Fiat Tipo compact sedan is designed in Italy at FIAT Chrysler Automobiles Centro Stile. It is also developed in Turkey, with help from Tofas R&D. Now being produced at Fiat Tofas Bursa plant in Turkey, the variant-wise features on offer with the Tipo sedan are now detailed.
To be offered in a choice of four engine options, two petrol and two diesel, there will be three trims – Easy, Urban and Lounge. Below are the features on board the respective trim:
Easy: 16-inch steel wheels, electric and heated door mirrors, electric front and rear windows, Uconnect radio / MP3 player, USB / AUX input, multifunction steering wheel, front airbags, ABS, ESP include hardware such as hill start assist system .
Urban: Chrome front grille, 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, leather steering wheel and shift knob, automatic air conditioning, cruise control, parking sensors, 5-inch touch screen with Uconnect, located 3.5 inch TFT display information in the display, curtain airbags.
Lounge: 17 -inch alloy wheels, electrochromic interior mirror, auto headlamp, rain sensor, electric lumbar support system driver’s seat, rear armrest, include equipment such as navigation and rear view camera.
Fiat Egea will first go on sale in Turkey. Launch in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA region) is scheduled for 2016. Opened for bookings and with orders having already crossed the 20,000 mark, pricing is slated to commence at around €12,000 ($13,645/ INR 8,88,172).
Coming in as a compact sedan, the Fiat Tipo will be followed by hatchback and station wagon variants, based on the same platform. These new variants will be revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March next year. The Tipo hatchback will be a successor to the Bravo (Punto Evo in India) while the station wagon variant will follow the Stilo Multiwagon, which was taken off markets in 2008.