The last time the name Tipo was on a fiat it was 1955 and now it is back on Fiat’s new budget family car, and budget is an important word for the Tipo.
The interior of the car is conventionally and logically laid out, it’s very easy to get comfortable thanks to a height adjustable steering wheel and driver’s seat, which is standard on all models on the Tipo range, storage wise, the glove box is large enough for a large packet, the door bins fit a big bottle of water. There are some scratchy plastics on some notable areas across the tops of the doors, on the glove box and on the center console.
Fiat has thrown a lot of kit at the Tipo, the Easy trim level gets Bluetooth and DAB radio, air conditioning, electric mirrors and a space saver spare wheel. The range topping Lounge version gets SatNav, rear parking camera and parking sensors and 17’ inch alloys.
The doors open nice and wide and has ISOFIX points in both of the side seats. Knee room is absolutely fine, but there is a serious lack of head room, making it uncomfortable for passengers above 6 feet tall. You can just fit 3 people in the back, practicality wise, there are a couple pockets on the back of the front seats, but there is no rear middle armrest or cup holders, which is a bit of a shame.
Things do improve when we take a look at the booth because there are 440 liters of space which you can make larger by folding down the rear seats,.
Fiat doesn’t give you a lot to play around with when selecting the interior, but you are in luck! We here at Carseatcovers Albert make custom interiors for all Fiat models, our seat covers look like upholstery when fitted, so you are practically getting a re-trim for the price of seat covers.