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2019 (19) Fiat Tipo 1.4 Sport 5dr

Edinburgh Sighthill Motorstore / Fiat
Only £15,498
£259 deposit
£259 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" Touchscreen with satellite navigation with LIVE services, DAB Radio, bluetooth and USBApple car play/Android Auto
Cruise controlDualdrive PAS
External temperature gaugeParkview rear parking camera
Rear parking sensorRev counter
Stop/start systemTrip computer

Exterior Features

Adjustable headlightsBi-Xenon headlights
Black bezel around headlightsBlack exterior door handles
Black surround rear view mirrorBody colour bumpers
Dark tinted glassElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable painted door mirrors with defrosting / external temperature sensor
Front splitterGloss black bumper inserts
Gloss black door mirrorsGloss black front fog light surround
Gloss black grille with gloss black surroundGloss black side window surrounds
Heated rear windowLED daytime running lights
Rear diffuserRear mask
Roof spoilerSide skirts

Interior Features

60/40 split folding rear seatAutomatic climate control
Auxilliary 12V power socketBlack headliner
Black interior rear view mirrorBlack Interior roof handles
Cloth/Techno leather upholsteryDriver's electric adjustable lumbar support
Floor matsFront armrest
Gloss black gear gaiter surroundHeight adjustable drivers seat
Height adjustable steering wheelIsofix child seat preparation
Leather steering wheel and gear knobSeat back pockets
Steering wheel audio controlsThird rear headrest

Packs

Safety pack - TipoVisibility pack - Tipo

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbelts6 airbags - driver, passenger, front side and head airbags
ABS/EBDDrivers knee airbag
ESP + ASR/MSR + HBA + Hill holderTyre pressure monitoring system
Window airbags 

Security

DeadlocksImmobiliser
Locking fuel filler capPower door locks
Remote control central locking 

Wheels

18" diamond cut alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)138Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftSOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1368Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)72Cylinders - Stroke (mm)84
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves8
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrueWLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.8WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max40.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min41.5 

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power95
Coin SeriesSportInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 079P
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years8Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %82NCAP Child Occupant Protection %60
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094NCAP Pedestrian Protection %62
NCAP Safety Assist %57Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)12.4Engine Power - BHP95
Engine Power - KW70Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT94
Engine Torque - MKG13Engine Torque - NM127
Engine Torque - RPM4500Top Speed113

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1495Length4368
Wheelbase2638Width1792

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1770
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)440Max. Loading Weight500
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Minimum Kerbweight1270
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Fiat Tipo

Fiat reverted to the 'Tipo' badge for its family hatch contender, that name being Italian for 'type'. So what type of Focus-class rival is this? We're told to expect space, economy and value pricing. Sounds promising. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

Fiat's entrant in the family hatch segment is this car, the Tipo. Smartly styled in Italy and developed and built in Turkey, it looks a much more credible contender than anything the Italian brand has brought us in this class for decades. UK buyers get a choice of petrol engines and a frugal diesel, plus hatch and estate bodystyles that are exceptionally spacious.

Background

Fiat has never managed to crack the Focus-sized family hatchback sector. Over the last few decades we've had a succession of models - the Bravo and Brava twins, the Stilo, and, most recently, another Bravo line-up. None of them made any real impact on folk much more likely to either buy Ford's best seller or the latest versions of Vauxhall's Astra or Volkswagen's Golf. In recent years, it looked as if Fiat might be abandoning this traditional market segment in favour of more specialised Crossover models like their 500X. But cars like that still sell in something of a niche, so the Italian brand has, once more, turned it's hand to creating a conventional contender in this class. Arguably the last time the brand was truly competitive here was with its Tipo family hatch, which sold between 1988 and 1995. It's appropriate then, that this current model also wears a 'Tipo' badge.

Driving Experience

The smart styling won't disguise the fact that this is unlikely to be the sharpest handling car in its sector, but we reckon it's close enough to the class leaders to satisfy most potential buyers. The engine range includes three options in total. There is a single turbo diesel unit - a 1.6-litre MultiJet II with an output of 120hp and 320Nm. This 1.6-litre diesel engine can also be combined with a six-speed TCT twin-clutch auto transmission. The petrol engine range kicks off with a 1.4-litre 16v powerplant producing 95hp and 125Nm, then moves on to a 1.4 T-Jet turbo petrol variant with 120hp and 206Nm. The Tipo's roadgoing demeanour has been set up to favour relaxed comfort rather than any kind of dynamic drive. You can see why: this is, after all, a car designed primarily around the needs of buyers in developing countries who simply want to get comfortably from A to B. So there's no trick suspension for fancy ride quality, torque vectoring for classy cornering or ridiculously powerful engine options that hardly anyone will buy. Where Turin has had modern carry-over technology it can use - the engines, the modular platform, the Uconnect infotainment technology - then that's been thrown into the development mix, but the over-riding priority here has been in the creation of the best possible car for the lowest possible price.

Design and Build

Like its predecessor, this Tipo hatchback is exceptionally roomy and is capable of accommodating three six-feet-plus adult passengers in the rear - thanks to class-leading legroom and outstanding headroom within its 4.37m long, 1.79m wide and 1.50m tall dimensions. Its boot capacity is also best-in-class with a volume of 440-litres, while the estate version adds an additional 110-litres of boot space which, at 550 litres, is also class leading. It can carry loads of up to 1.8m in length courtesy of an extra 20cm of length (4.57m), a flip-and-fold 60/40 split rear seats and completely flat load floor. The estate body style has a height of 1.51m thanks to the standard-fit longitudinal roof bars. Loading the boot of the Station Wagon estate is aided by a low load sill with reconfigurable components such as an adjustable load floor and removable side storage panels to further increase the width of the luggage compartment. At the wheel, the Tipo features numerous cabin compartments with a variety of shapes and capacities totalling no less than 12-litres. Easily reachable by driver and passengers, these compartments are perfect for storing personal objects, smartphones, game consoles, bottles and coins.

Market and Model

Fiat knows that it will have to price this car competitively if it's to make any real impact at all on the Focus, Astra and Golf-dominated family hatch segment. So prices start at around £15,000 for the hatch, with a premium of around £1,000 for the Station Wagon estate. There's a choice of six trim levels - 'Easy', 'Street', 'Mirror', 'Lounge', 'S-Design' and 'Sport'. The asking figures mean that this car can significantly undercut Focus prices and will be hugely cheaper than a comparable Golf. Fiat's targets here will be value-orientated players in this class like Nissan's Pulsar, Kia's cee'd, Citroen's C4 and Hyundai's i30. Even at the kinds of figures we're talking here, Fiat will still need to make sure that this car is very well specified - and has. All UK models come as standard with air conditioning, Bluetooth 'phone connectivity, power mirrors, a multi-function steering wheel and a DAB audio system. Plus of course there are all the usual safety systems - a full complement of twin front, side and curtain airbags, plus the usual electronic assistance for stability, traction and braking. Fiat also offers some of the latest camera-related safety aids, including lane departure warning and an autonomous braking system that scans the road ahead as you drive for potential colliosion hazards. If one is detected, you'll be warned. If you don't respond - or aren't able to - then the car will automatically apply braking to decrease the severity of any resulting accident.

Cost of Ownership

The 1.6 litre turbo diesel engine, fitted with second-generation MultiJet technology and variable geometry turbocharger, delivers impressive fuel efficiency and low emissions. On the official combined test cycle, the Tipo 1.6 MultiJet II 120hp returns up to 53.3mpg and up to 113g/km of CO2emissions. Go for the base 1.4-litre 95bhp engine and you're looking at up to 41.5mpg and up to 132g/km. With the 1.4 T-Jet petrol, it's up to 39.2mpg and up to 154g/km of CO2. Finally, a word about warranties. You get two years of manufacturer cover with this car, plus a further year from the dealer. Plus there's no mileage limitation, which makes this Fiat deal better than the restricted three year/60,000 mile package you get with rival Astra, Golf and Focus models. There's also a year of roadside assistance cover, a reasonable three year paintwork warranty and an eight-year anti-perforation guarantee.

Summary

Fiat knows it has an awful lot of ground to make up in this segment. Is this Tipo the car to do it? It certainly offers a more competitive proposition in this sector than anything the brand has been able to offer for a very long time. And it can be put together in its Turkish factory very cheaply, allowing UK Fiat dealers to offer value pricing and tempting deals, yet at the same time, include lots of equipment for the money. No, it's not going to appeal to someone who would otherwise be buying a Volkswagen Golf. Or even, perhaps, a comparable Mazda3 or Honda Civic. But then here, you're not going to be paying the sort of inflated prices that tend to be attached to those kinds of cars. If you were looking at more affordable models in this sector, say, a Kia cee'd or a Nissan Pulsar, we definitely think you should include the Tipo in your deliberations. And it's a long time since we've been able to say that about any kind of Fiat in this class.

Performance
70%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
90%
Styling
70%
Build
60%
Value
90%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£259
Deposit£259
Term (months)47
Fixed interest rate3.26%
Cash price£15,498
Credit amount£15,239
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£5680
Total amount payable£18,113
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.3p per mile
Representative APR6.5%
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Edinburgh Sighthill Motorstore / Fiat

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