We admit to not being all that intrigued by the Fiat Bravo. Sure, it’s an affordable hatchback that looks pretty decent and has the corresponding performance qualifications to make it a nice, everyday ride, but for all the positive vibes of the Bravo, there’s very little about it that really jumps off the page. Well, except if Fiat decides to green light a production version of the just-introduced Bravo Xtreme Concept.
Looking the part of a Ford Focus ST conqueror, the Bravo Xtreme Concept is what we believe the Bravo should’ve looked like a long time ago. The aggressive body kit adds a level of attitude to the vehicle, particularly with the use of a new front bumper with its own large grille, as well as a pair of side vents, each with its own built-in LED. Over at the back, the Bravo Xtreme Concept also received some upgrades, particularly the use of a new bumper, its own LED taillights, the presence of two exhaust pipes, a pair of roof spoilers and diffuser, and a new set of two-tone alloy wheels.
Sound impressive, but the Bravo Xtreme Concept also has its fair share of interior digs, including a four individual seats, an updated dashboard, a new center console with screens integrated into the front seats’ headrests, and a new audio system from ASK.
Under its hood, the Bravo Xtreme Concept also received a rather interesting - and more powerful - engine: a 1.4-liter 16V T-Jet engine that produces an impressive 253 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 245 lb/ft of torque at 5,000 rpm.
It’s not just not shabby in our books, it’s pretty downright impressive if you ask us.
Fiat Bravo is entering the 2010 model year with a new exterior and an improved standard equipment list. Starting with the exterior, the 2010 Bravo gets a new black and metallic grids, mirrors and handles in matching body color. There are two new exterior colors added: Melodic Grey and Ballad Pearl. The interior also features a new carbon-look dashboard, more modern and elegant.
The equipment list includes: Active Sound pack (for Active) includes fog lights, CD radio, and MP3 player; the Blue Dynamic pack (for Dynamic) includes Blue&Me, rear parking sensors and rear electric windows; the Blue Emotion pack (for Emotion) includes Blue&Me, front and rear parking sensors, light and rain sensor and electrically folding mirrors; and finally, the Blue Sport pack (for Sport) includes Blue&Me, 18” alloy rims, tinted back seat windows and rear window.
Fiat has launched a new Bravo special edition. Called Bravo MSN, the car is the result of the collaboration between Microsoft and Fiat. The new Fiat Bravo MSN will go on sale starting 26th June.
The special edition is available for the 1.6 Multijet 16v 120HP diesel and features the world’s latest technologies: Instant Nav radio navigation, Blue&Me technology, built-in TMC Premium functionK770i Cyber-Shot mobile phone sold by Sony Ericsson.
A year after its launch, the Fiat Bravo has proved that it can compete at the highest level in the main segment of the European car market. The sales figures are the best proof of this: more than 90,000 vehicles were sold in Europe during 2007 (compared with target sales of 70,000) and 120,000 orders were placed, of which no fewer than 60% were from abroad. Alongside these excellent performances, the model has also notched up an absolute record: since last April, when the delivery programme became fully operational, the Fiat Bravo has been the highest-selling compact 5-door car in Italy.
Novitec, famous tuner specialized in cars from the Ferrari and Fiat group, has put his hands on the new Fiat Bravo and made it looking more aggressive. There is also a posibility that this is the first step from an attemp of making from the Brova an aggressive and powerful car (like the Alpha Romeo GT).
The Novitec Bravo features 18" or 19" wheels. Under the bonet you will get extra horse power thanks to a new T-Jet 1.4 liters Turbo (...) > Full story
Although there are no info about a Convertible version of the Fiat Bravo, Infomotori has revealed some photoshoped images of a posible model. The style of the Fiat Bravo was adapted to the convertible auto body: the front end will be marked by the inclination of the windscreen, a particulary element for a convertible; while the back end profits from a remarkable equilibrum between the proportions and volumes.
The Fiat Bravo Convertible could be powered by the new engines of the T-Jet (...) > Full story
Euro NCAP released the results of five cars: the Fiat Bravo, the Honda CR-V, the Honda Legend, the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Toyota Corolla.
Summary of Results
Occupant Protection: 5 stars Child Protection: 3 stars Pedestrian Protection: 2 stars
Occupant Protection: 5 stars Child Protection: 4 stars Pedestrian Protection: 3 stars
Honda CR-VOccupant Protection: 4 (...) > Full story
The new Fiat Bravo is a perfect balance of Beauty and Substance, another milestone in the process to update the brand’s product range. This extraordinary period of change is symbolised by the new logo that makes its debut on the front of this new model, with which Fiat will tackle the challenges of the future, without turning its back on its past century of history.
Fiat will launch a station wagon version of its new Bravo sometime in 2010. "I spend the money of the facelift rather on the development of a station wagon, which we will bring halfway through the new car’s life-cycle", said Luca de Meo.
Also Fiat is working on performance oriented Abarth model that will compete with Volkswagen’s popular GTI range and Ford’s ST line-up.
Today the new Fiat Bravo is presented to the international media in Rome, going on the market all over Europe in the following weeks. The model is built in the Piedimonte S. Germano plant (Frosinone), and aims to become a benchmark in the most important segment of the European market. To achieve this goal, the Fiat Bravo has been designed and developed as the ideal synthesis of Beauty and Substance.