What are the interior features of Fiat Punto Evo?
By: Chaitali on 15 january 2015
The base version i.e. Ambient Punto has a manual AC unit, tilt adjustable power steering, clutch foot rest, follow-me-home headlamps, front power windows, 12V power socket, and a unique programmable speed limit buzzer. Along with these, the Dynamic trim has aspects like foldable key, outside temperature display, electrically adjustable external mirrors, driver's seat height adjustment and rear power windows. Whereas the emotion trim has fully automatic AC unit, rear defogger, ambient lighting on dashboard and leather wrapped multi-functional steering wheel.
Fiat Punto Evo comes with a range of specifications that are focused at enhancing the experience of users. Thus, this new car has on offer interior features like electrically adjustable wing mirrors, power window function both for the front and the rear windows, ergonomically tilted steering wheel, 60:40 folding rear seats as an additional option for enhancing the internal space, steering integrated control of CD/MP3/FM player with Microsoft Blue & Me, AUX-in and Voice Commands and inbuilt automatic air conditioning system together with rear AC vents. The car also comes with foldable keys and trip meter. The auto lock in the doors, central locking system and immobilizer and dual front airbags present in the interiors of the vehicle account for its safety features. Further mentioning needs to be made of the driver’s seat which comes with height adjustment option which makes Fiat Punto Evo extremely driver friendly.
The interiors of this series have been borrowed from the Linea sedan. Its cabin is done up with a dual tone color scheme, which is further emphasized by glossy black inserts on front panel. On the other hand, its 'Sport' trim gets an all black interior color scheme. The cockpit is fitted with a newly designed dashboard that is neatly equipped with an AC unit, a voluminous glove box and a proficient audio system.
This latest version of Punto comes in three trim levels, which are Active, Dynamic and Emotion. Its entry level trim comes with aspects like a manually regulated air conditioning system along with a foot level rear air circulation, which helps in cooling the cabin quickly. It also has standard features like tilt adjustable power steering, clutch foot rest, follow-me-home headlamps and front power windows with delay and auto down function. This trim is also equipped with aspects like a 12V power socket, digital clock.
The car maker is offering the 'Dynamic' variant with an integrated music system including a CD and MP3 player. It also supports USB and AUX-In sockets as well. In addition to these, the 'Emotion' variant is fitted with aspects like Blue and Me, voice recognition, SMS readout and steering mounted audio controls. In addition to these, it also comes incorporated with speed sensitive volume control. There is no music system in the entry level trim.
The Dynamic and Emotion trims also have a driver's seat height adjustment facility. This hatchback comes with a 280 litre luggage compartment, which can be further extended by folding the rear seat in 60:40 split ratio. However, this feature is available only in Emotion and Sport variants. There is a huge leg space inside, especially in the second row, which certainly provides a comfortable traveling experience. The seats are covered with a premium fabric upholstery, which brings a plush feel to the interiors.
The Fiat Punto Evo has leather steering and gear knobs and outside air temperature display. The other features are luggage lamps, steering mounted controls, power outlet, remote fuel filter, speed limit warning, rear parcel shelf, rear defogger, rear washer and wiper, clutch footrest, power windows and remote boot release. The exterior features of the car are also good. It has got chrome door handles and tinted glass. There are many safety features as well like front seat belt pre tensioner, airbags, seat belt reminder, parking sensors and height adjustable front seat belts. So overall, it is a very good car.
The dashboard layout, steering wheel, position of the audio system, climate control buttons and the instrument cluster are a straight lift off from the new Linea. It never had premium upmarket interiors that matched cars like the VW Polo. It is still not the best, but the interior now feels well-appointed and gets an upmarket feel. An interesting touch that will make its owner smile is the orange ambient lighting that glows when the headlamps are switched on. The rear wipers start automatically once you engage the reverse gear and we found this to be a very clever feature.
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