Fiat's facelifted Punto features the marque's TwinAir unit for the first time
25 June 2012

Fiat has revealed its facelifted Fiat Punto model, which replaces the Fiat Punto Evo.

Available in three and five door guises, the new car is available with five trim levels including Pop, Easy, GBT, TwinAir and Lounge. Daytime running lights and air-conditioning come as standard across the model range.

Range-topping Lounge variants are fitted with sports seats, a front arm rest, climate control, cruise control and front fog lights. Also on the list is Fiat’s Skydome electric sun roof and electric rear windows. 

New to the Punto range, GBT models (designed to celebrate the firm’s involvement with the British Cycling team) include 15-inch Sportline alloys, lowered sports suspension, tinted glass and a boot spoiler plus side skirts.

Five petrol engines make up the Punto line-up - the 0.9-litre TwinAir turbo, 1.2-litre, 1.4-litre, 1.4-litre MultiAir and 1.4-litre MultiAir turbo - as well as two 1.3-litre MultiJet diesels in either 74bhp or 84bhp flavours. Both are mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

Fiat claims that the more powerful diesel will achieve 80.7 mpg and emit just 90g/km of CO2. The 134bhp 1.4-litre MultiAir turbo is the fastest version, with a top speed of 124mph.

Prices for the facelifted Fiat Punto start from £9990 for the entry-level 1.2-litre Pop and rise to £15,600 for range-topping 1.3-litre MultiJet Lounge diesels.

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25 June 2012

No Abarth? Sad

25 June 2012

Fidji5 wrote:

No Abarth? Sad

Abarth are a separate company....

25 June 2012

That just reminds me of Kermit The Frog

25 June 2012

VX220EDDIE wrote:

That just reminds me of Kermit The Frog

It's not that easy bein' green...

25 June 2012

I loved the first generation Fiat Grande Punto and in fact I owned one of the sportings. However ever since that face lift with those plastic bumpers it has never looked as nice since then. 

25 June 2012

What's interesting is that this is the second revamp since the Grande Punto was launched six years ago, at a time when most competitors would be launching a completely new model.

If it works Fiat should be able to save costs and increase  profitability, maybe passing on some of the resultant savings to customers. If it doesn't, people will simply defect to newer rivals.

Alternatively this may simply be a run out model, and there will be a new model next year? 

25 June 2012

Far better looking than the first facelift, but still not as good looking as the car's original look. Another example of a facelift ruining a car's look rather than enhancing it or making it look fresher.

26 June 2012

The Punto has been in the market since 2005. They should be thinking of the new generation soon. If you want to see more news about this problem and more of Fiat-Chrysler come to my blog:

http://carindustryanalysis.wordpress.com/

 

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