New Fiat Punto Heir To Success, Star Of The Future

Fiat Punto Sporting 2003

 

A vehicle of strong personality with innovative equipment and also a unique range of engines and gearboxes: meet the New Fiat Punto as it makes its debut in segment B, the heir to a model that has sold and gone selling over the last few years. A substantially new car.

The clean lines, unfussy styling and particular attention to detail displayed by the new mini reflect the most up-to-date trends.

The result is a good-looking car with character. Its captivating style also makes it look increasingly like a higher segment car.

As is also shown by the roomy, luminous and practical cab where a meticulous choice of colour and trim makes the interior as pleasing to the touch as it is on the eye.

Without mentioning that it is the first car in this market band to adopt two second generation Common Rail turbodiesels: the revolutionary 70 bhp 1.3 Multijet 16v and the powerful 100 bhp 1.9 Multijet 8v. It is also the only model to offer two automatic transmissions (the Dualogic and the Speedgear), an automatic dual zone climate control system and electric power steering with two operating modes. Uniquely for its segment, the model also offers a Natural Power version (petrol and methane fuel system).

All in all, the New Fiat Punto will change the way we perceive compact cars because from now on they will be able to hold their own against higher segment models. In the safety field, this is demonstrated by the most sophisticated dynamic control systems: ESP, ASR, MSR and Hill Holder. The same applies to performance: the sports version delivers 130 bhp, not to mention a sound and infotelematic system that makes your car a satisfying place to be: satellite navigation system, CONNECT OBN, radio with CD and MP3 file player, CD-changer located on the facia.

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Published 20 May 2003 Melanie Carter
 

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