Hürriyet – The Turkish-engineered and built Fiat Tipo, marketed under the name of the Fiat Aegea in Turkey, has received the prestigious "AUTOBEST 2016" award from AUTOBEST by overcoming rivals such as the new Opel Astra, Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-3.
AUTOBEST, an independent organization comprising a jury of 26 motoring journalists from 26 European countries, voted in favor of the new Fiat for its value for money and functionality, two crucial factors for success in an increasingly crowded market.
Koç Holding Automotive Group, the Turkish partner of the Turkish-Italian joint venture Tofas and the maker of Fiat Aegea, was awarded the COMPANYBEST 2015.
Tofas’ R&D department was heavily involved in the design and engineering of the Tipo/Aegea platform. Reaching a local procurement ratio of 70 percent, the platform will come in hatchback and station wagon versions by mid-2016. Tofas exports the vehicle to more than 40 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.