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The Fiat Tipo has been taken off sale in the UK after seven years, as part of a ground-up overhaul of the Fiat line-up.

The family hatchback and estate models will be indirectly replaced by the new 600e electric crossover

The Tipo’s departure leaves the 500 and Panda as the Italian brand’s only non-SUV cars on sale in the UK.

It was never a core part of Fiat's UK business, having been historically far outsold by its city-car siblings and the similarly sized 500X crossover. 

It remains available to order in other markets around the world. 

A Fiat spokesperson told Autocar that the firm is “committed to electric urban mobility” and as such the Tipo’s indirect replacement in the UK will be the 600e, set to go on sale next month from £32,995 as a rival to the Kia Niro EV and Volvo EX30.

The 600e also serves more directly as a replacement for the combustion-engined 500X

Shortly before being axed, the Tipo, which first went on sale in 2015, was available from £28,745 or £29,245 in jacked-up, 4x4-inspired Cross form. 

It was one of four cars in the Fiat line-up made available with a mild-hybrid powertrain in 2021 but could also be bought with a 93bhp pure-petrol engine.  

The Tipo’s retirement leaves Fiat without a direct rival to the likes of the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra. However, Autocar understands that an electric supermini is inbound, likely using the same EV architecture as the Vauxhall Corsa and Peugeot e-208, as a spiritual successor to the old Fiat Punto supermini.


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Jonathan is an editorial assistant working with Autocar. He has held this position since March 2024, having previously studied at the University of Glasgow before moving to London to become an editorial apprentice and pursue a career in motoring journalism. 

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Commenter 5 November 2023
In context of launch in 2014, the Tipo competed without direct rivalry with Dacia as it's quite a bit bigger than sandero stepway but not vanlike as in the lodgy. British market is not big enough for big tough but downscale cars.
ianp55 4 November 2023

Not surprised that FIAT sales in the UK have dropped through the floor,if they'd priced the Turkish built Tipo in the same price range as the Dacia Duster/Jogger it might have made sense but the only real surprise was that it lasted so long on the market here 

scotty5 3 November 2023

I had no idea Fiat were still selling this car. Never seen one.

Shortly before being axed, the Tipo, which first went on sale in 2015, was available from £28,745 or £29,245 in jacked-up, 4x4-inspired Cross form

I'm gobsmacked by those prices. So I go to Autotrader and look at nearly new cars for sale and find a 2022 22reg with delivery miles ( 10 ) for sale at Arnold Clark Fiat in Salford. They're wanting £14998 for it.

You've got to question the marketing depts of these manufacturers. Who in their right mind  thought that producing a RHD Fiat Tipo for the UK market made any economic sense?

A little bit more expensive, but Palmers Fiat in Hemel Hempstead have a 2023 23reg with delivery miles ( 1 ) for £16744.  And they were priced from £28,745?  Wow! That has to make it about the most unpopular car on sale in the UK.



benrgrogan 4 November 2023
I believe that price is actually the current price, must be a typo from Autocar although still shockingly high.

As for who decided the Tipo should be RHD, I'd assume it was done for India where Fiat at one point had big ambitions and a place where this car was supposed to built. By the time the car had gone into production though, the India dream was all but dead, and Fiat decided to put all their 'non-city car' focus into South America.