When you land on the Fiat UK website you will be met with rolling banners, the first of which is for the new 2016 Fiat Tipo. We can see that the carmaker is proud of the fact that its yet to be released all-new Tipo is already a winner of the AUTOBEST 2016 award, but we feel they are teasing a little.
This is because on the banner it looks as though you can request a 2016 Fiat Tipo brochure and test drive, when this is in fact not the case. When you click on those two options you are taken to a generic page when a list of all Fiat’s models are shown, and the Tipo is currently not one of them. It does seem a bit of a tease to do something like this, but at least you will be able to apply for a 2016 Fiat Tipo brochure soon, although not sure how long it will be before a test drive is possible?
Early signs look promising – Receiving Autobest’s award is a huge deal because the new Tipo was voted for by a jury of 26 motoring journalists from the same number of European countries. This model received 1492 points and in doing so beat out its rivals that includes the Opel Astra, Mazda CX-3, Honda CRV and the Hyundai Tucson.
There does seem to be a great deal of excitement for this model, as it has been spied and the early signs do look very promising. However, it does not matter what a jury thinks, the real results will be decided by what the consumer thinks, although positive reviews will help its cause.