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Fiat Uno

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1: Nissan Uno

    During the 1980s, the Fiat Uno was marketed by Nissan in South Africa as the Nissan Uno. Strange, but true.

    At the time of writing (April 1999), the Uno is still available new in South Africa, and although it is now marketed as a Fiat, it is still sold by Nissan dealers.

2: Design short-cut?

    Shortly after the launch of the Fiat Uno, observers noted its similarity to the Nissan Micra.

    One theory put forward in the motoring press was that Nissan had bought an early Uno design study from Ital Design after it had been rejected by Fiat...