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Triumphal return of the icon: Fiat UNO resurfaces this year with cutting-edge technology, boasting autonomy and performance. The model already has a production code at the Betim/MG factory

Written by Roberta Souza
Published 11/06/2024 às 11:20
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Photo: reproduction google images / karvi.com

Fiat plans the return of the Uno with the Peugeot 208 platform, promising innovation and sustainability

The Fiat Uno, one of the Italian automaker's most iconic models, is about to make a triumphant return. According to the Auto+ website, the Novo Uno already has production code at the Betim, MG factory, identified as FUH, and is internally called “Uno Reborn” (Uno Reborn), according to the Terra website.

Strategic return of the classic car: FIAT UNO

Since 2020, Guia do Carro has been following rumors about the new generation of Fiat Uno. Initially, Stellantis sources indicated that the return of the Uno made no sense, as “in Brazil only cars with the size of the Argo upwards work”. However, the possibility of a New Argo Bio-Hybrid, with a mild hybrid system, was suggested as an alternative.

However, new information from journalist João Brigato, from Auto+, indicates a change of direction. The Novo Uno could replace the Argo, being larger than the second generation of Uno, discontinued in 2021 with the Ciao version. Olivier François, Fiat's global CEO, has already expressed a desire to “resurrect” the brand's iconic names, and the Uno appears to be next on the list.

Modern and sustainable platform

Auto+ highlights that the FUH Project represents an opportunity that Fiat should not waste. According to Guia do Carro, the chances of the Fiat Uno's resurgence increase between 2027 and 2028, based on the electric Fiat Panda and adapted for Brazil. In Europe, the Fiat Panda concept, presented by Stellantis, will use the same platform as the Peugeot 208, also used in the Opel Corsa and Citroën C3.

In Brazil, the resumption of the Uno name is natural, due to its strong presence in the market. The modern and sustainable platform, shared with other successful models, promises superior performance and greater energy efficiency.

Stellantis Strategy

Beyond the New One, Stellantis has codes for three other car models: the new Fiat Pulse (FU2), the new Fiat Fastback (FX2) and the new Fiat Strada (XBP). The automaker is focused on diversifying and modernizing its vehicle line, aiming for launches between 2028 and 2030.

Although the idea of ​​an electric Fiat Mobi may seem distant, the production of the Leapmotor T03 in Poland by Stellantis demonstrates the intention to expand its electric portfolio. The manufacturing of the BYD Dolphin Mini in Bahia also promises to revolutionize the urban car market in Brazil.

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Photo: reproduction adapted from Google Images

Impact on the automotive market

The return of the Fiat Uno, with a modern and sustainable platform, promises to shake up the Brazilian automotive market. The combination of the iconic name with advanced technologies and adaptation to current demands can guarantee the Novo Uno a prominent position among Fiat's future launches. Stellantis' strategy of resurrecting established names, combined with a innovative vision, shows that the automaker is prepared to face challenges and take advantage of market opportunities in the coming years.

Expectations for the New Fiat Uno are high. With a solid foundation, shared with renowned models, and a commitment to sustainability, the New Uno promises to be more than a simple return: it will be a significant evolution in the automotive segment. This new chapter marks an era of customizable and efficient electric cars. While Brazilian enthusiasts celebrate nostalgia, Europeans eagerly await this automotive renaissance.

Future Fiat launches

In addition to the exciting return of the Novo Uno, Fiat also said goodbye to another iconic model: the Fiat Palio. Launched in 1996, the Palio conquered the market with its innovations in design, safety and construction, but was discontinued in 2018 to make way for the Argo. The legacy of the Palio remains, as Fiat continues to evolve with new models and technologies.

With the New Fiat Uno and other planned launches, Fiat demonstrates that it is ready to lead the future of the automotive market, combining tradition and innovation to meet the demands of an ever-changing world.

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