Fiat is making a return to the sedan C-segment with a new family sedan, the Tipo.
First revealed in May at the Istanbul Motor Show the car is being considered for the South African market with a launch date yet to be confirmed. Now the question is, does it stand a chance to win the hearts those faithful to well established brands?
Time will tell. But the all-new four door vehicle is a stylish thing, typically Italian. The manufacturer dubs it as “a car which maximises value for money, packed with what customers genuinely appreciate: simplicity and value.”
Tipo will feature two Multijet II turbo diesel engines and two petrol versions, with manual or automatic transmissions and power ratings from 70 to 88 kW. It was designed in Italy by the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Style Centre, developed in Turkey with Tofaş R&D, made in the Tofaş plant in Bursa. It is destined to be sold in over 40 countries.