2012 Fiat Palio | Review, Interior, Exterior, Price, Engine. – The Fiat Palio badged was first introduced in 1977 when it was just a trim designation, but in 1997 it became a very successful hatch after its debut on the Brazilian market, where 2.5 million units have been sold so far. In 2007 it received a facelift, and now an all new generation Palio was revealed late last month before a group of dealers with the official images have only now been released.
Fiat’s next generation Palio would be a much bigger car making use of Fiat’s Multijet 2 engine. Increase in demand for more fuel efficient vehicles could force Fiat to turn towards alternative fuel powertrains. Hyundai’s developing an electric vehicle based on the i20 hatchback, so Fiat could use the future Palio (which would likely swell to that size) as a ground for electric and hybrid variants and pit it against Hyundai.
The United States is witnessing a revolution in the automobile industry. Unpredictable gas prices and economic conditions have forced customers to downsize. With Fiat now in control of Chrysler’s operations in North America, a electric Palio could fit in the scheme of things. The evolution transforms the look of the new Fiat Palio, and leaves it longer, wider, higher and with a larger wheelbase: beneficial to all passengers who can now enjoy more internal space and comfort. Besides, the comfort is enhanced by careful reformulation of the cabin, which create an environment that is pleasant in which all elements and volumes are in harmony in the contours, colors and textures and functional.
The most basic, 1.0 liter EVO powerplant produces a maximum power of 73 hp and maximum torque of 95 Nm at 3,850 rpm. The Fire 1.4 Evo dishes out 85 hp and a torque of 124 Nm at 3,500 rpm. The top of the line variant of the car is powered by a 1.6-liter 16v E.torQ Flex with 115 hp and maximum torque of 160 Nm. All three engines in Brazil have flexi fuel capability, and can run on gasoline as well as ethanol.
2012 Fiat Palio Price :
2012 Fiat Palio Price. - Pricing for the new 2012 Fiat Palio has been set at Rs. 4,75,000 (In Delhi) based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2012 Fiat Palio we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2012 Fiat Palio Interior :
2012 Fiat Palio Interior. – The design of the car has been completely reworked in line with the other Fiat modes by Centro Stile Fiat in Italy. Our impression is of a jacked-up Grande Punto, and that’s not exactly a bad thing.
A significant change that attracts much attention to the new Fiat Palio is its size. Its dimensions are noticeably larger than those of the previous Palio. The car has grown: 31 mm in width: 60 mm in height, 28 mm in length: and 47.3 mm in wheelbase. Despite being a compact car, these larger dimensions really contribute to raise passenger comfort and more intelligent use of internal space.
The Fiat Palio is also very complete and bring in your equipment list various content that further enhances the comfort and safety of occupants, as sidebags and front airbags, ABS brakes, leather steering wheel with radio controls, command-shift type butterfly on the wheel, twilight and rain sensors, cruise control, windshield heat, radio CD player with MP3 input and iPod / USB, fog lights, Logo on the back cover and push knife switch with remote control, among many other items.
2012 Fiat Palio Exterior :
2012 Fiat Palio Exterior. – On the rear the focus is on the lamps. Elongated vertically and with many of the original traits, they invade the region of the rear window, and call attention to their boldness and functionality, as they are easily seen by other drivers. In addition, they make the model exclusive. Bicolor lenses add to the modernity of the body.
The brake light in LED has a long service life and offers excellent viewing for those coming behind and still gives the car a sportier look. The large rear window and gently curved trunk lid with beveled edges create an appealing visual plane, which is complemented by the robust bumper. This embeds the same black strip as the front bumper. The entire rear refers to robustness and modernity.
The optical systems in the new Palio deserve highlight. The biparabola headlight has greater high and low photometric intensity of beams, which ensure a high luminous flux. The bulbs in the headlights were designed to simulate daylight as much as possible, which allows for a more homogeneous distribution, with greater depth and realism of the scenario. The turbine shape of the tail lights, of both the parking and brake lights, make it exclusive. The new model also comes with independent tail reflector separate from the turn lights. Positioned in the bumper, they are traditionally more visible on the highways or in city streets.
2012 Fiat Palio Engine :
2012 Fiat Palio Engine. - The engine range consists of four units ranging from 1.0- to 1.6-liters. The 1.0 EVO engine also has been fitted to the Fiat Uno. It provides 73 hp and 95 Nm of torque. The 1.4-liter EVO comes from the new 500 and provides 85 hp when running on petrol, or 88 on ethanol. The one you want is supposed to be the 1.6-liter Palio Sport with a 16-valve engine, black surrounds, stylish body decals, gills on the side, dual barrel exhaust pipes, a blacked out spoiler and unbelievable awesome alloy wheels.
The 1.6-liter 16v E.torQ Flex can be specked on the Essence model and produces 115 hp on gasoline or 117 on ethanol fuel. The new Fiat Palio will be available with three engines: 1.0 Fire EVO, EVO Fire 1.4 16v and 1.6 E.torQ Flex. The Fire Engine 1.0 produces maximum power of 73 horsepower and maximum torque of 9.5 kgm at 3,850 rpm. With ethanol, power is 75 hp and maximum torque of 9.9 kgm at 3,850 rpm. The Fire 1.4 Evo pumps a maximum power of 85 horsepower and max torque of 12.4 kgm at 3,500 rpm using only gasoline. With ethanol, the power increases to 88 hp and torque of 12.5 kgm at 3,500 rpm. For 1.6 16V, the power is 115 hp and maximum torque of 16.2 kgm at 4,500 rpm running on petrol alone. Running on ethanol output is 117 hp and its torque of 16.8 kgm at 4,500 rpm. Source: cars.sulekha.com, autoevolution.com, netcarshow.com.