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After it was revealed last month that the Fiat Tipo name would be resurrected on a new global C-segment sedan (badged as the Fiat Aegea in Turkey), the Italian carmaker has released full details on its new offering.

The Tipo measures 4,532 mm long, 1,792 mm wide and 1,497 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,636 mm. The rather milquetoast styling provides the car with a drag coefficient of just 0.29 Cd, thanks to an optimised roof profile, windscreen curvature and body shape, best-in-class wheel coverage and side profile, as well as specially-designed side mirrors and tail light shape.

Inside, practicality has been given top priority – the car has been designed to fit adults measuring 1.88 metres tall in front, and 1.8 metres at the back, and legroom is said to be class-leading. There’s also a 520 litre boot – expandable through the 60:40 split-folding rear seats – along with up to 12 litres’ worth of storage compartments in the cabin.

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Standard-fit is a Uconnect Radio infotainment system with Bluetooth, while higher-end models get Uconnect 5″ and Uconnect 5″ Nav systems – both get a five-inch touchscreen, DAB radio, USB and AUX-in connectivity and an SMS reader, while the latter adding a TomTom 3D navigation system. A 160 W four-speaker sound system is standard, with the five-inch touchscreen versions getting a 220 W six-speaker setup.

Engines consist of a 95 hp/127 Nm 1.4 litre Fire four-cylinder petrol mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, along with a 110 hp/152 Nm 1.6 litre E.torQ petrol connected to a six-speed auto. On the diesel side there’s a 95 hp/200 Nm 1.3 litre and 120 hp/320 Nm 1.6 litre Multijet II turbodiesels, paired to a six-speed manual.

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Under the skin, the Tipo’s body features around 80% high-strength steel, with advanced hot-pressed high-strength steel low down contributing to improved handling and safety performance whilst reducing weight. Safety equipment includes up to six airbags, ABS with EBD and Panic Brake Assist (PBA), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

Fiat promises reduced NVH levels thanks to state-of-the-art soundproofing techniques, such as the ample use of noise-deadening material, air flow optimisation and the use of metal sets to increase rigidity in the main fixing points of mechanical components.