The Fiat Punto facelift has been spied again. This time, the good folks at Cartoq caught the car outside Fiat’s Ranjangaon factory near Pune.
The facelifted Fiat Punto will feature only cosmetic upgrades, and will be launched in India this year. We can expect a festive season launch for the Fiat Punto facelift.
The Fiat Punto facelift will feature a new dashboard design, which makes use of black and beige color combination. The car will also boast of a new center console and a new instrument cluster.
On the outside, the Punto facelift will boast of a new set of headlamps and a refreshed front bumper. The car also gets a new front grille and fog lamps. On the rear, the car gets a new set of tail lamps and a refreshed bumper. The car will come with a new alloy design, similar to the one seen on the Abarth Punto.
Being a cosmetic upgrade only, the car will come with the same engines and transmission. The engine line up includes:
- 1.3 liter Multijet diesel engine developing 75 bhp and 197 Nm
- 1.3 liter Multijet diesel engine developing 90 bhp and 209 Nm
- 1.2 liter petrol engine developing 68 bhp and 96 Nm
- 1.4 liter petrol engine developing 90 bhp and 115 Nm
All the above engines will come mated to a 5 speed manual transmission.
Fiat sales in India suffered mainly due to the minimal service network. With the end of the Fiat-Tata venture of sales and service, Fiat is now improving the dealer and service network by setting up more independent dealerships. With a good service network, we can expect the new Punto to perform better than its predecessor.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the new Fiat Punto facelift India launch and other details.