Fiat Grand Punto Evo is expected to launch in 2011. It is one of the upcoming models from Fiat in India. It has recently launched Fiat Punto in India which is running successfully on Indian roads. The upcoming model is going to satisfy customers demand as per as the design is concern. It was first unveiled in 2005 at Frankfurt Motor show and won many awards like “Car of the Year 2008” award in Brazil.
Exterior- It comes with 2, 3 and 5 door options around the world. But The Company is planning to launch only 5 doors Punto Evo in Indian market which is suitable for Indian customers. It has influence of Italian design. It looks dynamic with its stylish exteriors which include its aggressive front grille and flawless design. The frame and arches on the body gives muscular look for the car with body colored front mirrors. The Head and Fog neatly fixed which gives additional beauty for the car. The car looks cool from rear side. Overall the car has got sporty and muscular look. The 15 inch sporty Alloy wheels (rear side) adds even more beauty for the car.
Interior- It is a 4 door five-seater which comes with amazing interior features. The interior design has got an influence of Italian style. It has dual tone dashboard and interiors, automatic climate control AC that is adapted for tropical climate and polien filter, electrically controlled outside rear view mirrors, automatic fold able key, easy to find ignition facing the driver and 60:40 split seats to customized storage space guarantees the most comfortable and relaxed driving. It is a small car which gives you enough space to feel comfort. Head and Boot space is good when compare to other similar cars.. Its pedals, gear knob and instrument cluster is placed at the most appropriate place for easy access and offers relaxed and comfortable driving experience.
Engine – It will be equipped with a powerful 1.4 petrol engines and 1.3 second generation Multi jet diesel engine where you have a choice to choose petrol engines (a 1.2L, 1172cc petrol engine, 1.4L, 1368cc, FIRE petrol engine) The special thing about the engine is it has an advanced technology called Multi-Air technology, another technology is its Blue & Me – Tom Tom- where driver can use telephone and can get info, navigation and functionality through a color touch screen. As expected it will be a promising car in Indian market. Fiat is planning to Launch both petrol and diesel version of Punto Evo which is a positive as per as competition is concern. The 1.2L petrol engine will be capable to produce 68PS power @ 6000rpm and 96Nm torque @ 2500rpm. Whereas Diesel engine is able to produce maximum power of 76bhp power @ 4000rpm and 197Nm torque @ 1750rpm.
Safety- Punto Evo comes with advanced safety features like – ABS (Anti lock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), Airbags, central locking, child lock, Power Door Locks, Anti-Theft Alarm, Front and Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belts Warning, Front and Side Impact Beams.
Fiat has not yet revealed the price tag of Punto Evo but it is expected between 5-8 lakhs in Indian market. It offers a mileage 12kmpl in urban areas while on the highway it gives 16kmpl. On the other hand the diesel variants of this car are equipped with Fiat’s most popular 1.3L, Multi jet diesel engine with variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) that enhances the engine performance along with its fuel efficiency and offers 14kmpl mileage in city and 19kmpl mileage on highway roads. We can expect this car in Indian market by the middle or end of 2011.