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Fiat Punto Evo
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Customer Rating
: 4/5
Expert Rating
: 8/10
Warranty
: 3 Yrs / 1,00,000 Kms (Whichever is earlier)
Ex-showroom price in 
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5.43 Lakhs-7.55 Lakhs

Strong Areas

  • Gorgeous styling 
  • Good quality interiors 
  • Rear AC vents
  • Feature-rich cabin
  • Excellent Dynamics

Weak Areas

  • Cramped rear space
  • High sticker price 
  • Patchy fit-finish
  • Average performance
  • Small dealership network
Fiat Punto Evo
 
 

Fiat Punto EVO The Spacious And Trendy Hatchback

The Italian car manufacturer has introduced the Fiat Punto Evo this year and has made sure that the hatchback has a fresh look to make it big in Indian car segment.


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Fiat India conveyed its plan to launch four brand new cars in India during the Delhi Auto Expo held this year. Two among these four cars Linea and Punto are not newbies to Indian market as the Italian car maker has popularized these two cars since their launch 5 years back. Fiat Indian the subsidiary of Indian market has unveiled the latest version Punto, its premium hatchback in India. It has a rebranded the latest version as Fiat Punto EVO and available in two petrol variants and diesel variants to help you by your favorite option. This hatchback is available in 3 trim types. Such as Active Emotion and Dynamic. The diesel variant is packed with 1.3 liter multi jet engine while the high end sport variant is power of 92 Bhp along with 209 Nm torque. Another petrol variant, emotion less 1.4 liter fire engine while the base trim and mid trim have 1.2 liter fire engine under the hood.

         Fiat Punto Expert Review

The latest 2014 Fiat Punto EVO screams aloud of spicy cosmetic changes both in terms of its exteriors and interiors. So will this latest hatchback that has rolled out from the factory of Fiat India he able to stand up to its competitors like Maruthi swift, Volkswagen polo or Hyundai i20 Elite in the Indian hatchback segment? The team of experts at Ecardlr decides to take a closer look to arrive at a verdict.

Impressive exteriors

The Italian designers of Fiat have made sure of that refurbished version of this hatchback has a distinct exteriors which makes it look spectacular. The revamped front profile or the rears had a bold look while the side facet has a tweaked look. Speaking about the front the sweptback design of the trendy headlight cluster that arrives with impressive halogen lamps and indicators fulfills the look. The radiators grill on the front is bigger than its siblings and flaunts stylish chrome surroundings.

           Fiat Punto Expert Review

The bonnet also has slightly modified look completed by four distinct lines along with the wind screen washer the major overhaul is evident in its front bumper that sports the wider section for air intake and well refined consoles that have a pair of fog lamps. Fiat Punto EVO enjoys a stylish look which is further enhanced by the company’s badge which is positioned just above its front grill. The rear profile maintains the similar look while its updated bumpers in body color with break light and tail cluster offers a well designed look.
   
          Fiat Punto

Speaking of its wheels, both the entry level and mid range variants arrive with a set of steel wheels of 14 inches that includes fall wheel covers. These rims are wrapped by the tubeless radial tyres set in a size of 165/80 R14. On the other hand, the Emotion trim of Fiat Punto EVO arrives pair of stylish diamond cut alloy wheels of 15 inches that are equipped with a high performing tubeless radial tyres with a size of 195/60 R15.

         Fiat Punto

The sport trim which is a top end variant arrives with sporty wheel in alloy of 16 inches and are engulfed by radial tyres in 195/55 size R16 to offer better grip on slippery roads.

Interiors

It looks like the Italian car designers have lent the interior design of Fiat Punto EVO from its sedan, Linea. The interior cabin flaunts a color scheme of double tone that is further enhanced by the front panel inserts in jet black. The sport trim arrives in ravishing black avatar interiors that has a brand new dashboard on the cockpit with high performing AC unit, decent glove box and a best audio system. It also is blessed with a well refined instrument panel with a chrome engulfed meters in round shape. It is also bestowed with features like trip meter, tacho meter, notifications on seat belts, time display, speed of the vehicle, fuel levels and external temperature display. Its seats are worth the mention as they are spacious with a new design and offers good support to the neck and thighs of the occupants. All the seats of Fiat Punto EVO are wrapped in high quality fabric materials and the upholstery lends a posh look to the interiors. The luggage compartment of this hatchback is 280 liters which can be extended further when you fold its seat in a ratio of 60:40. Even a tall occupant can travel freely in this car from Fiat as it has immense leg room that delivers a comfortable travel feel.

       Fiat Punto Evo Interiorview

The Grand Punto EVO arrives with a fully integrated audio system which is rightly paired with the Blue Me of Microsoft. The audio controls are mounted on the steering wheel that makes it easy for the driver.

         

The car maker has lent a Dynamic variant audio system that houses a MP3 player and a CD player. It also has excellent features of connectivity such as USB and AUX in ports. Apart from this, it also has SMS readout function, voice recognition, speed sensing volume controls and much more. This music system is not available in the trim levels but it can be incorporated based on your choice.

         The New Punto Evo's sexy curvilinear new dashboard

The brand new Fiat Punto EVO arrives with an array of safety features just like its predecessor. It also offers some improved features to make this hatchback a safe option in its class. This entry level trim arrives with various aspects such as auto door lock, fire prevention features, door open indicator and engine immobilizer with rolling code. Apart from these features, the mid range variant has the standard ABS and EBD features. The top end variant also has features of sophistication like 3 point ELR seat belts with load limit, height adjustable seat on the front, early crash sensors integrated air bags on the front, fog lamps and deactivation of air bags.

Engine transmission and performance

The diesel version of Fiat Punto EVO is equipped with a 1.3 liter multi jet engine that arrives with a rail fuel injection system with the configuration base of double overhead camshaft valve that has 16 valves and four cylinders it can displace 1248 cc. This engine can deliver a power of 75 Bhp at the rate of 4000 rpm and produces a high torque level of 197 Nm at the rate of 1750 rpm. The sport trim also has the same diesel engine but it can dish out a whopping power of 92 Bhp at the rate of 4000 rpm complemented by a high torque of 209 Nm at 2000 rpm.

           Fiat Punto EVO Engine


The petrol version like active and dynamic have a powerful 1.2 liter FIRE engine under its hood that arrives with SOHC valve configuration. This four cylinder engine with 8 valves can displace 1172 cc. The well integrated multipoint fuel injection system enables this petrol mill to offer 67 Bhp power at the rate of 6000 rpm and offers 96 Nm torque level at 2500 rpm. Its top end variant, Emotion is powered by a FIRE engine of 1.4 liter with a displacement ability of 1368 cc. This petrol engine variant arrives with 4 cylinder and 4 valves with a configuration based on DOHC valve. It can deliver a power of 88.7 bhp at the rate of 6000 rpm that enables it to generate an impressive torque output of 115 Nm at the rate of 4500 rpm. In addition, these engines are rightly paired with a manual gear box of 5 speed to deliver excellent torque on the front wheels.

The petrol variant can perform with a mileage of minimum 11.3 kmpl in city roads and offers 14.4 kmpl on the highways. While, the diesel version engine has the ability to deliver a mileage of 20.3 kmpl on expressways while in the city, it offers 17.1 kmpl. The sport version can offer an excellent mileage of 17.5 kmpl to 20.5 kmpl that makes it very impressive.

Suspension and braking

This stunning hatchback is blessed with conventional disc braking system on the front and rear has the drum braking system that makes it a reliable option. The mid level variant and the top end variant have the well integrated anti lock braking system and the unique Electric Brake Force distribution system that enhances braking system of Fiat Punto EVO.

          Fiat Punto EVO Gearbox Console

When speaking about its suspension, the car maker has retained the independent suspension of McPherson strut for its front axle and beam of torsion at its rear axle. It is also assisted by helical springs and telescopic dampers with double act. In addition, its front axle is equipped with coil springs and stabilizer bar. And the Fiat Punto EVO is incorporated with the steering system with the hydraulic power that renders a smooth driving experience.

Verdict

When considering all the features of this amazing Fiat Punto EVO you will find that this hatchback has a stunning exterior cabin with an array of utility features. It is also bestowed with immense amount of safety features to make sure its occupants are safe and sound while travelling in Fiat Punto. This car also ranks well in acceleration and rate of pick up. However, speaking of the negative aspects, the expert team feels that the base variant of Fiat Punto EVO does not have ABS and EBC and the diesel engine is a bit noisy. There is also a slight feel that the petrol variants’ fuel economy could have been much better. As the price of this splendid hatchback begins from Rs. 4.55 lakh (ex-showroom price, Delhi), it can cater to the needs of both middle and high class hatchback buffs. 

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