Fiat Punto Evo T-JET will be the most powerful variant under the Punto nameplate. Differentiating Punto Evo T-JET from regular Punto Evo will be larger disc brakes on all four wheels and a badging on the front and rear.
Contrary to what was reported earlier, the latest report from Team-BHP suggests that it will be powered by a 1.4 liter turbocharged engine, also doing duty on the Linea T-JET. This engine is capable of 113 bhp peak power on the Linea T-JET while on the Punto T-JET will produce 105 bhp and 185 Nm peak torque mated to a 5 speed manual transmission.
When RushLane broke the story about Punto T-Jet back in December 2014, our source told us that the engine would deliver 135 PS power and 206 Nm torque. With this mill, Punto T-Jet will accelerate from 0-100 kmph in under 8 seconds and will have a top speed of 195 kmph. This makes Punto T-Jet unlike anything else which is on offer in India. But, if the new report from Team-BHP is correct, and if Fiat India has decided to offer the under-powered 105 hp motor, they will disappoint many fans.
No significant changes are expected in either interiors or exteriors of the Fiat Punto Evo T-JET though there will be distinctive T-JET badging seen at the front and rear. More details will be revealed closer to launch while estimates put pricing of the Fiat Punto Evo T-JET in the sub INR 10 lakh bracket. Once launched, and if pricing is as is expected, Punto Evo T-JET will be the most powerful sub INR 10 lakh hatchback in India, a title which was claimed by Fiat Palio 1.6 for almost a decade.