Fiat has spent the past few weeks introducing new models around the globe which are diversifying the company’s product lineup beyond the traditional coupe.
A pickup, a sedan and a new high-performance hatchback are among the new vehicles which have recently been revealed globally by Fiat.
Abarth Punto and Avventura
Fiat introduced a pair of vehicles Monday in India that offer power and all-terrain capabilities.
The Abarth Punto is a performance version of the Punto hatchback powered by a 1.4-litre T-Jet turbocharged gas engine which can reach 0 to 62 mph in 8.8 seconds and has a top speed of 118 mph.
In addition to a powerful engine, the Abarth Punto features sporty Italian design elements throughout the interior and exterior of the vehicle with 16-inch alloy wheels, Abarth race pedals and sporty seats accented with red and yellow stitching.
The Avventura crossover was also introduced Monday and received the Abarth treatment with the 1.4-litre T-Jet turbocharged gas engine. But unlike the Abarth Punto, it has additional elements for adventure seekers. There is a roof rail to transport outdoor equipment, 16-inch Abarth alloy wheels and high-terrain gauges including horizontal and vertical inclinonmeters along with a compass to help adventurers find their way.
A historic nameplate for Fiat is returning on the brand’s new compact sedan. The Tipo will be the name for the new sedan in all Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA region) countries except for Turkey. The car carries a name which dates back to the earliest days of Fiat, and now will grace the new four-door sedan.
The newest Tipo is nearly 15 feet long, nearly six feet wide and can carry up to five passengers. The Tipo also comes with a selection of gasoline and MultiJet II turbo-diesel engines offered with manual and automatic transmissions.
Interior features of the Tipo include a touch-screen Uconnect infotainment system, a rear parking camera and TomTom satellite navigation.
Fiat reports that sales of the car will start in Italy in December, then will be gradually extended to the other countries in the EMEA region.
Fiat Brazil has teased the new Toro pickup in recent weeks with the release of a front grille photo, and recently, a picture of the entire vehicle.
The Toro is nearly 16-feet long and has a one-ton cargo carrying capacity. It can also carry up to five people with “the comfort of a luxury car.”
Additional information about when the Toro would be in showrooms, and which countries will feature the pickup, has not been released.
These new vehicle announcements come during the same month that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the all-new 2016 Fiat 500X small crossover a 2015 Top Safety Pick+. This is the highest designation given by the IIHS.