Patent drawings of a Fiat Tipo hatchback have been leaked online. Uncovered by GaadiWaadi, it is also claimed to be showcased at 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, while the launch is expected only by late-2018.
The Tipo is not the replacement for Punto in India or other markets, but a successor to the Fiat Bravo premium hatchback in some International markets. The next-gen Punto is codenamed ‘X6H’, while the Linea is codenamed as ‘X6S’. Some reports suggest that the successor won’t retain the Punto nameplate instead be branded as the ‘Super Palio’.
So even if the Tipo gets launched in India in 2018, it will have a head-on rival Toyota Yaris which too is scheduled to launch same year. Also it would be interesting to see how Fiat would price and position the Tipo for the Indian market.
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