Fiat Egea (Tipo) hatchback rendering previews next gen Punto?

Fiat Egea hatchback (Tipo) which is getting ready for its world premiere sometime next year has been rendered by RM Cardesign. The sedan is set to replace the aging Linea in over 40 markets across the world. To be bigger and more upmarket than the Punto, the Egea hatchback is likely to be a single product replacement for both the Punto and Bravo.

The rendering inherits the sedan’s design cues while eliminating the boot. The tapered rear windshield and C-shaped combination lamps gel well with rest of the design. Previous spyshots of the hatchback indicates that Fiat has a similar design direction in mind. This would result in significant savings in terms of production and development costs.

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Interior design would be carried over form its sedan sibling.

Based on a lighter platform than its predecessors, the Egea hatchback will derive its powertrain lineup from its sedan sibling. The set of two petrol and diesel engines have their power outputs ranging from 90 – 120 PS. Both manual and automatic transmissions would be in the mix.

Like the sedan, Egea hatchback will be made at Fiat Turkey’s Tofas plant and exported to Africa, Europe and Middle East regions. It could either use the sedan’s Tipo nameplate in Europe or settle for an entirely different branding.

Fiat India is reportedly considering various options to replace the ailing Linea and Punto, and the Egea (Tipo) twins appear to be the viable candidates.

Fiat Egea sedan – Photos

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