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2016 Fiat Tipo revealed at Geneva - everything you need to know

Fiat has revealed the Tipo in estate and hatchback formats at the Geneva motor show. It’ll compete against the Ford Focus, Kia Cee’d and Volkswagen Golf when it goes on sale in the UK in September

Words ByJimi Beckwith

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Fiat will revive the Tipo badge later this year, when the Tipo hatchback and Estate go on sale.

What is it?

The Fiat Tipo will compete against the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf when it goes on sale in September, in both five-door hatchback and Estate guises.

The styling will follow that of the 124, with swept-back headlights, a horizontal front grille and chrome detailing.

What engines can I choose from?

The Tipo’s engine range is made up of two diesel motors (1.3 and 1.6-litre units with 94bhp and 148lb ft, 118bhp and 236lb ft respectively) and three petrol units: a 94bhp 1.4-litre motor with 92lb ft and a 1.6-litre 108bhp engine with 150lb ft.

A turbocharged 1.4-litre engine with 118bhp and 152lb ft tops the petrol engine range.

Fuel economy figures will be released later.

How much equipment does it come with?

Three spec levels will be available at launch. The entry-level Tipo has air-con, remote central locking, electric front windows – and rear windows in the estate - electric mirrors, a multi-function steering wheel and Bluetooth connectivity.

How much will it cost?

Prices haven't been announced, but expect the Tipo hatchback to be priced in line with competitors such as the Ford Focus and Hyundai i30, at around Β£16,000.

How good are its rivals?

We've given the Ford Focus, Kia Cee’d and Hyundai i30 three-star ratings, while the Seat Leon, Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf achieved four stars.

Anything else I should know?

A saloon variant was also revealed at Geneva, but that won’t be heading to the UK. Boot space of 420 litres for the hatchback, and 520 litres for the estate have been claimed by Fiat.