Fiat Punto is a hatchback car produced by the famous Italian automobile manufacturing company, Fiat. This version is the 3rd generation of the Punto family, which was first globally exposed on May 5, 2005. In 2009, it was joined with the Punto Evo, and finally in 2012, these two models were changed by Fiat Punto. With its charming and muscular exterior and interior designing and its powerful engine quality, this car gives a good competition to all the hatchbacks that come within its price range.
Styling and Design
An appreciated Italian touch can be seen on the designing of the Fiat Punto. This car comes with various colors like Hip Hop Black, Minima Gray, Exotica Red, Medium Gray and Bossa Nova White. The interior designing of this car is very much toned with the sporty structured seats and padded base in order to provide the customer utmost level of comfort. The steering wheel is leather based, and very much handy to use. On the other hand, the dashboard is very simply designed, and there is an adequate amount of leg space inside the car, totally perfect for longer journeys. Besides the back storage area, there are some other areas that can be used for storage. This might be an advantage for outstation tours. The air condition in the car is totally climate sensitivity and regulates the temperature accordingly. The rear view mirror is fully electronic and can be adjusted without opening the glass door. Almost all the modern automotive technologies have been used in this car to make it more appealing towards the customers. Mobile phones can be synchronized with Bluetooth for voice calling and SMS with the help of Blue & Me technology developed by Microsoft. Fiat Punto is available in the market with four models: Active, Dynamic, Emotion, and Emotion Pack.
Engine quality & Performance
All the models of Grande Punto come with three kinds of engine: 1.2 liter petrol engine, 1.4 liter petrol engine and 1.3 liter diesel engine. These engines can generate power up to 68 Bhp at 6500 RPM and torque up to 96Nm at 2500 RPM. The mileage of Punto is seen to be a maximum of 16 kmpl. The engine displacement is 1172cc, Fire, 8 valves, SOHC. The top speed of this car is 182 kmpl. The performance of the petrol engine is fairly good while you are driving in the city, but at the higher speed the engine gets strained. The 76 PS Multijet diesel engines give a very good performance and are considered to be better than the petrol version. It will give you the best driving experience whether you are in the city or on the highway. The suspension of the car is independent Mc Pherson Struts, Teles Stabilizer Bar. The front brakes are disk type. The tire size is 165/80 R14. The driver seat can be adjusted manually with power windows and steering. The remote fuel filter and remote boot are provided with this car. Though the interior quality and the fuel efficiency are not good, Fiat Punto might be a good option because of its affordable price range. Now compare that to models sold in North America at Reedman Fiat.