Fiat is ready to unveil its c-segment estate at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. It’s a big stake for the Italians, because this is one of the most important class they’re involved in.
What’s more important is that, in the the C segment, the estate versions are very popular. There’s still not known whether the estate’s name will be Tipo or not. What’s known for sure is that it will hit the showroom in less than three months. So what’s going to look like? Nobody knows for sure, but thanks to a picture shared by Fiat, now everybody has a clue. It seems that the estate that will be presented tomorrow at Geneva will remain faithful to the powerful lines of the sedan version with the boomerang style on the rear lights.
It’s going to face the competition of the new Renault Megane Estate, which will be unveiled at the same time. It’s also designed to steal the clients of the VW Golf Variant, Skoda Octavia Combi, Seat Leon ST, Ford Focus Touring and Peugeot 308 SW, and it has the price by its side. It probably has a big trunk too, if we think that the sedan version offers an impressive 520 liter. More, the two diesel engines are both powerful and economical. I’m talking about the 1.3 litre 90 hp and the more potent 1.6 litre, 120 hp engines. The gasoline fans will have to settle for a not thrilling 1.4 litre, 95 hp engine, or for a bigger 1.6 litre developing 115 hp. There are available 5 and 6-speed manual transmission, and a 6-speed automatic transmission for the 1.6 liter engine.