Monday, December 8, 2008


The Uno was launched in 1983 to replace the aging Fiat 127.It was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro's Ital Design company, its tall, square body and a low drag coefficient of 0.34 won it much praise for interior space and fuel economy. It was voted Car of the Year in 1984 by a narrow margin over the Peugeot 205 (its key competitor) and the Mark 2 Volkswagen Golf. Initially, the Uno was offered with the 0.9 ohv, 1.1 and 1.3 138-series sohc petrol engines, as well as a 1.3 diesel engine. The Uno was available as either a 3 or 5 door hatchback.In September 1989 the Uno was given a mild facelift, which saw revisions to the bodywork that improved the drag coefficient to 0.30. The interior was also revised. At this time, the old 1.1 engine was replaced by a new FIRE version, and a new Tipo derived 1.4 engine replaced the Strada derived 1.3 in both naturally aspirated and Turbo versions, Uno Turbo i.e. variant was reestyled too, and upgraded with an Garret T2 turbine, Bosch LH Jetronic fuel ingection and better CX aerodinami

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