Fiat India has rolled out the updated version of its flagship hatchback, the Punto in the country today with prices starting at Rs 4.55 lakh and going up to Rs 7.19 lakh (both prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi & are introductory.) For the model year 2014, the Italian automaker had dropped the ‘Grande’ moniker and instead, added the ‘Evo’ tag to the hatchback.
The 2014 Fiat Punto Evo is being offered in the country in three trim levels: Active, Dynamic and Emotion and is available in two petrol and one diesel engine options across seven variants. The petrol variants of the hatchback will be powered by a 1.2-litre (Active & Dynamic) and a 1.4-litre unit (Emotion only.) The 1.2-litre unit is rated at 70PS and 96Nm, while the 1.4-litre unit puts out 90PS of max power and 115Nm of peak torque. The 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine on the other hand, is able to produce 78PS of max power and 197Nm of peak torque. The range-topping Fiat Punto Evo Sports variant gets the tuned up version of the 1.3-litre diesel unit that puts out 90PS and 209Nm. All seven variants of the Punto Evo come mated to a 5-Speed manual gearbox.
The refreshed Punto Evo brings to the table a number of cosmetic as well interior updates. The front fascia has been completely re-worked, which seems to be in-tune with the Avventura Concept that was first seen at the 2014 Delhi Motor Show. It also gets modified front bumpers, new grille, wrap-around headlamps and new fog lamps. On the inside, the Punto Evo gets a refreshed instrument console, rear parcel tray, rear AC vents, rear defogger and leather wrapped steering wheel.
Exterior colour options offered with the Fiat Punto Evo include, Glitteratti Gold, Magnesio Grey, Exotica Red, Minimal Grey, Hip Hop Black, Vocal White and Tuscan Wine. In the Indian market, the Fiat Punto Evo competes with the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Volkswagen Polo and the upcoming Honda Jazz and the Hyundai Elite i20.
Given below is the list of all the variants and the corresponding prices of the 2014 Fiat Punto Evo:
- Fiat Punto Evo Active Petrol - Rs 4.55 lakh.
- Fiat Punto Evo Dynamic Petrol - Rs 5.12 lakh.
- Fiat Punto Evo Emotion Petrol - Rs 6.65 lakh.
- Fiat Punto Evo Active Diesel - Rs 5.27 lakh.
- Fiat Punto Evo Dynamic Diesel - Rs 6.21 lakh.
- Fiat Punto Evo Emotion Diesel - Rs 6.83 lakh.
- Fiat Punto Evo Sports Diesel - Rs 7.2 lakh.
(All prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi & are introductory.)