Hatchback Bravo II debuted in early 2007. It replaced the model Fiat Stilo and the leadership of places great hopes on him. The novelty is a distant ancestor - Bravo first generation, released quire years ago. The car has been very successful and has even become \"Car of the Year - 96\" in Europe, but the expected sales volumes could not be reached. The problems of the group began to worsen. The then leaders of concern were quick to say that the business that is done on a small car - it\'s a small business and that \"Fiat\" necessary \"to shift the center of gravity.\" Slip it was called Stilo. However, the market Stilo actually completely failed. Buyers were not willing to pay such a high price Fiat. But the exit strategy in higher segments of the market has not been canceled, and now \"move the center of gravity\" of the new car will have a golf class: Fiat Bravo II generation. Returning to the title of Bravo shows not the lack of imagination, but rather the desire to bring back the lost attention from buyers.
This car - the beginning of a new era in the history of the brand. The company has even developed a new logo, which first appeared on the new Bravo. In contrast to the Stilo and Bravo first generation of different body variants will not.
Bravo II will be offered only in five-door version.
Now designers are inspired by classical models of Fiat 60s (with their curvaceous and rounded sides), as well as the exterior of modern models of Maserati. From experiments with Stilo decided to leave the platform, adapted to the production needs and dimensions. The body has a clear wedge-shaped, all lines are rapid and rounded. The car turned cautious, but beautiful and modern. In this case, the external appearance of Bravo unmistakably Italian origin, which gives this model refinement and expressivity.
The developers have paid much attention to interior design and functionality of the front panel, as well as the level of equipment and on-board electronics, designed to keep track of both safety and comfort for passengers. Bravo offers an excellent interior: interior is made of high quality materials, even the smallest details are carefully worked out.
In the engine range also undergone great changes. And if the base engine for the new items, in principle, already known from previous models (it\'s a 1.4-liter 90-horsepower gasoline unit), the other four will debut it on Bravo II. Two petrol turbo 1.4-liter, developing, depending on the boost pressure, 120 or 150 hp. And a pair of 1.9-liter turbo diesel series Multijet (the same power).
It is assumed that at the end of 2007 there will be new turbo diesel 1.6 liter capacity of 105 and 120 hp.
Model-class golf in the first place should be practical. When enough of the classical class C External dimensions (length 4340 mm, width 1790 mm, height 1490 mm) the car has a very large wheelbase - 2600 mm. According to the company, it has allowed designers to model provide a decent level of comfort for each of the five passengers, and increase the volume of the luggage compartment to 400 liters, which is one of the best in class.