Brazil – Fiat Uno facelift spied with a button-operated gearbox
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 believed to debut at the Sao Paulo Auto Show in October.
After several spyshots of the exterior of the 2015 Fiat Uno emerged, the refreshed hatchback’s interior has been busted. The totally redone dashboard design is consistent with the sketch that was leaked months ago.
Seen here is the dashboard of the top-end Uno Sporting variant. The hatchback, in its first update since the launch in 2010, gets a new three-spoke steering wheel with controls for phone and music system, and a revised instrument console with a rectangular multi-info display.
The centre console houses a display for the audio system and vertical AC vents with glossy black surrounds.
The variant spotted is equipped with a Dualogic gearbox (AMT) which eschews a conventional gear selector in favor of gear mode buttons. The air conditioner is still a manual unit.
The exterior of the 2015 Uno Sporting, as revealed through previous spyshots, receives revised bumpers, black inserts between the headlamps, new alloy wheels, wing mirrors with blinkers, clear lens rear combination lamps and central exhaust.
The 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre flex-fuel engines are expected to be retained but a start-stop system could be offered as a standard fitment across the range.
Competitors: VW Fox, Ford Ka, Chevrolet Celta
Launch Date: October 2014
[Spy image from Autossegredos]