Besides the new Panda, Fiat will also reveal a mildly facelifted version of the Punto a the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.
Apart from the not so important new exterior colours and the seat upholsteries, 2012 Fiat Punto gets new powertrains as well. And yes, like every other car Fiat Group make these days, it gets the 85 HP 0.9 TwinAir turbo.
Good news is, this is a brilliant little engine that in combination with a 6-speed gearbox, is very fun to drive while offering low CO2 emissions of just 98 g/km. You want more economy, then you have to get the 85 HP 1.3 16V Multijet diesel.
Fitted with the IRS (Injection rate shaping) as well as Intelligent Alternator and Intelligent Flow, this unit emits just 90 g/km of CO2 emissions, while offering more torque (200 Nm compared to 140 Nm) than the TwinAir. But it’s not just as fun to drive.
The 2012 range comprises 3 trim levels (Pop, Easy and Lounge). The new style innovations of the Punto 2012 are completed with a new design of the 15″ alloy rims and new three metallic bodywork colours: Turquoise, Ruby Red and Graphite Grey. The TwinAir models also get more equipments and features such as grey and black “Sportex” fabric and a grey embroidered TwinAir logo on the front headrests. The advanced infotainment system (Blue&Me) can also be specified for the new Punto.