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Fiat Brazil has launched an automatic variant of the Fiat Punto for the domestic market. Unlike the new generation of automatics which are mostly double clutch boxes, this is a single clutch box much like a manual with an automatic clutch.

Fiat Punto Sporting Dualogic PlusFiat Punto Sporting Dualogic Plus rear

The new Punto Sporting Dualogic is powered by a 1.8 16V engine E.torQ flex fuel engine that puts out 132 bhp. The gearbox has a new creep function which releases up to 3.5 Nm of torque even without the driver accelerating as the car moves along in first gear or reverse.

Fiat Punto Sporting Dualogic Plus interiorFiat Punto Sporting Dualogic Plus gearbox

The gear ratios have improved and the transition is much smoother, according to Fiat. Thanks to the improvements the fuel consumption has reduced to 7.4 km/l in the city and 10.5 km/l on the highway.

The car also comes with sunroof, Blue & Me system with USB, climate control, leather seats and leather wrapped steering wheel, airbags and sensors for lighting, rain and parking.

Prices start at 61,965 Brazilian Real (approximately 16.64 lakhs INR).

[Source: Carplace.virgula.uol.com.br]

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  • S Pani

    I dont think this 1.8L flex fuel engine will come to India. That is pretty much a Brazil only engine.

    What India can hope for is to see the MultiAir petrol engines to make an appearance. The 0.9L Twin air engine will be a superb fit in India. That engine will blow away every other engine in its category, except when Ford bring in the 1L EcoBoost on a hatch.

    A sporty petrol Punto with the 1.4L MultiAir in turbo/non-turbo form would also be a welcome addition. Such a Punto would be a worthy successor to the Palio 1.6GTX.

    In fact the 1.4 MultiAir turbo would be a far sportier engine than the 1.8L Flex fuel shown above.

  • KP

    with a price of around 15-16L
    this product will kill all chances of success in India.

    a 9L Honda jazz had/having a tough time. a 16L hatch back for mass market will be dead before you blink.
    except if it was launched by the likes of Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Volvo & other premium name brands.

    • http://indianautosblog.com Shrawan Raja

      Hi KP, the prices of cars in Brazil are generally higher than in India. The Brazilian prices have no bearing on the pricing of a car in India.

    • Prashant

      The price Fiat Punto Evo in India is approx 5-8 Lakhs ….

  • Saniel D almeida

    wish if FIAT could bring this to India as revival strategy, it will work wonders to the brand and will keep PUNTO badge alive until next gen comes…..