The new FIAT Type Garmin has made its debut in society. The FIAT compact debuts a very interesting special edition as a result of the collaboration with Garmin. A quickly recognizable version, loaded with technological equipment and with a mechanical offer in which a light hybrid engine stands out.
FIAT has presented a new and very interesting special edition of its compact. A version that is the result of the collaboration that the Italian brand maintains with Garmin. The new FIAT Type Garmin It has been presented in society with the aim of captivating the public that is looking for a plus of exclusivity and differentiation, as well as extensive equipment in terms of connectivity and security.
The new Garmin Type is a quickly recognizable model since it sports an exterior appearance that is different from the rest of the range and a cabin with exclusive finishes. In addition, in its mechanical offer there is an electrified motorization. Let’s go into detail and review all the keys.
The design of the new FIAT Type Garmin
How is the Garmin Special Edition different from any other version of the Type? Just take a quick look at the images that illustrate this article to find the characteristic features. The body is painted in new Forest Green color. And to create contrast, various components have been painted orange. The bodywork is also available in these other colors: Bianco Gelato, Grigio Colosseo, Grigio Maestro and Nero Cinema.
The side view reveals the decorative sticker located at the bottom of the doors and the Garmin badge that has been added to the central pillars. Mention must also be made of the exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels finished in black and with orange details. The door handles and roof rails are also painted black.
On the exterior rear view mirror housings, underbody skid plates, fog light surrounds, side skirts and on the grille, we will find another of the exclusive finishes of the special edition. FIAT has painted all these components in a new matt light gray colour. By the way, as is obvious, for the creation of this special edition the Cross Type has been taken as a starting point, the “crossover” variant with a five-door body.
The interior and equipment of the new FIAT Type Garmin
Leaving aside the outside, if we go into the interior of the new Garmin Type we will quickly be enveloped by a family atmosphere. It is true that it presents differentiating and specific details. However, there are no radical changes. The orange color makes an appearance to create a subtle but evident contrast. For example, we have it in the upholstery of the seats.
Another key determinant of this special edition is its relationship between equipment and price. It boasts a large endowment. Between highlights of standard equipment we have elements such as the 7-inch digital instrument panel, UConnect 5 infotainment system with 10.25-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, cruise control, electric windows and front center armrest.
The list of driving assistance systems is equally extensive with traffic sign recognition, driver attention assistant, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assistant. On the other hand, a Garmin Venu Sq smartwatch is included with each Garmin Type unit, which has numerous health and fitness monitoring functions. In addition, the watch can connect to the mobile phone.
The engines of the new FIAT Type Garmin
Regarding the mechanical section, FIAT proposes a total of two engines for the special edition of its affordable compact. Drivers who cover many kilometers throughout the year have at their disposal a 1.6-litre Multijet diesel engine with 130 hp and 320 Nm of maximum torque. A block associated with a six-speed manual gearbox and a front-wheel drive system.
There is also a gasoline alternative on offer. It’s about a 1.5-liter Firefly four-cylinder engine which develops a power of 130 hp and 240 Nm of maximum torque. It is associated with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox that sends power to the front axle. The main key of this engine is that it is electrified with 48-volt mild hybrid (MHEV) technology.
The new Type Garmin, with a 130 hp gasoline engine, being classified as a hybrid car, sports the ECO environmental label from the DGT (General Directorate of Traffic) with all the mobility advantages that this entails. Wearing this label is already a determining factor when buying a new car for a considerable number of drivers.