The Fiat Punto has been revised for 2012 – with a new engine line-up and a wider range of trims. The new Punto features a new exterior design, a new range of exterior colours, new alloy wheel designs, new colours and materials inside. You still have the choice of either 3-doors or 5-doors.
There are a total of 13 body colours, five trim levels, seven types of interior upholstery and a range of 11 alloy wheels to choose from.
For 2012 there are five petrol and two diesel engines; all with Fiat’s Start&Stop (optional on Easy 1.2). You can now specify the TwinAir Turbo which is a two-cylinder that drives like a four cylinder – with peak power of 85hp – it is possible via the Eco button to reduce CO2 to 98 g/km. There is a MultiAir 1.4 litre petrol turbo, and a MultiAir 1.4 litre naturally aspirated unit. There are two other petrol engines a 1.2 litre ‘Fire EVO II’ and 1.4 litre both with variable valve timing.
There are two output ‘MultiJet 2’ diesels – one with 75hp and the other 85hp which emits just 90g/km of carbon dioxide.
There are now five Punto trim levels, the entry-level - ‘Pop’, ‘Easy’, ‘GBT’, ‘TwinAir’ and the top of the range ‘Lounge’ model.
The Punto ‘Pop’ version has been designed to appeal to price sensitive customers with an interior boasts stylish denim inserts on the seats, all models get Daytime Running Lights and the Blue&Me TomTom LIVE infotainment system can be specified.
The top of the range ‘Lounge’ model features sculpted sports seats, a front arm rest, climate control, cruise control, white ambient light on the dash and front fog lights.
We currently do not have prices but will let you know shortly.Published 25 June 2012