The name of the cheapest automatic car in Brazil has been updated. Fiat presented the Argo Drive, which has a 1.3-liter engine and a seven-speed CVT transmission, a combination that has never happened before for a model.
Prices start at R$91,000, but in black and without options. It goes up to BRL 92,000 in red or white, and BRL 93,000 in gray or silver.
Well-equipped, it leaves the factory with impressive controls, multimedia with a 7″ screen, cruise control and features in any other zero kilometers, such as dual airbags, ABS brakes, air conditioning, power steering , windows and electrics. locks The small engine makes over 100 hp and has around 14 kgfm of torque. Let’s be honest, we can’t complain about what the cheapest automatic in Brazil offers.
Dissatisfied customers can pay an additional BRL 4,000 for the S-Design package, which includes electric rear windows, fog lights, automatic air conditioning, electric mirrors, mirror indicator, covered steering wheel, alloy wheels and large tires , parking sensors. presence key and exterior trim painted in body color.
It is a lot for 4,000 BRL, which makes me think that many will have this package, which, added to the more expensive paint, makes the complete Argo reach 97,000 BRL.
I describe the Argo very well, but I admit that I have not had personal contact with this CVT setup. I am waiting for the availability of Fiat to lend me a car for a few days, and in the meantime I can rely on the information available on its website, which I am happy with. I expected less than that for the cheaper automatic.
But of course I will not leave my loyal reader, who, like me, is very interested in the used car market. In this week’s list, I singled out better options than the Argo, for those who don’t mind keeping a used one in the garage.
Chevrolet Onix Premier 2022
For R$97 thousand equivalent to the full Argo Drive, you can consider the Onix Premier 2022, the most complete version of the Chevrolet hatch. Equipped with a 1.0 turbo engine and direct transmission with six gears, it works better than the Fiat rival.
It’s also safer, as it offers blind spot sensors, side and curtain airbags. As for comfort and convenience equipment, it has everything the Argo has, including more interior space, leather upholstery, a wireless mobile phone charger and even a parking assistant.
Citroën C4 Cactus Feel Pack 2021
Central hatch and style SUV, the C4 Cactus is one of Citroën’s most acclaimed models. It came at a good time for the brand in Brazil and left the bad reputation of some of the old French.
The Feel Pack 2021 edition is priced at around R$90,000 and comes fully equipped, with stability and traction controls, four airbags, automatic air conditioning, multimedia, presence buttons, rain and cloud sensors and steering wheels. 17 inches.
The engine is a 1.6 16v mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It’s a better set than the Argo, at a lower price than its simpler setup.
Honda Fit LX 2021
Pity that Honda didn’t want to continue with the Fit here in Brazil. There were three successful generations of the car which gained a reputation for being stable and economical. For more than R $ 90 thousand, it is possible to consider the LX 2021 version. It is not the most complete version, but it is already more attractive than the Argo.
It has a 1.5 engine with CVT transmission, stability and traction control, efficient use of interior space, multimedia with rear camera, cruise control, alloy wheels and fog lights.
The finish and drivability are better, as the Fit was in a higher category than the Argo. It also does better in depreciation, as it tends to be one of those cars that can hold its value well over the years, even after being discontinued.
Toyota Yaris XLS 2021
Another superior model to the Argo, the Yaris is a very smart, almost premium hatchback. In this XLS version, it even has an electric sunroof, equipment for more expensive cars.
For more than R$ 96,000, it is possible to take this version in the 2021 model, which comes with a 1.5 engine and a CVT transmission. It is a very efficient set, popular for being economical and low maintenance.
The equipment list is extensive and includes projector headlights, LED taillights, alloy wheels, parking sensors, leather upholstery, cruise control, multimedia, automatic air conditioning, electric folding mirrors, stability controls and drag, and seven airbags.
Volkswagen Polo Highline 2021
To close this list, VW Polo Highline, the most complete version of the model, without considering the sporty GTS. Here, it comes equipped with a 1.0 turbo engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Good performance and low consumption, it is one of the most modern sets on the market.
It has automatic air conditioning with rear seat exit, cruise control, electric folding mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, multimedia with rear camera, rain and twilight sensors, four airbags and stability and traction controls. All this for less than R$97,000, the highest price you can pay for an Argo.
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