Among the sea of supercars and outrageous tuner car debuts at the Geneva Motor Show was Fiat, who celebrated the debut of their new Tipo station wagon and hatchback. The sedan version of the Tipo first debuted last summer at the Istanbul Motor Show, however the hatch and sedan will be the only models to reach the United Kingdom.
Both the Tipo hatchback and wagon will be offered with the same choice of engines as the sedan. A 1.3-liter four-cylinder producing 95 horsepower 147 lb-ft and a 1.6-liter four with 120 horsepower and 236 lb-ft make up the turbo diesel options, while a 1.6-liter four- with 110 horsepower and 112 lb-ft and a 1.4-liter turbocharged four with 120 horsepower 147 lb-ft comprise the gasoline choices. Both are mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Tipo hatchback seats three six-foot passengers in the rear comfortably, Fiat says, and measures 4.37m long, 1.79m wide and 1.50m tall with a trunk capacity of 440 liters. The station wagon carries identical dimensions, but with an additional 110 liters of trunk space and 20 cm in length, allowing it to carry objects of up to 1.8m in length. The wagon’s hauling abilities are further enhanced with a low load sill and an adjustable load floor.
Both the Tipo hatchback and station wagon will go on sale in the UK this September, with pricing announced closer to the vehicles’ launch. Full model range details will also be announced at a later date, however Fiat says three-trim levels will be offered on each car.