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Old 11th March 2004, 19:09   #1
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Fiat’s Uno is alive and well and celebrating its 20th birthday in Brazil, writes Rogerio Louro.

Trying to keep the model – renamed the Mille (Italian for 1,000) when the one-litre ‘Fire’ engine was standardised in 1996 – in the top sellers’ ranking, Fiat Brazil has given the car what looks to be little more than a facelift and new tail lamps.

But It goes deeper than it looks – the Fiat do Brasil style centre has redesigned the grille, bonnet, bumpers, headlights and tailgate.

The Uno-based Fiorino compact van also gets a new look.

Priced from about R$15,000 ($US5,150) the Uno/Mille model is the cheapest car in Brazil and Fiat sold 96,995 last year, roughly the same as in 2002. But the car did lose its third place in the sales charts to General Motors’ more recently designed Chevrolet (reworked Opel) Corsa.

The Uno was introduced in Brazil in August 1984 and is produced in Fiat’s Betim plant, in Minas Gerais state

Source : http://www.indiacar.net/news/n6433.htm


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Oh no! Suddenly the old Uno looks good. The front looks tacked on and the rest of the body is as old as ever. Reminds me of what the Maruti guys did to the Zen.
They should just phase the car out.
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Why dont these manufacturers leave these cars alone. The Uno was great during its time. Now its time to replace it and get something better. I'm sure Fiat can do that. They have made great cars. Its just that they didnt click well here in India. The Palio GTX 1.6 is one of my favourite cars. But in a "milaege kya hai?" country its sad it didnt sell a lot.

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