The 2023 Fiat Tipo Cross Station Wagon take a look at prototype has been noticed for the primary time

by Dim Angelov, on

Lately, Fiat began resurrecting mannequin names from the previous. They began with the Fiat 124 Spider, which shares the underpinnings of the Mazda MX-5. Extra just lately, the corporate introduced again the Tipo title, as a extra inexpensive different to the likes of Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Golf that is available in three physique sorts – hatchback, sedan, and station wagon. For 2023, the Italian mannequin is station wagon is getting a extra rugged, high-riding model referred to as the Tipo Cross Station Wagon.

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It appears high-riding station wagons are slowly rising again to reputation. We’ve the Cross Nation variations of Volvo V40, V60, and V90, in addition to Mercedes C and E-Class All-Terrain, and Audi’s Allroad fashions. The Tipo Cross Station Wagon will, after all, not compete with most of them. Fairly, it will likely be a extra inexpensive different to the likes of the Volkswagen Golf 8 Alltrack.

The 2023 Fiat Tipo Cross Station Wagon follows within the footsteps of its hatchback counterpart, which bought its personal Cross model, with the mannequin’s facelift, in 2020. Due to the brand new suspension, the Tipo Cross Hatchback is 2.4 inches (approx. 61 mm) taller than the common Tipo. We count on the identical to be true for the Tipo Cross Station Wagon when it comes out, on sale.

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The prototype remains to be closely camouflaged so we are able to’t make out any of the brand new design components that the mannequin will characteristic. Nonetheless, provided that the Tipo Cross Hatchback is already on sale, we count on to see the identical plastic protectors across the wheel arches, which might prolong to the rocker panels and entrance and rear bumpers.

The entrance, rear, and aspect aprons are additionally anticipated to characteristic contrasting silver trim, like those, seen on the Tipo Cross Hatchback. In fact, all this shall be confirmed as soon as the camouflage is dropped, however total, we don’t count on there to be too many surprises.

Whereas the Tipo by no means boasted an upscale inside, it gives satisfactory area and respectable normal gear. Cross variations get a brand new, distinctive texture for the fabric seats, however that’s about the one factor that units the inside other than non-Cross variations.

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When it comes to powertrain, the Tipo’s quite unenthusiastic inline-four petrol and turbodiesel engines are anticipated to hold over from the remainder of the lineup. The facelift does away with all normally-aspirated petrol engines, leaving solely a 1.0-liter turbocharged inline-four with 100 horsepower and 140 pound-feet (190 Nm). The opposite two are 1.3 and 1.6-liter MultiJet turbodiesel engines that make from 95 to 130 horsepower and 147 to 236 pound-feet (200 to 320 Nm).

Whereas pre-facelift fashions had the choice of an computerized, Fiat has determined to maintain the Tipo a funds different. The one accessible gearbox is a five-speed guide, though the Cross Station Wagon might change that.

One factor we don’t count on is to see all-wheel drive, as we’re but to see a model of the Fiat Tipo that sends energy to each axles.

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Whereas the Fiat Tipo Cross Station Wagon might convey a number of nice surprises, what we stated above is likely what we’re going to get. The primary-generation Fiat Tipo (1987-1995) could have been a revolutionary automobile for its time, however Fiat’s technique for its successor is to maintain it as inexpensive as potential, whereas nonetheless offering a whole product. Because the automobile will get close to manufacturing, extra particulars will come up, which we’ll make sure you share with you.

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Dim Angelov

Dim Angelov

Born in 1992, I come from a household of motoring fanatics. My ardour for vehicles was awoken on the age of six, after I noticed a Lamborghini Diablo SV in {a magazine}. After highschool I earned a grasp’s diploma in advertising and a Grasp of Arts in Media and Communications. Through the years, I’ve practiced and turn into expert in precision driving and to this point have take a look at pushed greater than 250 vehicles throughout the globe. Through the years, I’ve picked up primary mechanical data and have even taken half within the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Sort and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Dash. These days, I’ve taken a elaborate to automotive images, and whereas fashionable vehicles are my main ardour, I even have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, warfare historical past, craft beer, historic weapons, and automobile restoration. In time, I plan my very own basic automobile restoration and hope to earn my racing certificates, after which I count on to determine my very own racing group.  Learn full bio

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