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Fiat model plans reveals the first official pictures of the new Uno supermini
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26 April 2010

These are the first pictures of the new Fiat Uno, which leaked out in the company's restructuring documents. The all-new supermini will sit between the Panda and the Grande Punto.

The new model will use the famous Uno name and in effect be a replacement for the original Uno and Mk2 Punto, both of which are still in production in various parts of the world. It was confirmed for production in 2012 as part of Fiat's new five-year plan.

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Launched in 1983, the crisply designed and spacious Uno supermini was a huge hit for Fiat.

Sources say the new model is based on a shortened and simplified version of the Grande Punto platform. It should be around 3.8 metres long, which would make it a similar size to the Mazda 2. However, the design will focus on interior space in a bid to deliver more room than any similar-priced rival.

It's thought that the new car will be priced very aggressively, but there's no news yet as to whether it will be launched in the UK.

However, in the face of huge competition from Korean brands and the gaping hole between the Panda and Grande Punto, Fiat could achieve significant success with the Uno in Europe and Russia.

It's clear that Fiat has moved away from the design language of the Punto and original Uno and produced a much more curvaceous, friendly-looking car.

There are also strong shades of the Panda around the upright tailgate and vertical tail-lights. The three offset slots in the nose are a reference to the original Panda.

Previous scoop shots appeared to show that the Uno will be sold in entry-level, upmarket sporting and pseudo-SUV guises.

There's little news on engines, but it's thought that the sophisticated new Multiair units will be too expensive for all but the range-topping models.

The Uno is initially being built at Fiat Brazil's Betim plant starting in 2012. The factory has recently announced plans to hire 1000 new workers and boost output by six per cent to 3200 cars per day.

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Los Angeles 26 April 2010

Re: New Fiat Uno: first pictures

I see Guigiaro ws too busy to get involved this time around.

Mr£4worth 26 April 2010

Re: New Fiat Uno: first pictures

Autocar wrote:
These are the first pictures of the new Fiat Uno, which leaked out in the company's restructuring documents. The all-new supermini will sit between the Panda and the Grande Punto.

The new model will use the famous Uno name and in effect be a replacement for the original Uno and Mk2 Punto, both of which are still in production in various parts of the world. It was confirmed for production in 2012 as part of Fiat's new five-year plan.

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Ok lads, lets keep the back of the existing car, scrunch up the front & hey presto an ugly version of The Suzuki Ignis. What a disaster.

Tweetmoose 26 April 2010

Re: New Fiat Uno: first pictures

So it won't win any beauty pageants but that's not what this Uno is about is it? Fiat are great at making cheerful utilitarian cars and I wish them every success with this one, because it's hard to be cynical about a car that lacks ego. If it spawns similar hot and high variants to its little Panda sibling it'll also succeed to bring a smile to my face.