Things are looking up for Fiat’s new compact car, the Tipo / Aegea, as customers have already expressed interest in it.
AlVolante reports that approximately 1,000 pre-orders were received in the company’s local market, Italy, where it was shown just a few weeks back. This isn’t the only number released, because 20,000 people have inquired about the new sedan and 6,000 have taken it for a test drive.
The new Tipo sedan is offered with a choice of four engines, two petrol, the 1.4-liter with 95PS (94hp) & 127Nm (94lb-ft) of torque and the 1.6-liter with 110PS (108hp) & 152Nm (112lb-ft) of torque, and two diesels, the 1.3L 95PS (94hp) and the 1.6L 120PS (118hp).
The cheapest version of the model should start from around €12,500 ($13,746), while for the 120PS turbo diesel, customers will reportedly have to pay €16,500 ($18,143).
Fiat will produce the new Tipo at the Tofas facility, in Bursa, Turkey, where it will be known as the Aegea, and it will offer it for sale in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). The compact sedan will be joined by two more body styles, the hatchback and the estate, in 2016.