Fiat India has launched the facelifted Punto at Rs 4.55 lakh ex-Delhi. The Fiat Punto Evo, as the facelifted version is called now, is available in seven trims.
The Punto facelift brings in major changes to the way the car looks. The car gets a new headlamp design, bumpers, bonnet, alloy wheels and LED tail lamps. Fiat satisfies the Indian penchant for chrome with oodles of it on the new Punto Evo. Inside the cabin, the dashboard has been revamped and comes in a curvier, more rounded avatar. All the Puntos (with the exception of the Punto 90) get a dual-tone black/beige theme and matching fabric wrap for the centre part of the dashboard. The piano black centre console gives off a premium look and in the top end variants, even sports ambient lighting. The steering wheel is carried over from the old car. The top-end variants receive 16-inch alloys while the ground clearance of 195mm is best in class.
There are four engine options on offer, all of which have been carried over from the old car. Fiat has provided new tyres for the facelifted Punto and the car rides and handles impressively. Two new colour options (Glitterati Gold and Magnesio Grey) have been added to the palette.
Fiat Punto Evo price list ex-Delhi
|Fiat Punto||Price (ex-Delhi)|
|Active 1.2 petrol||Rs 4.55 lakh|
|Dynamic 1.2 petrol||Rs 5.12 lakh|
|Emotion 1.2 petrol||Rs 6.65 lakh|
|Active 1.3 diesel||Rs 5.27 lakh|
|Dynamic 1.3 diesel||Rs 6.21 lakh|
|Emotion 1.3 diesel||Rs 6.83 lakh|
|Sport 1.3 93PS diesel||Rs 7.19 lakh|
Fiat Punto Evo launch press release
|Fiat redefines design language for premium hatchback with Punto Evo
· Punto Evo is a perfect blend of great design and style from world renowned Italian designers with the highest level of European engineering standards
· A radical evolution with all new dynamic exteriors and premium harmonious interiors
· Fully loaded with many first-in-segment features and best-in-class ground clearance
· Ex-showroom Delhi price of the New Punto Evo starting at Rs. 4,55,724
Mumbai, August 5th, 2014: Fiat Group Automobiles India Private Limited (FGAIPL) today rolled out the new Punto Evo, a stylish and premium hatchback. The Punto Evo will appeal to the style conscious customers with evolved taste who enjoy life to the fullest. The Punto Evo styling is unique to India. It is a dramatic evolution of the earlier version sporting the design theme of dynamism and harmony. It is designed and engineered for India catering to the needs of today’s customers.
Punto Evo is fully loaded with a host of first-in-class features like rear AC vents, premium soft touch two tone dash, ambient light, all four auto down power windows, dual stage driver side airbag, smart wipers and 16” alloys, which is available at an attractive price point. Besides, it offers best-in-class 3 year warranty with option of extending it to 2 more years and convenient service intervals of 15,000 km for a hassle free ownership experience. FIAT is also offering 3 year/ 45,000 km total repair and maintenance program at attractive rates for New Punto Evo customers.
The premium hatchback with its robust build quality, proven drive dynamics, more comfortable seats, best-in-class ground clearance, high level of safety standards, would offer an outstanding driving experience.
The stylish hatch has a comprehensive range at a wide price performance points. It comes in seven variants with seven exciting colours.
New Dynamic exteriors: The New Punto Evo has all new stylish exteriors with unique Reindeer Headlamps, elegant LED optical guide tail lamps, blinkers on outside mirrors, premium chrome embellishments, 16” alloys giving it a very dynamic stance.
Luxurious interiors: All new harmonious interior with soft touch dashboard, ambient light, piano finish central console, sporty dials and new colour theme gives the car a very premium look and feel.
Comfort and convenience: Punto Evo is better engineered to take care of the Indian customers’ requirements. It comes with bottle holders in door trims, foldable cup/ bottle holder in front of rear AC vent, glove box, tumble fold rear seat and closable unit in front dash to ensure plenty of utility space.
Punto Evo is designed to offer exciting features for a pleasurable drive with new redesigned seat cushions, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, dead pedal footrest and all four power auto down windows.
Safety and security: Punto Evo has been designed and tested to achieve the requirements of occupant protection in high-speed collisions as per European homologation standards. Apart from the standard safety features, it also boasts of first-in-segment features like two stage driver side airbag, double crank prevention system, metal reinforced rear seat back, smart front and rear wipers for better visibility.
Specifications and cost of Punto Evo
Price (INR) Ex-Showroom Delhi
Active 1.2L Petrol
Dynamic 1.2L Petrol
Emotion 1.4L Petrol
Active 1.3L Diesel
Dynamic 1.3L Diesel
Emotion 1.3L Diesel
Sport 1.3L 93 PS Diesel
Speaking on the launch Mr. Nagesh Basavanhalli, President and Managing Director-FIAT Chrysler India Operations said, “We are now strengthening our product portfolio in India with cars that are designed and engineered keeping Indian conditions and need in mind. Punto Evo is a stylish, premium hatchback embodying Italian design flair making it a preferred choice of the style conscious buyers enabling to make life more interesting. We have strengthened our presence in India by opening 116 exclusive dealerships in 93 cities across 23 states, which provide world class service to our customers.”
The car will be available at exclusive FIAT showrooms across country. FIAT has made remote parts of the country accessible to after sales service with a hub and spoke model where a major distributor in key cities supports neighbourhood centres. The FIAT team has been travelling across the country on a K2K Passion Tour (Kashmir to Kanyakumari) to promote this initiative. FIAT provides a customer relationship manager to every owner of a FIAT car under its Amico program.