Back to Fiat

Fiat Tipo

Fiat Tipo Generations:

2017 Fiat Tipo

2017 Fiat Tipo
- image 657851

After relying on a handful of mostly uncompetitive models in Europe, Fiat is finally getting the attention it deserves from FCA. Having launched the 500X mini SUV in 2014, and the 124 Spider at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Italian brand is now introducing a new compact sedan that will replace the aging Linea. The new four-door goes by the name Tipo and it is aimed at the highly disputed C-segment, which includes nameplates such as the Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus Sedan, and Chevrolet Cruze Sedan.

The Tipo name (meaning "type" in Italian) is not new, as Fiat used it for a hatch it built between 1988 and 1995. Bolted on a then-brand-new platform it shared with various Alfa Romeo and Lancia models, the Tipo replaced the Ritmo. In 1995, it was phased out to make way for the Bravo and Brava twins.

Described as "a functional car which maximizes value for money," the Tipo was designed in Italy, developed in Turkey, and will be marketed in more than 40 countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Not surprisingly, the sedan won’t cross the pond to the U.S., where Fiat will only sell its 500 range and the upcoming 124 Spider.

Fiat has high hopes for the Tipo in Europe, but will the compact sedan have what it takes to compete against the more popular Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus? Find out in our review below.

Updated 11/27/2015: Fiat dropped the official details on the new Tipo compact sedan.

Continue reading to find out more about the 2017 Fiat Tipo.

 

Latest Fiat Tipo news and reviews:

2017 Fiat Tipo S-Design

2017 Fiat Tipo S-Design

Unique features inside and out add some style to the Italian hatchback
2017 Fiat Tipo Hatchback

2017 Fiat Tipo Hatchback

Modern and stylish, yet still affordable
2017 Fiat Tipo

2017 Fiat Tipo