The brand new 2016 Fiat Tipo is back, only this time with a shorter rear end as RM Design has envisioned the compact model in the hatchback body style.

The brand new 2016 Fiat Tipo is back, only this time with a shorter rear end as RM Design has envisioned the compact model in the hatchback body style.

Back in July, our spy photographers caught on camera the Fiat Tipo hatchback but that was in fact a test mule using an extended Punto body, so we weren't able to check out its real design. Now that Fiat has showed us the production-ready Tipo, it's easy to imagine how the Bravo replacement will end up looking and most likely the real deal will be very close to this speculative render by Remco Meulendijk.

It will be out early next year and there's also going to be a wagon version acting as a successor to the Stilo Multiwagon and all three cars will compete with Dacia's Sandero hatchback, Logan sedan and Logan MCV wagon. However, the Fiats will be a little bit more expensive but in return clients will get a more refined design and a better fit and finish for the interior.

In terms of engines, there's going to be 95 bhp 1.4-liter and 110 bhp 1.6-liter gasoline engines along with 95 bhp 1.3 16V MultiJet II and 120 bhp 1.6 16V MultiJet II diesels. Depending on engine choice, Fiat will offer five- and six-speed manuals and a six-speed automatic transmission.

All three cars will be manufactured in Turkey at a factory in Bursa and Fiat has plans to sell the trio in more than 40 countries. Production of the Linea-replacing Tipo sedan has already started and deliveries will begin before the end of the year in Turkey.

Source: RM Design

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