The Fiat Tipo Estate which managed to elude the spyshot hunters all this while made its surprise world debut alongside its hatchback sibling at 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The Tipo sedan (called as Egea in Turkey) is also on display at the 86th edition of the grand event.
Fiat is hoping that the third derivative of its latest new C-Segment model would garner some much needed sales volume from the old continent which has a well documented love for the station wagons. The car retains the familial styling theme from front bumper all the way up to the B-pillar, beyond which the roof continues flat in a typical estate fashion. The vertical rear fascia with LED combination lights is pretty much similar to that of the hatchback.
The interior design too is common for all the three body styles. The simple yet modern dashboard houses a chunky steering wheel, a touchscreen infotainment system that clearly won the battle for real estate with the centre AC vents, and an instrument binnacle with MID. The estate offers a boot space of 550 litres. The car is 4.57 m long and 1.51 m tall.
A set of two petrol (1.4L and 1.6L) and two diesel engines (1.3L and 1.6L) with outputs ranging from 90 PS to 120 PS constitute the engine lineup. Both manual and automatic transmissions are on offer.
The Fiat Tipo Estate will be made at the Italian automaker’s Turkish plant in Tofas. Launch is Europe is slated of this summer.