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Fiat Bravo (2006): first official pictures

By Phil McNamara

First Official Pictures

26 October 2006 12:18

Fiat Bravo: the lowdown

Fiat is going back to the future, by resurrecting the Bravo name on this sexy new family hatch. These are the first pictures of the all-new Bravo, which replaces the square and unloved Stilo with a far more enticing design. From the front, the Bravo resembles a pumped up Punto. The chrome-ringed grille struggles to contain a super-sized new Fiat badge, which is busting out of the frame. Designed in-house, the Bravo has a dynamic, slanted window line, while the rounded rump is reminiscent of a Seat. The new Bravo goes on UK sale next summer, priced from just north of £10,000.

Bravo powerplants

Fiat has confirmed five engine options. A new 1.4-litre petrol engine, breathed on by a turbocharger, will be available with 120bhp and 150bhp. Fiat claims superior fuel consumption and performance from the new fourpot. A naturally aspirated 1.4 petrol, with 90bhp, will also be offered. Diesel buyers can pick from the 1.9-litre common-rail unit, also with outputs of 120bhp or 150bhp.