Fiat Bravo Review
Fiat Bravo is perhaps the newest deal by the Fiat Motor Company that will be launched pretty soon in the country. The Bravo will be luxurious hatch almost suiting all needs or you may perhaps recall it as the hatchback version of the already running sedan, Fiat Linea. Admiration guaranteed or not will only be certain once the car hits the road; however a lot is being expected from the car in terms of features and performance. Being a well stationed commodity of the Fiat, the Bravo might just be another hit of the arrow to the global platform. Although the critics are anticipating the launch of the car this year, however we cannot be certain as to how it would figure among the statistics.
Fiat Bravo Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
There is no accurate information regarding the mileage and fuel efficiency statistics about the Fiat Bravo, however, what we can make out after knowing the platform is that the car will do justice with the mileage and fuel efficiency. But from the engine specifications it is estimated to be around 13 to 15 kmpl as an overall average mileage. The Diesel Engine of the Fiat Bravo is expected to perform the best of its hype with the above mentioned statistics with quite an ease. The accurate details regarding the efficiency will be revealed once the car hits the market.
Fiat Bravo Variants and Features
Fiat has recently revealed its intentions of bringing in a new hatch to the Indian market that will be placed around 17, 00,000 INR. The Fiat Bravo will be embraced well into the hatchback segment and is expected to come in both petrol and diesel variants. The Fiat Bravo has been made into a premium hatch with some very exquisite luxury and comfort features that find their place of esteem with the elegant Bravo. The price of the hatch has been kept high and so we can expect a number of possibilities with the car. The Bravo seems pretty sure to charm the audiences with its fascinating looks, sophisticated built and a wide range of luxury that it houses.
The Fiat Motors have given their new hatch back very extraordinary aspects to put up its stand in the Indian market. Although the car is likely to fall in the B+ segment of cars but would be very close to the ones competing on international platform as well. Not much is known about the features of the car at the present moment and also the company has been very particular about not revealing much details regarding the hatch, so we have estimated out a general price accustomed expectation from the car mentioned below.
|Fiat Bravo Active (Diesel/Petrol)||Third rear head restraint, radio / CD player, passenger airbag deactivation switch, airbags, ESP (stability control system) with ASR/MSR and hill holder, front side and window airbags, 3-point ISOFIX attachments, deadlocks, Fiat CODE immobilizer, dual drive electric power steering, split folding (60/40) rear seat, fog lights, remote central locking, central console with cup holders, height adjustable driver’s seat etc.|
|Fiat Bravo Dynamic (Diesel/Petrol)||Chromed door handles, leather steering wheel and gear knob, driver seat lumbar support, 16’’ alloy wheels with 14 spokes, front and rear armrest, drawer under passenger seat, audio controls mounted on steering wheel, dual zone climate control, blue & me + USB and rest all the features are same with above mentioned variant.|
|Fiat Bravo Sport (diesel)||17’’ alloy wheels with 15 spokes, chromed exhaust pipe, rear spoiler, sport instrument panel with white graphics, AC, sport pedals, cruise control and rest all the features are same with Fiat Bravo Dynamic (Diesel/Petrol).|
Fiat Bravo Engine, Power and Performance
The Fiat Bravo is expected to be available in both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol has 2 variants Active-Dynamic and Dynamic while diesel has 3 variants Active-Dynamic, Dynamic Dualogic and Sport.
Fiat Bravo Petrol Engine
The 2 variants of the petrol engine are quite similar but differ in power and torque. The 1.4 L turbocharged engine having piston displacement of 1368 cc, possesses the emission control of 3-way catalytic converter in engine compartment, 2 lambda probes, EOBD, sequential electronic MPI fuel system, DOHC with hydraulic tappets and has fuel tank capacity of 58 litres.
Fiat Bravo Diesel Engine
The diesel engine has 3 variants out which 2 are almost same except the power and torque and the last one differs in displacement and capacity too. The 1.6 L Multijet diesel engine has displacement of 1598 cc, having the emission control of 2 oxidizing catalytic converters in engine compartment and underbody lambda probe, electrical EGR valve, EOBD along with ‘common rail’ Multijet direct injection with variable geometry turbo and intercooler fuel system acquiring the tank capacity of 58 litres. The last variant of the engine is the 2.0 L Multijet that has a displacement capacity of about 1956 cc.
All the engine variants of the Bravo promise some really good statistics as far as performance orientation is concerned.
Fiat Bravo Pickup and Acceleration
|Engine Variant||Max. Power (bhp/rpm)||Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)||Pickup (0-100 kmph)||Top Speed||Transmission|
|Active – Dynamic (petrol)||90/ 5500||128/ 4500||12.5 Seconds||177.6 kmph||Six Speed Gearbox|
|Dynamic (petrol)||120/ 5500||206/ 1750||9.6 Seconds||195.2 kmph||Six Speed Gearbox|
|Active – Dynamic (diesel)||105/ 4000||290/ 1500||11.3 Seconds||240 kmph||Six Speed Gearbox|
|Dualogic Dynamic (diesel)||120/ 4000||300/ 1500||10.5 Seconds||190 kmph||Robotized Dualogic Six Speed Gearbox|
|Sport (diesel)||165/ 4000||360/ 1750||8.2 Seconds||214 kmph||Six Speed Gearbox|
The Active dynamic petrol engine is empowered with the maximum power of 90 bhp @ 5500 rpm and maximum torque of 128 Nm @ 4500 rpm along which makes it to reach 62 mph in just 12.5 seconds with the top speed of 111 mph. The Dynamic petrol has maximum power of 120 bhp @ 5500 rpm and torque of 206 Nm @ 1750 rpm and is capable of reaching 62 mph in just 9.6 seconds at the top speed of 122 mph.
The Active Dynamic diesel possesses the maximum Power of 105 bhp @ 4000 rpm and maximum Torque of 290 Nm @ 1500 and can reach to 62 mph in just 11.3 seconds at the top speed of 161 mph. The Dualogic Dynamic diesel engine has maximum power of 120 bhp @ 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 300 Nm @ 1500 rpm which helps it to reach 62 mph in just 10.5 seconds at the top speed of 121 mph. The sport diesel engine has maximum power of 165 bhp @ 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 360 Nm @ 1750 rpm and has capability to reach 62 mph in just 8.2 seconds with the top speed of 134 mph. All the variants of the engine are associated with front drive, 6+reverse gears transmission.
Fiat Bravo Interiors and Features
The Fiat Bravo has been designed and stylized to deliver much more than the fantasies. The admiration guaranteed motto of the Fiat Linea seems to fit well in the place of this hatch at equilibrium. The Fiat Bravo has been crafted into a car like no other. This premium hatchback has been detailed with sheer piece of remarkable engineering. The interiors of the car are not just the resemblance to materialism but have a great sense of attraction too. The Fiat Bravo is expected to come with a wide frontal dash, sleek and very elegant in design.
The excellently placed central console and panel together with the instrument cluster and tachometer would be dazzling with illuminations. The essence of the hatch would lie in the beautiful and amazing steering panel with the cruise control button and the rest of the audio mounted functions coupled well. There would be premium plush leather upholstery surrounding the inner chambers of the wondrous hatch back. The Bravo would just be another gem to the crown with tits marvelous and outstanding platinum finish. The ivory bezel and the rest of the devices like the stereo system, ashtray; AC vents will be beautifully integrated on to the console.
The ergonomics of the car can be expected to be brilliant just as we have already seen in the superb Linea. A number of other features that adorn the minimal yet much outlined fancy of the hatch include the leather wrapped steering with the gear knob and the panelized door trims with the traces of leather sewing. A very sporty and trendy appearance of the hatch makes up for the stand in the ranks of sportiness as well. The adjustable head rests would be provided in both the front and rear seats making the journey even more comfortable. The length of the hatch is surprisingly more and so we can have the assumption of a wide and vast leg space at the rear.
Moreover the Fait Bravo has been given with a center arm rest at the back too to add to the comfort of the vehicle. The much flourished storage compartments such as that of the space of frontal glove box and the bottle and can holder together with the magazine holders has remarkable aspect for storing items through the journey. The boot space of the hatch is being expected to be more than in any other hatch of the segment. More or less, the Bravo will definitely find its place in the hearts of passionate people.
Fiat Bravo Exteriors and Features
The Fiat Bravo has made it impact right from the fascinating pictures of the car taken at the expos and has revealed the very brilliant architecture of this high end premium sports hatch. The Bravo looks quite urban from the front with very similar angular headlamps such of that seen in the Linea and the very fancy still grille of the car with platinum and chrome looks superb. The beautiful and charismatic insignia of the company well adorns the front fascia of this charming beauty. The rear of the hatch suits the best of the front with the dazzling tail lights like no other and a unique curvy appearance. The sights of the hatch are true to mesmerize you with beauty and style.
Safety Features in Fiat Bravo
The Fiat Bravo has all the advanced safety mechanisms taken care of in a well-proportioned manner. The car focuses on the active and passive safety. The smart airbag duo system, window and side airbags, ISOFIX attachments, 3 point seat belts, pretensioners and load limiters, five headrests, fire prevention system, ABS system with ESP and EBD, Hill Holder, HBA, ASR/MSR, optional tyre pressure monitor system and the deactivation of the front passenger airbag are advanced safety features that promise utmost care to the passengers.
Fiat Bravo Driving and handling
The Fiat Bravo would be well equipped with a powerful and responsive steering that will help ease the pressure on the driver and deliver responsive handling. The car is assimilated with McPherson independent wheel type, telescopic dampers, stabilizer bar front suspension and torsion beam interconnected wheels with torsion bar, telescopic hydraulic dampers rear suspension. The robotized gearbox adds stars to the driving comfort. The car possesses responsive steering of Rack and pinion with dual drive electric power assistance. The Bravo has got good acceleration and braking system. Also, the grip on the roads is expected to be excellent.
Fiat Bravo Accessories
The Fiat Bravo would be imparted with a superb 2- din audio and stereo system with steering wheel mounted controls, accommodation of Bluetooth, mobile phones and MP3, WAV or WMA music players and much more. Some other accessories which are expected to be revealed by Fiat include Leather Seats, Cube Holder, Height-adjustable Driver's Seats, Tilt able Steering Column, Leather-wrapped Steering & Gear Knob, Sunroof/Moon roof, Tinted Window Glass, Power Window, Power Steering, Air Conditioner, Climate Control, and much more.
Fiat Bravo Conclusion
The Fiat Bravo would be tough competition to the Honda Civic, Chevrolet Beat and Volkswagen Golf. Being a hyped vehicle, the Bravo is anticipated and awaited in the market with high expectations.
*Information will be updated in detail after the launch of the vehicle.
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