Fiat's much-awaited replacement for the Bravo is being unofficially previewed in a render created by our friends and colleagues at OmniAuto.it.

Fiat's much-awaited replacement for the Bravo is being unofficially previewed in a render created by our friends and colleagues at OmniAuto.it.

Almost two months ago we heard Fiat CEO Olivier Francois saying the new hatchback will be "like Ikea, affordable but smart" and now we have a render based on the Linea-replacing Aegea compact sedan. The model he was referring to is obviously the Bravo successor which could receive a different name when it goes on sale next year together with a new wagon which will act as a follow-up to the defunct Stilo Multiwagon.

All three cars are going to be manufactured in Bursa, Turkey and will use two gasoline motors along with two MultiJet II turbodiesels that will have an output varying from 95 PS (70 kW) to 120 PS (88 kW). Fiat will sell the model with both manual and automatic transmissions, but the availability will depend on the engine selected. We do know the most economical of them all will be able to consume less than 4 liters / 100 km (58.8 mpg US or 70 mpg UK).

In terms of exterior design, the hatchback has already been spied but it was wearing thick camouflage and had many bits and pieces from the Punto. It's safe to say the new Bravo will carry over most of the Aegea's looks, but with a reshaped rear end to enable a more practical hatchback layout. Those who will need more room to haul cargo will have to wait for the wagon which has been missing for quite some time from Fiat's lineup.

As far as the interior cabin is concerned, it will be virtually borrowed from the sedan, so expect to see a 5-inch Uconnect infotainment system with support for Bluetooth, USB, AUX, iPod connectivity as well as TomTom satellite navigation. The new Bravo will also get steering wheel-mounted controls, a rearview camera and voice recognition, but keep in mind that many of the goodies will cost extra.

The Fiat Aegea sedan is programmed to enter production in November, so the hatchback and wagon will probably go on sale in the first half of 2016.

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Fiat Bravo replacement rendered based on Aegea sedan