Fiat bravo

Hatchback Bravo II debuted in early 2007.

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He replaced the Stilo model and Fiat’s management has high hopes for it. The novelty has a distant ancestor - Bravo of the first generation, released ten years ago. The car was very successful and even became "Car of the Year - 96" in Europe, but it was not possible to achieve the expected sales. The problems of the concern itself began to worsen. The then leaders of the group were quick to say that the business that is being done on small cars is a small business and that Fiat needs to “shift the center of gravity”. Stilo was intended to dislodge it. However, the Stilo market has virtually completely failed. Buyers were not willing to pay such a high price for Fiat. But no one has canceled the exit strategy in higher market segments, and now the new generation of golf-class car is to "shift the center of gravity": the second generation Fiat Bravo. A return to the Bravo name does not indicate a lack of imagination, but rather a desire to return the lost attention of buyers.

This car - the beginning of a new era in the history of the brand. The company has even developed a new emblem, which will appear for the first time on the new Bravo. Unlike Stilo and Bravo, the first generation of different body options will not be. Bravo II will be offered only in the five-door version.

Stylistically, the novelty embodies a fundamentally new direction in Fiat design.

Fiat Bravo Diesel

Now, the company's designers draw inspiration from the classic Fiat models of the 60s (with their curvaceous shapes and rounded sides), as well as from the exterior of modern Maserati models. From the latter, the new Bravo borrowed the characteristic design of the front, bold silhouette lines and dissecting the body sidewalls of the die. From the experiments with Stilo decided to leave the platform, adapted to the production needs and dimensions. The body has a clear wedge-shaped form, all lines are swift and rounded. The car turned out restrained, but beautiful and modern. At the same time, the appearance of the Bravo is unmistakably Italian, which gives this model refinement and expressiveness.

The suspension is built according to a reliable and traditional for this class scheme: pseudomackerson in front and semi-independent design in the back.

The developers paid a lot of attention to the interior design and functionality of the front panel, as well as the level of equipment and on-board electronics, designed to monitor both safety and passenger comfort. Bravo has a beautiful interior: the interior is made of high quality materials, even the smallest details are carefully designed.

In the line of engines there have also been great changes. And if the base engine for the novelty, in principle, is already known from previous models (this is a 1.4-liter 90-horsepower gasoline unit), then the other four will debut on the Bravo II. Two gasoline turbo engine of 1.4 liters, developing, depending on the boost pressure, 120 or 150 hp And a pair of 1.9-liter multijet turbodiesels of the same capacity.

It is assumed that at the end of 2007 there will be new 1.6-liter turbodiesels with 105 and 120 hp capacity.

The golf class model must first be practical. With external dimensions sufficiently classical for class C (length 4340 mm, width 1790 mm and height 1490 mm), the car has a very large wheelbase - 2600 mm. According to the company, this allowed the designers of the model to provide a decent level of comfort for each of the five passengers, as well as to increase the luggage compartment to 400 liters, which is one of the best indicators in the class.

Bravo will be sold in more than 60 countries, including markets in South America and Asia. The company plans to sell 120,000 units in the first year.

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