Brazil – 2015 Fiat Uno Sporting (facelift) spied up close
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The 2015 Fiat Uno is inching closer to its launch and the hatchback has been spotted undisguised once again.
The top-end Uno Sporting variant has been snagged by Autossegredos.com.br’s reader Mr. Rodrigo Tavares de Lima.
While the 2015 Fiat Uno Adventure which was spotted earlier gets an additional slit above the secondary air dam, regular variants of the Uno make do without that. The conventional grille is absent but the updated hatchback sports a black element instead to provide a visual illusion of a grille.
The three eccentrically placed rectangular vents near the right headlamp continue untouched and the headlamps have undergone subtle revisions. The foglight enclosures have grown in size but the secondary air dam is similar to the outgoing car. The new front bumper sports a sharp air-splitter in the chin.
In profile, new alloy wheel design, different graphics on the side rub-strips and ORVMs with integrated turn indicators are new. The spyshot does not reveal the rear but it is reported to have clear lens combination lamps and a revised bumper which makes space for a centrally mounted dual exhaust tip.
Going by the previously leaked images, the interior of the refreshed Uno would be completely revamped and get more equipment.
The 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre flex-fuel engines would continue unchanged but a start-stop system could be offered as a standard fitment to reduce fuel consumption.
The 2015 Fiat Uno is expected to be in attendance at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in October.
Competitors: VW Fox, Chevrolet Celtic
[Spy image from Autossegredos.com.br]