The Fiat Type is the new model from the Italian brand to the segment C. Maybe the name of this tourism you are familiar with, and that is that Fiat already used the designation Type in the compact during the late 80s and early 90s. With this model attempts to obtain good data of sales by combining a price content with an aesthetic and very top to what we could imagine at their acquisition price.
we have Already placed two times at the controls of the Italian model, first we did it in his version of the sedan body and, subsequently, with the variant five-door. The range mechanics is composed by two engines diesel 95 and 120 hp, and two variants of gasoline with powers also of 95 and 120 hp. Until now was only available with manual changes, something that from this month of September has changed.
The Italian brand already provides the change DCT dual-clutch in the three-body (five-door sedan and the family), always and when the unit is associated with the diesel engine 1.6 MultJet II 120 hp. Fiat ensures, in its official statement, that the gear changes can be made both automatically, leaving it up to the electronics to decide in what moment to perform a gear change, or of the form sequential, instructing us that operation. However, it does not says if this manual operation by the driver is performed only from the lever of the switch or if it can also be done using cams behind the wheel. By not quoting it, it is sensed that the change DCT does not have a cam in the steering wheel.
According to the configurator of the brand, the extra price to disburse for the automatic change is 1,500 euros. Therefore, the starting price of the Fiat Type, five-door with automatic change-over is 21.590 euro without discounts while in the Type Station Wagon part of the 22.590 euros also without discounts (the variant sedan still does not offer the automatic change in the configurator of the brand). The consumption seems to be very little affected, rising from 3.7 to 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres tours.