Zastava Florida

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Zastava Florida
Zastava Florida In.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Zastava
Also called Nasr Florida 1400
Production Nov 1988–Nov 2008
29,950 units produced
Assembly Kragujevac, Serbia
Cairo, Egypt (Nasr)
Designer Giorgetto Giugiaro
Body and chassis
Class Small family car
Body style 5-door hatchback
2-door pick-up
2-door pick-up/van (Poly)
5-door estate (second generation)
Related Fiat Ritmo
Fiat Tipo
Powertrain
Engine 1.1 L 60 hp (gasoline)
1.3 L 68 hp (gasoline)
1.4 L 70 hp (gasoline)
1.6 L 83 hp (gasoline)
1.6 L 95 hp (Peugeot gasoline engine)[1]

The Zastava Florida, also known as Yugo Sana, Yugo Miami or Yugo Florida, is a five door hatchback which was introduced by Serbian automaker Zastava on 19 February 1987 and remained in production until 2008. The Florida was based on the Fiat Tipo, and was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and a group of Zastava engineers at Italdesign. The Florida was the most advanced and independently engineered automobile produced by Zastava before it stopped producing civilian automobiles in 2008.[1]

It was sold in the UK from 1988 to 1992, badged as the Yugo Sana and available with a 1.4 litre petrol engine from the Fiat Tipo supplied under licence from Fiat, but it was eventually withdrawn from sale due to its distributor, Zastava (GB) Ltd, going out of business as a consequence of the Yugoslav wars and economic sanctions. Several years after its debut in Europe, the Nasr-badged Florida began production in Helwan District in Cairo, Egypt by Nasr. Nasr's Florida is almost exactly the same as Zastava's Florida, except with a modified grille.

Background[edit]

1990 Yugo Sana (UK right-hand drive model)

The Zastava Florida officially went on sale on October 2, 1988. The model was given the name "Florida" in order to celebrate the success of the Yugo in the United States. The Florida faced competition against Dacia Solenza and its successor Dacia Logan, Lada 112, and other similar cars. Its main advantages were its versatility, its high-technology compared to other Zastavas, and its price, never exceeding the EUR 7,000 figure for top-of-the-range models.

At the 2001 Belgrade Auto Show, a refreshed 2002-model Zastava Florida was revealed, with an "In" trim-name added, so as to be called the "Zastava Florida In".[1] The Florida In L was the top-of-the-line trim, and offered air-conditioning and radio. The price range was between EUR 5,000 and 7,000. It was Zastava's most expensive car before the introduction of the Zastava 10 at the 2006 Belgrade Motor Show. It was also available in flat bed pick-up, panel van and ambulance format.

In November 2008, the last Zastava Florida was produced in the Kragujevac factory.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Zastava Nacionale. "Zastava Florida / Yugo Sana". 

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