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Pricing and specifications announced for new Fiat Tipo hatchback and estate

Priced from £12,995 to £18,995 OTR for the hatchback and £13,995 to £19,995 OTR for the Tipo Station Wagon, the c-segment models, which replace the Bravo, are focused on efficiency and practicality, including legroom and boot space said to be class-leading.

The hatchback measures 4.37m long, 1.79m wide and 1.50m tall, and brings boot capacity of 440 litres. The estate builds on this with an additional 110 litres of boot space and can carry loads of up to 1.8m in length courtesy of an extra 20cm of length (4.57m) while its flip-and-fold 60/40 split rear seats provide a completely flat load floor. The estate also offers a height of 1.51m thanks to the standard-fit longitudinal roof bars, and provides a low load sill with reconfigurable components such as an adjustable load floor and removable side storage panels.

The engine range will comprise five units. There are two turbo diesel engines – a 94bhp 1.3-litre MultiJet II and a 118bhp 1.6-litre MultiJet II, while the petrol engine range covers a 94bhp 1.4-litre 16V, a 118bhp 1.4 turbo petrol and 108bhp 1.6-litre e-TorQ engine, which comes with a six-speed, torque converter automatic transmission.

The 118bhp 1.6-litre turbo diesel is the economy champion and offers 76.3mpg on the combined cycle with 98g/km of CO2 emissions for both models with the six-speed manual box. This engine can also be combined with a six-speed TCT twin-clutch transmission.

In the UK, both models will be offered in three trim levels – with the naming structure still to be confirmed.

The entry-level trim is equipped with air conditioning, remote central locking, front electric windows, body-coloured door mirrors with electric adjustment, six airbags, DAB digital radio, USB and Bluetooth connectivity with steering wheel remote controls, chrome door handles, split rear seats and a front seat centre arm rest. The Station Wagon adds rear electric windows and longitudinal roof bars.

The mid-range trim level – priced at £1,000 more – adds a five-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with  LIVE services, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob, rear power windows, LED daytime running lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, rear parking sensors and cruise control.

The top trim level – priced at £1,000 more again – adds satellite navigation with TomTom LIVE services including HD Traffic, climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers, rear view camera, driver’s side lumbar support and a chrome pack.

Both models go on sale in the UK in September.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.