Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the Fiat Tipo Sedan is going to be exported to Mexico where it will be sold as a Dodge Neon.
Fiat launched the Tipo (Egea in Turkey) in the second half of last year in Europe and now the compact sedan is getting ready for a trip to Mexico. It will be sold over there as a Dodge Neon imported from Turkey where the car is being assembled by Tofas, a joint venture between Fiat and Turkish conglomerate Koc Holding.
The Tipo recently spawned hatchback and wagon versions which were unveiled earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show, but there’s no word just yet whether these two body styles will also be sold in Mexico.
As for the sedan, Tofas CEO Cengiz Eroldu said the Tipo will start being exported to Mexico later this year. It actually won’t be the first Tofas-built model heading to North America as the RAM ProMaster City, basically a rebadged Fiat Doblo, has been available since the 2015 model year in United States.
Details concerning the engine lineup have not been released, but we remind you the Fiat Tipo / Egea sedan can be had in Europe with a pair of naturally-aspirated 1.4- and 1.6-liter gasoline engines. In addition, Fiat also offers 1.3- and 1.6-liter MultiJet II turbodiesels. These work with five- and six-speed manual gearboxes and a six-speed automatic, depending on engine selection.
Source: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles via wardsauto.com