Sunday 4 December 2016

Tipo deal begs question over why you'd settle for less

Published 02/11/2016 | 02:30

The new Fiat Tipo comes in three trim levels
The new Fiat Tipo comes in three trim levels

Fiat have come up with an interesting way of pricing their new Tipo.

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They are charging the same for the entry level as for the better equipped mid-trim which has, among its additional items, a 5in touchscreen infotainment system, LED daytime running lights, 16in alloys, front fogs, rear parking sensors and cruise control.

The deal lasts for the first quarter of 2017, but why would you bother buying the lower level?

Puzzling.

Anyway, prices start from €17,995 for the hatchback and €19,245 for the station wagon.

The hatch goes on sale in Ireland from Friday (November 4). The saloon gets here for January 1.

There are two diesels (1.3, 1.6) and three petrols (1.4 x 2 and 1.6) as well as auto and dual-clutch transmissions.

The standard spec includes air con, Bluetooth and full-size spare.

Fiat say three 'six-feet-plus' adults can sit with ease in the back. Not bad in a car 4.37m long, 1.79m wide and 1.50m tall. The boot extends to 440 litres (110 more in SW which is also 20cm longer).

There are three trim levels: Pop, Easy (which costs the same) and Lounge.

Pop trim has air con, electric windows/mirrors, six airbags, USB and Bluetooth.

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