Fiat’s latest-generation Tipo underwent safety tests by EuroNCAP and was awarded 3 stars based on standard safety equipment, and 4 stars when tested with the optional safety pack.
EuroNCAP tested the Tipo under their dual rating system which allows two separate star ratings for the same vehicle. The base rating indicates the safety of the car when fitted only with standard safety kit, whereas the second rating can reflect the absolute best the model can do in terms of optional extras.
The Tipo secured a 4 star rating thanks to its optional safety pack which comes with a Forward Collision Warning system with Auto-Brake, though it was not designed to mitigate pedestrian crashes.
“The Tipo is marketed as a functional car which maximizes value for money. However to maximize safety, and to bring the car up to the protection levels offered by its biggest rivals in this segment, consumers should not pass over the safety pack,” stated EuroNCAP Secretary General Michiel van Ratingen.
During the Adult Occupant tests, the Tipo excelled at protecting its sensor-wearing passengers from lateral impacts, though it didn’t do as much for them during the Frontal Full Width test where measurements of chest deflection indicated marginal protection of the chest.