Fiat goes bold with Tipo pricing: new hatch starts from £12,995

Published: 05 May 2016

► UK prices confirmed for new Fiat Tipo
► Starts from £12,995, undercuts rivals
► Estate version costs £1000 more than hatch

Full UK prices have been announced for the new Fiat Tipo, the Turinese giant’s return to the mid-sized family hatchback market. The 2016 Tipo starts from £12,995, pricing the entry-level boggo version below many of its rivals.

Read more about Fiat's new Tipo model here.

Where does the new Fiat Tipo fit in the market price-wise?

Comfortably below many of the most popular family hatchbacks, such as the models below, although the vagaries of trim and engine options of course complicate the picture a little.

  • Skoda Rapid: from £14,580
  • Vauxhall Astra: from £15,295
  • Hyundai i30: from £15,295
  • Peugeot 308: from £15,495
  • Ford Focus: from £16,245
  • VW Golf: from £17,595

Question is, will the Tipo feel noticeably cheaper too? Look out for a review coming soon…

The Tipo’s available as either a five-door hatchback or as a Station Wagon estate. The latter costs a neat, round £1000 more than the hatch, trim for trim.

Does the pricing strategy mean you get next to no kit on the boggo model, though?

All Tipo models get air conditioning, DAB digital radio and Bluetooth and USB connectivity, along with electric mirrors, a centre arm rest and steering wheel-mounted controls.

You’ll need to pay extra for front fog lights, rear electric windows, alloy wheels and a touchscreen system on the base version, though.

Three trim levels will be offered in the UK initially. Exactly what they’ll be called is still to be confirmed. Middle trims get all of the above kit as standard, and cost £1000 more than the base model.

Top trim variants will cost a further £1000 and add sat-nav, 17in alloys, a rear view camera and additional bits of chrome, among a few other extras.

Engines?

Five of ’em: two diesel and three petrol.

Diesels: a 1.3-litre with 93bhp and a 1.6-litre with 118bhp.
Petrols: a 1.4-litre with 93bhp, a 1.4-litre turbo with 118bhp and a 1.6-litre with 108bhp (only available coupled to a torque converter automatic gearbox).

You can read the full price list for the 2016 Fiat Tipo below:

FIAT TIPO HATCHBACK

TRIM

ENGINE/FUEL/POWER/TRANSMISSION

CO2

OTR PRICE

ENTRY

1.4 Petrol 95hp MT

132

£12,995

ENTRY

1.3 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel 95hp MT

99

£14,995

MID

1.4 Petrol 95hp MT

132

£13,995

MID

1.6 E-TorQ 110hp AT6

147

£15,995

MID

1.3 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel 95hp MT

99

£15,995

MID

1.6 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel 120hp MT

98

£16,995

MID

1.4 T-Jet Turbo Petrol 120hp MT

139

£14,995

MID

1.6 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel 120hp DDCT

99

£17,995

HIGH

1.4 Petrol 95hp MT

132

£14,995

HIGH

1.6 E-TorQ 110hp AT6

147

£16,995

HIGH

1.3 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel 95hp MT

99

£16,995

HIGH

1.6 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel 120hp MT

98

£17,995

HIGH

1.4 T-Jet Turbo Petrol 120hp MT

139

£15,995

HIGH

1.6 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel 120hp DDCT

99

£18,995


FIAT TIPO STATION WAGON

ENTRY

1.4 Petrol 95hp MT

132

£13,995

ENTRY

1.3 MultiJet Turbo Diesel 95hp MT

99

£15,995

MID

1.4 Petrol 95hp MT

132

£14,995

MID

1.6 E-TorQ 110hp AT6

147

£16,995

MID

1.3 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel 95hp MT

99

£16,995

MID

1.6 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel 120hp MT

98

£17,995

MID

1.4 T-Jet Turbo Petrol 120hp MT

139

£15,995

MID

1.6 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel 120hp DDCT

TBC

£18,995

HIGH

1.4 Petrol 95hp MT

132

£15,995

HIGH

1.6 E-TorQ 110hp AT6

147

£17,995

HIGH

1.3 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel 95hp MT

99

£17,995

HIGH

1.6 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel 120hp MT

98

£18,995

HIGH

1.4 T-Jet Turbo Petrol 120hp MT

139

£16,995

HIGH

1.6 MultiJet II Turbo Diesel 120hp DDCT

TBC

£19,995

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By James Taylor

CAR's deputy features editor, automotive design graduate, Radical champ

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