It was only last week when we talked about the compact Fiat Tipo sedan and now the model is back in the news only this time we are going to talk about the hatchback body style which will be the second member of the range. While the sedan will replace the Linea, this hatch variant will act as a successor of the aging Bravo and should carry most of the design cues from the sedan, with the obvious exception of the rear end which will adopt a hatch. These two models will be joined by a third one, taking the shape of an estate which will effectively fill in the gap left after Fiat phased out the Stilo Multiwagon several years ago.
Getting back to the Tipo hatchback spotted here, it will be available with the same array of engines as the sedan so expect to find a 1.4-liter with 95 bhp and a more powerful 1.6-liter with 100 bhp while on the diesel side there’s going to be a 1.3 16V MultiJet II with 95 bhp and a larger 1.6 16V MultiJet II rated at 120 bhp. All cars will have a front-wheel drive layout and depending on engine selection these will work with 5- and 6-speed manual gearboxes as well as a 6-speed automatic transmission.
All three Fiat Tipo models will be produced in Turkey at a factory in Bursa. Assembly of the sedan has already started and deliveries are underway, with Fiat planning to sell the Tipo models in more than 40 countries from all over the world. Details concerning an India launch are not available at this point, but the Tipo Sedan has some changes of reaching our country as a replacement for the New Linea, but it will probably happen towards the end of 2016.