Generations Timeline, Specs and Pictures
The Fiat 127 suffered a small facelift in 1977, coming with restyled front and rear ends, new grille, larger side windows, an extended hatch and new bumpers.
Inside, the car received a new dashboard and other minor changes, mostly regarding the upholstery colors. Under the hood though, the compact received new engines, one of which developed 70 horsepower. This one found its way on the Sport edition, which came with special graphics, leather appointed interior, sporty steering wheel and contrast stitched seats.
The car went particularly successful in Scandinavia and Baltic markets. With luck you can find one on the streets today.
The Fiat 127 was built to replace the 850 starting with 1971.
The car was available initially as a 2-door saloon, but was later turned into a 3-door hatch with foldable rear bench seat. This was in fact Fiat’s first supermini-sized hatchback.
The car was appraised for its passenger space and handling back in the day, quickly becoming one of the best sellers in Europe.
The engine was a 903 cc overhead valve, one that was used many times before by Fiat on previous models. A second series was introduced in 1977 with a revised front end and a bigger engine.