The Italian automaker Fiat has introduced in UK the revised Punto model which will replace the previous Punto Evo version in the company’s lineup. The car is available in both 3- and 5-door versions, and clients get to choose from one of the following five trim levels: Pop, Easy, GBT, TwinAir and the high-end Lounge. As standard, the car gets an air conditioning system as well as daytime running lights (DRLs).
The Lounge version of the new Punto comes with a climate control system, front arm rest, sports seats and front fog lights. It also benefits from electric rear windows and an electric sun roof. New to the Punto lineup is the GBT trim level which was introduced in order to celebrate the company’s collaboration with the British Cycling team. The Punto GBT rides on 15-inch Sportline alloy wheels and comes with a lowered sports suspension. Other goodies include the side skirts and a boot spoiler.
This updated version of the Fiat Punto can be powered by seven engines: five gasoline units and two diesels. The gasoline power units include the small 0.9-liter TwinAir turbo, a bigger 1.2-liter unit, a 1.4-liter engine, as well as the 1.4-liter MultiAir and its turbo sibling. As for diesels, clients have to decide between the two 1.3-liter MultiJet units that produce 74 hp and 84 hp, respectively. These engines are linked as standard to a 5-speed manual transmission.
According to Fiat, the 84 hp 1.3-liter MultiJet engine can allow the new Punto to return an impressive 80.7 mpg UK while CO2 emissions stand at just 90 g/km. The quickest version of the Fiat Punto is the one equipped with the 134 hp 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo engine which is capable of reaching a top speed of 124 mph.
The base 1.2-liter Pop version of the Fiat Punto has a starting price of 9,990 pounds, while the most expensive model is the 1.3-liter diesel MultiJet Lounge that begins at 15,600 pounds.