Known earlier as the Aegea, but now as the Tipo in Italy and Egea in Turkey, Fiat’s Linea successor has been detailed in a new image gallery. Production has already commenced at the TOFAŞ facilities in Bursa, Turkey, from where it will be exported to more than 40 countries in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. Prices for the Tipo in Italy were announced earlier this month, starting from 12,500 EUR (INR 8.91 lakh). An Indian launch is still unconfirmed.
The Tipo offers a choice of three trim levels, with even the basic one featuring 15-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, electric power steering, electric centralized locks, automatic boot opening, electrically operated and heated side mirrors, ABS with EBD, ESC with Hill Holder and tire pressure monitoring. Entertainment duties are taken care of by a Uconnect radio/MP3 player, which also features USB, and AUX-in inputs, along with a 3.5-inch LCD display.
The second trim level adds 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome-plated handles, body-painted ORVMS caps, a 3.5-inch TFT display in the instrument panel, multi-function steering wheel, electrochromatic rearview mirror, electrically-operated rear windows, rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlights. Entertainment comes from a 5-inch touch screen equipped Uconnect infotainment system with Bluetooth compatibility.
Over the two, the third and range-topping trim level adds fog lamps, chrome-plated inserts, automatic climate control, cruise control and front armrest. Furthermore, two launch edition trim levels – Opening Edition and Opening Edition Plus – have also been announced for the Italian market. Additional equipment offered on these trim levels include reverse parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and 17-inch diamond-cut 5-double-spoke alloy wheels (Opening Edition Plus).
The Fiat Egea/Tipo, styled in Italy, measures 4.5 meters in length, 1.78 meters in width, 1.48 meters in height and 2.64 meters in wheelbase, while the boot space is rated at 510 litres. The car comes with a FWD layout and rides on McPherson independent front suspension; while a twist beam axle setup brings up the rear. The premium compact sedan will be powered by a choice of two diesel engines and two petrol engines. (see specification sheet below).
Fiat Tipo Image Gallery