SCOOP! – This is the new Fiat Tipo SW

Everybody expected the new Fiat Tipo SW, the station wagon of the new Fiat produced in Turkey, would be photographed in Europe, but it was not. The car has been seen testing for the first time in Brazil and has been photographed by Marlos Ney Vidal, editor of the Brazilian website Autos Segredos. If you have any doubts to which car that rear end above belongs, have a look at the front end and tell us it is not the Fiat Tipo…

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According to Marlos’s sources, the car is in Brazil only for testing, since Fiat has no intention of producing it in Latin America or in importing any of its models from Turkey, what is a shame. All South American markets are in demand of a reasonably priced station wagon from the C segment.

The Tipo SW will probably be as big as the sedan, or else,  it will be around 4.50 m long, 1.48 m tall and 1.78 m wide, with a wheelbase of 2.64 m. If the sedan is able to carry 510 l in its trunk, the SW should be able to transport the same amount of luggage.

The SW will very likely follow the trims 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.

Autos Segredos has also captured other international cars that were seen together with the Tipo SW and promises to publish them later on. We’ll stay surely tuned in order to see what else has passed in front of Marlos’s lenses!

Source: Autos Segredos

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.