Fiat is coming up with a replacement of the Bravo hatchback. It will be based on the same platform as the soon to be launched Egea sedan.
The Fiat Bravo has been on sale in Europe since a long time now. The Italian brand has decided to come up with the successor of the popular hatchback to provide customers with a newer choice. Likely to get a new name, the Bravo successor will be based on the platform which underpins the soon to be launched Tipo/Eega sedan and will share many parts with it. A few months ago, Fiat’s CEO also revealed that it will be similar to Ikea furniture, affordable yet smart.
Reports suggest that the launch will happen as early as the summer of 2016 in Europe which means testing must be on in full swing. On one such test run, the upcoming hatchback was spied. Wearing heavy camouflage, it is difficult to see the design of the Bravo successor but the front-end looks very much similar to the Egea sedan (to be called Tipo outside of Turkey) whose clear pictures have been floating around the internet before its launch in Turkey scheduled for the next month.
Seeing how stunning the Fiat Egea sedan looks, the new hatchback is likely to retain most of the styling elements from it which is no bad thing. The rear end of the hatchback will be redesigned in order to give it a practical hatchback layout. Not only this, a station wagon on the same platform is also under consideration and it will be launched post the launch of the other two vehicles. All the cars on this platform would be built exclusively at the Fiat plant in Turkey.
Coming to the interiors, the Bravo replacement will get a 5-inch Uconnect infotainment system which will support Bluetooth, USB, AUX and iPod. It will also get TomTom navigation system. Additional equipment includes steering mounted audio controls, rearview camera and voice recognition. Powering the hatchback will be a range of petrol and diesel engines shared with the sedan, producing power ranging between 95 PS to 120 PS. Although the Egea sedan will be launched in India a couple of years down the line, the hatchback wouldn’t be launched here.
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