Fiat Punto Pure launched at the Auto Expo
Re-launches the old Punto and showcases hotter versions of the Linea and Avventura
Fiat has re-launched India's first-gen Punto and is calling it the Punto Pure. This move has helped Fiat market the Punto Pure as an entry-level hatchback, much like the Linea Classic.
The Punto Pure will come in just one trim level, but will have a pair of engine options: 1.2-litre petrol that makes 67bhp and 96Nm, and 1.3 litre Multijet diesel that’s good for 76bhp and 197Nm of torque.
Not exactly entry-level, but Fiat has priced the Punto Pure petrol at Rs 4.49 lakh, while the diesel variant retails at Rs 5.49 lakh, (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Fiat also showcased the Linea 125 S and the Abarth Urban Cross concepts. The Linea 125 S is powered by the 1.4-litre T-jet petrol that churns out a healthy 124bhp and 210Nm of peak torque. While the Abarth Urban Cross concept will get a range of engine options, with the most powerful being the 1.4-litre T-jet with 138bhp and 20Nm on tap.
In terms of features, the Linea 125 S gets a new 5inch touch screen infotainment, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, auto headlamps, rear parking sensor, ABS with EBD, and leather seats.
Urban Cross, which is like the Avventura minus the external mounted spare wheel, but with more power, gets some stylish LED headlamps, a new grille, side body mouldings, roof-rack with infused LEDs, and 17-inch alloys.
Fiat hasn’t given out launch dates or the prices for these two models, but we expect the Linea 125 S to be launched by mid-2016, followed by the Urban Cross a couple of months from then.