The Fiat X1H will be named Mobi. No Topolino for Brazil…

The Brazilian website Blogauto has ended up with the mystery surrounding the name of the new A segment Fiat hatchback. Developed under the codename X1H, it could have been related to the new Topolino that will be released in Europe, as we have told our readers some days ago. But it won’t have anything to do with it. The new Brazilian Fiat will be named Mobi, according to the website, and we can confirm that with patent registrations provided by the Brazilian patent office, the INPI.

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In the image above, taken from the INPI website, there is the pending request for the Mobi name, which will be applied to “vehicles, automobiles, sports cars, commercial vehicles…”, the registration category for car, obviously.

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The new car will be launched with the same 1.0 four-cylinder Fire engine used by its siblings. The new engine it was expected to introduce, the 1.0 three cylinder aluminum GSE (Global Small Engine) will only start production in August 2016. The Fiat Mobi will be presented in the first half of next year.

Source: Blogauto

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.