Fiat Tipo (2016–)

Model History

March 2016

Fiat Tipo range revealed

Shown as a full range of hatchback, saloon and estate, although there will be no saloon sold in the UK. (The saloon has been on sale in Europe since Januaryn 2016.)

The new Tipo hatchback provides exceptional roominess and is capable of accommodating three six-feet-plus adult passengers in the rear - thanks to legroom and outstanding headroom - within its 4.37m long, 1.79m wide and 1.50m tall dimensions.

Its boot capacity is also best-in-class with a volume of 440 litres, while the estate version adds an additional 110 litres of boot space which, at 550 litres, is also class leading. It can carry loads of up to 1.8m in length courtesy of an extra 20cm of length (4.57m); a flip-and-fold 60/40 split rear seats and completely flat load floor. The estate body style has a height of 1.51m thanks to the standard-fit longitudinal roof bars.

Loading the boot of the estate is aided by a low load sill with reconfigurable components such as an adjustable load floor and removable side storage panels to further increase the width of the luggage compartment. The roller covers can conveniently be removed with one hand and stored under the floor panel, while two lights, two bag hooks and four load-retaining hooks positioned on the floor provide added convenience.

The Tipo features numerous cabin compartments with a variety of shapes and capacities totalling no less than 12 litres. Easily reachable by driver and passengers, these compartments are perfect for storing personal objects, smartphones, game consoles, bottles, coins and much more, including a USB port for charging and connecting devices. Maximum comfort is assured by the excellent driving ergonomics and the convenient arrangement of the secondary controls which can be reached easily without the driver having to take their eyes off the road.

In terms of the model range, both the hatchback and estate will be offered in three trim levels with air conditioning, remote central locking, rear electric windows (estate only), electric mirrors, six airbags, DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity with steering wheel remote controls on all versions. Full range details will be announced closer to the car’s UK launch.

The engine range will comprise five engines in total. There are two turbo diesel engines – a 1.3-litre MultiJet II producing 95hp and 200Nm and a 1.6-litre MultiJet II with an output of 120hp and 320Nm, while the petrol engine range comprises a 1.4-litre 16v producing 95PS and 125Nm, a 1.4 turbo petrol with 120PS and 206Nm and the 1.6-litre e-TorQ engine producing 110hp and 152Nm and combined exclusively to a six-speed, torque converter automatic transmission.

The 1.6 litre turbo diesel engine, fitted with second-generation MultiJet technology and variable geometry turbocharger, delivers remarkable fuel efficiency and low emissions: On the official combined test cycle, the Tipo 1.6 MultiJet II 120hp returned 76.3mpg (3.7 litres/100km) and produces just 98g/km of emissions. This engine can also be combined with a six-speed TCT twin-clutch transmission.

May 2016

Fiat Tipo 2016 initial price list

Tipo Entry spec 1.4 95PS: £12,995

Tipo Entry spec 1.3 Multijet II: £14,995

Tipo Mid spec 1.4 95PS: £13,995

Tipo Mid spec 1.6 e-TorQ auto: £15,995

Tipo Mid spec 1.3 Multijet II: £15,995

Tipo Mid spec 1.6 Multijet II manual: £16,995

Tipo Mid spec 1.4 120PS T-Jet: £14,995

Tipo Mid spec 1.6 Multijet II DDCT manual: £17,995

Tipo High spec 1.4 95PS: £14,995

Tipo High spec 1.6 e-TorQ auto: £16,995

Tipo High spec 1.3 Multijet II: £16,995

Tipo High spec 1.6 Multijet II manual: £17,995

Tipo High spec 1.4 120PS T-Jet: £15,995

Tipo High spec 1.6 Multijet II DDCT manual: £18,995

Tipo Station Wagons:

Tipo Entry spec 1.4 95PS: £13,995

Tipo Entry spec 1.3 Multijet II: £15,995

Tipo Mid spec 1.4 95PS: £14,995

Tipo Mid spec 1.6 e-TorQ auto: £16,995

Tipo Mid spec 1.3 Multijet II: £16,995

Tipo Mid spec 1.6 Multijet II manual: £17,995

Tipo Mid spec 1.4 120PS T-Jet: £15,995

Tipo Mid spec 1.6 Multijet II DDCT manual: £18,995

Tipo High spec 1.4 95PS: £15,995

Tipo High spec 1.6 e-TorQ auto: £17,995

Tipo High spec 1.3 Multijet II: £17,995

Tipo High spec 1.6 Multijet II manual: £18,995

Tipo High spec 1.4 120PS T-Jet: £16,995

Tipo High spec 1.6 Multijet II DDCT manual: £19,995

February 2018

Fiat Tipo S-Design introduced

It gets glossy black trim, which continue around the edges of the fog lights and on the mirror caps. It also encases the xenon headlights, which make their first appearance in the Tipo family. New diamond cut 18-inch alloy wheels, tinted rear windows and body coloured handles complete the look. It is available in a choice of five colours including the exclusive new Street Grey.

The interior has been entirely restyled with new Techno leather and fabric seats. Double stitching on the Techno leather and Airtex seats is replicated on the gear knob and steering wheel, while glossy black accents highlight the dashboard and Tecnico Grey fascia, which spans the entire width of the passenger compartment.

The Fiat Tipo S-Design includes the next-generation Uconnect 7-inch HD LIVE infotainment system, fitted with high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Fiat Tipo S-Design is available to order now and will be in dealerships from end of February, priced from £18,145 OTR in hatchback guise and £19,145 OTR as a station wagon.

February 2019

Fiat Tipo Street trim announced

Based on the Easy trim, the Street version adds new 16-inch black alloy wheels, tinted rear windows and contrasting dark details on mirror covers, grille and external and internal door handles. The LED daytime running lights (DRL) and the dedicated badge consolidate the Street character of this trim.

The Fiat Tipo Street is available to order now, priced from £15,050.

May 2019

Mirror and Sport trim added to Tipo range

Mid-spec Mirror replaces the outgoing Easy Plus trim, with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment display as standard (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), along with new Mirror Blue livery with chrome details. Diamond cut 16-inch alloy wheels complete the look.

Based on the S-Design model, the Fiat Tipo Sport adds various sporty cosmetic upgrades including a new front bumper with splitter, rear diffuser and spoiler.

Model

CO2 emissions

MPG (WLTP Combined)

Top Speed
mph

0 – 62
mph

Price OTR
£

Fiat Tipo Easy 1.4 95hp

132

40.9 - 41.5

113

12.4

£14,905.00

Fiat Tipo Street 1.4 95hp

132

40.9 - 41.5

113

12.4

£15,405.00

Fiat Tipo Mirror 1.4 95hp

132

40.9 - 41.5

113

12.4

£16,155.00

Fiat Tipo Mirror 1.4 T-Jet 120hp

154

37.2 - 39.2

124

9.9

£17,475.00

Fiat Tipo Mirror 1.6 MultiJet 120hp

113

52.3 - 53.3

124

10.1

£20,110.00

Fiat Tipo Lounge 1.4 95hp

132

40.9 - 41.5

113

12.4

£16,905.00

Fiat Tipo Lounge 1.4 T-Jet 120hp

154

37.2 - 39.2

124

9.9

£18,225.00

Fiat Tipo Lounge 1.6 MultiJet 120hp

113

52.3 - 53.3

124

10.1

£20,860.00

Fiat Tipo S-Design 1.4 95hp

138

40.9 - 41.5

113

12.4

£17,905.00

Fiat Tipo S-Design 1.4 T-Jet 120hp

158

37.2 - 39.2

124

9.9

£19,225.00

Fiat Tipo Sport 1.4 95hp

138

40.9 - 41.5

113

12.4

£19,255.00

Fiat Tipo Sport 1.4 T-Jet 120hp

158

37.2 - 39.2

124

9.9

£20,575.00

What does a Fiat Tipo (2016) cost?

List Price from £15,180
Buy new from £10,118
Contract hire from £154.82 per month