Fiat Grande Punto Review
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Fiat Punto Review by Expert
Fiat Punto Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
The five speed manual transmission gearbox installed in the 1.4 L Fire petrol engine of the Italian hatchback Fiat Punto ensures a smooth ride with a better fuel efficiency along with a mileage of 12 Km/ L in the city area which rises up to 16 Km/ L on the highways. The variants equipped with the 1.3 L Multijet Turbo diesel engine with VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger) enhancing the overall engine performance and providing a better fuel efficiency and offering a mileage of 14 Km/ L in the urban streets while around 20 Km/ L on the highways.
|Petrol Models||Mileage (in city)||Mileage (on highway)|
|Fiat Punto Petrol 1.2 Active||12 Km/ L||15.2 Km/ L|
|Fiat Punto Petrol 1.2 Dynamic||12 Km/ L||15.2 Km/ L|
|Fiat Punto Petrol 1.4 Emotion||11.2 Km/ L||13.8 Km/|
|Diesel Models||Mileage (in city)||Mileage (on highway)|
|Fiat Punto Diesel 1.3 Active||15.8 Km/ L||19.9 Km/ L|
|Fiat Punto Diesel 1.3 Dynamic||15.8 Km/ L||19.9 Km/ L|
|Fiat Punto Diesel 1.3 Emotion||15.8 Km/ L||19.9 Km/ L|
|Fiat Punto Diesel 90 HP 1.3 Emotion Pack||16.0 Km/ L||20.0 Km/ L|
Fiat Punto Variants and Features
|Petrol Variants||Petrol Variants Features|
|Fiat Punto Petrol 1.2 Active||Fire Prevention System, Immobilizer with rolling code, Exact door open indicator, rear seat metal back, Body colored bumpers, rear fog lamps, rear parcel shelf, Non- Split rear seat folding, Fixed rear seat head restraint, Tachometer, Programmed service reminder, Follow me Home headlamps, Digital trip meter, Digital Odometer, Digital Clock, Trip Calculator, Programmable Speed Limit Buzzer, 12V Power Socket, Seat Belt Warning Light, Power Steering, Tilt Steering, Clutch Foot rest, Front Power Windows with Auto- down function, Rear foot level AC vents, HVAC.|
|Fiat Punto Petrol 1.2 Dynamic||Most of the features and specifications same as Fiat Punto Grande Petrol 1.2 Active variant except for a few additional features like Central Door Locking, Fabric Insert on Door trim and Door Arm- rest, Instrument Panel light regulation, Both front and rear windows powered with Auto- Down function.|
|Fiat Punto Petrol 1.4 Emotion||Same features as the Fiat Grande Punto Petrol 1.2 Emotion Along with a few additional features like the Anti- Locking Brake system (ABS) with EBD, 3 point ELR seat belts with pretensioners and load- limiter, Dual Stage front airbags with Early Crash Sensor, Passenger Airbag Deactivation, Driver Seat Height Adjustable, Seat belt warning light with Buzzer, Leather Wrapper steering wheel with gear shift knob, Automatic climate control, Steering mounted audio, Blue & Me controls, Blue & Me (with USB port).|
|Diesel Variants Features|
|Fiat Punto Diesel 1.3 Active||All the features and specifications are the same as the Fiat Grande Punto Petrol 1.2 Active Variant.|
|Fiat Punto Diesel 1.3 Dynamic||All the features and specifications are the same as the Fiat Grande Punto Petrol 1.2 Dynamic Variant.|
|Fiat Punto Diesel 1.3 Emotion||All the features and specifications are the same as the Fiat Grande Punto Petrol 1.2 Emotion Variant including the Driver Seat Height Adjust.|
|Fiat Punto Diesel 90 HP 1.3 Emotion Pack||All the features and specifications are the same as the Fiat Grande Punto Petrol 1.4 Emotion Pack Variant including the Chrome finished door handles, although it does not include the HVAC.|
Fiat Punto Colors
|Fox Trot Azure||Tuscan Wine||Exotica Red||Minimal Grey||Medium Grey||Bossa Nova White||Hip Hop Black|
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Fiat Punto Engine, Power and Performance
The latest hatchback variant of the leading Italian manufacturers Fiat is now launched in Indian markets and is giving a strong competition to the others in the same segment. This hatchback variant is made available both in Petrol and Diesel engine options along with the additional choice in its Petrol variants, which is Petrol 1.2L or Petrol 1.4L. The starting variant or the base variant, Fiat Grande Punto Petrol 1.2 Active, has been installed with a 1172 cc, FIRE petrol engine which churns out a max power of 68 bhp at 6000 rpm, and a top torque of 96 Nm at 2500 rpm, which makes it capable of performing much better than the other cars in the same segment as Punto. Its variant, Fiat Grande Punto Petrol 1.4 Emotion Pack, in turn has a 1368 cc, FIRE petrol engine capable of offering a powerful performance. It generates an amazing power of 90 bhp at 6000 rpm and churns out a top torque of 115 Nm at 4500 rpm. The diesel variants of Fiat Grande Punto are not any behind the Petrol variants. Installed with a 1.3 L, 1248 cc, Multijet turbo engine with new Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) technology, they generate a power of 76 bhp at 4000 rpm along with a top torque of 197 Nm at 1750 rpm, which makes this hatchback a powerful competitor in its segment.
Fiat Punto Pick Up and Acceleration
The 1.2 L basic variant of the Italian hatchback Fiat Punto offers a remarkable acceleration which helps the hatchback to go from 0 – 100 Km in just a fraction of 14.5 seconds and ensures a top speed of 155 Km/ h; due to its 1172 cc FIRE petrol engine. The 1.4L petrol variants of the hatchback are ahead in the race and are capable of achieving the 0 – 100 Km/ h mark in just 10.9 seconds, and in turn achieving a top speed of 178 Km/ h. The diesel variants with a 1.3 L, Multi- jet Turbo diesel engine with VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger) offers an acceleration in a range in between the 1.2 L and 1.4 L petrol variants; and make the hatchback able to achieve the 0 – 100 Km/ h mark in just 13.6 seconds while acquiring a top speed of 165 Km/ h.
|Engine||Max. Power (Ps/ rpm)||Max. Torque (Nm/ rpm)||Pick- Up (0-100) sec||Top Speed (Km/ h)|
|1.2 L FIRE (Petrol)||68/ 6000||96/ 2500||14.5||150|
|1.4 L FIRE (Petrol)||90/ 6000||115/ 4500||10.9||163|
|1.3 L Multi-jet Turbo VGT (Diesel)||76/ 4000||197/ 1750||13.6||145|
Fiat Punto Interiors and Features
The Italian based Fiat Grande Punto with its attractive interiors makes every eye crave for this hatchback. The interior features of the hatchback, especially its dual tone dashboard, leather finished steering wheel and gear knob, height adjustable driver’s seat, comfortable position of pedals, power windows on both front and rear doors, Blue & Me audio controls embedded on the steering wheel show the essence of Italian design in the hatchback. This hatchback model of the largest Italian car manufacturers, Fiat, revolutionized the hands free Blue and Me TM system which is not introduced in any car of the same segment. The hatchback ensures the passengers an amazing drive experience and comfort along with a relaxed and comfortable driving experience.
The easily accessible pedals, gear knobs, instrument cluster offers an additional advantage to the driver as there is no distraction experienced by the driver due to ease of access. The dual tone dashboard, automatic climate control air – conditioner adapter for tropical climate and pollen filter, electrically controlled outside rear view mirror, automatic foldable key, easy to find ignition facing the driver, 60: 40 split seats designed to customize the storage make sure of offering the most comfortable driving experience to the driver with this amazing Italian hatchback. Its generous headroom of 187 cms and max rear leg space of 86 cms with 136 cm wide rear seat which is capable of comforting even a 6 feet tall person, makes the hatchback ultra-spacious from inside.
Fiat Punto Exteriors and Features
The latest hatchback newly launched in the Indian markets by the largest Italian manufacturers, Fiat, has a blend of dynamic, fluid, and completely stylish exteriors including its aggressive front grille and its flawless bold and aggressive looking front design. The solid and masculine looking hatchback also incorporates low slung, compact body, along with muscular frame and arches, the curvaceous rear with the sporty 15” alloy wheels; which make every eye crave for this wonderful hatchback. The 3987 mm long, 1495 mm high, and 1687 mm wide, along with a 2510 mm wheelbase and a fuel tank capacity of 45 litres make this hatchback to die for. Fiat Punto comes with an option for the buyers in its wheels also. The base variants, that is, Active, Dynamic, and Emotion has been installed with steel wheels with full wheel cover while the variant Fiat Grande Punto Petrol 1.4 Emotion Pack has sporty 15” alloy wheels installed in it. The hatchback supports a smooth off – road driving also due to the puncture resistant tubeless tyres installed in the wheels, the size of the tyres in the variants Active and Dynamic being 165/ 80 R14, 175/ 70 R14 in Emotion, and 195/ 60 R15 in the 1.4 L Emotion Pack.
Fiat Punto Driving and Handling
The 257 mm disc brakes with sufficiently large diameter installed on the front wheels while the 203 mm drum brakes packing the rear wheels, make the hatchback safe and its front wheels capable of stopping the car quickly and easily. The Fiat Grande Punto Petrol 1.4 L Emotion Pack has been equipped with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution) which make the hatchback safe on the slippery roads if instant brakes are required. The electric steering is easily responsive and as light as a feather; moreover, the hatch is superb in transmission and has an extraordinary grip over the roads. The suspensions of the hatch are highly firm and offer best comfort and luxury over the bumpiest of roads.
Safety Features in Fiat Punto
The Dual Front SRS Airbags, Anti- lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) that prevents the hatchback from skidding due to instant application of brakes in certain cases, Fire Prevention System (FPS) that automatically cuts- off the fuel-flow in case of collision and minimizes risk of fire, Fiat Code System (FCS) which uses Immobilizer along with Rolling Code ensuring additional theft protection, Crash Severity Algorithm (CSA) which recognized the severity of the impact and accordingly deploys the use of the Dual Front SRS Airbags, and the Early Crash Sensor (ECS) which makes sure that the Dual Front SRS airbags have been unfolded completely before the occupant hurtles towards the steering wheel are the main safety features of the Italian designed Fiat Grande Punto ensuring maximum safety to you and your family.
Fiat Punto Accessories
The advanced MP3 Audio System with FM integrated in the hatchback and also mounted on the power steering wheel, the advanced music system with 6 speakers has been installed with a built- in USB port that can be used to connect mobiles, IPods, and various other gadgets which add a variety to the entertainment experience in this Italian hatchback. The Automatic climate control Air conditioning system and heater which enables the passenger to set the atmosphere inside the car as per their requirements makes this magnificent hatchback worth bringing home.
Fiat Punto Conclusion
The ultimate Italian hatchback has bold and stylish features on both exterior and interior side. The advanced technology used for providing and ensuring a wonderful and smooth driving experience and riding comfort and also for ensuring total safety of the hatchback makes it all the more magnificent. Although the servicing part after the purchase may prove to be a bit of trouble, but the power, comforts, fuel economy, mileage, the bold, dynamic looks, and the large wheel base make the hatchback capable of giving a great, satisfying and powerful performance.
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