Word has it that the new generation Fiat Punto couldmake its global debut by 2017. This will be an important updatefor the Punto as thiswill be itsfirst major makeover in12 years. Recently, a rendering of the new generation Punto surfaced on the internet, and ithints atthe new design direction that Fiat ismoving towards.
It is evident thatthe rendering of the next generation Fiat Punto borrowsdesign cues such as the front and side profiles, the sleek and angular headlights and the large grille, from the new Tipo sedan. It gets LED DRLs, while thesilhouette gets a lower shoulder line with pronounced wheel arches. The C-pillar gets a blackened finish to give it a floating roof design.
The spied images of the new Fiat Punto don't reveal any specific details of the interiors, because we think that the test mules are the low-end variants of the vehicle. From what we've seen in the images,the international-spec car mightget features such as start-stop, a 'city' drive modeand ESP as standard. The top end variants could also getpremium additions such as automatic climate control and a touchscreen infotainment system. Fiat presently sells the Punto Evo, the Avventura and their Abarth versions in India, but when we'll see the new gen Punto inIndia, is still uncertain.