The Fiat Duna
in Brazil) was a small car
produced by Fiat
, where it was sold as Fiat Prêmio
. The Duna was based on the Fiat Uno
, but unlike the Uno, it was a sedan
, as such models are more popular in South America
In Brazil, the "Prêmio" was presented in late 1985: with its only two doors, it never became the big hit the Brazilians expected. In 1987, the Elba
model was born: With a 1.5 l engine, the new station wagon with only three doors was supposed to replace the old Fiat Panorama
, based in the Fiat 147
. Only in 1988 the Brazilians could get the four-door Premio and in 1989, the Elba with five doors.
the four door Duna was released in 1987, and from 1990 was the best selling car in the market for almost six years. It was largely used as a taxi, with gas engines (GNC).
The Duna was exported to Italy and other countries in Europe
from 1987, but by 1991, the only existing version was the station wagon, this time called as Innocenti
Elba. The Duna did not arrive in the United Kingdom
, as Fiat Brasil did not produce cars in right hand drive
produced the Duna, Premio in the factory of Betim
. It was produced in Brazil until 1995.
produced the Fiat Duna and Elba in the Sevel
factory in Córdoba
until 2002. 257.559 units were built there.
The Duna and Duna Weekend were replaced by the Fiat Siena
and the Fiat Palio Weekend
The Fiat Duna acquired in Italy the reputation of the most unreliable car Fiat had ever... Read More