The new Fiat Tipo Station Wagon has been spied testing, ahead of its launch later this year.
It's clear from the spy shots that the estate variant will share the same front-end styling as the Tipo hatchback and saloon. This is particularly apparent at the car's front, where the grille design follows that of the 124 Spider and the lights adopt Fiat's new design languag. Heavy black cladding prevents us from seeing the rear-end treatment, but a boomerang-shaped tail-light design is visible, following the same approach as the saloon, which we test drove earlier this year.
In profile, a gently tapering roofline and sloping tailgate can be seen, much like those of rivals such as the Seat Leon ST. The Tipo Station Wagon will be a touch longer than the saloon's 4.54 metres, while offering considerably more boot space than the 500 litres or so offered by the saloon.
Like the Tipo saloon and hatchback, the Station Wagon will come with a choice of four engines at launch - two Multijet II diesels and two petrols - with power outputs ranging between 94bhp and 118bhp.
Spy shots of the new Fiat Tipo hatchback also revealed the car testing ahead of going on sale in 2016.
The Tipo hatchback is based on the same platform as the saloon variant, which was unveiled at the Istanbul motor show in May 2015. The first cars are expected to reach the UK in the second half of 2016.
While both hatchback and estate variants of the Tipo will be offered in this country, Fiat is still deciding whether to bring the saloon version here. All three variants will be shown at the Geneva motor show next year, as Fiat looks to strengthen the 'practical' element of its model line-up.