08/04/2021 at 6:14 AM #33480Anonymous UserParticipant
Fiat Tipo Cross: New appearance for the Italo-Golf
The Tipo has quietly and secretly blossomed into a real success model at Fiat. Over 700,000 cars have been sold since the new Tipo was launched in 2016. And the Tipo has become a real family that is still growing. In addition to the classic five-door and the station wagon, there is now also a Cross with the 2021 model year.
Fiat has found that the strategy of adding a cross to a tried-and-tested model has already worked splendidly with the Panda. So the Tipo family is also being expanded to include a corresponding model.
Cross stands for a delicate off-road look, with Fiat describing the car as a “family crossover”. Compared to the normal Tipo, there is almost four centimeters more ground clearance, which results from a modified geometry of the wheel suspensions and larger wheels. There are also roof rails, flared fenders, underrun protection or specific front bumpers.
In any case, the Tipo Cross looks something and benefits like the other Tipo variants from the refreshed design. There is now a redesigned radiator grille with a new logo for the Tipos. Depending on the equipment, the headlights are designed as full LEDs.
Even more has happened in the interior. The 7-inch TFT monitor with the driving information, which replaces the analog displays, is now important. At the same time, the steering wheel has been made more ergonomic and compact so that the view of the displays is not disturbed. Depending on the equipment, there is also a 7-inch touchscreen, which is also available in a 10.25-inch version on request, for operating the UConnect infotainment system.
The engine range has also been redesigned. For now, there are two diesels (with 95 or 130 hp) and a 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine (100 hp) to choose from.
For our first trip we try out the 1.0-liter petrol engine in the Tipo Cross. It fits well into the Fiat, is not uncomfortably loud and provides sufficient power. The Tipo with three-cylinder accelerates to 100 km / h in 12 seconds. It is shifted by means of a 5-speed manual transmission. The city mode is already known from other Fiat models, with which you can more easily adjust the steering for cranking in the city.
Otherwise the interior looks impeccably furnished. The rotary control for the volume is located between the seats and unsightly hard plastic can only be found on the top of the doors. Like its predecessor, the fresh Tipo also scores with very attractive pricing. You can get the five-door from 17,890 euros, the station wagon costs from 19,090 euros and the City Cross from 21,190 euros. The Cross FireFly Turbo 100 we drive costs 23,690 euros. The top model of the Tipo series, the Cross in conjunction with 130 hp diesel, is fairly priced at 26,990 euros.
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