Fiat releases the first official rendering of the Tipo SW

Before its official reveal, probably at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Fiat has released the first official rendering of the Tipo SW. Its tail lights give us a good idea of how the hatchback will look like, but what is more interesting it the station wagon version itself. If it is priced like the sedan version, the car is sure to be a hit wherever it is sold.

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.

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.