A new automatic variant of the Fiat Punto has been launched by Fiat Brazil for its domestic market. The new Fiat hatch will boast of a newly designed gearbox which is quite different to today’s double clutch boxes. The vehicle of powered by a 1.8L 16V E.torQ flex fuel engine capable of producing 132 bhp of power.
Its new gearbox has a new function built into it that allows for a minimal torque of 3.5 Nm to be generated as it moves in the reverse of first gear. Impressive upgrades to the engine have improved fuel efficiency and lowered fuel emissions. These new additions has had an effect on the economy of the car. Its fuel rating has declined to 7.4 km/l within city limits and 10.5 km/l on the highway.
Fiat Punto Sporting Dualogic boasts on new and improved gear shift ratios too which make the ride more enjoyable and smooth. It’s priced at 61,965 Brazilian Real (Rs 16.65 lakhs) and is available with features like sunroof, climate control, leather seats, airbags, sensors for lighting, parking and rain as also Blue& Me system with USB connectivity.