Fiat has increased the price of its Bravo hatchback by £500 across the range, and introduced a new Bravo 1.4 T-Jet 120 Active model to go on sale at the end of this month.

From 1 October, new Bravo prices increase by £500 on all versions, except the entry Bravo 1.4, which remains at £10,995.

Starting at £12,895, the new Bravo 1.4 T-Jet 120 Active 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.