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Old 13th May 2008, 19:54   #1
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Interesting name for this car!

Fiat Automotives Brazil has introduced this version today. It is the Palio Adventure with a normal FWD option, but the car comes equipped with an Electronic front slip differential. Hence the name "Locker".

I am posting the English translation of the news which is originally in Spanish. This page also contains the picture of the new "Adventure Locker".

Translated version of http://www.16valvulas.com.ar/
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A Fiat off-roader with a front limited slip differential..interesting.

Fiat please come back to America.
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Forget Punto. Forget Linea. Forget CRV. Forget Captiva. Forget Endeavor. This is Deadly!!! This is the real beast. Some pics (courtesy: www.clubpalio.cl )
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Oh! what a rush of blood I am feeling! I've probably not felt like
this for ages! What a feeling! What a car! For me, the Adventure has now
reached the status, even above the CRV/Captiva/Tuscon etc. It looks like
a TRUE SUV now with the raised suspension system. We need this SUV
here. FIAT are you listening? Can you imagine a 1.9L, 150bhp, 30kgm
torque Adventure Locker? Man, I need to hold on to something now ;-)

This beast would eat the Punto/Linea/Safari/Scorpio for breakfast! FIAT, I take a bow for this fantastic design!

You can do this only to a PALIO! What a versatile platform! What a car!

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now thats one helluva beautiful looking car.
can i have mine in Red please?
FIAT please bring this to india asap!!
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Looks nice, though the excess black plastic is a damper. If they toned down the billion grooves and grilles at the back, and bodycoloured the whole thing, it would look quite something. The rear is oh-so-Q7 though.

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Back reminds me more of a Touareg. It's like a plastic factory on wheels. Ouch.
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For me, the Adventure has now
reached the status, even above the CRV/Captiva/Tuscon etc.
Folks, before you misunderstand, this is purely - Exaggeration / Artistic Liberty.
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Fiat, Please lauch this beauty in India....PLEASE !!!!

forget GP, Linea et al, this beast is tailor made for india, esp with the 1.9L MJD, priced at approx 8-9L, this is going to rock!

Launch it and I will be one of your first customers.....
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In all fairness, the 'Locker' looks awesome -- though one could say that it has excessive black plastics. I think in body color these plastics would look ok.. but then black looks rugged.

Looks apart, the tech specs look great.. the car would for sure be able to create a niche for itself.. but then the same could be said for all previous fiat cars.

I for sure would consider the 'Locker' if it is made available in India at a reasonable price point
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nice car!!! would do well in india if it comes with a toyota or a honda badge

could do with
1) lesser grey plastic parts (looks like they over did the "MANLY-ness")
2) lesser rivet holes on the exterior plastic bits (can't imagine them being cleaned properly ever!!)
3)interiors look kinda old and dreary .... could use some silvery bits and smoother plastic
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I was always of the opinion that Adventure was a good candidate for 4x4. Fiat has decided to put in mechanical slip differential for the front wheels, for whatever reason. Probably, weight and cost seem to be the reasons why they decided to go this way. I would say, this is a good candidate for India, especially with JTD. My message to Fiat, bring it on. But do something about those interiors. Even the "improved" interiors in the Brazilian Palio range of cars look drab...
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Adventure Locker looks real awesome!

Hope it comes to India!
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One good thing with the all round use of plastics in the locker is that the body of the car will be reasonably safe from scratches/rear ending nudges that one get's in indian traffic.
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So much plastic. Dated interiors.

Maybe Fiat India will launch this in India in 2077 a.d.; a year after they will launch it in Mars...
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