The 133 was a strange mixture of old and new that was actually imported into the UK and sold by Fiat dealerships. The floorpan, engine and gearbox were taken from the Seat 850, but the body styling was all-new, and looked like a cross between the Fiat 126 and 127. But compared with the cream of the ‘70s supermini crop, the 133 didn’t stand a chance – and flopped outside of its home market. In Spain, where tough import barriers had been erected, and money was tight, its excellent fuel consumption and trusted mechanicals were positive selling points.
The SEAT 133 release date is to be announced on Hatchback.