LEAKED! – Fiat Tipo hatchback appears in patent design

After we have published a video from the Tipo HB while in tests, and under heavy camouflage, we only expected to see it uncovered in pictures and at its official presentation, but the hatchback version of Fiat Tipo decided to show up in patent designs published by ICS Photography. And one of the main doubts about it, the tail lights, are very different from the ones presented by the sedan. Instead of the bracket appearence, they look more like L letters flipped 90º.

The Tipo hatchback, or HB, will probably 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. People with kids will very likely prefer the SW version, which has been photographed for the first time in Brazil.

The hatchback version 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.

Source: ICS Photography

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.