Fiat has announced details of the UK range and pricing for the new Tipo, which will be available as a five-door hatch or a Station Wagon estate. There are five engines, two diesel and three petrol, with automatic and dual-clutch transmission. available. Diesel models start at £14,995.
UK specifications include air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity and DAB on all versions. Diesel prices start at £14,995 for the FIAT hatchback and £15,995 for the Tipo Station Wagon – in both cases a £2,000 premium over the entry-level petrol models.
The Tipo hatch is 4.37m long, 1.79m wide and 1.50m tall. Fiat says the boot capacity is best-in-class with a volume of 440 litres, while the Station Wagon version adds an additional 110 litres of boot space. The Station Wagon can also carry loads of up to 1.8m in length courtesy of an extra 20cm of length (4.57m) and its flip-and-fold 60/40 split rear seats provide a completely flat load floor.
Both the hatchback and Station Wagon will be offered in three trim levels – the names of these trim levels in the UK are to be confirmed.
The entry-level trim level is equipped with air conditioning, remote central locking, front electric windows, body-coloured door mirrors with electric adjustment, six airbags, DAB digital radio, chrome door handles, split rear seats, a front seat centre arm rest, USB and Bluetooth connectivity with steering wheel remote controls. The Station Wagon adds rear electric windows and longitudinal roof bars.
Options for the entry-level version include front fog lights (£150), dark tinted rear windows (£175), rear electric windows (£240 – standard on Station Wagon), 16-inch alloy wheels (£350), rear parking sensors (£300) and a five-inch Uconnect touchscreen system with Live services, DAB and satellite navigation (£500).
The mid-range trim level adds a five-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob, rear power windows, LED daytime running lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, rear parking sensors and cruise control. The price for the mid-level trim is £1,000 above that of the equivalent entry-level Tipo.
Also included with the mid-level version are the Uconnect LIVE services, which combines with a smartphone app (available via App Store or Google Play) to offer music streaming with Deezer and TuneIn, news from Reuters and the ability to use Facebook Check-in and Twitter, as well as to monitor vehicle performance, efficiency and maintenance status with eco:Drive and my:Car.
Options for this trim level include a satellite navigation upgrade (just £250), reversing camera (£300) and Comfort Pack (climate control, driver’s side lumbar adjustment and rear arm rest). Two Safety Packs are available, with Safety Pack B offering a speed limiter and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) for £250 and Safety Pack A adding adaptive cruise control (ACC) in addition to the speed limiter and AEB for £500. Safety Pack A is not available with the entry trim level.
The top trim level, which is priced just £1,000 above the equivalent mid-level version, builds on the specification of the mid-range Tipo but adds satellite navigation with TomTom LIVE services including HD Traffic, climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers, rear view camera, driver’s side lumbar support and a chrome pack all as standard. Key options include leather upholstery with heated seats (£750) and Safety Packs A (£500) and B (£250).
The engine range comprises five engines in total, including two diesels – a 1.3-litre MultiJet II producing 95hp and 200Nm, and a 1.6-litre MultiJet II with an output of 120hp and 320Nm.
The 1.3-litre MultiJet II 95hp engine combines strong performance with extremely low running costs, thanks to its variable geometry turbo charger and third-generation Common Rail MultiJet II injection system. It is equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox and Start & Stop as standard, and develops 94 bhp at 3,750rpm and 148 lb ft from 1,500 rpm. It is capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in 12.0 seconds (12.3 in the SW) and top speed is 112mph, while official combined cycle fuel economy figure is 76.3mpg and CO2 emission are 99g/km for both hatchback and Station Wagon. Prices for the 1.3-litre MultiJet II 95hp start at £14,995 for the entry-level hatchback.
The top diesel engine in the range is the 1.6 MultiJet II 118 bhp unit and in the Tipo it is combined with a six-speed manual gearbox or FIAT’s new DDCT six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. It produces 118 bhp at 3,750rpm and 236 lb ft at 1,750rpm and the manual model is capable of accelerating to 62mph from a rest in 9.8 seconds (10.1 in the SW), while the top speed, official combined cycle fuel consumption figure and CO2 emissions are the same for both body types – 124mph, 76.3mpg and 98g/km respectively. Full performance and economy figures for the DDCT will be announced shortly.
The all-new FIAT Tipo goes on sale in the UK in September.