Following a series of teasers, Fiat has revealed the next-generation Punto. The new Punto is being called the Argo.
The new Punto has been designed and developed in Brazil for Latin American market; however, the new hatchback is expected to play a role in India sooner or later. There is also a possibility that the Italian carmaker could spawn a small crossover based on this platform.
The name Argo refers to Jason and the Argonauts, from Greek mythology. Three variants will be available: Attractive, Essence and Sporting.
From the images, the new Punto aka Argo boasts red accents on the bumpers, 17-inch wheels, and a big exhaust pipe. So we think it's the Argo HGT, the sportiest spec. The new Punto is equipped with a 137bhp 1.8-litre engine from the company's E.torQ.
The standard or the regular variants will be fitted with "Firefly" engines. To be specific, there's a 1.0-litre with 76bhp and a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 1.3-litre with four-cylinder producing 107.5bhp for an automatic gearbox which sends the power to the front wheels.
The new Argo features a thin plastic edging around the arches, side skirts and rear bumper, but not the amount of plastic cladding typical of those cars.
On the side, the new Punto (Argo) is seen with a strong shoulder line connecting the front and rear lights running along the door handles.
As for the rear profile, it has a design language imitation diffuser, which sits underneath unique boomerang reflectors and above an exhaust pipe with clearly a large false tailpipe around it.
While it's hard to tell in black, it seems the mirrors and rear tailgate spoiler are in a contrasting finish. The front lower grille resembles the Abarth with the red contrasting outline on its lower edge.
Fiat has also released a video teasing some design details.