12 Facts About Fiat 127


Fiat 127 is a supermini car produced by Italian car manufacturer FIAT from 1971 to 1983.

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The larger Fiat 127 128, launched in 1969, was the first Fiat 127-badged car to use the same transverse powertrain layout.

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The Fiat 127 featured a unique transverse leaf spring suspension at the rear.

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Safety was another area of innovation: the Fiat 127 included an articulated steering column and crumple zones for progressive deformation under impact.

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The Fiat 127 was one of the more popular imported cars on the UK market, peaking at more than 20,000 sales in 1978.

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The Fiat 127 was an instant success, winning the European Car of the Year award for 1972, and quickly became one of the best-selling cars in Europe for several years.

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In June 1974, slightly over three years after the model's introduction, Fiat reported that the one millionth 127 had been completed at the Mirafiori plant in Turin, after just over three years in production.

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The hugely successful Fiat 127 600 had taken seven years to reach that same milestone.

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In early 1976, the Fiat 127's engine was lightly modified to help it meet new emissions standards.

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At the 1981 Geneva Motor Show, a diesel-engined version of the Fiat 127 was introduced with hatchback or Panorama bodywork.

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Fiat 127 bumped up the compression ratio and installed a somewhat larger carburetor in the 1.

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The Fiat 127 disappeared from the right-hand drive British market soon after the Uno went on sale there in June 1983.

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