Fiat introduced the Fiat Egea, the production version of the Aegea concept, last month for Turkey. This month it was announced as the Fiat Tipo for other EMEA markets. The C-segment saloon will gain hatchback and estate versions, the company also confirmed, and the former, said to be the Fiat Bravo replacement, has been spied for the first time.
The test mule doing the rounds in Turkey hints at a very identical design. The headlamps, grille, hood, ORVMs and window panes appear to be similar to the Egea/Tipo saloon. Below is a speculative rendering that previews the expected production-spec design.
The hatchback version will likely be offered with the same engine options as the saloon. These include (in Turkey) 1.4-litre FIRE naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 95 hp (70 kW) and 127 Nm of torque, 1.3-litre MultiJet four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that produces 95 hp (70 kW) and 200 Nm of torque and 1.6-litre MultiJet four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that produces 120 hp (88 kW) and 320 Nm of torque.
Similarly, transmission options would include 5-speed manual and 6-speed manual. An automatic transmission may be added for some market(s), like the UK for instance, where the hatchback will be sold starting next year.
Both the Fiat Tipo hatchback and the Fiat Tipo estate will be unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March, suggested a report citing Olivier Francois, Head of Fiat brand and Chief Marketing Officer.
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