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Introducing the new Fiat Tipo hatchback and station wagon

Fiat has announced full specification and pricing details for the new Tipo hatchback at an international press launch in Turin, Italy.

The five-door Fiat Tip hatchback and station wagon will be available with five engines, two diesel and three petrol, with a choice of either an automatic or dual-clutch manual.

At the bottom of the range is a 1.4-litre petrol 16v that outputs 95hp and 127Nm of torque, followed by a 1.4-litre T-Jet turbo petrol with 120hp and 215Nm and a 1.6-litre e-TorQ with 110hp and 152Nm. The 1.4-litre can manage 49.6mpg and 132g/km of CO2, Fiat claims.

In the diesel camp, there’s a 1.3-litre MultiJet II with 95hp and 200Nm of torque and a 1.6-litre MultiJet II with 120hp and 320Nm. Both are said to be capable of 76.3mpg, while CO2 emissions comes in at 99g/km for the former and 98g/km for the latter.

Tall families should be well catered for in the new Tipo hatchback as Fiat promises rear seat space for three passengers in the six-foot club. The car measures 4,370mm long, 1,179mm wide and 1,500mm tall.

Boot space is more than competitive in its class, too, with 440 litres available for the hatchback and 550 litres for the longer station wagon. The latter can accommodate items up to 1,800mm in length, while 60:40 split rear seats allow a flat loading space.

Practicality continues on the inside as there various nooks and crannies that add up to 12 litres of interior storage space, one of which has a USB port for charging and connecting a smartphone or tablet.

Fiat says there will be three trim levels for UK customers but is yet to give them each a name. It has, however, elaborated on what each one entails and the pricing.

Entry-level comes with air conditioning, remote central locking, front electric windows, body-coloured door mirrors with electric adjustment, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, chrome door handles, split rear seats, front seat arm rest, six airbags and DAB digital radio.

Options for the lowest trim level include dark tinted rear windows (£175), rear electric windows (£240 or free on the station wagon), 16-inch alloys (£350), rear parking sensors (£300), five-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system, DAB and navigation (£500) and front fog lights (£150).

Moving up one level gives you the Uconnect infotainment system, leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob, LED daytime running lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, electric rear windows, rear parking sensors and cruise control – all for an extra £1,000.

Extras for the mid-level Tip include two safety packs (safety pack A has automatic emergency braking and pack B has adaptive cruise control), reversing camera (£300) and a satnav upgrade (£250). The emergency braking option is unavailable on the entry-level car or 1.4-litre engine.

Top trim, which is another £1,000 on the mid spec, adds TomTom Live services, 17-inch alloys, automatic lights and wipers, rear view camera, driver’s side lumbar support and a chrome pack. Heated seats and leather upholstery come in at £750 extra, while the aforementioned safety packs are both £250 extra.

Expect to pay from £12,995 for the 1.4-litre entry-level Tip hatchback and £1,000 more for the equivalent station wagon, rising to £18,995 for the top-spec 1.6 MultiJet II turbo diesel and another £1,000 for the station wagon.

The Fiat Tip goes on sale in the UK from September 2016.

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