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Ligrani Alicante 1.1 TNE
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Ligrani Alicante Phase-out Sale
After nearly a decade, it’s time to say arrivederci to our much loved Alicante.
Conceived as an urban commuter, the Alicante has been endowed with elegant coupe-like lines by its Italian creators, though this has been done without sacrificing the practical side of things: The 2+2 seating configuration will allow a young family man to drop off his kids at school, the big hatch grants access to a roomy luggage compartment that can be further expanded by folding down the backrest of the rear bench for the occasional laundromat haul.
The design has evolved considerably over the years, and in accepting our offer, you will get the latest and most advanced variant, the '85 TNE with the completely revamped front fascia first seen on the '84 MY, an all new, fuel injected engine that comes equipped with a 3-way catalytic converter and a splitter/spoiler set optimized for low drag, zero lift aerodynamics resulting in benign and predictable handling characteristics.
The robust 1.1L I4 was designed with economy and longevity in mind. The well-tuned unit delivers 52hp at 5,300rpm and 63ft-lb at 2,500rpm and boasts a smooth torque curve with solid low end responsiveness, gently tapering off towards the 5,900 rpm rev limit. The 3-way cat makes the TNE an environment friendly vehicle and ensures affordable upkeep for years to come.
The 4-speed manual gearbox allows you to always make the best use of the engine’s powerband, the overdrive (available in 3rd and 4th) enables cruising at 80mph with the rev counter showing a modest 3,400rpm and helps with the excellent 42,3mpg(UK) fuel economy. Weighing in at less than 1,750lbs, the Alicante 1.1 TNE will reach 62mph in 15.4s and accelerate on to a 89mph top speed.
The Alicante 1.1 TNE comes equipped with painted wing mirrors, fog lamps, adjustable headrests and 3-point seatbelts for the front passengers as well as an 8-track radio. Phase-out sale price is 6,400,-