Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has revealed TIPO as the market name of the new Compact Sedan which was first shown to the public in May at the Istanbul Motor Show. TIPO is a name steeped in history for the new three-box sedan designed as the first chapter of the ‘Fiat Ægea’ Project. Sales of the car will start in Italy in December and be gradually extended to the other EMEA region countries.

The symbolic name has been used by Fiat since its earliest days and is now making a comeback on a global model designed to tackle the challenges of the future.

The Fiat TIPO is an all-new, four-door car created from the beginning as a three-box sedan embodying the “Born to be Sedan” concept and is enhanced by the balanced shapes characteristic of Italian design to guarantee personality and style without forgoing functionality.

The result is a functional car which maximises value for money – this being a crucial concept in the Fiat functional family – and is packed with what customers genuinely appreciate, simplicity yet value. Equipped with reliable, high performing and economical power units, the TIPO will feature two Multijet II turbo diesel engines and two petrol versions, with manual or automatic transmission and power ratings from 70 to 88 kW.

A global model for a global brand, the Fiat TIPO is designed in Italy by the FCA Style Centre, developed in Turkey with Tofas R&D, made in the Tofas plant in Bursa – one of the world’s best automotive factories which has received a World Class Manufacturing Gold Medal – and sold in over 40 countries in the EMEA area. The project name ‘Ægea’ pays homage to a country which has always been strategic for FCA, as demonstrated by the joint venture created in 1968 between what was then the Fiat Group and Koç Holding.

The Fiat TIPO is being considered for the South Africa market but a launch date is not yet available.