The name for the new subcompact SUV, initially designated Fiat 363 (Progetto 363), was chosen through online voting. Fiat’s Brazilian subsidiary offered Tuo, Domo and Pulse variants. As a result, about 380,000 votes were distributed as follows: 65% – Pulse, 25% – Domo, 10% – Tuo. Pulse sales in South American markets will kick off in October, Autocar India reports.
On the one hand, Pulse seems to be built on a new modular MLA platform: a wheelbase of 2532 mm is confirmed. On the other hand, the Fiat Argo hatchback (3998x1724x1503 mm, 2521 between the axles) on the MP1 “bogie” is clearly taken as a basis. At the same time, Stellantis enforces the CMP architecture everywhere.
A nameplate with a new name is glued to the tailgate. Pulse has no fin antenna. LEDs are visible in navigation lights, foglights and lanterns. The diameter of the wheels is unlikely to exceed 15 inches.
According to unofficial data, the role of the base engine will be played by a gasoline aspirated 1.3 Firefly (109 hp, 139 Nm) with a five- or six-speed “mechanics”. However, the main engine will be a 1.0 GSE T3 bi-fuel turbo-engine (128-131 hp, 206 Nm), along with gasoline consuming ethanol and coupled with an Aisin CVT. Four-wheel drive is not expected. The main competitors in Brazil will be Honda WR-V, Chery Tiggo 3x and Volkswagen Nivus (Taigo).