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Fiat's new popular SUV: Brazilian mini SUV is cheaper than Yaris Cross and Renegade, is powerful, hits the market doing 14,7 km/l and promises to end the reign of Toyota and Jeep

Written by Flavia Marinho
Published 12/06/2024 às 05:05
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Goodbye Corolla Cross and Renegade, Fiat's new popular mini SUV will have a sunroof in 2025, promises to do 14,7 km/l and will come equipped with a 1.0 T200 MHEV semi-hybrid engine, called Bio-Hybrid

Stellantis is preparing new features for the popular Fiat Pulse and Fastback mini SUVs, which will include light electrification in entry-level turbocharged models and promise to end Toyota's reign Yaris Cross and Jeep Renegade. Unlike the Cronos and Argo models, which have changed little aesthetically, the Italian automaker's new cars will receive light visual updates. However, the main new feature is the introduction of the sunroof.

SUVs will be manufactured in Betim (MG), made possible by an investment of R$14 billion in the region. Recently, Autoesporte revealed that Stellantis is bringing an engine production line from abroad, specifically from Poland. This initiative aims to begin production of the first hybrid vehicles in Brazil, marking a significant step in the company's technological and sustainable expansion in the national automotive market to compete with Toyota Yaris Cross and Jeep Renegade.

Goodbye Toyota Yaris Cross and Jeep Renegade! In addition to the sunroof, Fiat compact SUVs will also have electrically adjustable seats

Initially, the sunroof will be an exclusive option for Abarth models, production of which will begin in May 2025. This date is five months after the changes planned for the normal versions of the Pulse and Fastback.

Goodbye Toyota Yaris Cross and Jeep Renegade! In addition to the sunroof, the Abarth will also have electrically adjustable seats as an option and improvements to the cabin finish. Production to validate the line of restyled models will begin a week before Christmas, with large-scale production beginning in 2025, as part of the 2026 line.

Pulse and Fastback will be equipped with a 1.0 T200 MHEV semi-hybrid engine, called Bio-Hybrid

The highlight of the 2026 versions of the Pulse and Fastback will be the introduction of the 1.0 T200 MHEV semi-hybrid engine, called Bio-Hybrid and will be equipped with an innovative multifunctional electrical device, which will replace the alternator and starter motor. This device will provide additional energy, generating extra torque for the vehicle and thus reducing the effort on the combustion engine.

In addition to these mechanical improvements, the hybrid models will also receive visual updates, with specific touches on the front grille, improving both the aesthetics and efficiency of compact SUVs. Toyota yaris cross

The eager on duty will have to wait for the 2026 line: Pulse and Fastback arrived without any news this year

While this doesn't become a reality, Pulse and Fastback reached the 2025 line without any news. The versions of both products were maintained, as was the look. For the Fastback, Fiat had already made discreet changes for the 2024 line. Toyota yaris cross

The coupe SUV will continue to offer the Turbo 200, Audace and Impetus versions, equipped with a 1.0 three-cylinder turbo engine, which generates up to 130 hp and 20,4 kgfm of torque. These versions have a CVT automatic transmission with seven simulated gears. The Limited Edition and sporty Abarth versions use the 1.3 turbo four-cylinder engine, delivering up to 185 hp and 27,5 kgfm of torque. For these models, the transmission is a six-speed automatic.

The Pulse, in turn, offers three engine options, differentiating itself from the Fastback with its 1.3 naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, which delivers 107 hp of power and 13,4 kgfm of torque. Consumers can choose between a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic with seven simulated settings, providing a variety of choices depending on driving preferences.

Fiat Pulse is completing three years on the market

Launched in 2021, the Fiat Pulse is completing three years on the market, a typical period for a restyling. The Fastback, launched in 2022, is just a year newer than the Pulse. It is important to remember that the new generation of both is already being developed. Toyota yaris cross

Fiat is working on the second generation of the Pulse (F2U) and Fastback (F2X) using the CMP platform from the Peugeot 208 and the Citroën C3 and Aircross. Unlike the current generation, sold only in Brazil, the new models will also be sold in Europe and will have a fully electric version. Toyota yaris cross

Thus, the news promises not only to maintain the success of Fiat SUVs, but also to expand its presence in the international market, bringing more modern and technological options to win the hearts of consumers to compete with Toyota Yaris Cross and Jeep Renegade

Fiat SUV is cheaper than Toyota Yaris Cross and Jeep Renegade, and promises to sell like water

Fiat revolutionizes the SUV market with the incredible Fiat Pulse and Fastback, which are significantly cheaper than their competitors! The stylish Fiat Pulse starts at just R$99.990, and the sophisticated Fiat Fastback starts at R$119.990. Compared to the Toyota Yaris Cross, which starts at R$149.990, and the Jeep Renegade, which starts at R$139.990, Fiat models offer irresistible savings without sacrificing style and performance!

I'd love to know if you've ever owned a Fiat SUV or are thinking about buying one. Tell us in the comments section about your experience with the brand. Don't forget to leave 5 stars and activate CPG notifications to keep up with all the latest news from the automotive world. To the next!

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Flavia Marinho

Flavia Marinho is a Production Engineer with a postgraduate degree in Electrical and Automation Engineering, with extensive experience in the onshore and offshore shipbuilding industry. In recent years, she has dedicated herself to writing articles for news websites in the areas of industry, oil and gas, energy, shipbuilding, geopolitics, jobs and courses, with more than 7 thousand articles published. Her technical expertise and communication skills make her a respected reference in her field. Contact us to suggest an agenda, advertise job vacancies or advertise on our portal.

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