A synonym of robustness and a reference in the segment of light commercial vehicles, Fiat Fiorino completes 40 years of history in tip top shape. If you own one, trading it in is not even on your mind.
September 23, 2020 - 40 years of history, 29 years of leadership in sales. This incredible achievement already defines the Fiat Fiorino, a vehicle designed to help overcome challenges in the work routine. But it carries an even greater legacy, of the only model in production with the direct DNA of two of the Italian brand's main successful products in Brazil.
Launched in September 1980 as the Fiat 147 Fiorino, the van had the same essential features as the compact, but with a capacity to carry 420 kilos in its large cargo compartment. Coupled with the 1.3 engine and reinforced suspension, the car’s objective was to solve the problems of door-to-door deliveries, especially in large urban centers.
The second generation came in 1988, preserving the virtues of robustness of its predecessor, however, this time using the base of another icon of Fiat: the Uno. The current generation is the third, which came to life in 2014, derived from the then new Uno. The Fiorino continues to dominate the segment and recently even made a factory-prepared ambulance version to help combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
"Fiorino is synonymous with reliability, a project so good that even after four decades it can still be used for light loads, always respecting the limits of the vehicle and its age," says travel agent Marcelo Paolillo, 38, a resident of Itu (SP).