The first Fiat Grande Punto to arrive in the UK zipped around the capital city yesterday, (Wednesday 18 January), with the chart-topping Bodyrockers.
The electro rock duo sampled Fiat’s all-new supermini while finding time for a speedy shopping trip at the world famous Harrods department store in Knightsbridge, where Grande Punto will take centre stage from the end of January through until March.
Two new Grande Puntos will be showcased in Harrods’ Brompton Road shop windows for a two month period from the end of this month, and visitors to the store will be able to experience the car for themselves at close quarters, together with the possibility of a test drive. Grande Punto goes on sale throughout the UK on Saturday 11 February.
The Fiat Punto has been a highly successful product since the original was launched in 1993. Voted European Car of the Year in 1995, it became Europe’s best selling car in 1997, and in the UK, its largest export market, some 500,000 examples are active on our roads today.
The all-new Punto has elegant lines courtesy of Italian design maestro, Giorgetto Giugiaro. It is built on a completely new platform, making it the largest and safest in its category. It boasts the widest diesel engine range in its class, and a maximum 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
Mainland Europe has taken to the new Italian in a big way. Over 100,000 customer orders have been received since Grande Punto first went on sale at the end of September, and it has already picked up some notable international media awards, including the Golden Steering Wheel (Germany), Auto Europa (Italy), and Best City Car (France).Published 22 January 2006