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Fiat Tipo

The new Fiat Tipo is here (and its rivals may be irritated by the price)

The all-new Fiat Tipo is cheaper than most of its rivals.

FIAT IS HOPING to make a big impact in the popular C-Segment when its all-new Tipo goes on sale in Ireland next month.

Available as a hatchback and estate, the Tipo will be offered in three trim levels; Pop, Easy and Lounge.

The Tipo hatchback in entry-level Pop trim powered by a 1.4-litre 95hp petrol engine with a manual transmission will be priced from a very competitive €17,995. That’s €600 less than the cheapest Skoda Octavia and around €1,000 less than its other rivals. The estate version in Pop trim powered by the same engine will cost from €19,245.

Pop trim models will be equipped with a decent amount of standard equipment including air con, remote central locking, front and rear electric windows, split rear seats, front seat central armrest, steering wheel mounted controls, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, body-coloured electric door mirrors, chrome handles, six airbags and a full sized spare wheel. Estate versions will also get longitudinal roof bars.

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Easy trim models will get a five-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob, LED daytime running lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, rear parking sensors and cruise control.

For a limited time, Fiat is offering Easy trim models at the same price as Pop models.

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The step up to Lounge trim level will cost €1,250 above the equivalent Easy version and adds sat-nav with TomTom LIVE services, climate control, 17-inch alloys, automatic lights and wipers, rear view camera, driver’s side lumbar support and a chrome pack.

There are three petrol engines to choose from – a 1.4-litre 16v producing 95hp and 127Nm and a 1.4 T-Jet turbo with 120hp and 206Nm, which are both mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and a 1.6-litre e-TorQ unit producing 110hp and 152Nm mated exclusively to a six-speed, torque converter automatic transmission.

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There are two turbo diesel engines – a 1.3-litre MultiJet II producing 95hp and 200Nm mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and a 1.6-litre MultiJet II with an output of 120hp and 320Nm, which can be had with either a six-speed manual gearbox or Fiat’s new DDCT six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

The Fiat Tipo five-door hatchback and estate will go on sale in Ireland from 4th November and saloon body style will be added to the range in January.

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