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Old 31st July 2010, 09:21   #1
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Default Red hot Fiat Idea presented in South America

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/07...a-mpv-for.html

Fiat rolled out a facelifted version of its Idea small MPV initially for Brazil and then throughout South America. It remains to be seen if Fiat will also update the Idea in Europe. The South American model gets a new appearance that brings it line with Fiat's more recent models such as the Linea and Bravo, as well as a revised engine lineup.
The design upgrades are mainly to the front with larger headlamps, Fiat's new company grille and a redesigned bumper.
At the back, the rear lights are new while the tailgate is more sculptured and bumper has been reprofiled. Inside, the Brazilian Idea drops the European market model's center-mounted instrument cluster in favor of a more conventional layout.
The Idea will be offered in four different guises - Attractive , Essence, Sporting and Adventure. The latter is blessed with extra ground clearance and some rugged styling elements such as the heavy body cladding to the car's lower portions, chunkier front and rear bumpers, more prominent roof rails, off-road tires, skid plates, and externally mounted spare wheel and tire.
In Brazil, buyers will have a choice of three engines, a 1.4-liter petrol and the Flex-Fuel 1.6-liter and 1.8-liter units.
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Old 31st July 2010, 19:34   #2
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Looks more like an MUV but isn't a 'hot' looker. Even the interior looks dated!
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Looks great as with all Fiat cars!
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Looks more like an MUV but isn't a 'hot' looker. Even the interior looks dated!
The interior looks like that of Punto's.

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Looks great as with all Fiat cars!
This used to be the story 2 years back. Modern designs like Punto evo and Uno have created split opinion! Original Punto still is a far better looker!

Idea looks decent for an MUV, but too many lines and curves and bling make it feel rather korean than Italian IMO!

Anyone noticed the positioning of the power windows on the driver side? How ergonomic will that be?
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WOW! thats the biggest ever dead pedal i have seen!

very unwelcoming interior!

more like to bore a driver to the highest limit!

FIAT has lost it!
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Perhaps an alternative to the Wagon R in India?
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