Fiat is bringing the Tipo moniker back as it has announced the model for the Old Continent.
The Fiat Tipo used to be a small family hatchback put together by the Italian based automaker between 1988 and 1995, which managed to win the European Car of the Year award in 1989. The vehicle came with a total of 9 different engines, producing between 58 HP (43 kW) and 148 HP (109 kW), proving to be a popular ride. Now, 20 years since the Tipo left the production line, it is returning in a brand new version, which is aimed towards markets in Europe.
The carmaker has offered a preview of the new Fiat Tipo at the 2015 Istanbul Motor Show, back in May, 2015, and it is nothing more than a renamed Fiat Aegea. The Tipo moniker will be used in all countries on the Old Continent, in Africa and the Middle East, except for Turkey, where it will be offered as the Aegea. The compact car has been designed in Italy, by FCA Style Center, and developed in Turkey. It will be sold in more than 40 countries in the EMEA area and it has an appealing design, with a large front grille, muscular lines and a well-equipped cabin for its segment. Speaking about its competitors, these will be the Dacia Logan, the Citroen C-Elysee and others. The engine lineup found on the car will include two MultiJet II turbo diesel units and two petrol burners, with powers ranging between 95 HP (70 kW) and 120 HP (88 kW). Manual and automatic transmissions will be offered as well.