Launched: Fiat Punto Evo
It’s been a long time coming, but here's the Punto Evo for Fiat loyalists who want to replace their original Punto. Abhinav Mishra reports...
It's about time Fiat did something to the ageing Punto. The Italian carmaker has finally refreshed its hatchback into the Punto 'Evo'.
The Punto Evo is a strict cosmetic job, as the mechanicals stay intact. Under the hood, you can have a petrol or a diesel block. The diesel engine is the same MultiJet that is available in two tunes – the 74bhp and the 89bhp. You get two petrol engine options – the 1.2-litre motor which is tuned to 67bhp, while the 1.4 motor makes 89bhp.
The Punto Evo in its new avatar gets pulled-back headlamps, complementing which is the pronounced grille that gets a chrome outline. The fog lamp housings too get a chrome finish, and the overall effect on the styling manages to freshen things up a bit. At the back, the tail-lamp cluster sees design changes.
Things have been refreshed on the inside too. The dashboard is completely redesigned, with soft-touch plastics and a dual-tone colour scheme.
The Fiat Punto Evo range starts from Rs 4.56 lakh for the base 1.2 petrol, and goes up to Rs 7.2 lakh for the top-of-the-line 1.3-litre 90hp diesel variant (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Here's the complete pricelist, for your convenience...
Active 1.2L Petrol: Rs 4.56 lakh
Dynamic 1.2L Petrol: Rs 5.12 lakh
Emotion 1.4L Petrol: Rs 6.66 lakh
Active 1.3L Diesel: 5.27 lakh
Dynamic 1.3L Diesel: 6.21lakh
Emotion1.3L Diesel: 6.83 lakh
Sport 1.3L 92bhp Diesel: 7.2 lakh
All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.