After showcasing the Tipo sedan at the Istanbul Motor Show last year, Fiat has unveiled the Tipo hatchback. Shown at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show, this new hatchback model shares the same basic look with the Tipo sedan but with different design cues. Additionally, there’s also a more practical estate version that’s arrived in Geneva.
Coming back to the hatchback, this new model is 4.37m long, 1.79m wide and 1.50m tall. With a boot space of 440-litres, the Tipo hatch can prove to be quite a practical buy. As for the design, it’s quite a handsome looking thing with its bulging hood, sharply designed front bumper and a smartly executed tail design.
The engine range will include five engines in total. There are two turbo diesel engines – a 1.3-litre MultiJet II producing 95hp and 200Nm and a 1.6-litre MultiJet II with an output of 120hp and 320Nm, while the petrol engine range consists of 1.4-litre with 95hp and 125Nm, a 1.4 turbo petrol with 120hp and 206Nm and the 1.6-litre unit developing 110hp and 152Nm.
While it’s destined to go on sale in the UK later this year, Fiat India could use the Tipo to turn things around here in the Indian market. With its dwindling dealer network and a rather limited range of cars, the fact that the brand is struggling in India is an open secret and products like the Tipo hatchback and the sedan, if priced right, could work well in India’s economy-minded market.