The Fiat Tipo
Cool, sleek, and definitely sexy, the recently launched, all-new Fiat Tipo is available in South Africa – and Fiat thinks that this may be their game-changer locally to push sales upwards. Part of the already overpopulated C-segment market – where the Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra, and Opel Astra reign – the design of the Tipo is distinctive and a breath of fresh air in the market, turning heads on the road out of curiosity, as well as beauty. The sleek headlights, long elegant bonnet, purposeful character lines, and pleasing silhouette of the body speaks to the eyes, and the interior of the car follows up on the elegant design. Two body styles, three trim levels, three engines, and three transmission types are already available. In the sedan, one can opt for the POP or EASY versions, while the hatchback is available in POP, EASY, or LOUNGE.
The list of model-specific specifications is extensive, but the real deal of the new Fiat offering is in the standard equipment that goes into every model: The Fiat Uconnect sound system with Bluetooth functionality, steering controls, height adjustable driver seat, tyre pressure monitor, front airbags, and more. The engine range offers one diesel and two petrol derivatives that target the heart of the 70 kw to 81 kw market. And, depending on the engine, transmission options include either a five- or six-speed manual in the 1.3-litre Multijet turbodiesel, and the 1.4-litre petrol and versions respectively, or a six-speed automatic in the 1.6-litre EASY derivative. All Fiat Tipo models come with a standard 3-year/100,000 km warranty and service plan.
Pricing starts at R229,900 for the Sedan, and R249,900 for the Hatch.
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