Fiat has pulled the covers off its facelifted Tipo range in Europe, while also adding a new Cross variant to the line-up.
As with the outgoing line-up, there’s a choice of five-door hatch and four-door sedan (plus a wagon in some markets), but the line-up has now been extended with the introduction of the new Tipo Cross.
Just as you’d expect from a cross-hatch, the newcomer’s ride height has been hiked (by almost 40 mm, says Fiat), while plenty of extra cladding has been added, along with the obligatory roof rails.
The broader Tipo range, meanwhile, gains a redesigned grille, updated front bumper and revised headlamps. New 16- and 17-inch alloy wheel designs have been rolled out, too.
Inside, you’ll find fresh fabric designs on the seats, along with a new configurable seven-inch TFT cluster to replace the outgoing analogue version. There’s also the latest UConnect 5 infotainment system run through a 10,25-inch touchscreen and compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other updates include the adoption of a new steering wheel, revised climate controls and fresh trim pieces.
In Europe, the facelifted Tipo can be specified with a new turbocharged 1,0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine offering 74 kW and 190 N.m (and seemingly replacing the naturally aspirated 1,4-litre, four-cylinder unit employed by the original model). In addition, the Italian firm offers its 1,6-litre turbodiesel engine in two states of tune (70 kW and 96 kW).
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