The new Fiat Argo has made its launch debut in Brazil, and with it, we now have details about the replacement for the Punto, Bravo and Palio in the South American country.

Borrowing a few cues from the Tipo, the Argo’s exterior styling projects an athletic appearance, featuring a sporty front end, sculpted sides, large headlights and a slightly muscular bonnet.

Moving inside, you’ll notice hints of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, whereby the dashboard has three circular-shaped air-con vents, which are placed within a painted trim piece that runs the length of the dash. Just above that is a floating display screen (seven-inch touchscreen on higher trim levels) linked to the car’s Uconnect infotainment system.

According to Fiat, the Argo boasts the largest cabin in its segment, offering 2,806 litres of space. Meanwhile, there’s 300 litres of boot space available, 24 litres more than what is available on the hatchback version of the Ford Fiesta.

For the Brazilian market, there will be eight trim levels of the Argo offered – Drive 1.0, Drive 1.3, Drive 1.3 GSR, Precision 1.8, Precision 1.8 AT6, HGT 1.8, HGT 1.8 AT6 and a limited-edition HGT Opening Edition Mopar.

The latter is limited to just 1,000 units, and comes with additional Mopar accessories like 16-inch aluminium wheels, door sill guards, rubber mats, 60-watt speaker system, and model-specific badging. Buyers can only have it in Portofino Blue, paired with a rear spoiler plus a black roof and mirror caps.

As for the rest of the range, the equipment kit is dependent on the Argo trim level chosen. Among the items available include automatic climate control, 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, additional safety systems and leather upholstery.

On the matter of engines, the entry-level Drive 1.0 is equipped with a Firefly 1.0 litre three-cylinder engine, which produces 78 hp, while the models with the “1.3” designation has a larger Firefly 1.3 litre four-cylinder unit with 109 hp. The most powerful offering is the E.torQ 1.8 litre Evo VIS engine that provides 139 hp.

Customers will be able to choose from three transmission options, including a standard five-speed manual, an automated five-speed GSR and a six-speed automatic.

Fiat Argo Drive 1.0

Fiat Argo Drive 1.3

Fiat Argo Drive 1.3 GSR

Fiat Argo Precision 1.8

Fiat Argo HGT Opening Edition Mopar