Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Inexpensive to buy, generously appointed

The Tipo Station Wagon will be sold in three trim levels, called Easy, Easy Plus and Lounge.

All Station Wagons come with DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and air-con as standard, with prices for the 2016 launch starting at sub-£14,000.

Many of the interior plastics feel of lower quality than rivals in this segment as there’s a relentless push upmarket for competitor brands, but nevertheless the Tipo’s cabin doesn’t feel either cheap or nasty. Our early-build test example was blighted with a few annoying rattles, though, including a retractable luggage cover which refused to sit quietly.

Read the Parkers full Fiat Tipo Station Wagon review to discover how effective the new estate is.