The Fiat Tipo name was last used between 1988 and 1995, however the automaker has revived it for its new compact sedan it revealed in concept form as the Aegea Project in May. The new Fiat Tipo will go on sale in Italy this December before branching out to countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Fiat says the Tipo was designed from the ground-up as a three-box sedan, rather than being designed as a hatchback then later reworked into a sedan shape as so many compacts often are. This explains its sleek and sharp good-looks, and Fiat assures us all that style didn’t come at the expense of functionality.
Customers will have a choice of two Multijet II turbo diesel engines and two gasoline engines ranging in output from 95 horsepower to 120 horsepower and both automatic and manual transmissions will also be on offer. That’s about all we know at this point, though we’re expecting Fiat to disclose more details as its on-sale date approaches.
All Fiat Tipo production will be handled by Fiat-Chrysler’s plant in Bursa, Turkey. It’s not clear if the model will ever reach North American shores, but that rear-end does look awfully Chrysler-like, doesn’t it?