Update - Auto Esporte readers Victor Henrique and Matheus Frizzo have shared spyshots of the Fiat X6S testing in Brazil. The model will be manufactured in Córdoba, Argentina and will plug part of the gap left by Linea, retired earlier this year in the Brazilian market. The size will be intermediate, between the Grand Siena and Linea.
Auto Esporte says that the model will introduce an all-new nameplate, when it goes on sale next year.
June 3, 2017 -
Fiat Argo-based sedan caught on test in Brazil.
With the Fiat Argo now officially revealed and set to hit the Brazilian market this month, FCA has started road testing its sedan version (codename: Fiat X6S) . The Fiat X6S was recently spied on the roads by Autos Segredos reader Diego Escuder Bell.
The Fiat X6S test mule wears heavy camouflage and fake panels, but it's clear that the sedan gets a different design for the rear door. The Brazilian publication says in its report that the car's front has an exclusive design compared to the Argo. The length will grow (from 3.99 metres) to about 4.4 metres, while the width (1.75 metres) and wheelbase (2.52 metres) remain unchanged from the hatchback. The boot capacity is expected to grow from 300 litres to 440 litres.
The Fiat X6S will sell in four configurations: 1.3 Drive, 1.3 Drive GSR, 1.8 Precision and 1.8 Precision AT6, with an engine stop-start system as standard. The first two configurations will have the 1.3-litre Firefly engine under the hood, producing 101 CV (101 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 13.7 kgfm (134.35 Nm) of torque at 3,250 rpm running on petrol and 109 CV (109 hp) at 6,250 rpm and 14.2 kgfm (139.25 Nm) of torque at 3,500 rpm running on ethanol. Transmission choices for this engine will include 5-speed manual and 5-speed GSR automated manual.
The 1.8 Precision and 1.8 Precision AT6 configurations will get the 1.8-litre E.torQ engine. This unit develops 135 CV (135 hp) at 5,750 rpm and 18.8 kgfm (184.37 Nm) of torque at 3,750 rpm running on petrol and 139 CV (139 hp) at 5,750 rpm and 19.3 kgfm (189.27 Nm) of torque at 3,750 rpm running on ethanol. 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic are the transmission choices for this engine. All configurations except 1.3 Drive will feature traction control and stability control.
The Fiat X6S sedan will be manufactured in Cordoba, Argentina. It will debut in late-2017, and not at the 2017 Buenos Aires Motor Show this month. The car will replace the Fiat Grand Siena and the Fiat Linea when it goes on sale next year.
[Source: Autos Segredos]