Fiorino is a model name that Italian car maker Fiat gives to the van derivatives of its small cars and also the name of an old Italian coin, normally translated into English as "florin".
1st Generation (1977-1988)
The first version of the Fiorino is based on the Series 2 Fiat 127 with the back being a van box, i.e. a 1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) tall "high-cube" design, an arrangement subsequently emulated by several European auto-makers. It was launched in early November 1977, and received a facelift in 1980. The Fiorino used the same engines as Fiat 127. The first generation of Fiorino was assembled in Minas Gerais plant, Brazil and in Córdoba, Argentina. The pick-up version was called Fiat 147 City in Brazil.
In Spain the Fiorino was produced by SEAT and Fiat in a joint venture and called the Emelba 127 Poker and was available as a panel van or pick-up. The 127 Poker was later renamed the SEAT Fiorino, which ended production in 1986 and was replaced by the SEAT Terra, which shares the same engine as the SEAT 127. The Spanish Fiorino was built in Barcelona factory.
|0.9 8V petrol||I4||903 cc||45 PS (33 kW; 44 hp)||64 N·m (47 lb·ft)|
|1.05 8V petrol||I4||1049 cc||50 PS (37 kW; 49 hp)||77 N·m (57 lb·ft)|
|1.3 8V diesel||I4||1301 cc||45 PS (33 kW; 44 hp)||103 N·m (76 lb·ft)|
2nd Generation (1988-present)
In 1984 a more modern version was published, it was based upon the Brazilian Fiat Uno. Second generation Fiorino was made also as Panorama and pick-up body styles. The new Fiorino was assembled from 1988 to 2000 in Bologna Italy for the European market (over 250.000 vehicles made). In Europe it was a great success especially as a panel van version.
In the 1992 a facelifted Fiorino debuted with a new style inspired by the Fiat Tipo it received re-engineered platform, new interior and more ecological engine. The last facelift for the European market was introduced in 1997.
In 1994 a new version based on the Fiat Mille (an economy version of the old European Uno) platform deputed in South America. This version assembled in Minas Gerais plant is still on sale in Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile. The Fiorino 2nd generation was also assembled in Argentina earlier. Over 1.000.000 Fiorinos has been sold in the South America. In the 2004 a new facelift version made debut with Fiat Doblò front-style. In the 2009 Fiat introduced a new version with new red Fiat logo in the front of the car.
The Fiorino was the first vehicle that Fiat authorized to produce in China. The vehicle was introduced in 1996 and the production end in 2001 when Palio and Siena arrived.
The engines are the Fiat 1.7L 8V diesel naturally aspirated or turbocharged, the 1.2L and the 1.4L 8V Fire petrol and for the South America the Flex engine 1.0L and 1.5L 8V. In Brazil, both 1242 cc engines are currently available as flexible fuel technology, working on both gasoline and ethanol.
- 1.0L gas
- 1.2L Fire
- 1.4L petrol
- 1.5L gas (ver. spi and mpi)
- 1.7L diesel and turbodiesel