Fiat-Tipo

Fiat has revived the Tipo name last used in the early 90s for its new global C-segment sedan. If it looks familiar, that’s because the car was previously shown as the Fiat Aegea at the Istanbul Motor Show in May.

The Fiat-Chrysler Centro Stile-designed sedan was previously billed as a B-segment car, but its dimensions are nearer to the C-segment and it’s promoted as such now. The sedan measures 4.5m in length and is 1.78m wide, while the wheelbase is pretty long at 2,640 mm. Boot volume is a generous 510 litres.

Within the Fiat brand, the Tipo is a member of the “Functional Family”, with an emphasis on value for money and practical features, as well as a straightforward model range and pricing structure.

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Fiat says that four engines will be available – two petrols, two MultiJet II turbodiesels – with power outputs ranging from 95 hp to 120 hp. Both manual and automatic transmissions are offered.

Also available are FCA’s touchscreen Uconnect infotainment system with hands-free Bluetooth calling and audio streaming, a reverse camera and TomTom navigation.

Developed in Turkey together with Tofas R&D, one of FCA’s largest R&D centres, the Tipo will be manufactured at the Bursa plant and go on sale in Europe, Asia and the Middle East from December. The sedan will retain the Fiat Aegea name for the Turkish market, and hatchback and wagon versions will surface later.