Fiat Details Linea Replacement - Tipo
The vehicle is most likely to replace the aging Linea in the country as it would be doing across the world!
This vehicle was initially revealed in Turkey earlier this May and was named as Aegea there. This being said, Fiat renamed it for the rest of the world as Tipo. The name was resurrected from the past as it was used earlier by a vehicle which according to Fiat was popular model by this manufacturer in-between 1988 to 1995 and they had produced 2 million models of this car. Although, it is not announced for the Indian market as of yet, but it is expected that Fiat India will replace the aging Linea with it in next one or two years. The vehicle in India will compete with mid-size sedan segment led by Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz along with others.
Tipo features a fresh new design which Fiat says is ‘quintessentially Italian’. The new-age Fiat grille is flanked by twin-barrel sleeker swept-back headlamps, while rear gets wrap-around ones. Tipo measures 4.54 metres in length, 1.79 metres in width and 1.49 metres in height and features a wheelbase of 2.64 metres; it’s longer than the current longest mid-size sedan in the country- Ciaz. It features a boot space of 520 liters. On the inside, it comes equipped with Fiat's UConnect touchscreen 5-inch infotainment system featuring - hands-free Bluetooth system, audio streaming, text reader and voice recognition, AUX and USB ports with iPod integration, controls on the steering wheel, on demand, a rear parking camera and navigation.
Mechanically, it will be powered by four engine options globally - the 1.4 16v Fire 95 HP and the 1.6 1.6v E.torQ 110 HP petrol engines and the 1.3 MultiJet II 95 HP and 1.6 MultiJet II 120 HP turbo diesels. Transmission options include - five- or six-speed manual along with a six-speed automatic. Speaking with respect to India launch, it is likely to be powered by the new 1.5-liter MultiJet diesel of Fiat while petrol could get the current 1.4-liter T-Jet from Linea.
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