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Old 05-17-2017, 10:05 PM
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Default Fiat Argo/Punto(?)

First images of the new subcompact Fiat Argo have surfaced online. What's more, there is a suggestion the model, designed in Brazil with the Latin American markets in mind, may be brought to Europe as a replacement for the 12-year-old Punto

http://carsalesbase.com/new-fiat-arg...unto-globally/
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:37 AM
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Doesn't look that bad, wonder if the interior trim will be changed for europe or it will just be sold as is from Brazil.

If anything I feel it would be announced at frankfurt this year or earlier?
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:58 AM
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Too bad it isn't a small Dodge. With Dodge so starved for new product, a thrifty, affordable hatch would be nice.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:41 PM
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Default Fiat Argo and Tipo may actually come to the US

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Too bad it isn't a small Dodge. With Dodge so starved for new product, a thrifty, affordable hatch would be nice.
In fact there is speculation that FCA will bring the Mexican Dodge Neon, which is a very-lightly modified Fiat Tipo, to the US and Canada. And if that happens, the Fiat Argo may happen, maybe as the long-awaited Dodge Hornet?

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Old 05-18-2017, 03:18 PM
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In fact there is speculation that FCA will bring the Mexican Dodge Neon, which is a very-lightly modified Fiat Tipo, to the US and Canada. And if that happens, the Fiat Argo may happen, maybe as the long-awaited Dodge Hornet?



Yeah...FCA won't be doing that.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:20 PM
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Yeah...FCA won't be doing that.
I think it comes down to money. FCA is clearly near broke, and the cost of federalizing the Neon--which, in theory was developed as a global car, and so only needs certification--probably isn't worth it against the slim profit margin this car would offer.

Fun fact: FCA still sells the Dart, in both sedan and hatchback form, in China, as a FIAT:

http://www.fiat.com.cn/
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:36 PM
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I think it comes down to money. FCA is clearly near broke, and the cost of federalizing the Neon--which, in theory was developed as a global car, and so only needs certification--probably isn't worth it against the slim profit margin this car would offer.

Fun fact: FCA still sells the Dart, in both sedan and hatchback form, in China, as a FIAT:

http://www.fiat.com.cn/
FCA has also killed almost all of their sedans, with a few exceptions. I don't see them suddenly changing their mind on their shift to crossovers etc. and bringing this over here.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:50 PM
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A small, affordable car that's ok to look at? Naaaaaaa no market for that at all.
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:17 AM
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While 'argo' in ancient Greek had a different meaning, in contemporary language it actually means 'slow' or 'the slow one'. Not a great name for any car. I'm assuming this was taken from the Greek language, as many cars tend to (or its usually Latin if not Greek).

'Kalos' in ancient Greek translates to 'Beauty' and can still be used today in the correct context but in modern Greek it actually means 'callus'
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No decent compact car but they can develop an 850 hp pony car...

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