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Old 06-19-2021, 12:39 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
I would think a 3 cylinder 1L engine could be paired with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that could be both more efficient, and output more total power over some short period of time; say under 5 minutes. It would be both quicker and more fuel efficient.
This beauty was often fitted with a 1.2L 4-cyl, after this facelift retained that engine mostly for export to Europe and South Africa, and there was not any sort of hybrid setup. It had resorted to a 1.4L engine for local Brazilian market.

Even though the 2nd generation of the Fiat Strada looks quite bolder, it's not effectively too bigger, so maybe that 1.2L could suit it. OTOH there is a 3-cyl 1.0L which shares the same basic architecture of the 1.3L 4-cyl available in the new generation of the Strada (even though the older 1.4L remains for the basic trim). Since the 3-cyl is fitted with a mild-hybrid setup on the Euro-spec 500 with the manual transmission while the ones with the Dualogic AMT retain the 1.2L formerly fitted to export versions of the 1st-gen Strada, and even without any hybrid assist the 3-cyl could do the same job as the 1.2L did, that's something to consider.
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