Agile, versatile and full of personality, the Mobi wins a new special series for the version Drive 1.0: theVeloCITY, equipped with original Mopar items. The novelty leaves the model even more exclusive and modern, with details that highlight the design of the vehicle and contents of technology that facilitate the day to day in the cities.
Equipped with the economical and efficient 1.0 Firefly 6V Flex engine, the MobiVeloCITY special series features exclusive bi-color paint with glossy black on the ceiling and exterior mirrors combined with Alaska White or Alpine Red vehicle paint. It also features a darkened inner lining and 14-inch alloy wheels with unique darken finish that bring more sportiness and strength to the side lines of the model. In addition, the new Mobi special series features an internal rear-view mirror with rear-view camera, sound pre-arrangement, rear parking sensors, fog lights and VeloCITY side badge.The version also features standard black headlights, ESS (Emergency Braking Signaling), instrument cluster with LED lighting, digital 3.5-inch display, air conditioning, power steering, HCSS (cold start without auxiliary tank), kit visibility, front electric windows, power door locks, steering wheel height adjustment, exterior cladding of column B and console between the front seats.
The special series brings a clear benefit to customers. The original value of the contents if purchased as accessories is approximately R $ 5,000. As VeloCITY, the price is $ 2,500, that is, a 50% discount. Thus, it is possible to choose a special series with important items of comfort, safety, technology, and that bring even more personality to the Mobi with offer price starting at R $ 44,990.
2018 – FIAT FASTBACK CONCEPT
Concept car will inspire future brand launches
With 2,695 mm wheel spacing, 4,600 mm long, 2,045 mm wide and 1,610 mm high, the Fiat Fastback is a hybrid between UV (Utility Vehicles), sedan and coupe. Presented for the first time in the Salão de São Paulo, open to the public this Wednesday (8), is the essence of Italian design made in Brazil, already recognized internationally. The model was fully designed at the Latam Design Center, located at the Fiat Automotive Polo in Betim (MG), and anticipates the brand’s vision for future launches.According to the director of Fiat brand for Latin America and commercial director of Fiat for Brazil, Herlander Zola, the concept is an exercise in design solutions that points the way to future launches. “The Fiat Fastback has an original and unique shape that inspires our future,” he says.
“A concept car is a playground for experimenting with new ideas, shapes and materials,” said Peter Fassbender, director of Latam Design Center. “You need to thrill, generate curiosity and interest, that will to get close. And we did it, “adds the executive, in reference to the Salão de São Paulo.Daniel Gerzson, FCA’s Exterior Design leader, explains that lines and shapes lavish sportiness and elegance with boldness. He also details the reasons for choosing the name: “We are looking for simplicity, in homage to pure Italian design.”Following the Wrap Around concept, a line surrounds the entire model without interruptions, giving the feeling of continuity in every detail. At the front, new positions were adopted for the two LED optical groups. The main look, at the top, delivers the sensations of speed and elegance that mark the imposing personality and, at the same time, humanity. At the bottom, the second optical group is surrounded by a metal ring that integrates with the grid in horizontal blades and creates an accurate design between the pieces, bringing refinement and width to the front set.For the first time, the FIAT logo appears at the top of the grid, in reference to the essence of the brand’s original lettering. In the left corner, the signature Fastback, inspired by swift gestures, reinforces the provocative character of the model.
The rear, with its characteristic fastback glass and dynamic fall, appears with agile lines, completing the look of strong emotion. LED flashlights refer to the front set, loaded with boldness and refinement. The visual strength of the bottom is accentuated with leaks at the ends of the bumper. On the right side, the Fastback signature is also revealed. Also noteworthy are the 19-inch alloy wheels, with structured arms and precise surfaces. The wheels are like a real ornament, meticulously crowned by the contrast between finishes, matte and shiny in perfect balance.
Unprecedented, the vibrant metallic color, Moonstone, has been carefully developed to create an intense reflection and striking contrast, like a gemstone. On the front grille, friezes, mirrors, among other items, the color palette remains neutral, bringing the Black Piano and the satin chrome. They are tones that reinforce the sensation of contrast between the surfaces. The entire conceptualization of Colors& Materials was based on a jewel, extolling elements of exclusivity and sophistication.Just as on the outside, the inside is inspired by Italian design, with flowing and sculptural surfaces to create a sense of well-being, engagement and comfort. The atmosphere of home was another strong reference, with the touch of the design of the products of our day to day. The simplicity is a strong feature of the instrument panel, without losing functionality and extremely sculptural format, following the Wrap Around concept.FCA’s Interior Design Leader, Rafael Peixoto, highlights the creative freedom that concept cars allow. “We have the opportunity to experience and express ideas with greater freedom. Inside the Fiat Fastback, we extrapolated the design attributes so as to create a light atmosphere with sculpted volumes, “he says. “With Fiat Fastback, we had a poetic license to put the essence of what we believe to be Fiat’s jewel in the São Paulo Show,” says Paula Fujii, FCA’s Color& Materials designer.
The Fiat Fastback is Fiat’s eighth concept car. The birth of the model began on paper, with hand-drawn drawings. Already with the first lines defined, the next step was 3D in the computer. From virtual to real, the model took shape in clay (industrial clay) in the dimension 1: 4, to be perfected before being re-digitized.
Again in clay in real size, 1: 1, the model received details of the finish, such as headlights, glass and grids. It is handcrafted and modelers and designers used tools similar to those of a sculptor, such as spatulas and sharpeners, to sculpt innovative shapes.On paper and clay, at all times, adhesive tapes were used to demarcate character lines and body proportions. With the mathematics defined and checked, the construction of the final model of the Fiat Fastback began. With internal structure in metal and Styrofoam, the body was machined in resin, by a milling machine, and later it received manual finishes.After thinning, the surface was worked to receive the paint. “It was sanded and received a finishing material, which is a light gray primer,” explains Celso Morassi, Supervisor of Modeling at FCA. “Then three more layers were applied: a first painting with black paint, then the color itself, and finally a high-gloss varnish,” says Morassi.In total, the model consists of about 60 pieces, such as main body, headlights, grille, lanterns and wheels. Each wheel, for example, was made up of five separate items. All the pieces were built parallel to the body.Numerous pieces, such as logos and bezel frames, have been prepared in 3D printers. In the assembly phase of the concept car, the Latam Design Center team worked hard and integrated to follow every detail of all the pieces. The alloy wheels, the application of the FIAT logo and the Fastback signature were the last details.
2018 – FIAT PANDA WAZE
Fiat unveiled in Europe a special edition of Panda developed in partnership with Waze, the navigation application for smartphones with more than 100 million users, which among the various features, is able to inform which routes are congested and suggest alternative routes .In Panda Waze, the application has been integrated into the Uconnect infotainment system, and can be controlled through a smartphone via the application. Waze can be displayed on the central screen of Fiat’s small model and tells the driver which is the best route to follow and the time it takes to reach the destination. If the amount of gasoline in the tank is low or if the tire pressure drops beyond a certain threshold, a warning is issued to the smartphone and the user can then check the prices charged by the area refueling stations or which dealers suggested by Waze.The application includes services that go beyond navigation. For example, ‘Find my Car’ informs users where they parked the car, while ‘Object Reminder’ makes it harder to forget an object inside. Finally, the ‘My Car’ service verifies the parameters of the car.Panda Waze is based on Panda Cross, so it shows a robust look, typical of crossovers. In visual terms, it is distinguished from the base version by the Waze logos on the front mudguards. In addition, roof bars, side mirror guards, contrasting black door handles and new 15-inch wheels are also important differentiating elements. The propulsion is in charge of a 1.2 liter engine with 70 hp of power.
2017 – FIAT 124 SPIDER
After nearly half a century of launching the original model, the Italian brand returns to the scene with the Fiat 124 Spider. The new two-seater, rear-wheel drive sedan that shares the platform with the Mazda MX-5 was officially unveiled at the Los Angeles Show.In addition to the aesthetic changes over the MX-5, Fiat opted for the 1.4-liter MultiAir II petrol turbocharged engine – the same as the Abarth 500 – with 140 hp of power and 240 Nm of torque, coupled to a six-speed manual transmission speeds. The Fiat adopted a suspension of double overlapping triangles at the front and a multi-leg configuration at the rear. It will be available in six colors: Rosso Passione, Bianco Gelato, Nero Cinema, Grigio Argento, Grigio Moda and BronzoMagnetico, as well as a three layercolor Bianco Perla.
Aesthetically, Fiat opted for elements reminiscent of the original model without falling too much into the temptation of a retro look. On the front, a hexagonal grid, LED lighting and a creased hood. At the rear, highlight the rectangular lanterns that include the rear lights in the center. The waist line is more pronounced and different from the MX-5. The 124 Spider is slightly larger than the MX-5, in the front and rear, but maintains the wheelbase.
The Italian model changes some panels of the body, but inherits of the Japanese roadster, for example, the windshield, the bars of protection and the manual ceiling in canvas. Inside, the similarities with the Japanese ‘brother’ are bigger, especially the Fiat Connect 7.0 infotainment system with a 7-inch screen.
A limited edition Anniversary edition will be launched, numbered individually, available only in Rosso Passione color and with black leather seats. The Fiat 124 Spider will be launched at the end of the first half of 2016.