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2016 Fiat Tipo Hatchback and Station Wagon Priced in the UK

Fiat latest products will go on sale in the United Kingdom in September, priced at £12,995 for the Tipo Hatchback and £13,995 for the Tipo Station Wagon. Should the Vauxhall Astra and Ford Focus get worried about the Fiat’s pricing advantage?
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That depends on what you want from a compact-sized hatchback or estate. For all intents and purposes, the Tipo can do the job although it falls short in terms of driving dynamics and refinement. As an all-around proposition, the Tipo is decent. The question is, what exactly do you get for the money?

The prices mentioned above apply for the base trim level with the 1.4-liter petrol engine with 95 horsepower and manual transmission. Standard equipment is not shabby at all for this price point: remote central locking, air conditioning, front power windows, electric adjustment for the side mirrors, DAB digital radio, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, steering wheel remote controls, a central armrest, the lot. The entry-level Tipo Station Wagon adds rear power windows and roof bars.

Go for the £1,000 more expensive mid-level trim level and you’re offered a five-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with Uconnect LIVE services, leather on the gear knob and steering wheel, rear power windows, LED daytime running lights, 16-inch alloys, fog lights, rear parking sensors, and cruise control.

The highest specification, which is priced £1,000 above the mid-level trim, adds satellite navigation with TomTom LIVE services (including HD Traffic), climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and wipers, rear parking camera, better side lumbar support for the driver’s seat, and a chrome package.

Other than the manual transmission, the 2016 Fiat Tipo is also available with a selection of automatic transmissions. Only the 120 horsepower 1.6-liter MultiJet II oil-burner can be matched with a six-speed dual-clutch unit. In the case of the 1.6-liter E-TorQ petrol, a torque converter automatic will have to suffice.

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