Fiat Tipo Hatchback Next Generation Announced, Starts at $18,800

Fiat is reviving the Tipo brand again with a new hatchback. Official pricing and pictures of the car is out now.

The original reveal was done at the 2016 Geneva motor show and the brand confirmed that the model will be available in dealership stores by September.

Fiat Tipo 2017

The pricing for the Fiat Tipo 2017 edition is confirmed and it starts at $18,800. However, it is for the UK market and is announced in Great Britain pounds. The price may vary slightly based on conversion rates and current market trends when it hits the North American region. The base model is powered by a 1.4-liter non-turbo engine. It can produce a total of 94 horsepower which is not going to break any track records but offer people a fuel efficient way to complete their daily commuting.

A whole bunch of features are added to the base model including Bluetooth connectivity, electric windows, air conditioner, DAB radio and six different air bags to secure every passenger on board. For the meager price tag, these are really good additions and a worthy investment for the budget buyer. By paying additional costs, the buyer can choose to add a satellite based navigation system and a touchscreen display.

The Fiat Tipo shares a lot of design aspects with the saloon. Right the C-pillar to the sharper front fascia and the curved window line, it resembles the existing model because it is already familiar with customers and is considered an easy way to promote the new car. The back is beefier designed to offer better luggage space and the roof rails are higher for the very same purpose.

In their statement, Fiat claimed that their car can easily accommodate three people who are at least six feet tall. It is made possible by the versatile body of the car which offers enough legroom for them. A total of 420 liters of storage space is offered in the boot in the hatchback version while the saloon is much bigger at 520 liters. When the seats are folded, it offers additional storage space.

Fiat Tipo

Three trim line variants of the Fiat Tipo will be available for purchase in the UK. The high spec model is equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system, 16-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors, LED running lights and cruise control. The car also has a rear view camera, automatic lights and vipers besides integrated parking sensors.With such safety features, affordable pricing and efficiency, Tipo is expected to be the buyer’s choice in UK when it launches.