Brazil – Fiat Grazie Mille series marks the end of the first-gen Uno
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Fiat Brazil has launched a commemorative ‘Grazie Mille’ (an expression that means “thanks a lot” in Italian) series for the Uno. The limited edition marks the end of the long-lived first gen Uno, which was a top seller in India briefly in the 90s.
Fiat is forced to retrieve the Uno from Brazil after a 25-year inning as a new vehicle law that comes into place on the Jan 1, 2014 requires all new passenger cars to be fitted with ABS and Airbags.
The special variant is limited to 2,000 units and launched at a price of 31,200 Brazilian Real (Rs.8.10 lakhs). The model features exclusive content, better interior trim and details on the exterior and interior that give it distinction.
The Grazie Mille variant comes in Prata Bari (Silver) and an exclusive Verde Saquarema (Green) exterior paint finish. Other features on the outside include smoked headlamps, 13 inch alloy wheels in diamond finish, chrome exhaust tips, side moulding and Grazie Mille decals.
The interior’s subtle changes include a badge on the dashboard identifying the unit number, exclusive fabric with Grazie Mille seat embroidery, instrument panel with new graphics, aluminium pedals, black headliner and columns, door sill with logo and special carpets.
Sound system with capability to play CD/MP3 and radio, Bluetooth connectivity and USB input, a subwoofer, air conditioning, power steering, electric windows and locks, and rear wiper with defroster come standard.
Since 1983, a number of variants of this hatchback were introduced around the world and the sun sets on the first gen Uno at a time when its well-performing successor promises to extend the nameplate’s legacy for another 30 years.