Brazil – 2015 Fiat Uno caught testing without camouflage
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The top selling Fiat Uno is due for a facelift in Brazil and the Way variant of the updated car was spotted testing in the country without any camouflage by Autossegredos.com.br.
The refreshed Uno Way receives a new front fascia with revised headlamps and bumper which incorporate an additional narrow air-intake slit just above the secondary air dam. In remains to be seen whether the narrow slit makes it to the regular variants of the Uno facelift as well.
While a traditional front grille is absent, the area between the headlamps has been given a glossy black treatment to create a visual illusion of a grille. The Way variant which uses a pronounced body cladding now gets a body colored front bumper.
In profile, the car remains the same save for the updated ORVMs with integrated turn indicators. The new rear bumper gets the body colored treatment too but a significant portion of it has been blacked out to mimic a diffuser. The clear lens indicators on the rear combination lights sum up the exterior changes.
Previously leaked images reveal that the new Uno will get a completely revamped interior with a new centre console and steering wheel. The fully loaded variant is expected to offer a touchscreen multimedia infotainment system.
The existing 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre powerplants would continue without much of a change. Fiat is considering to equip the Uno range with start-stop system to enhance the efficiency.
Launched in 2010, the current gen Fiat Uno is engineered in Brazil and is exclusive to South American markets. The facelifted Uno is likely to be unveiled at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in October.
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[Spy images from Autossegredos.com.br]