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The Italian brand – FIAT, is known for their passion to manufacture cars that represent a progressive automotive future. In October 2014, FCA was listed on the New York and Milan stock exchange thus declaring the merger between Chrysler Group and FIAT automobile companies. FIAT’s alliance with Chrysler® Group now provides a more competitive advantage with higher access to new technologies and advanced engineering solutions.
FIAT cars are known for its versatility, large interior space and compact exterior dimensions. These winning features are found on the new Tipo, a practical, functional model which in perfect FIAT tradition ensures the best equipment-to-price ratio, this being the real value of any industrial product. The name- Tipo sported on the badge is a celebrated designation that Fiat has been used many times during it’s over one century of history. The Tipo is one of the models to carry the coveted name of which nearly two million were made from 1988 to 1995 and which was first awarded “Car of the Year” in 1989.
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The new FIAT Tipo was definitely born to be a sedan. Its features are enhanced by Italian design, inside and out, which makes the car unique in its segment. The FIAT Tipo is 4.54 meters long, 1.79 meters wide and 1.49 meters high. The 2.64-meter wheelbase emphasizes its excellent internal comfort. Two alloy rim patterns (16” and 17”) are available with a wide variety of body colors (pastel and metallized) as well as four different interior segments. The FIAT tipo has a rigid, lightweight body chassis. This results in lower weight, first-class handling dynamics and impressive strength in the event of an impact.
Under the hood is a 1.6V E.torQ Petrol (gasoline) engine with 109hp that yields an economical fuel consumption of 15.9km/l. It also comes with a five-speed transmission and a Front-wheel drive. Thus, the weight of the engine and transmission is directly over the driven wheels to reduce weight and production cost, improve fuel economy and deliver better traction. The Tipo comes with McPherson independent suspension up front and interconnected wheels with lateral dynamic control at the rear. Thus, the suspension system is lightweight, efficient and reliable while the Frequency Dependent shock absorbers filter out stresses more effectively to reduce body roll when cornering.
The Fiat Tipo 4-door basic model exudes style with its painstakingly simple designs inside and out. The interior comes with fabric upholstery, chrome and gloss black detailing. The instrumental panel possesses a clear and uncluttered design offering all the information needed on a thin film transistor screen. These features are also found in the five-door model and station wagon. On the inside, this five-seater sedan offers 520 liters space in the luggage compartment and 1150 liters when the rear seats are folded back. Other key features include 60/40 foldable rear seats, Uconnect TM system with a 5″ color touchscreen, hands-free Bluetooth system, audio streaming, text reader and voice recognition, AUX and USB ports with iPod integration, controls on the steering wheel and, on demand, a rear-parking camera with the new TomTom 3D Touch navigation system.
Equipped with some of the most advanced safety systems, the Fiat Tipo offers simplicity and peace of mind to its passengers. Some key safety features include six airbags and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Hill Holder, anti-lock brakes (ABS) complete with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), fog light with cornering function and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Also, even in the tightest maneuvers, the Tipo yields a record turning circle of just 11 metres.
Regardless of the speed, the Anti-Slip Regulation system (ASR) uses the brakes and engine control to optimize the traction of the Fiat Tipo 4Door even on slippery roads. The Hill holder offers a helping hand with hill-starts by keeping the brake applied for about 2 seconds to ease pulling away on a gradient without juggling with the handbrake.
In partnership with Air France, a 10% discount to Europe will be available (together with an additional 5% discount totaling 15% discount if travelling to Italy or London) for the first 20 purchasers of the FIAT Tipo. This promotion will last from 24th of May to 30th July 2017 and travel period is 2017. (Terms and conditions apply)
The FIAT Tipo will be available through Weststar and her dealerships from May 2017 with up-to-the minute aftersales service. – Mr. Mirko Plath – CEO/managing Director, Weststar Associates limited.
May 30, 2017 at 11:10
Great Ride with fantastic price . It has the features of a big Car.
May 31, 2017 at 16:36
Cheaper that several competitors