Sunday, October 31, 2010
Fiat Bravo Review
If you want a middle-of-the-road, middle-of-the-range hatchback, you buy a Volkswagen Golf, like hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers across Europe. The Italian company positioned the "" as the best-looking car in its class. The Fiat Bravo was available only as a five-door hatchback and came with the choice of petrol or diesel power. A ¬1.4-litre petrol engine, either with or without turbocharged forced induction, provided a choice of 90bhp, 120bhp or 150bhp, while the 1.9-litre diesel produced 120bhp or 150bhp.
The Fiat Bravo interior is one of its best features. Spend about £600 more and a second-hand Dynamic model adds alloy wheels, dual-sided climate control, cruise control and refrigerated storage under the front arm-rest. The Fiat Bravo falls short of being the class leader because of its lacklustre driving characteristics. Reliability and servicing
All Fiat Bravo require servicing once a year or every 18,000 miles, whichever is sooner — for cars registered after 2008 the mileage limit is 21,000 miles. Prices for tyres and brakes are on a par with rivals. A minor service costs £135-£165, a main one £410.
The Fiat Bravo is a car that was developed by Fiat between the years of 1995 to 2001 and this car will be launched in India in 2010. The design of the car was completed on a tight schedule and the company hopes to enjoy continued success with this car as with its other models.
Fiat Bravo Specification
The car is available in 2 engine options and these include 1910 cc, 4-cylinder diesel engine along with 1368cc, 4-cylinder petrol engine. The diesel engine can deliver power of 150 bhp at 4000 rpm along with peak torque of 305 Nm at 2000 rpm. The petrol engine can deliver power of 148 bhp at 5500 rpm.
The length of the car is 4336mm and its width is 1792mm while its height is 1498mm. The suspension system of the car is independent McPherson struts with coil springs. The car has a boot space of 365litres and also comes with 6 manual gears. The kerb weight of the car is 1275 kgs. The car has front disk and rear drum brake system. The fuel tank capacity of the car is 58 litres.
Fiat Bravo Interiors
The interior of the car is spacious and offers plenty of headroom in the cabin. The rear screen of the car is smaller and the large rear pillars may create problems like blind spots.
Fiat Bravo Safety features
The car has several safety features and these include six airbags, Isofix child seat points, electronic stability control and traction control. The car also has anti lock brake system along with electronic brake force distribution feature. The car also has fog lamp along with parking sensors.
Fiat Bravo Price and design variations
The price of the car is around Rs 21 lakhs. The car is available in three variations and these include Fiat Bravo SLE, Fiat Bravo SLX and Bravo Diesel.
Fiat Bravo Colors
The car is available in three colors and these include maranello red, provocative black and maserati blue.