In December, the European market will be a new compact sedan 2016 Fiat Tipo, which will be the successor model Linea.
In may at the Istanbul motor show was presented a new compact sedan Fiat Aegea, created by joint efforts of designers and engineers of Fiat and specialists of the Turkish company Tofas plant which will adjust the production machine.
Fiat has presented a global sedan
In the framework of the presentation of the Fiat promised to bring this model to the European market, however, marketers decided that the name “Aegean”, which comes from ancient Greek mythology, will find response in the hearts of buyers and renamed the new… Tipo. Under this name from 1988 to 1995 Fiat released 3 – and 5-door hatchbacks, and in 1989, the Tipo won the title “European car of the year”.
The car will be offered with two diesel and two petrol motors capacity from 95 to 120 horsepower, and also with manual or automatic transmission. In the options list will include Uconnect multimedia complex with 5-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth and voice control and navigation company TomTom.
Sales of the sedan will begin in December in Italy, and then it goes to other markets. The automaker is positioning the new product as its global model, which will be offered in Europe, the middle East, and Africa. The sedan will be the first sign of a new family. Later it will join its sister hatchback, wagon and crossover.
The annual test of the finalists at the test site NAVAK in Serbia revealed the overall winner of the international competition Autobest. The highest number of points (1492) the jury gave revived the Fiat Tipo, which brought, thus, the third victory of the Italian brand for the 15-year history of the competition.
Only 7 points was not enough the new generation Opel Astra to share the victory with sedan from Turkey. Hyundai Tucson could be the third of five finalists with 1145 points. # 4 and # 5 for Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 with a close score: 1057 and 1067 points, respectively. Detailed results can be seen on the organization’s website.
Fiat Tipo returns
“It was a very tough competition. And the results of voting 26 members of the jury â€” for the first time in Autobest representing the whole of Europe and showed very little “margin” to the winner. This means that Tipo and Astra really good,” said the President of the competition Ilya Selector.
“2016 Fiat Tipohas rightly become the “Best buy car of Europe 2016”. New family Tipo/Aegea was built around a strategy of “outstanding car for the budget,” not “low cost car”. The result is a wonderful product with all the ingredients necessary for an average European customer.