The Italian based automaker Fiat has recently launched the new generation of the Palio in Brazil, and it’s bringing the same rounded exterior design as the European versions, looking more modern compared to its predecessor.
Fiat says that its new Palio generation is 31 mm wider and 60 mm taller, while the wheel base has been “stretched” by 47.3 mm and all of these extra dimensions can be translated into more cabin space for the passengers.
According to the Italian based car manufacturer, the new generation of the Palio is powered by four-cylinder engines in the form of a 1.0 liter Fire with 73 HP and 93 Nm of torque, the 1.4 liter developing 85 HP and 122 Nm of torque and the most powerful one being the 1.6 liter 16v unit which is generating a total output of 115 horsepower and has a peak torque of 159 Nm.
The largest powerplant available for the new generation of the Fiat Palio can be mated to a five-speed robotized Dualogic transmission and the model is promising to take over the Brazilian auto market, just like the Chevy Cobalt is trying to do it in the mid-size sedan segment.
The Fiat Palio has been originally introduced in Brazil back in 1996 and the automaker managed to sell over 2.5 million units of the vehicle.