After revealing the name of its new coupe SUV in June, FIAT Brazil has presented two images exposing the all-new 2023 Fiat Fastback’s exterior.
Clearly inspired by the new Fiat Pulse, the Fastback looks much different than the 2019 Fiat Fastback Concept vehicle. What it does have is a sloping C-pillar and a roof that dips rearward giving the vehicle a coupe-like appearance with keeping in touch with the original concept.
Already in production at the Stellantis Betim Assembly Plant in Brazil, the Fastback features the same front styling as the popular Pulse B-SUV. The Fastback uses the same headlamps, front fenders, and hood. The front bumper features a unique grille with a honeycomb texture. The front fascia uses similar elements as the new Fiat Pulse Abarth, such as a lower air inlet that has threaded elements and daytime running lights.
At the rear of the vehicle, there are LED taillights that extend into the hatch. The F-I-A-T text replaces the traditional FIAT logo. A black lower rear fascia simulates an extractor and gives the vehicle a more rugged look, on par with vehicles like many Subarus.
Our friends at Autos Segredos, have informed us that there will be three different trims available (Drive, Audace, and Impetus). All three models will be available with a 1.0-liter Turbo 200 Flex inline-three-cylinder (which is part of the Stellantis Global Small Engine or “FireFly” family). The Turbo 200 Flex is capable of generating 130 horsepower of maximum power with ethanol (125 horsepower with gasoline) and 148 lb.-ft. (200 N⋅m) of torque, regardless of the fuel.
The engine will be mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission CVT. This transmission was developed together with Aisin. The CVT gearbox uses two variable pulleys connected by an oil-dipped metal belt. This solution delivers maximum smoothness and comfort to the driver without compromising the performance and efficiency of the set.
After launch, a Turbo 270 Flex (turbocharged 1.3-liter GSE-T4 inline-four-cylinder) engine will join the lineup.
The Fiat Fastback should make its official debut next month.