Fiat is one of the most prestigious and successful automotive brands in Brazil and South America. Its relevance is such as to justify a range of vehicles dedicated to these overseas markets with very respectable sales results. Among the distinctive models offered by Fiat for Latin America is Fiat Pulse, a compact SUV designed and manufactured in South America. Let’s delve deeper in this article:
- This is how the new Fiat Pulse 2023 is relaunched
- Fiat Pulse 2023, many reasons to like it
This is how the new Fiat Pulse 2023 is relaunched
Fiat Pulse, with a length of 410 cm, a width of 178 cm, a height of 158 cm and a wheelbase of 253 cm, falls into the category of B-Suv, characterized by compact dimensions. This vehicle stands out for its distinctive and sporty aesthetic design, with a large front grille in the center of which the Fiat logo stands out. Some elements emphasize the off-road aspect of the car, such as the unpainted plastic components integrated into the bodywork and a very high ground clearance of over 22 cm.
Pulse can accommodate up to five passengers, together with their luggage, thanks to a rear compartment with a load capacity of 370 litres. The interior of the car features a clean and modern design, with a large 10.1-inch central display dedicated to the infotainment system, which includes compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The digital instrumentation consists of a 7-inch screen.
There range of engines offers several options, including a 1.0-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine, available in petrol (125 HP) or ethanol (130 HP) versions. Alternatively, you can choose the 1.3 Firefly engine, with power ranging from 101 to 109 HP depending on the type of fuel used (petrol or ethanol). And a sports version by Abarth is available, which delivers 185 HP.
Fiat Pulse 2023, many reasons to like it
Fiat Pulse is preparing for a technical update in line with the electrification objectives of the Stellantis group. The SUV will adopt a mild hybrid system equipped with a 48 volt electric generator. This electrification system will allow the vehicle to optimize fuel consumption and, above all, reduce polluting emissions.
Fiat Pulse Hybrid will take advantage of the 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine supercharged with petrol, capable of delivering a power of 125 HP. Thanks to the 48-volt mild hybrid system, an increase in torque is expected from 200 Nm to 249 Nm. This improvement will not only help optimize fuel consumption and emissions, but should also lead to an increase in performance in terms of acceleration and pickup . The gearbox available for the Fiat Pulse is both manual and automatic, with the CVT automatic variant.
As previously anticipated, the SUV will undergo a restyling and the new Fiat Pulse Hybrid version, scheduled for next year. This update will also make Fiat Pulse suitable for European markets, including Italy, where anti-pollution regulations are more stringent. The final decision to launch Fiat Pulse in Italy it has not yet been confirmed, but the latest rumors suggest that the sales success of the model could push the management of the Stellantis group in this direction.