If you happen to like your compact hatchbacks with a little Italian flair and think that the Alfa Romeo Giulietta has started to show its age, your only remaining choice will have a Fiat badge.
The Tipo is inherently budget-friendly, and the best you can hope for when it comes to its appearance is opting for an S-Design version. That translates to glossy black trim for the front grille, fog light surrounds and mirror caps, black bezels for the bi-xenon headlights, tinted rear windows and a set of 18-inch alloys.
While that’s not bad, it’s far from an aggressive approach which would entail a different powertrain, handling improvements and extra visual cues like different bumpers, spoilers and perhaps even fender extensions.
This Abarth Tipo render by V Design ticks the styling box. The only thing missing would be a 200+ HP turbocharged petrol engine, which would help us forget all about the current 1.4-liter T-Jet unit that produces just 120 horses and needs 9.6 seconds to get you from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph).
If we had our pick, we’d go for the 240 HP turbo petrol in the Giulietta Veloce, for obvious reasons.