Fiat has just announced a new addition to its mid-size Bravo range – a 120bhp version of the 1.4 T-Jet – which goes on sale throughout the company’s UK dealer network at the end of this month.
Starting at just £12,895 for the Bravo 1.4 T-Jet 120 Active, the car significantly undercuts 1.6-litre engined rivals such as the Peugeot 308, Renault Mégane, Ford Focus and Toyota Auris.
“This engine should prove to be the mainstay of our new Bravo range, competing as it does with the 1.6 litre engines of all our rivals,” says Andy Rowe, Commercial Director, Fiat Group Automobiles UK Ltd. “As well as very competitive pricing, the new engine version beats all our main rivals as a complete package, being on a par with the best for emissions, fuel consumption and power output.”
Three versions of the new Bravo T-Jet 120 will become available: new Bravo T-Jet 120 Active, which costs £600 more than the base 1.4 90bhp unit; T-Jet 120 Active Sport which costs £13,595, and T-Jet 120 Dynamic which is priced at £13,995.
At the same time as the introduction of this new engine, Fiat is repositioning the Bravo in the market. From 1 October, new Bravo prices increase by £500 on all versions, except the entry Bravo 1.4, which remains at £10,995.
However, as the new list prices show, (below), new Bravo remains an attractive proposition when compared with competitors such as the Ford Focus, Renault Mégane, Vauxhall Astra, SEAT Leon and Mazda3.Published 21 September 2007