The Fiat Bravo is a compact car produced by Italian automaker Fiat from 1995 to 2001, and then again from 2007 to 2014. It was a three-door hatchback and the two-door counterpart to the Fiat Brava. Throughout its production years, the Fiat Bravo was recognized for its stylish design and compelling driving dynamics.
The Fiat Bravo was available with a range of engines, both petrol and diesel. During its first generation (1995-2001), petrol engines varied from 1.4 L 12-valve with 80 horsepower to the spirited 2.0L 20-valve Turbo with 147 horsepower. Diesel versions included a 1.9L engine, producing either 75 or 100 horsepower.
The second generation (2007-2014) saw even more advanced engine choices, with the introduction of MultiJet diesel and T-Jet petrol engines. The power range for these engines was between 90 and 150 horsepower.
The Fiat Bravo was recognized for its stylish Italian design and sporty handling. Despite being a compact hatchback, it offered reasonable interior space, suitable for a small family. The high-performance versions, like the HGT model, were especially praised for their exhilarating performance and dynamic handling characteristics. Read more
In terms of features, the Fiat Bravo was equipped with several standard and optional amenities such as power steering, central locking, air conditioning, electric front windows, and a high-quality sound system. The vehicle also included safety features such as ABS, electronic stability control, and up to six airbags.
The Fiat Bravo sold particularly well in its home market of Italy, but also enjoyed success in other European countries, Brazil, and South Africa. The introduction of the second-generation model in 2007 gave sales a further boost, due to its modern design and improved engine range. However, sales declined towards the end of its production run due to increased competition in the compact car segment.