Fiat Punto new spy shots; bookings open, launch in weeks
Fiat Punto is spied yet again, by ardent RushLane reader Ganesh Bhat. Looks like this mule is intended to make most miles, as similarly camouflaged test vehicles have been spotted earlier; could be same. But fortunate for us, completely revealed photos of new Punto have surfaced online already.
2014 Fiat Punto shares exterior parts and assemblies like headlamps, LED tail lamps, fog lamps, side mirror with turn indicators, and such with upcoming Avventura crossover. Chrome enclosures of fog lamps, front grille and chrome connecting rear fog lamps make Punto facelift look distinct from current model.
Interiors are carried over from 2014 Fiat Linea, but it is doubtful if new Punto will bear same quality of dashboard and plastics. It is also uncertain if 2014 Punto will be available with dual tone (black & beige) interiors as spied earlier, since a dealer mentioned that only full black theme will be on offer.
Powertrain options include 1.3 liter Multijet diesel engine producing max. power of 75 bhp and peak torque of 197 Nm and two petrol engines – 1.2 litre and 1.4 litre generating 68 bhp and 96 Nm and 90 bhp and 115 Nm max. power and peak torque respectively.
Orderbooks for new Fiat Punto EVO is opened at Rs. 25,000 advance amount. Last stock of current model Punto is being sold at discount of up to Rs. 50,000 via cash offer and free insurance. Launch is expected by end of this month or early August, at a price range of Rs. 5 to 7.5 lakhs.