Fiat Doblo and Qubo snapped testing in India - Spied

01/12/2015 - 16:50 | ,  ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

No plans to launch either models in the country.

A Team BHP member has snapped the Fiat Doblo and Fiat Qubo models on test in Maharashtra, though it must be mentioned that FCA India has no plans of launching these products in the country. The Doblo and the Qubo (which bear MH-12 number plates, indicating that they're indeed being used by Fiat India which has its base in Ranjangaon) could be testing component(s), powertrain or could be here for global benchmarking purposes.

Fiat Doblo Qubo spied in Maharashtra
Both vehicles appear to be powered by the MultiJet diesel engine.

In international markets, the Fiat Qubo is available with a 1.4-liter FIRE petrol engine and the 1.3-liter MultiJet diesel engine, the latter is seen here. The diesel engine is available in power states of 80 hp and 90 hp, but irrespective of the engine, a manual transmission is the only gearbox on offer.

The Doblo on the other hand gets the 1.6-liter MultiJet diesel engine in states of 95 hp and 120 hp, whereas the 1.4-liter petrol engine produces 95 hp. Again, all variants get a manual transmission only. Neither of these cars are in FCA India's pipeline at the moment.

Fiat Doblo spied in Maharashtra
2015 saw FCA India launch the Abarth brand in the country.

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FCA India ushered in the Abarth performance brand this year with the launch of the Abarth 595, Abarth Punto and the Avventura Powered by Abarth models. Next year, the company aims to finally launch the Jeep brand in the country, with reports stating that an Auto Expo showcase is likely.

[Source - TeamBHP]

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