Bravo

1991

Bravo

The Minicab Bravo was originally introduced in January 1989, replacing the Minicab Estate. Undergoing a model change when the fifth-generation Minicab series was launched in January 1991, the new Bravo dropped the Minicab name to become an independent series. Demand for cab-over K-car vehicles among private users had grown sharply since around 1978 and sales grew firmly as owners with young families began using them for leisure and everyday purposes. Reborn to meet this demand, the Bravo sported vibrant and lively "Aero Spindle Shape" styling which took its cue from the shape of a water droplet. The Bravo boasted a comprehensive functional equipment specification with a number of novel features including: a tilt-up front glass roof and an outer panel sliding rear glass roof; power-operated Super Aero Roof; the Super Arrangement Seating comprising a front passenger seat that could be swung round to face the rear seats and double-cushion rear seats; and a retractable and illuminated rear step that facilitated access to the rear seats. The engine lineup included a new 4-valve unit as well as the 5-valve DOHC intercooled turbo engine that was finding much favor in the Minica series among more performance-oriented owners. Hydraulic control unit-type fulltime 4WD was mated with a class-first 2-mode 3-speed automatic transmission for the ultimate in user-friendly performance.

Overall length 3295 mm
Overall width 1395 mm
Overall height 1895 mm
Engines 657 cc