The compact segment became even more crowded than before due to the arrival of two additional body styles of Fiat’s Tipo.
Fiat has displayed the five-door hatchback and the estate body styles of the Fiat Tipo at the Geneva Motor Show, thus joining the sedan version, which was unveiled at the Istanbul Motor Show last summer. The new hatch is capable of accommodating three six-feet-plus adult passengers in the rear, according to the automaker, within its 4.37m long, 1.79m wide and 1.50m tall footprint. Its boot capacity has a generous volume of 440 litres, while the estate version adds an additional 110 litres of luggage space. The latter, it can carry loads of up to 1.8m in length courtesy of an extra 20 cm of length (4.57m), a flip-and-fold 60/40 split rear seats and of a completely flat load floor. The estate body style has a height of 1.51 m thanks and comes with longitudinal roof bars as standard. Both the hatchback and estate will be offered in three trim levels with air conditioning, remote central locking, rear electric windows (estate only), electric mirrors, six airbags, DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity with steering wheel remote controls on all versions.
The engine range has five engines in total. There are two turbo diesel engines – a 1.3-litre MultiJet II producing 95hp and 200Nm and a 1.6-litre MultiJet II with an output of 120hp and 320Nm, while the petrol engine range comprises a 1.4-litre 16v with 95hp and 125Nm, a 1.4 turbo petrol with 120hp and 206Nm and the 1.6-litre e-TorQ engine developing 110hp and 152Nm – combined exclusively to a six-speed, torque converter automatic transmission.