The Fiat Multipla is a compact MPV manufactured by Italian automaker Fiat since 1998. Based on the Brava, the Multipla is quite unlike any other on the market. It is much shorter and wider than its rivals, and has two rows of three seats, while all its competitors have two seats in the front (the Honda FR-V, which has the same layout, was released in 2004). The Multipla was even shorter than the three-door Fiat Bravo upon which it was based, despite offering substantially more space and seating.
In common with a number of other modern Fiats, the Multipla reuses the name of an earlier vehicle, in this case the "Multipla" variant of the Fiat 600 produced during the 1950s and 1960s.
The multipla went on sale in Italy during late 1998 but other countries had to wait another year to recieve any imports. It was unsuccessful everywhere but Italy. It also got voted the "Ugliest Car" in the Top Gear Awards during 1999. Also when Simon Cowell went on Top Gear he was shown a picture of the car and said it had a disease. However during 2004 it underwent a severe facelift to attract more buyers to the market of the car.
Trim levels (UK)Edit
- Multipla SX - basic model available with petrol or diesel engines.
- Multipla ELX - added Air Conditioning, Twin Electric Sunroofs, alloy wheels and electric rear windows, as well as special wipe-clean, brightly-coloured seats.
These were replaced with the facelift as follows:
- Dynamic Family
Abomination - 6/6