Aimed against a highly competitive segment that includes models such as the VW Golf, Ford Focus, Opel Astra and Renault Megane, the Fiat Tipo family is now complete with the addition of its third and final member: the Station Wagon.
Unveiled earlier this year at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the estate is now available for order across the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region, where it carries a starting price of €14,900 ($16,755).
For the money, Fiat throws in a 1.4-liter petrol engine with 95 PS (94 HP) and an extensive standard equipment list that includes climate control, electric windows, Uconnect radio six airbags, roof bars and the ‘Magic Cargo Space’, which allows the boot to be configured with one hand.
Depending on the selected version, the list of features can include a 7-inch high-res color touchscreen, Bluetooth, audio streaming, text reader, voice recognition, TomTom 3D built-in navigation system, rearview camera, AUX and USB ports, adaptive cruise control, brake control, speed limiter, and parking sensors, all of which come at no extra cost on the special Business grade.
The most affordable diesel is the MultiJet 1.3-liter 95 PS (94 HP), which kicks off from €17,300. There is also a T-Jet 120 PS (118 HP) petrol and LPG mill and, starting this month, a 120 PS (118 HP) 1.6-liter diesel mated to a DCT dual-clutch transmission.
Manufactured in Bursa, Turkey, where it is available as the Aegea, the new Tipo has been sold in more than 65,000 units across the EMEA region since its launch.