Fiat Argo 2023 finally gets CVT transmission

Fiat Argo 2023 finally gets CVT transmission

It took a while, but Fiat is finally going to make the Fiat Argo available again in an automatic version. The compact hatchback from the Italian automaker will receive the CVT transmission in its variants equipped with the 1.3-liter engine with 107hp of power and 13.7 kgf/m of torque, in the same way as other models of the brand, such as Cronos, Pulse and Strada.

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This delay in the launch of the Fiat Argo CVT took many people by surprise last year, since the expectation was that the hatch would arrive with this exchange option along with its sedan brother, the Cronos, launched with this configuration in July 2022.

The explanation never came officially, but it could have its origin in the lack of components and parts, which still strongly affects the automotive industry, and also in the fact that the company wants to boost sales of the Drive 1.3 CVT variant of the Fiat Pulse, one of the most profitable and advantageous compact SUV options on the market.

In the Argo, as expected, the CVT exchange that simulates seven gears is always connected to the aspirated 1.3 engine, in the Drive 1.3 and Trekking versions. At Drive, by the way, the customer can opt for the S-Design visual and optional equipment package, which makes the car even more attractive.

This package includes items such as darkened finish, exclusive aesthetic details, front fog lights, digital automatic air conditioning, electric external mirrors with Tilt Down, rear parking sensor with graphic display and presence key with car start by button.

Judging by what we already know about the powertrain, the same one we tested on the Fiat Strada CVT, we can expect an extremely efficient car and even more economical than the manual version.

Fiat Argo 2023: Prices and versions

  • Entry 1.0: BRL 78,590
  • Drive 1.0: BRL 81,990
  • Trekking 1.3: BRL 89,990
  • Drive 1.3 Automatic: BRL 90,990
  • Trekking 1.3 Automatic: BRL 96,990