on the old UNO platform, Fiat has recently created its first so-called
"World Car". This world car is very unlike Ford Mondeo, it is mainly
to those developing countries rather than Western Europe and North
So let us call it "Third World Car" !
styling and new engine, the UNO chassis is still short on handling,
and torsional stiffness. We understand that the people in developing
are usually less demanding on driving fun, but is Palio good enough to
fight against Japanese cars ? or the winning key depends on
and the co-operation with governments ?
to Western Europe because its more-advanced brother, Punto, responsible
for there. It will be produced in Brazil, Argentina, India and perhaps
finally in my home-country, China. Production has started in Brazil,
used to be the biggest overseas market of Fiat. Not all Palio will be
same, they will be modified according to the needs of the market, for
the Brazilian Palio can drink lower RON petrol as well as a mixture of
petrol and alcohol.
with the governments of India and China about the set-up of their
facility. If everything goes right, the annual production of Palio will
easily exceed 1 million per year and become the no. 1 seller in the