Fiat knows that it will have to price this car competitively if it's to make any real sales impact at all with it. So in 1.0-litre manual form, the Tipo Cross comes fully kitted out for around £22,500. It's rather more debateable whether you'd want to pay nearly £28,000 for one, which is the sum required for the 130hp Hybrid 48V DDCT auto model. At those kinds of figures, Fiat will still need to make sure that this car is very well specified - and has.
All Cross models get the exterior visual embellishments we detailed in our design section, including also full-LED headlights, front fog lights and LED tail lamps. And a fairly well kitted out cabin too, with keyless entry, automatic climate control, a reversing camera, adaptive cruise control, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster screen, heated front seats and intelligent speed assist. Connectivity is covered off by a 7-inch central touchscreen, with satellite navigation, Bluetooth, USB ports and a DAB tuner. Safety features include autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, driver drowsiness monitoring, a Lane Support system and Traffic sign recognition.