Fiat India to re-launch pre-facelift Punto as ‘Punto Pure’ – Report

Posted on: Jan 4, 2016 - 11:19am IST

Reported to come in three trim levels.

According to a report on CarWale, FCA India will re-launch the pre-facelift Fiat Punto this month, and badge it the Fiat Punto Pure. The report states that the Punto Pure is nothing but the pre-facelift Punto manufactured in 2014, prior to the launch of the Punto Evo (the Punto Evo was introduced in August 2014).

Fiat Punto Evo Facelift vs old Fiat Punto front
The Punto Evo was introduced in India in August 2014.

The Punto Pure will be available in three variants – Active, Dynamic and Emotion – and is likely to be offered with the 1.3-liter MultiJet diesel engine, the 1.4-liter FIRE and 1.2-liter FIRE petrol engines. The report states that FCA India is expected to price the hatchback aggressively as it is more of a stock clearance. For reference, the Punto Evo is priced from INR 4.99 lakhs for petrol and INR 5.95 lakhs for diesel, ex-Showroom, New Delhi.

The top-end Emotion trim will be specced with alloy wheels, a foldable keyfob, Microsoft’s Blue&Me, a 2-DIN music system, steering mounted controls, automatic AC, dual front airbags, ABS and EBD. At a sub-5 lakh price-point for the petrol, the hatchback will find itself in the segment comprising the Hyundai i10, Maruti Celerio, Chevrolet Beat and the base variant of the Maruti Swift.

2013 Fiat Punto Sport
The Punto Pure is expected at an aggressive price.

Also read: Fiat Ottimo Sport – Motorshow Focus

In the mid-size sedan segment, Fiat India sells the Linea in its facelifted and pre-facelifted avatar as well. The pre-facelifted Linea is badged the Linea Classic.

Fiat Punto Sportivo – Image Gallery

[Source – CarWale]

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