The stylish and distinctive Fiat Punto is the perfect balance
between classic elements of design and contemporary features of the future. Aimed
at the most competitive and dynamic sector of the car market, the Punto cements
its hard-won reputation as a comfortable and technologically advanced
Available with either three or five doors, the Fiat Punto features a wide range of planet pleasing engines, more equipment, and more choice of specification than ever before. This enables it to meet buyers’ ever more demanding requirements for smaller, more environmentally friendly cars that are affordable to run, easy to live with, yet still chic, safe, comfortable and fun to drive.
The evolution of the Punto range includes external styling changes incorporating fully colour coded front and rear bumpers for a more sophisticated look. All models have a black grille with a hexagonal mesh pattern. This makes the grille stand out from the rest of the car giving the new Punto’s appearance a more technical and sporty feel. The body coloured front bumper also helps the Fiat badge stand out more prominently than before.
To go with the smart appearance outside, attractive fabrics on the seats and dashboard have been used inside to give the Punto a fresh and youthful look. The attractive dashboard inserts identify the Punto, along with a revised specification to provide a more defined spread of choice for customers and a more focused selection of options.
|Combined Fuel Consumption|
mpg / (l100)km
|Combined CO2 Mass Emissions|
|Max Engine Power |
hp (kW) at rpm
|Petrol 1.2 69hp||53.3 (5.3)||124||69 (51) at 5500||5|
|Petrol 1.4 77hp||49.6 (5.7)||132||77 (57) at 6000||5|
The Fiat Punto feels equally at home in the city as it does on the highway. To demonstrate its technical excellence, at the heart of the Punto is a revamped range of petrol engines. Each offers a varying degree of driveability and class-leading efficiency to ensure the Punto is capable of satisfying all manner of demanding drivers.
The 1.2-litre eight-valve has continuously variable valve timing to optimise the opening and closing of the valves. This ensures maximum efficiency but still means the engine feels peppy thanks to a healthy 102Nm of peak torque at 3000rpm and a maximum power output of 69hp.
The other engine in the range is the 1.4-litre eight-valve. As with the other engine in the line-up it’s compliant with Euro 6 exhaust emissions legislation and has a handy 77hp and 115Nm of peak torque. Like the 1.2, this engine comes with a five-speed gearbox. It is also the only engine in the range to be available with the five-speed Dualogic semi-automatic gearbox.
All engine options feature Fiat’s Start&Stop combined with a Gear Shift Indicator which suggests the best gear to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 15 per cent on an urban route.
In its various previous guises, the Punto has been renowned for a high level of exciting and innovative technology. It became the first car in the supermini sector to feature an in-built infotainment system courtesy of Blue&Me. It was also the first car in its class to be able to analyse and give suggestions for improving driving styles in real time thanks to eco:Drive.
Fiat recognises that it’s vitally important for drivers to be able to concentrate on the road and not on finding directions or operating in-car entertainment systems, so the 2012 Punto can be specified with Blue&Me TomTom LIVE.
Designed for maximum user friendliness, this integrates mobile phones and media players with the car’s built-in systems so drivers can use them in total safety without taking their hands off the wheel. Featuring a 4.3-inch high definition touch screen that mounts in a cradle on the dash board, this system is much more than mere satellite navigation.
As with every Fiat, the priority is to ensure the safety and well being of everyone on board. Driver, passenger and window airbags are standard fit on every model, as are front and rear adjustable head restraints. But there are also plenty of features that are usually considered the preserve of larger models.
Standard features throughout the range include remote central locking, electric front windows, driver and passenger airbags, window airbags, radio/CD/MP3 player, electric power steering and height-adjustable driver seat.
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