- Full details of the UK FIAT Tipo family is announced at the international press launch of the Tipo five-door hatchback and Tipo Station Wagon
- With both body styles the new FIAT Tipo offers exceptional roominess and practicality with class leading legroom and boot space
- Five engines available, two diesel and three petrol, with automatic and dual-clutch transmission available
- High standard UK specification includes air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity and DAB on all versions
- Prices start at just £12,995 OTR for the FIAT Tipo hatchback and £13,995 OTR for the Tipo Station Wagon
The all-new FIAT Tipo hatchback and Station Wagon have been launched to the UK media in Turin, affording them their first opportunity to experience its exceptional roominess, high specification, robust quality and outstanding efficiency, not to mention its stylish Italian flair.
The new FIAT Tipo hatchback is deceptively roomy, being capable of accommodating three six-feet-plus adult passengers in the rear - thanks to class-leading legroom and outstanding headroom - within its 4.37m long, 1.79m wide and 1.50m tall dimensions.
Its boot capacity is also best-in-class with a volume of 440 litres, while the Station Wagon version adds an additional 110 litres of boot space which, at 550 litres, is also class leading. The Staion Wagon can also carry loads of up to 1.8m in length courtesy of an extra 20cm of length (4.57m) and its flip-and-fold 60/40 split rear seats provide a completely flat load floor. The Station Wagon body style has a height of 1.51m thanks to the standard-fit longitudinal roof bars.
Loading the boot of the Station Wagon is aided by a low load sill with reconfigurable components such as an adjustable load floor and removable side storage panels to further increase the width of the luggage compartment. The roller cover can conveniently be removed with one hand and stored under the floor panel, while two lights, two bag hooks and four load-retaining hooks positioned on the floor provide added convenience.
The FIAT Tipo features numerous cabin compartments with a variety of shapes and capacities totalling no less than 12 litres. Easily reachable by driver and passengers, these compartments are perfect for storing personal objects, smartphones, game consoles, bottles, coins and much more, and there is also a USB port for charging and connecting devices.
Maximum comfort is assured by the excellent driving ergonomics and the convenient arrangement of the secondary controls which can be reached easily without the driver having to take their eyes off the road.
In terms of the model range, both the hatchback and Station Wagon will be offered in three trim levels
The engine range comprises five engines in total. There are three petrol engines, a 1.4-litre 16v producing 95hp and 127Nm, a 1.4 T-Jet turbo petrol with 120hp and 206Nm and the 1.6-litre e-TorQ engine producing 110hp and 152Nm (combined exclusively to a six-speed, torque converter automatic transmission) and 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.
The FIAT Tipo was designed in Italy by the FIAT Style Centre, developed in Turkey together with Tofaş R&D, one of FCA's largest research and development centres, and made in the Tofaş plant in Bursa – one of the world's best automotive factories, which has received a World Class Manufacturing Gold Medal.
Since its world première at the Istanbul Motor Show in May 2015 and its presentation to the international press last November, the FIAT Tipo has collected the prestigious Autobest "Best Buy Car 2016" award, chosen by a jury of 26 international journalists.
The all-new FIAT Tipo goes on sale in the UK in September in hatchback and station wagon body styles. For more information, please contact Westover FIAT in Poole or Salisbury.