New Fiat Tipo Gets 1,000 Pre-Orders In Italy

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.

Photo Gallery

GM Extends CT6 And Impala Production Until January 2020, Drops Volt and LaCrosse

U.S. production of the Chevy Volt and Buick LaCrosse ends on March 1, and GM hasn’t mentioned an extension .

Elon Musk “Certain” Tesla’s Fully-Autonomous Systems Will Be Ready This Year

He added, though, that regulations are not yet in place, thus he expects Tesla to roll the tech out in late 2020.

Buy At Your Own Peril: These Are Consumer Reports’ 10 Least Reliable New Cars

Six of 10 are American, while another one is technically German but built in the U.S..

Korea’s 2020 Genesis G90 Limousine Is Proper Gangnam Style

The stretched G90 adds 290 mm (11.4 in) between the axles for presidential levels of rear seat luxury and comfort.

Five Key Features Of Porsche’s ‘Ring Record-Setting 919 Evo

Porsche had to upgrade its hybrid Le Mans winner in order to beat the outright lap record in the Nordschleife.

Nissan’s Stillborn MID4 Looks Like An NSX, But It Actually Led To The GT-R

Featuring a twin-turbo V6 and all-wheel drive, the MID4 would be a killer supercar in the ’80s.

PSA To Produce All-New 2020 Opel Mokka X In France, Confirms EV Variant

The next Mokka X will be based on a PSA platform and be produced alongside the DS3 and new 208 .

VW Golf GTI TCR Priced From £34,135 In The UK, Deliveries Commence In March

The 286 HP TCR is the most powerful FWD Golf GTI ever, and probably the sendoff to the current gen.

BMW M2 CS Shows More Of Its Secrets While Testing In The Swedish Snow

Whether it’s named the CS or CSL, the hardcore M2 will have more power and less weight than the Competition.

Elderly Corvette Driver Injured After Veering Off Highway And Crashing

The Corvette hit a utility pole and then went down a ravine.