We are fast losing count of the Fiat variants that currently in business. The 500 brand already has five products under its umbrella, namely, the- 500, 500C, 500L, Fiat 500L Trekking and 500L Living. This family is bound to expand to six members on July 4, with the addition of the Fiat 500X crossover, which will be based on the new Jeep Renegade.
Now, it is being said by Italian publication Quattroruote that there also is a seventh member coming our way, which would be a four-door model that will be baically a Fiat Punto replacement. The upcoming model will be based on the 500L’s platform and is likely to have more space than the Punto. Add to it the iconic styling of the 500 range, and you are looking at quite a decent replacement for the Giugiaro designed hatchback.
Quattroruote states that reliable sources have informed it that the upcoming model would be manufactured at Fiat’s Polish factory in Tychy, where the 500 is currently being manufactured. The upcoming Fiat Punto replacement could also be manufactured at Kragujevac, Serbia, where the 500L is currently being produced.
While details on the powerplant options Fiat have planned for the upcoming model are scarce, the platform sharing hints at the possibility of using the 500 family’s 1.3-liter and 1.6-liter Multijet diesel engines, along with the 0.9-liter, 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter petrol engines. Transmission options would include a 6 speed manual and automatic.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the Fiat 500 based upcoming Fiat Punto replacement. Quite obviously, this model would be launched in India and is expected to totally replace the Punto supermini here.
Source – www.quattroruote.it