Fiat Punto

At last its here ; The Fiat Punto, aka Grande Punto, and its damn worth the wait Fiat made us do
The moment you look at it,u yell ITALIA, it looks every bit a piece of Italy, serious head turner.

But what Fiat did good this time around as against the past is not place it in the same bracket as their other offering, the Linea, and then u suddenly realize that, Fiat has made us love everything Italian, from the designs to the Multijet.

Now apart from the looks, which all of us would love, there is nothing that will stand out as much. Its quite a normal car inside.

But not boring at all. The dash and steering is shared with the Linea (sharing helps them cut costs etc etc), thats the excuse all car makers have these days.

U do get some options with engines though, as of now the 1.4 litre petrol (shared with linea as well) is on offer. And 89 horses are being claimed. U drive the Grande thing, and u’ll certainly doubt about the number in question.

A bit underpowered it seems at times, but should do the job in emerging markets like ours where turbo’s and Sports variants mean a hundred thousand bucks more rather than the increased performance.

Space is sufficient up front, but rear seats are not for the more than 6 feet tall. Try that in the showroom and get stuck unless a Tata guy comes up to pull you out (Tata is still handling much of Fiat sales and service )

There is no compromise in gadgets though. A decent music system, Blue and me which only god knows why its been put in a Fiat. ABS and 15inch wheels is the thing you get in the lux variants.

I would say ,not the best in class, but worth the head turns u would get. And to make sure Fiat does get those important footfalls in showrooms, pricing is PERFECT.
Rush to ur nearest dealer and dont bother to drive, just look at it, U’ll buy it.

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