to be around 2.35 meters.
Although the interior is not photographed in this instance, spyshots have revealed that it comes equipped with a simple 3-spoke steering wheel, a small vertical display in the instrument cluster, vertical HVAC vents in the middle and circular HVAC vents on the sides. Higher variants could get steering-mounted controls and an infotainment system. The Mobi’s boot space is reported to be 260 liters.
Under the hood is a 1.0-litre engine that produces 73 bhp (petrol)/75 bhp (ethanol) that is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. A new 1.0-liter three cylinder GSE (Global Small Engine) with start-stop technology will come in 2017, state several Brazilian reports.
At launch, prices are expected to start from BRL 29,000 (INR 5.31 lakhs), and will be available in three grades: Easy, Like and Drive. The Mobi will also spawn a pseudo crossover version, the Fiat Mobi Way, that could start from BRL 40,000 (INR 7.33 lakhs).
Competitors: Renault Kwid, VW Up!
Expected Price: From BRL 29,000 (INR 5.31 lakhs)
Expected Release date: April 18