Return of the Fiat Tipo

Fiat has announced that its new C-segment contender is to be called Tipo. That nameplate was last used on a hatchback which was launched in 1988.

The 2016 model first appeared at the Istanbul Motor Show earlier this year. In Turkey, where production is due to take place, it'll uniquely be known as Aegea.

Fiat Tipo 2.0 i.e. 16V 3-Door (1989) Front Side
Tipo past...

Fiat Aegea (2016) Front Side
...and Tipo future.

Described by Fiat as a value-for-money offering, the Tipo / Aegea is a five-seat saloon with very traditional styling. The engine line-up comprises two petrol and two diesel units that deliver outputs of between 93 bhp (70 kW / 95 PS) and 118 bhp (88 kW / 120 PS). An automatic transmission is going to be on the options list.

Availability will be extended to over forty markets across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Officially, Fiat has yet to confirm whether or not the Tipo is coming to the UK. Such a position is understandable, because significant sales volumes would be unlikely here without a five-door version.

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2016 Fiat Aegea first view

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