In addition to showing the Fastback concept, which advances some of the new visual identity of the brand and the idea of having an SUV, Fiat revealed two other prototypes at the São Paulo Motor Show in 2018. They were the Argo Sting and Cronos Sport , two models that bet on a different look to stand out. Both will be launched in the second half, still without defined engine. As far as we can tell, even the name can change, although the manufacturer must maintain the name of the hatch, since it recorded both the baptism and the logo in Brazil.
The National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) reveals Fiat Argo Sting's trademark application, as you can see in the image above. The fact that he was asked last May and even have a logo suggests that he will keep his name on release. However, sources linked to the brand told Motor1.com that nothing was decided, could change its name and that the record had been made solely because of the concept. In this configuration, the hatch receives rim wheels 17 "in black, full-LED headlights, redesigned bumper and new aerofoil.
Another model to be launched is the Cronos Sport, variant of the sedan that won red painted body, roof and wheels in black, black side skirts and a spoiler in the back cover. This variant has already been seen in tests, as shown by our fellow Auto Secrets. Both the Argo Sting and Cronos Sport were equipped with the E.torQ 1.8-liter 139 hp engine at 5,750 rpm and 19,3 kgfm at 3,750 rpm, coupled with the 6-speed automatic transmission. Our sources say that not even the motorization was defined, but it is likely to be maintained as in the concepts.
The only thing certain about both is the launch in the second half of this year. Fiat works to close both the design and the engine and name of the versions. As usual, these special series will serve to boost both the hatch and the sedan in sales, while new turbo 1.0 and 1.3 engines will not arrive and the automatic CVT will replace the GSR.
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