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Now in SA: 'Value-for-money' Fiats

2008-10-03 08:02

Fiat has revised its Palio range by adding Active derivatives to the line-up. Slotting in above the entry-level GO! models, the new five-door Active takes over the value reigns from the locally manufactured Palio Vibe.

The Palio Active, which is imported, comes in three variants (exclusively five-door configuration): 
- Without power steering or air conditioning
- With power steering
- With power steering and air conditioning

According to Fiat the Palio Active come with 14-inch steel wheels, a digital clock, silver-finish trim accents for the centre console and dashboard, redesigned seats and door compartment pockets

With a recommended price tag of R94 300 for the Palio Active with power steering and air conditioning, the saving is close to R8 000 over the old Palio Vibe five-door.

The base model (without power steering or air conditioning) sells for R86 300 and the Active with power steering retails for R87 300.

All models are powered by a 1.2-litre eight-valve engine with a power output of 54 kW at 6 000 r/min, along with 102 Nm of torque at 3 250 r/min.

Fiat claims a combined fuel consumption of 7.8 litres per 100km.


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