In recent years, Fiat has focused on to exploit to the maximum the range 500, with the Fiat 500, 500X and 500L, and its multiple sub-versions. A range that is getting a lot of sales for the Italian firm but that does not finish to cover some segments of vital importance to any manufacturer generalist as, for example, the segment C. It is for this reason that at the beginning of last year we knew the Fiat. Now what we tested in your body family. Our unit has the finish Lounge and the motor 1.6 Multijet de 120 CV.
The Type is presented as a purchase very rational. But in the world of motoring not only it is worth to have a price very content, we need to go further and offer an interesting product to the client for not only will be looking for your pocket. By saying that it is economic not to say that we are at a car whose design is not studied, with bad engineering solutions or with bad equipment. In this case it is rather the opposite. Join us.
we Already tested the Fiat Type four-door and, later, the bodywork of five doors. Therefore, we are not going to dwell too much on the section of the design. The front will be identical of the two versions previously tested, showing the changes in the three-quarters rear.
Is in the side view where we will distinguish one variant from another. As we see, in this case extends the rear overhang by a few centimetres, which gives a size of 4.57 meters long, 1,79 meters wide and 1.51 for the high; with a distance between axes of 2,64 meters. Just is 2 cm taller than the sedan and five-door. In the meantime, it 4 cm longer than the sedan, and 21 cm more than the five-door.
on A visual level the Fiat Type SW extends the length of the roof to receive a drop of the same more abrupt in order to get the most interior space possible. Also increases its glazed surface incorporating a greater crystal of custody back. For its part, we kept finding the same 17-inch wheels in this unit of finished Lounge, as well as the contours below the windows and the door handles in chrome finish.
If we changed our perspective and we are going to the rear view is also not easy to distinguish the hatchback of this family. The shape of the bezel and back of the riders is identical, having to look at the major dimensions of the gate and in the lower thickness of the bumper. With this movement, the Fiat gets a mouth of larger load and significantly more practice.
Habitability and trunk
When we say that the Fiat Type is a product rational, what we say in all the senses. In the paragraph of habitability we have found a car that will provide a space loose in the seats in front and a rear seat very worthy and higher than the average of the segment C.
Not highlighted especially in any of its dimensions here behind, but the set is pretty good. Not to be that we have a stature very big, and that the person that travels in front of us, there will be no problems. The central square you will be more uncomfortable, as it is logical, but what is certain is that is more practical than in many other cars of the segment, not reaching to the ceiling if our height is lower than 1.80 meters approximately.
If we open the trunk we find 550 litres of space to load it. It is true that the wheel arches remain something of practicality but, as we see in the images, it takes advantage of the hole that is next to them with a few breakers load. On the other hand, has a floor to double-height. This solution allows us, if we put in the more elevated, the floor of the trunk is almost flush with the mouth of burden and if you folded down the seats in addition to we have a base that is completely flat, which will be very handy for loading long objects.
When we went up to a car so inexpensive we look forward to a interior is very spartan, with materials of poor quality and is not padded in any part of the dashboard or door panels. It is true that it will not be the interior most striking nor the most luxurious in the segment, but we must recognize that exceeds expectations. The top of the dashboard is relatively soft, while the touch screen and the commanders of the central zone do not seem to own a range that starts close to 10,000 euros. In addition, it does not appear the typical crickets to pass by a broken zone, which is a sign of a good fit between the elements.
And since we have quoted the main screen, this is not integrated in the dashboard as in the case of Type four-door (which is 5 inches), but is in an elevated position, which is always a plus. Is 7 inches and its management is done by touch and can also use the rotary control that is found in the lower right corner. Not missing connectivity with our smartphone, web browser or the system of Fiat UConnect.
with Respect to dashboard, we see the typical arrangement of two clocks in large dimensions to control speed and revolutions with a screen TFT monochrome between the two that will show all the browser functions onboard such as fuel consumption, kilometers, average speed, tip gear change and a long etc., we will Manage the various pieces of information through the steering wheel, like the adaptive cruise control.
The driver’s seat has, in addition to the regulations common, a lumbar support variable. For its part, the steering wheel, which is of a diameter something big for our taste, can be adjusted both in height as in depth, which will make it easier to find our driving posture more appropriate.
Not missing numerous holes slides where to empty our pockets and deposit bottles of water, USB jacks, an armrest-front with hollow in its interior, also a armrest later…, that is to say, not missing anything “must-have”.
The interior can be summed up in that it is not luxurious and could be much better resolved, but at the same time it is much more pleasant, intelligent, and graceful to the view in your layout what we would expect for a car as cutting economic.
1.6 MultiJet II 120 HP
The unit tested is associated with the finished Lounge and the engine more powerful of the range, the diesel 1.6 MultiJet II. The mechanics yields a maximum power of 120 HP at 3.750 rpm and a torque is a generous 320 Nm from 1.750. According to the data approved, this version is capable of achieving an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 10,1 seconds, and can run at a maximum speed of 200 km/h. All this, with an alleged combined fuel consumption of 3.7 l/100 km
But the Fiat Type SW can also be associated with more engines. In the ( diesel the engines are the 1.3 MultiJet of 95 HP and the proven 1.6 120 HP. The family of gasoline is composed of 1.4 with 95 HP and 1.4 T-Jet 120 HP. The latter engine can also come adapted to GLP standard, with the appellation 1.4 T-Bifuel LPG.
the time Comes to turn the ignition key and see what it shows this family run Italian in circulation. The first thing to say is that the engine let it pass noise and some vibrations in the passenger compartment, . Once the propellant outlet temperature sound at idle will be lower, but in phases of acceleration will still be very present.
it Is true that the foregoing is a defect, but it’s probably the only one who can draw their propellant. Otherwise, we have been surprised because it seems to have more power than declared. I could just as easily have a delivery that is slightly higher in the lower part of the rev counter, but it is from about 2300 rpm when the blow of the turbo comes from the form of (almost) violent, offering a push surprising.
consumption are not high, but very over the approved. At the time of return to the mark the computer recorded a average consumption of 5.7 l/100 km, although we walked many kilometres on urban roads. On the highway we will spend an estimated 5.2 l/100 km
The Fiat Type SW, like the other two bodies, you prefer a tuning mainly oriented to the comfort of marcha. It is for this reason that we are not before a suspension hard, but rather soft. Therefore, the inertia will be felt something more than in other compacts, but will also not be exaggerated; in exchange we will have more comfort to the time of travel by fast roads and on urban roads.
Maybe this configuration is more soft suspension is what expressways does not transmit to us the same feeling of poise in other vehicles at high speeds. We think that it can also be due to the excessive diameter of the steering wheel. And speaking of the steering wheel, the steering has a mode City that it will increase its assistance to improve maneuverability at low speeds.
Although the Fiat Type SW it is not so economical as the four-door sedan, because it raises their price at close to 2,000 euros, it is still a product quite affordable that offers so much for relatively little. Honestly, this has been one of the products with the best relation quality/equipment/price that we have tested in the past few months, always and when we do not have the Type sedan and five-door.
it Is true that the figure of luggage compartment volume does not grow too much in comparison with the sedan but the ease of loading by having a large mouth, and the advantage of having a load roller and not with a tray rigid and the seats that can be folded by leaving a floor completely flat with free height up to the ceiling will make that more of a client prefer this variant.
- alloy Wheels of 16 inches
- rear-view Mirrors in body color
- door Handles, chrome
- Four power windows
- rear Seats split in 60:40 and folding
- Headrest, rear
- Air conditioning
- Uconnect System with color display of 5 inch with Bluetooth
- Screen, TFT monochrome, 3.5-inch dashboard
- daytime running Lights LED
- Wizard-start slope
- 6 airbags
- alloy Wheels of 17 inches
- front fog lamps
- automatic Climate control monozona
- Armrest front
- Sensors of light and rain
- rear view Mirror electro chromatic
- Uconnect System with 7-inch screen with Bluetooth
- cruise Control
Price Fiat Type SW
Price according to the configurator of the brand, without any type of discounts.
|1.4 95 CV||Manual 6v||Easy||17.490 €|
|1.4 T-Jet 120 CV||Manual 6v||Easy||19.090 €|
|1.3 MultiJet 95 CV||Manual 6v||Easy||19.590 €|
|1.4 T-Bifuel LPG 120 HP||Manual 6v||Easy||20.390 €|
|1.6 MultiJet 120 CV||Manual 6v||Easy||21.390 €|
|1.6 MultiJet 120 CV||Automatic 6v||Easy||22.890 €|
|1.4 95 CV||Manual 6v||Lounge||18.490 €|
|1.4 T-Jet 120 CV||Manual 6v||Lounge||20.090 €|
|1.3 MultiJet 95 CV||Manual 6v||Lounge||20.590 €|
|1.4 T-Bifuel LPG 120 HP||Manual 6v||Lounge||21.390 €|
|1.6 MultiJet 120 CV||Manual 6v||Lounge||22.390 €|
|1.6 MultiJet 120 CV||Automatic 6v||Lounge||23.890 €|
the Opinion of the editor
- economic Price
- interior Spaciousness and boot
- motor Response
- Noise of the engine
- Dimensions of the steering wheel
- Drive of some controls satellites
Gallery of images of the Fiat Type SW