2016 Fiat Bravo Replacement Spied in Italy Dressed in Grande Punto Clothes

The Fiat brand may be hard at work fine-tuning the 2016 Fiat 500 facelift for its July 4th unveiling event. Mind you, the Fiat peeps are aware that you cannot build a brand by relying on the 500 family of models alone. In this regard, the Italian company replaced the old as dirt Linea compact sedan with the Aegea.
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That’s not all though. As Fiat sales in Europe plummet, the Italian manufacturer is setting the stage for the arrival of an all-new compact hatchback. Our carparazzi spotted a test mule of the Fiat Bravo’s replacement just outside the Fiat factory in Torino, with the prototype posing as a makeshift creation.

First of all, look at the C-segment hatchback from the rear three-quarter view and you’ll see taillamps and fog lamps shared with the Grande Punto supermini. Elements like the shape of the front side windows and side mirrors are lifted from the aging Grande Punto as well but look more closely. Yup! The A-pillar, rear doors and C-pillar are more elongated than what you might find on Fiat’s outgoing supermini.

As an effort, this camo job is a 10 out of 10, but it’s a given that the faux body shell hides the Fiat’s brand’s all-new C-segment hatchback. When will it arrive in European showrooms? Our source claims that first deliveries are due in summer 2016. As far as the platform and final styling cues are concerned, it wouldn’t surprise us for Fiat to employ the same ingredients it used to make the Aegea happen.

Look forward to engines producing from 95 to 150 horsepower in the form of two MultiJet 2 turbo diesel mills and two petrol-fed engines. To be built at the Fiat Tofas assembly plant in Turkey, the next-gen Bravo will likely lose the Bravo nameplate.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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