Fiat’s new Punto offers emissions as low as 90g/km CO2 and efficiency as strong as 80.7 mpg on a combined cycle, thanks to its use of the carmaker’s range of award-winning economical engines.
Already on sale, the new Punto is available as a three or five door model and a choice of six engine options. There are two MultiAir 1.4 petrol engines, one with a turbo and one without. The petrol line-up is completed by conventional 1.2 and 1.4-litre units which use the latest variable valve timing to ensure they’re as economical as they are fun to drive.
Finally there are a pair of MultiJet 2 diesels too. These put out 75 and 85hp with the latter engine benefiting from more new technology to emit just 90g/km CO2.
All engine options feature Fiat’s Start&Stop (optional on Easy 1.2) combined with a Gear Shift Indicator which suggests the best gear to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 15 per cent on an urban route.
With the engine range now simplified compared to the Punto Evo which the model replace, the trim line-up is also easier to follow and includes the familiar Pop, Easy, and Lounge trims plus a GBT and TwinAir choices too.
The Punto’s style too has been simplified too, for a sleek new look. Plus there is a choice of new exterior colours, new alloy wheel designs and new colours and materials inside.
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All models get Daytime Running Lights with the Blue&Me TomTom LIVE infotainment system available as an option even on the entry-level Pop model.
Prices start from £9,990 OTR for the Pop 1.2 8-valve rising to £15,600 OTR for the Lounge 1.3 MultiJet version, which features automatic dual zone climate control, leather steering wheel, front fog lamps, seven airbags, cruise control, ambient interior lighting and electric sunroof as standard.
Faye has been writing about cars and environmental issues since 2007. A suspected eco-warrior working on the corporate inside, Faye mainly likes the weird, quirky vehicles that show a distinct environmental advantage. Her ideal car has enough room to fit a bale of hay in the boot. When not working, she likes nothing better than to head out on her bicycle and explore the countryside.
June 25, 2012
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Love the Punto car! Drove the car. Its very comfortable.
June 25, 2012