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Fiat Idea

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Fiat Idea
Manufacturer Fiat
Assembly Mirafiori plant, Turin
Betim (Minas Gerais), Brazil
Production 2003—present
Class Mini MPV
Layout FF layout
Platform Project 188
Body style 5-door MPV
Petrol engines 1.2 16v 80 PS
1.4 77 PS
1.4 16v 95 PS
1.8 8v (Brazil only)
Diesel engines 1.3 16v 70 PS
1.3 16v 90 PS
1.6 16v 120 PS
1.9 8v 100 PS
Transmission 5-speed automatic
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
Wheelbase 2510 mm (98 in)
Length 3930 mm (154 in)
Width 1700 mm (66 in)
Height 1660 mm (65 in)
Weight 1275 kg
Related Fiat Punto (188)
Lancia Musa
Lancia Ypsilon
Similar Renault Modus
Opel Meriva
Designer Giorgetto Giugiaro


The Fiat Idea is a mini MPV built by the Italian manufacturer Fiat since 2003. The car is based on the Project 188 platform, originally used for the second-generation Fiat Punto. The Idea is noted for its versatile interior, which includes sliding and folding rear seats.

Engines

The Fiat Idea engines are all Euro 4 compliant. The petrol engine is the 1.4-litre 16 valve 95 bhp (67 kW), available with in five- and six-speed gearboxes, and the diesel 1.3-litre 16 valve MultiJet units, with 70 (52 kW) bhp or 90 bhp. All of these engines can be matched with the Dualogic robotised manual gearbox.


Model Engine Displacement Power Torque
1.2 Fire 16V I4 1242 cc 80 PS @ 5000 rpm 114 Nm @ 4000 rpm
1.4 8V I4 1368 cc 77 PS @ 6000 rpm 115 Nm @ 3000 rpm
1.4 FIRE 16V I4 1368 cc 95 PS @ 5800 rpm 128 Nm @ 4500 rpm
1.3 16V Multijet I4 1248 cc 70 PS @ 4000 rpm 180 Nm @ 1750 rpm
1.3 16V Multijet I4 1248 cc 90 PS @ 4000 rpm 200 Nm @ 1750 rpm
1.6 16V Multijet I4 1598 cc 120 PS @ 4000 rpm 300 Nm @ 1500 rpm
1.9 8V Multijet I4 1910 cc 100 PS @ 4000 rpm 260 Nm @ 1750 rpm


Brazilian Idea

The Brazilian version of the Idea was launched in South America in late 2005. The engines available are the new 1.4-litre 8-valve 86 hp Fire engine (the same as in the Grande Punto) and the latest version of the GM-sourced Powertrain 1.8-litre 8-valve 114 hp engine. Both have flexible fuel technology, which lets the driver use either gasoline or ethanol.

This version has differences specially designed for the South American market. The floorpan is a modified version of the Grande Punto's platform. It has a longer wheelbase, height and width compared to the European version. The interior design is taken from the Fiat Palio Mk. III, and adapted to the South American taste. It also has a panoramic glass roof as an option, known as the SkyDome.

The Idea is exported in two different trim levels (the ELX with the 1.4-litre engine and the HLX with the 1.8 engine) and it has four airbags, anti-lock braking system with EBD; parking, rain and lights sensor, security laminated glass, the SkyDome, 15" alloys, bluetooth phone system, and leather seats among other features.

Over 500,000 Ideas have been sold in Brazil since its launch (2005).


Idea Adventure

Idea Adventure

The Idea Adventure is a mini XUV version that was launched in September 2006 in São Paulo, Brazil. It features a revised suspension, tires are Pirelli Scorpion 205/70 R15, a protective body kit, specially designed 15" alloys, interior mods like the white instruments, the specially designed seats with leather, and a standard safety equipment which features double front and side airbags, ABS brakes with EBD.


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