Fiat has revealed details about a new compact crossover called the Pulse, whose design was unveiled back in May this year. So, it became known that the development of new items was carried out in Brazil, and it will be sold only in the Latin American market.
The new Fiat Pulse is an off-road modification of the Argo hatchback. The novelty has the same 5-door body with similar proportions, but at the same time its exterior of the front and rear parts of the body. The Fiat Pulse is based on a modified version of the MP1 platform from the Argo model with the same semi-independent rear suspension. Of the differences, it is worth noting only a slightly increased wheelbase (from 2521 to 2532 mm) and support for modern electronics.
The interior of the new Fiat Pulse is completely redesigned and has nothing to do with its “brother”. The top version has a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a modern 10-inch media system and a new steering wheel with a red button, which, when pressed, launches the dynamic Sport driving mode.
The base for the Fiat Pulse will be a naturally aspirated four-cylinder 1.3 engine, which is also installed on other Brazilian models of the company. It develops 101 hp. on gasoline and 109 hp – on ethanol common in Brazil, and there is a choice of a five-speed manual transmission or a variator.
The second engine for Fiat Pulse is new – a 3-cylinder turbo unit with a working volume of 1.0 liters and a power of about 120 hp. It only relies on a pair of 6-speed “automatic”. The drive for all modifications of the SUV is only front. The new product will appear on the Brazilian market in September this year, but outside of Latin America it should not be expected.