Fiat Tipo, new vehicles at the service of the Carabinieri

Fiat Tipo, new vehicles at the service of the Carabinieri

Fiat Tipo

The Fiat Tipo 5-door will become part of the fleet of vehicles of the Arma dei Carabinieri. Specifically, 1,300 vehicles will join the fleet. Equipped with a 130 HP Multijet engine and a series of accessories dedicated to the weapon essential for daily work.

The 1,300 units have been ordered through Leasys, a long-term rental company, which has signed a long-term contract for the next few years. An agreement that therefore allows the fleet of the Carabinieri to be renewed, which will receive new customized models both in the exterior and interior in the coming days.

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Used Fiat Tipo 2016-present review

Some of the materials used in the interior feel quite cheap, with hard, scratchy plastics on the doors and centre console. The soft-touch dashboard blends seamlessly into the cheaper stuff since it uses a similar grain. Most of the switches and dials come from other Fiat cars, giving the inside a very generic look.

The same can be said for the way the Tipo drives. There’s been some laudable effort put into the suppression of suspension noise, but the ride becomes fidgety over broken surfaces despite the soft suspension. The steering is quite heavy at slow speeds (although there is a ‘city’ mode to lighten it) and it’s quite vague at higher speeds with a strong self-centring action to it that makes it feel gloopy. Wind and road noise are more noticeable at motorway speeds than in some rivals.