Fiat adds an off-road version – the Cross – as part of the Tipo model restyling.
The new Tipo Cross is about 70 mm taller than the standard Tipo. In addition, it receives specific offroad-styled plastic body kit and design of bumpers.
Fiat explains its decision to launch the crossover version of the Tipo by a commercial success of the Panda Cross.
According to statistics, the Fiat 500X crossover based on Cinquecento is sold well. The automaker believes that crossover variants of standard models attract young customers and increase sales.
Unlike the Panda Cross and 500X, the Tipo Cross has no all-wheel drive.
The Italians are not the first to bet on the cross version. The offroad-oriented Sandero Stepway hatchback and the Logan MCV Stepway estate were accepted very well.
Fiat has also refreshed the existing Tipo, both hatchback and estate. All three body styles have a new grille. It is worth paying attention to the new Fiat logo.
We expect the updated Tipo’s powertrains will include a mild hybrid engine (now available on the Fiat Panda and Fiat 500). It is about a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine in combination with a belt drive electric motor.