Fiat Brava ELX 1.9 JTD | Review
The model Fiat Brava is a small family car, which was produced by the Italian automobile company in the period from 1995 to 2001. The Fiat Brava was produced in a 5-door hatchback body, which actually differed from the Fiat Bravo model. Note that the name Brava was first used for the initial versions of the Fiat 131, which were released in the United States. Immediately after the release in 1995, the model Fiat Brava and Bravo receive the title of "European Car of the Year."
The Fiat Brava, along with its counterpart in the 3-door body of the Fiat Bravo, was released to replace the successful but already outdated Fiat Tipo, which was eventually discontinued in 1995.
As standard, the Fiat Brava was equipped with a 1.4-liter 12-valve engine with a power of 80 hp. As an option, the following petrol engines were available for this model: a 16-valve power unit with a 1.6-liter capacity and 103 hp. , 16-valve engine capacity of 1.8 liters capacity of 113 hp However, the top-of-the-range version - a 20-valve 2-liter R5 engine with 145 hp, was offered only for Bravo models under the name HGT (after 1999, the engine's power increased to 152 hp). The maximum speed of the Fiat Bravo HGT car was 217 hp. Turbodiesel versions were also available for the Brava model and their list included two 4-cylinder engines with a volume of 1.9 liters and 75 hp. and 100 hp ..
In 1996, a Fiat Marea was launched on the base of the chassis from Fiat Brava, and in 1998 a small 6-seater minivan called the Fiat Multipla was developed based on the Brava model.
In 1999, the Fiat Brava received some changes that mainly affected the dashboard and the engines offered for the car. A 16-valve 1.2-liter engine that was taken from Fiat Punto was added to the list of proposed power units. The power of this power unit was 81 hp, but the 1.4-liter engine after 1999 was no longer offered. In turn, a 1.9 liter turbo diesel engine has undergone modernization, which allowed it to make the engine more economical due to more precise tuning, and its power increased to 105 hp. JTD injection system installed on this engine made it possible to achieve such results.
In 2001, the production of the Fiat Brava model was discontinued, and it was replaced by a small family car called the Fiat Stilo, which ultimately did not meet the financial expectations of the manufacturer.