Fiat Punto Evo India launch price Rs 4.55 lakhs
Fiat India launched the new Punto Evo today at a starting price of Rs 4.55 lakhs for base petrol, and Rs 5.27 lakhs for diesel base (ex-Delhi). Offered in a choice of seven trims, 3 petrol and four diesel, new Fiat Punto challenges Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai i20 (Elite), Maruti Swift, and soon to be launched Tata Bolt and Honda Jazz. At the launch, Evelyn Sharma, German-Indian Bollywood actress was also present.
To be offered in a choice of petrol and diesel engine options, both in two tunes, trim names continue to be the same – Active, Dynamic and Emotion. These three trims are offered on both diesel and petrol options, while the diesel gets a top of the line exclusive new trim, Sport.
Base petrol is in the form of 1.2l FIRE petrol generating 68.22 PS and 95.75 Nm torque. This engine will power the Punto Evo Active and Dynamic variants. Above this, is the 1.4l PDA petrol generating 89.5 PS and 115 Nm torque. This variant will be seen on the top of the line petrol Emotion variant.
For diesel, Punto Evo gets 1.3L MultiJet generating 76 PS power and 197 Nm torque. This engine will do duty on the Active, Dynamic and Emotion variants, while the top of the line diesel Punto Evo gets the same 1.3l engine, but generating 92.72 PS and 209 Nm torque.
Speaking at the launch, Nagesh A Basavanhalli, Head, Fiat India said that the Punto Evo has been designed by their designers in Italy. Speaking about efforts being made to improve brand Fiat in India, he said that they are continuously trying to achieve international standards in customer satisfaction here, improving their dealer network which today stands at 116 outlets across 95 cities.
He also made an interesting point that unlike earlier, Fiat dealers now have spares and parts stocked up, which was one of the biggest complaints by existing Fiat owners. Not only the parts are available, they are also made more affordable, said Mr Basavanhalli.
Full price list (ex-showroom Delhi)
Punto Evo Petrol Active – Rs 4.55 lakhs
Punto Evo Petrol Dynamic – Rs 5.12 lakhs
Punto Evo Petrol Emotion – Rs 6.65 lakhs
Punto Evo Diesel Active – Rs 5.27 lakhs
Punto Evo Diesel Dynamic – Rs 6.21 lakhs
Punto Evo Diesel Emotion – Rs 6.83 lakhs
Punto Evo Diesel Sport – Rs 7.19 lakhs
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
August 5th, 2014: Â 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 todayâ€™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 16â€ť 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, 16â€ť alloys giving it a very dynamic stance.
Luxurious interiors: Allnew 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 customersâ€™ 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-segmentÂ 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
|Variant||Price (INR) Ex-Showroom Delhi|
|Petrol||Active 1.2L Petrol||455724|
|Dynamic 1.2L Petrol||512316|
|Emotion 1.4L Petrol||665929|
|Diesel||Active 1.3L Diesel||527000|
|Dynamic 1.3L Diesel||621602|
|Emotion 1.3L Diesel||683580|
|Sport 1.3L 93 PS Diesel||719990|
Speaking on the launch Mr. Nagesh Basavanhalli, President and Managing Director-FIAT Chrysler India Operations said, â€śWe 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.â€ť
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.