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The Tipo family has been expanded by the arrival of a new body. Fiat is now launching the New Tipo Cross, to add to its other three body variants (4-door, 5-door and Station Wagon): a veritable crossover, aimed at a completely new target audience. Families – the long-standing customer base for the Fiat Tipo – have changed their preferences, leaving behind conventional 5-door cars and Station Wagons to come closer to the world of crossovers, without sacrificing space and comfort. The same families are now ready to experience a more emotive, distinctive, dynamic and young car, while still at an affordable price. The Tipo Cross, “Fiat’s new family crossover”, is the answer.
Overall, the Tipo Cross is structured decidedly more powerfully and boldly. At first glance, the car is clearly broader, with the new design of the grille that extends below the headlights, and is patently taller: a true crossover.
The height of the Tipo Cross has been raised by almost 4 cm, courtesy of renewed calibration of the suspension and the addition of a new rim and tire solution, seen before on another Fiat crossover, the 500X. The Tipo Cross includes larger tires for an even more robust look.
The new setup also offers a higher driving position and makes it easier to get in and out of the car, as well as simplifying everything Tipo families are used to, including putting children on the rear seats or finding things that might get stuck under the seats.
An innovation in aesthetics, the New Tipo Cross is almost 7 cm taller than the Tipo Cross, with the addition of ‘cross’ details, starting off from wheel arch rims across the side and front, where there’s also room for an exclusive skid plate and bumper, with a prominent bull bar to give the car a more solid and muscular appearance, via the side skirts and rear extractor to the practical roof rack only available to date on the Station Wagon version.
Gasoline. The New Tipo can be fitted with the new 100-hp 1.0 GSE T3. The new three-cylinder engine delivers a peak torque as high as 190 Nm at only 1500 rpm, rather than the 4500 rpm of the current 95-hp 1.4 gasoline engine, which only went up to 127 Nm.
The 1.0 GSE T3 forms part of the FireFly Turbo engine family, as the most up-to-date version for the best performance, paired with seriously lower consumption and emissions. Maximum output is 74 kW (100 hp). The new engine ensures driving pleasure and offers optimum startup courtesy of the advantageous torque curve even at low rpm and is also more comfortable, thanks to its impressive noiselessness. CO2 emissions go all the way down to a value of 121 g/km (WLTP).
Finally, the gearbox has been calibrated to ensure maximum responsiveness in city traffic and the best comfort there is on the highway, stopping the engine revving any higher than 3200 rpm at a cruising speed of 130 km/h.
Diesel engines. The Euro 6D Final-compliant Multijet diesel engines offer two outputs: 95 and 130 hp (previously 120 hp), with a considerable improvement in performance and CO2 values, from 110 g/km in the diesel family (WLTP).
The 130-hp 1.6 Multijet is also the ideal engine for commercial fleets, a strategic field for the C-segment and therefore for the Tipo.
On demand, the increasingly environment-friendly New Tipo line-up can also be fitted with the D-Fence by Mopar pack, consisting of three devices: a filter that stops impurities getting into the car from outside, blocks particulates and practically 100% of allergens, and reduces the formation of mold and bacteria by 98%; a purifier for the air inside the passenger compartment, which filters out micro-particles such as pollen or bacteria; and a UV lamp to cleanse all the contact surfaces in our cars: the steering wheel, the gear stick, and the seats.
The headlights have been completely redesigned, now with full-LED lights in both the front and rear: not only do they enhance the car’s lines, they bestow a more modern look on the car and increase active and passive safety. Courtesy of improved visibility and in line with the quest for better sustainability in every minute detail, they reduce the car’s electricity consumption and therefore, accordingly, CO2 emissions.
The bumper in the lower section of the car, completely redesigned by adding elements in the brushed chrome ICE MATTE finish, is paired with new 16” or 17” alloy wheels with diamond finish and new designs.