Fiat completes its Tipo range with the five-door Sport version, characterised primarily by its sporty design and special bodywork features that accentuate its vibrancy.
Of the various body colours available, Passione Red is perhaps the most fitting given the sporty nature of the new Fiat Tipo Sport. This version also features brand-new rocker panels, new front and rear bumpers and a roof spoiler, with other noteworthy exterior details including a number of features in the Glossy Black colour and style, such as the grille, roof spoiler, side skirts, wheel rims and roof, as well as the door handles and mirror caps, all of which combine to create a striking overall effect.
The passenger compartment hasn’t been overlooked, either, with its all-black interiors, generous proportions and very comprehensive range of features as standard, including heated front seats, Xenon headlights, automatic air-conditioning and
U-Connect system with navigation options displayed on a 7-inch screen.
The model we test drove had a 120hp 1.4L T-Jet petrol engine under its hood, and whilst it might not necessarily be entirely worthy of its sporty name, the engine did make a good impression out on the road, with good acceleration response when needed. The six-speed manual gearbox is well spaced and short, making for a very pleasant drive.
All things considered, the Tipo Sport has some nice surprises in store on both the visual and functional fronts but could do with one of the more powerful engines from the Fiat family in order to be truly deserving of the ‘Sport’ name.
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