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Project 363 mid-size Fiat SUV revealed, Hyundai Creta rival

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Fiat is planning to launch a new SUV based on the MLA platform in the Brazilian market. The brand has codenamed the SUV Project 363 and announced online voting on a dedicated website asking customers to choose from three names. The three names have been revealed as Pulse, Domo and Tuo. The brand will be announcing the market name of the new Fiat SUV in the next few days.

Design & Styling

The Fiat Project 363 features authentic Italian design language and comes with a sharp front end. The SUV features an imposing horizontally slotted grille with a large stylised FIAT logo in the centre. Sleek full-LED headlamp units with LED daytime running lights flank the radiator grille giving it a wide fascia. The car also features LED taillamps with a wraparound effect and sharp tapering ends. The lights are also swept back which gives the SUV a wide and fast stance even at standstill.

Project 363 features trapezoidal foglamp inserts mid-bumper along with a wide air dam and a silver skid plate. The car also features squared-off wheel arches and a black-out roof. The side windows feature a chrome window line and silver roof rails. The SUV also comes with a silver skid plate on the rear bumper and trapezoidal exhaust openings. The large alloy wheels and black plastic cladding on the wheel arch also reiterate Project 363’s SUV status.

Powertrain Details

The Fiat project 363 will come with a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that produces 128 Hp of power. The engine is likely to feature a CVT gearbox from Aisin. The brand will also employ the 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine from the Jeep Compass as a performance option. Speculations are that a 109 Hp 1.3-litre naturally-aspirated engine is also on cards.

The brand has not released details of the interior of the SUV yet and the brand will reveal more details along with the name of the SUV in the coming days.

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