The Fiat Tipo hatchback (called as Egea in Turkey) prototype has been filmed up close in Germany in final production avatar. Though the vehicle was under heavy disguise, it can be observed that the front half of the design is inherited from the sedan without any change.
While the Tipo sedan replaces Linea in EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa) region, the hatchback sibling is touted to be an overdue single-product replacement for both Punto and Bravo. The new product will pickup up a fight with the likes of Skoda Fabia, Dacia Sandero, etc.
Aft the B-pillar, the roof line takes a subtle dip before meeting the C-pillar. The taillights and rear bumper too adopt a new design to gel well with the hatchback body style. The car also features a roof-mounted rear spoiler.
As expected, the interior too has been derived from the sedan without any change. We expect the equipment level to be borrowed as well, which means higher variants of Tipo hatchback will get a touchscreen infotainment system, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, automatic climate and so on.
The Tipo twins are powered by two petrol engines – a 95 PS 1.4-litre and a 110 PS 1.6-litre – and two diesel engines – a 95 PS 1.3-litre and a 120 PS 1.6-litre. Depending on the engine option, the Tipo is offered with 5- and 6-speed manual transmissions and a 6-speed automatic unit.
Fiat India has not announced any plans to bring the Tipo twins to India yet but we suspect that a market study would commence shortly.
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