Sometimes big companies coin a unique name for their cars. In 1977, Fiat introduced a whole new Product line into the market and named the entire model range as ‘Fiorino’. The new derivative versions of small cars are the actual members of this group.
Fiat has kept the markets alive with ample models of Fiorino since its launch. The very first model was a basic model of a van with an attached carry box. It was a huge car with an astounding height of 1.3 meters. It had enough space for good amount of cargo. The idea was very innovative that time. Many automobile companies followed the footsteps and designed their own versions with almost the same shape and architecture.
In the following years, Fiat upgraded the Fiorino’s engine to 1300 cc from 903 cc. For the next 7 years, Fiorino did a great job on the road. Fiat realized the importance of bringing continuous change to the model line so that it maintains a strong foothold in the market.
In 1984, the first change cropped up in the form of a new Fiorino, the mk2. The inspirational model was Fiat Uno whose characteristics could be found in the Fiorino mk2. From varied versions of engines like gas, diesel and petrol, this 1984 model added wings to its good profile with this change. Engines as powerful as 1700 cc were introduced at that time which signified its power capacity.
In 1994, Fiat thought of revising the model to a great extent as the complete look and feel of the vehicle was redefined. The base model was Fiat Mille whose attributes clearly reflected in the subsequent Fiorino models. In various South American countries, the models with engines configurations of 1.2 Fire 8 valve and the 1.7 Turbo Diesel indirect injections are still popular.
In 2008, Fiat unveiled its latest Fiorino in the form of Mk4. It is a beautiful car based on Citroen Nemo and Peugeot Bipper. This car is completely handled by the Fiat plant in Turkey.
Fiorino is the proud owner of a magnificent 30 years history and its innovative designs have enchanted millions across the globe. There is no doubt about the fact that Fiorino has helped Fiat maintain a wonderful reputation even in the cargo carrier segment till date. The latest designs reveal the flexibility of Fiorino to a great extent.
Fiorino continues to be a big gun in the market till date and there is no doubt that Fiat will put in a lot of efforts in maintaining the same brand equity.