Would An Abarth Version Help You Appreciate Fiat’s Tipo?

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.

  • Six_Tymes

    like it a lot.

  • 6th Gear

    A case of polishing a turd

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Ooooh! Sprinkles!

  • LWOAP

    No. I would only appreciate the Abarth version.

  • EyalN

    500x abarth !!!!! the tipo is a real low quality Turkish car.
    and fiat needs new cars in the lineup. they don’t really have a lineup. they can make abarth version from everything, like mercedes AMG. Qubo Abarth…

  • StrangerGP

    The idea is just as silly as the one for making Linea Abarth back in the day. It’s a budget car and even if you add an aggressive bodykit with (fake) exhausts it’s not going to change anything. And people won’t pay a lot of money for a sporty version, the low price is why Tipo is posting great sales figures.

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