Fiat Stilo Basic Specification
The Fiat Stilo was small hatchback and Multiwagon that was manufactured from 2001 to 2007 in Italy, but also from 2003 to 2010 in Brazil. It never quite got the positive review being a bit heavier than the competition and it was seen as a comparison to German Styling, not so Italian.
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Fiat Stilo History
It replaced the earlier Bravo, Brava, only for it to be replaced by the new Bravo. It made is debit at the Geneva Motor Show 2001.
Even Michael Schumacher could not get real sales volume and was a loss making project.
Engines moved up from 1.2L in almost 200 c proportions, so 1.4L, 1.6L, 1.8L, and 2.2, in petrol plus a 1.9L diesel version.
The Stilo Multiwagon was the estate version, but in theory was the original hatchback with a section added in length. Not very good at going around corners.
The basic models (active) never had air conditioning, a bit behind the times.
An Abarth version was made in order to have a performance model, but it never really caught on, but was recognised for good grip.
Its heavier weight kept MPG higher than the competition.
The Italian Police used the Stilo in large quantities.
Mexico continued to make the Stilo after its demise in Europe for the South American market up to 2010
Its interior was however recognised for being of a good quality
The RAC gives the Fiat Stilo a score of 69 out 100