FIAT India have launched the most accessible car in their portfolio. This entry-level Punto is priced at Rs 5.13 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). FIAT are known for their driver-oriented and the manic Abarth versions of their cars. Will the Punto Evo Pure make an impression in the compact hatchback market?
The Punto Evo Pure has replaced the outgoing Punto Pure and has become the most accessible option in their current portfolio. The car continues to be powered by the same 1.2-litre FIRE petrol engine which makes 68 PS at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 96 Nm at 2,500 rpm. The power is reined in by the same hardy five-speed manual gearbox.
The exterior of the car now shares the same look as the other Puntos in their portfolio sans a few chrome bits and highlights. FIAT claim that the car will have the same on-road dynamics that the brand is known for and will return ample kilometres to the litre. Potential customers can look forward to the three-year warranty and a hassle free service experience due to the 15,000-km service intervals. If it lives up to its claims the FIAT Punto Evo Pure could be the perfect car for a small family in the market for a compact hatchback.
Story: Joshua Varghese
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