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Fiat Tipo hatchback (Egea) spotted testing in Europe in production guise

Fiat Tipo hatchback (Egea) spied

The hatchback variant is expected to make its global premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2016.

The Fiat Tipo hatchback (called as Egea in Turkey) has been spotted testing in Europe with production spec body panels. Though the prototype is fully disguised, one can clearly see the familiar front grille and headlamps.

As depicted by a rendering, the Tipo hatchback faithfully follows the sedan’s design linesĀ all the way up to the C-pillar. It receives a tapered rear windscreen and a slightly revised combination lights which extend into the tailgate.

The Tipo hatchback is touted to succeed both the aging Punto and Bravo so expect it to be more upmarket and larger than the Punto. The interior layout and equipment level are expected to be carried over from the Tipo sedan.

Fiat Tipo hatchback (Egea) rear three quarter

The Tipo is likely to be a single product replacement for both Punto and Bravo.

The powertrain lineup too would be borrowed from the Tipo sedan. The petrol options of 1.4- and 1.6-litre units while the diesel engines of choice include a base 1.3-litre and ranging topping 1.6-litre mills. Both manual and automatic transmissions are on offer.

Like the sedan, the Fiat Tipo hatchback will be made at the automaker’s Tofas plant in Turkey and exported to over 40 international markets in Europe Africa and Middle East regions.

Both Tipo sedan and hatchback could just be what Fiat India needsĀ in order to get up and running in an auto market which is projected to become the world’s third largest by 2020.

Fiat Tipo (Egea) sedan – Photos

Via – Trlux on Instagram

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