Fiat has just announced prices of its new Euro 5-compliant Bravo 1.6 16v MultiJet.

With a starting price of just £13,595 OTR for the Active 1.6 16v MultiJet 105 model, the newly-extended range saves even more money, with fuel economy of up to 62.7mpg on the combined cycle, and low CO2 emissions, starting at an impressive 119g/km.

An ideal car for the company vehicle driver who wants family size transport with minimal Benefit in Kind tax bills, the 5-door Bravo 1.6 MultiJet is available in Active or Dynamic trim levels, both of which offer numerous comfort and safety features as standard. These include power steering, air conditioning, ABS brakes, electric windows plus driver, passenger and side airbags.

Dynamic models add cruise control, leather steering wheel, driver’s seat lumbar support and a refrigerated compartment in the front armrest, as well as Fiat’s unique Blue&Me hands-free in-car communication and entertainment system. Split folding (60/40) rear seats offer a versatile storage space in both trim levels.

Looking at the new Bravo from a company motorist’s perspective, a 22 per cent tax payer driving the £13,895 Active Eco – which benefits from a package of green additions to the car – will pay just £546 a year or £45 per month in personal tax.

And the attraction of the Bravo Active Eco version will be further boosted once the Government introduces its entry level 10 per cent company car tax band on 1 April 2008.

Introduced by the Government to encourage company motorists to adopt more CO2-friendly cars, the 10 per cent rate will further reduce the monthly Benefit in Kind tax for a 20 per cent tax payer driving a Bravo Active Eco to £359 a year, or under £30 a month.

Bravo model

On the road price

 

CO2 g/km

Benefit in Kind 07/08
22%/40%
tax payer

Benefit in Kind 08/09 20%/40%
tax payer

Active 1.6 16v MultiJet 105

£13,595

129

£531/£966

£483/£966

Active 1.6 16v MultiJet 105 ECO

£13,895

119

£546/£994

£359/£718

Dynamic 1.6 16v MultiJet 105  ECO

£14,995

119

£590/£1,073

£387/£775

Dynamic 1.6 16v MultiJet 120

£15,395

129

£602/£1,096

£548/£1,096

Fiat is currently among the top performers in Europe for having the lowest average CO2 emissions, at 144g/km, according to figures published by the European Federation for Transport and Environment (EFTE).

In January 2008, CleanGreenCars.co.uk voted Fiat as having the lowest average CO2 emissions of any car brand in the UK.