Fiat Multipla: The Best Car for Families

Fiat Multipla is a family car manufactured starting from 1998 and was in existence till 2010. It is based on Brava and it is wider and shorter compared with its rivals. It has got very good seating- 2 rows of 3 seats. All its competitors have 2 seats in the front with similar kind of layout. Multipla looks pretty unconventional, but fulfills the MPV needs very well by accommodating luggage with ease and comfort.

Multipla is even shorter when compared with the 3-door Bravo, but offers more space as well as seating. In common with other modern Fiat vehicles, Multupla reused the earlier vehicle’s name. Other variants of Multiplawere produced during 1960’s and 1950’s.

The car comes with a 1.6L petrol engine that can deliver 102HP or a 1.9-liter turbo-diesel engine that can deliver 120HP. The Bi-Power Multipla runs both on CNG and petrol and was offered in very few countries.

The interior and exterior design of Multipla was displayed at MOMA- Museum of Modern Art in New York in the year 1999.The car won the Ugliest Car of the Year for 1999 from Top Gear and was also voted as Family Car of the Year for 4 continuous years (2001 to 2004). Multipla sales began in late 98’s, but other markets had to wait for almost a year to receive the imports.

The car sales were at its best in Italy, but the overall sales elsewhere were not up to the mark. In the year 2004, Multipla underwent major changes to its original styling for better restrained appearance in order to attract more customers and increase its sales overseas. If you are looking for a versatile and practical family car, then Multipla is one of the ideal choices.

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Technical Characteristics of Fiat Multipla

Technical Characteristics of 2004 Fiat Multipla 1.6 16v produced by Fiat (IT).

Body Type Multi-purpose vehicle 5 doors / 5 seats
Weight 1300 Kg
Length 4089 mm
Height 1695 mm
Wheelbase 2666 mm
Front Track 1515 mm
Rear Track 1520 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity n/a
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System MPFi
Max Power 103HP (76 kW) @ 5750 rpm
Max Torque 145Nm @ 4000 rpm
CO2 Emissions 205 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1596 cc
Bore 80 mm
Stroke 78 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di
Standard Wheels n/a
Standard Tyres 185/65 R 15 88H / 185/65 R 15 88H
Suspension Front I.MS.LW.CS.ARB.
Suspension Rear I.CS.ARB.
Transmission manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 12.6 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 11.1 l/100km
Road 7.2 l/100km
Mixt 8.6 l/100km