Fiat believes it has hit the jackpot with the new Fiat Tipo. It has followed the same successful strategy Renault has created for the Dacia Logan: lots of space for a low price. Even if Fiat has not gone so far in what refers to price and looks, the Tipo is being considered a real bargain for all it offers. Since its development and production costs are low (it has been created and is produced in Turkey), the car is generating a lot of demand. In Italy, the sedan version is already for sale, but Italian car fans can’t wait for the hatchback and station wagon versions it will have. In order to reduce the anxiety, the Italian TV show ShowCar has produced two renderings trying to guess what they will look like. The station wagon is above. The hatchback is on the video below.
There is no information on when the new versions will be revealed, but the Tipo hatchback will be the next to be presented. The SW version has not been seen in outdoor testing so far. The taillights will be different from the ones present in the sedan, as the video we have already shown here in MotorChase clearly shows. The Italian rendering has clearly failed on this part. Compare all the three versions below.
The smaller two-box Tipo is expected to be around 4.20 m long, sharing its other main measures with the sedan: 1.48 m tall and 1.78 m wide, with a wheelbase of 2.64 m. While the sedan is able to carry 510 l in its trunk, the hatchback should be able to transport 350 l, maybe a little less than that.
The trims of the future variants of the Fiat Tipo will very likely follow the ones offered by the sedan (Easy, Urban and Lounge), with the entry-level equipped with a 1.4 Fire petrol engine or with a 1.3 MultiJet diesel engine, both able to generate 71 kW. This last one will be offered both in Euro 5 and Euro 6 configurations. The 1.6 MultiJet, on the other hand, will be only available in Euro 6 specifications, both with a 6 speed manual gearbox or with a 6 speed double clutch automated transmission. It produces 89 kW. The biggest petrol engine will be the 1.6 E.torQ, producing 82 kW and solely offered with a 6 speed automatic transmission, but it is not for sale so far. The 1.6 MultiJet is offered for the Urban trim and is the only available engine for the Lounge in Turkey, where the car is called Aegea, the same name of the concept car.