• Aug 8, 2007
Fiat's already started the machinations to bring Alfa back to the North American market, so is it too much to dream that Fiat proper would mount a return as well? The rhetoric surrounding the 2010 Bravo is that it's an integral part to the brand spreading to more diverse markets. What could be more diverse than a US market that's devoid of all those interesting foreign and domestic brands that were once vibrant? Motor Authority's rendering shows a handsome vehicle with a contemporary look. Contemporary...such a thorny adjective. 2010 is nigh three years from now, and by then, this smartly styled CUV may look pretty dated. The Alfa/Fiat design cues are as tidy here as they are on the Subaru Tribeca, and the XK-esque headlamps jazz things up, too. It's not a bland look, though it's not the current vogue of "boxier than thou" among high-style CUVs. Okay, those are enough words, check out Schulte Design's fine work and form your own opinion.
[Source: Motor Authority]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks like a Chrysler Pacifica with an updated frontend.
      • 7 Years Ago
      why even bother pretending? With those tires and wheels, it will never be off the beaten and paved path.
      That thing will never even hop the curb to park in the grass at the mall on the day after thanksgiving.

      just lower it back down, make it an estate, and be done with it. better performance.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Overall I don't think it looks too bad, but I can see some of that Pacifica look to the character line through the side. I also can't get over it that I think the front looks like a weird cross between a Jaguar XK and a Chevy Uplander.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I really like that! Looks like a very stylish urban SUV.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now, does the 'Mr Oak' refer to your head?

      First of all, not all Europeans are snobs, only some of us;)

      Secondly, it doesn't do well to generalise - I mean - you wouldn't want Europeans stating that all Americans are thick insular bullies with inferiority complexes who consider Arabs to be "towel heads" and greedy terrorists, who should be pulverised into oblivion because they are sitting on "our oil", would you?

      No, of course not.

      I will agree, however, that manufacturers tend to copy each other in the search for market share. It's called competition; business - what you will. I think Europeans generally recognise that the American market is different, and has evolved to suit its requirements. Perhaps we do tend to wonder at the assumption that profligate over-consumption should still be encouraged in a world where fininte resource supply is beginning to reveal itself, but we can also see that many Americans are aware of this inconsistency too.

      So, the markets are different, and manufacturers imitate each other to satisfy demand. Why the surprise? Why the anger?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I didn't know Jag was making an SUV...
      • 7 Years Ago
      You know what kills me with those snotty Euro-snobs?

      Every trend/fad here in the US is subjected to redicule, snickering and whining from them. That is, until one of the Euro manufacturers copies the idea then the wankers hop onboard with glee.

      All Americans are Idiots for builbing and buying SUVs. Now:
      Mercedes
      BMW
      Audi
      Porsche
      VW

      All now build land barges and nonody complains. Hypocrites. Here we go again with the CUVs.