Fiat Tipo Cross Hybrid Red road tested – ANSA Motori Test

Fiat Tipo Cross Hybrid Red road tested – ANSA Motori Test


The Tipo rises off the ground and offers a cross-country look to tackle even light dirt roads without hesitation.
Aesthetically, the protection in the lower part of the body work is clearly visible, in contrast to the red of the body of the car being tested, and gives the whole picture.
The appearance of the Full LED light clusters, which represent the best extension of the new grille, is gritty, while the alloy wheels give character to the side view. With a 4 cm higher clearance than the standard version, the Tipo Cross can be a real alternative to the C section. The passenger compartment is concrete, but there are features that make life on board more practical, such as a smartphone charging plate wireless, a 7-inch TFT display that integrates information from the instrument cluster, a keyless system, to open the door without using a key, and a 10.25-inch screen equipped with the UConnect 5 media system. The latter is responsive and immediately usable , is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and connects to smartphones without the help of a USB cable.
The choice to propose large buttons on the steering wheel and different commands to manage the climate control is acceptable. The trunk of 440 liters, with 5 usable seats, meets the needs of the family, with the only drawback represented by the high load sill.

The hybrid power unit is made up of a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine that works in conjunction with two electric propulsion units. One of these is responsible for the start, sometimes providing support of 20 HP and 55 Nm. The lithium-ion battery is placed in the central tunnel. All this is completed by a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Tipo Cross Hybrid provides 130 HP and 240 Nm of maximum torque, without gaps in delivery, thanks to the help of the electric compartment, which activates the car only when restarting, when starting the car and when parking.
With the raised driving position, there is a feeling of dominance over the road, while the high position helps to dig the bumps better. Considering the performances, moreover, you can drive in a more sustainable way by reducing the consumption which, on average, is more than 18 km / l, but it can also allow you to exceed the alarming threshold of 20 km / l in extra- urban areas they approached with a light foot.
Among the standard equipment, the Red trim level includes Full LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, as well as a 7-inch TFT screen, and Uconnect radio. DAB with a 10-inch screen. Induction charging for smartphones is included in the complete comfort package, while the blind spot monitoring system in the rear mirror is part of the Tech package, both present on the sample tested, also with a red charger. , at a total cost of 33,250 Euros, instead of the previous 31,200 Euros, excluding incentives and advertising.

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