Press Release – Fiat introduces 90hp Multijet Punto in India

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Fiat India has issued a press release on the launch of the new 90hp Punto diesel. The event took place in Delhi immediately after the launch of the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG. We will bring you an exclusive report later this evening, but prior to that, shouldn’t you understand what Fiat feels about the latest addition?

Press Release

Fiat brings power back into fashion

~ Launches Grande Punto 90HP MULTIJET ~

~ Expands network to 175 dealers across 130 cities ~

– Fiat Grande Punto 90HP MULTIJET to be the most powerful diesel hatchback in India

– The car to be equipped with a Variable Geometry Turbo engine that offers high power and superior fuel efficiency

Delhi, 16th July, 2010: With high power comes the true driving experience. Keeping in mind this very thought, Fiat India today unveiled its latest offering in the premium hatchback segment: the Fiat Grande Punto 90HP MULTIJET. Armed with a 1.3 litre Multijet engine, powered by a Variable Geometry Turbocharger, the car will be India’s most powerful diesel hatchback.

Already setting the standard with its gorgeous looks and style, the Grande Punto 90 HP MULTIJET is poised to power through the competition and create a new benchmark for diesel hatchbacks in India. The Punto 90 HP MULTIJET’s engine will provide drivers with ‘class leading’ power of 93 PS and torque of 209 NM along with excellent drive dynamics – Ride, Handling, Braking and also superior fuel efficiency of 20km / l. The 1.3 litre MULTIJET engine, a validation of Fiat’s technological prowess, is also the only ‘locally produced’ Variable Geometry Diesel engine in this category.

The Grande Punto 90 HP MULTIJET will be priced at Rs 6.79 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).

To make the driving experience even more fun, the Grande Punto 90HP comes equipped with Dual Stage Airbags, ABS with EBD, Automatic Climate Control, Blue & Me technology, Integrated CD/MP3 player with USB, Alloy wheels with the widest tyres (in the category), Chrome plated door handles, swanky Red stitching on the seats, and a host of other exciting and new age features.

Customers will also have a choice of personalisation through a special accessory pack for the Punto 90 HP MULTIJET that includes a Rear Spoiler, Chrome Exhaust Tip, Stylish Body Decals, Sporty Aluminium Pedals, Leather Seat Covers & Punto branded Door Sill. This accessory pack shall provide discerning customers a ‘sporty feel’, along with the opportunity to stand out in the crowd.

The Grande Punto 90 HP MULTIJET, delivering 93 PS of power, will be positioned within the ‘performance diesel’ segment and will compete with existing and future brands in this segment

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rajeev Kapoor, President& CEO, Fiat India said. “The launch of the Grande Punto 90 HP MULTIJET is testament to Fiat’s commitment to innovation and consumer satisfaction. Through this new variant, discerning consumers will be given the perfect opportunity to enjoy both ‘high power’ and a ‘fun to drive’ experience. The Grande Punto 90HP MULTIJET will aim to consolidate our position within the ‘performance diesel’ segment which has been relatively untapped unto now. We are confident the Grande Punto 90 HP MULTIJET will mark a new chapter of power driving in the premium hatchback segment.”

The Grande Punto 90 HP MULTJET will be available in 5 electrifying colors: Bossa Nova White, Exotica Red, Medium Grey, Fox Trot Azure and Tuscan Wine. The car will be aggressively priced at:

GRANDE PUNTO 90 HP MULTIJET (EX- SHOWROOM PRICE)

Delhi – Rs. 679,128
Mumbai – Rs. 701,741
Bangalore – Rs. 688,549
Chennai – Rs. 683,136
Kolkata – Rs.685,239

The car’s sleek and aggressive looks have made many a head turn and many a jaw drop. With both critics and buyers taking dearly to this vehicle, the Grande Punto has made a sizeable mark in the Indian auto scenario. The new Grande Punto 90 HP MULTIJET along with the existing Fiat models are available through 175 TATA-FIAT dealers across 130 cities and can be booked from 18th July 2010 onwards.

Fiat now expands the Grande Punto range to 10 variants with a choice of 1.2 & 1.4 litre FIRE engines in Petrol and 1.3 litre MULTIJET (76 HP) & (93 HP) engines in Diesel, thus offering ‘a Punto for everyone’.

With the promise of superior power and fuel efficiency, the Fiat Grande Punto 90HP MULTIJET is all set to light the Indian roads on fire thus assuring yet another significant step taken by Fiat in India

ABC
1TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
2FEATURESPunto 90 HP
3ENGINEENGINE TYPECompression Ignition,CRDI 16 V
4DISPLACEMENT (cc)1248
5MAXIMUM POWER93 PS @ 4000rpm
6TORQUE209 Nm @ 2000rpm
7VALVES PER CYLINDER4
8FUEL SYSTEMDiesel
9
10GEAR BOX AND SUSPENSIONGEAR BOXManual(5F+1R)
11FRONT SUSPENSIONIndependent Wheel Suspension with McPherson Struts Helical Coil Springs,Double Acting  Telscopic Dampers and Stabilizer Bar
12REAR SUSPENSIONTorsion Beam, Helical Coil Springs and Double Acting  Telscopic Dampers and Stabilizer Bar
13BRAKESFRONT BRAKESDisc Type
14REAR BRAKESDrum Type(with Automatic slack Adjustment)
15BRAKE SYSTEMHydraulic
16STEERINGTYPERack andd pinion,hydraulicPower assisted Opt. with Tilt Mechanism
17TURNING RADIUS (m)5.4
18TYRESTYRES195/60/R15 Tubeless Radial
19WHEELS6J X15 (Alloy Wheel)
20SPACELength (mm)3987
21Width (mm)1687
22Height (mm)1495
23Wheelbase (mm)2510
24
25BOOT CAPACITY (Litres)280
26
27KERB WEIGHT (kg)1144
28
29GROUND CLEARANCE (mm)171
30
31FUEL TANK CAPACITY (Litres)45
32Tyre Pressure Un laden Front
33Tyre Pressure Un laden Rear
34Tyre Pressure  laden Front
35Tyre Pressure laden Rear
36
37
38
39
40Transmission:
41Type: Front wheel drive
42Gearbox: Five speed manual
43Ratios:
441st: 4.273
452nd: 2.238
463rd: 1.444
474th: 1.029
485th: 0.767
49Final Drive Ratio: 3.929

featurelist 1.3 multijet

ABC
1
2SequenceFEATURE LIST PALIO STILE
3Grande Punto90 HP
4
5 COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
6
7 1ACAuto
82Power SteeringY
93Low Fuel Warning LampY
10412 V Acessory Socket Y
115Cup HoldersY
126Remote Fuel Lid OpenerY
137HeaterY
148TachometerY
159Central LockingY
1610Power Windows FrontY
1711Remote Tail gate OpenerY
1812Power Windows Rear with Child LockY
1913Digital ClockY
20
21 INTERIOR
22
23 1Instrument ClusterY
242Grey n Black Dual Tone dashboardY
254Fabric Lined SeatsY
265Door Trim with Fabric InsertsY
276Rear seat Double foldingY
287Rear parcel shelfY
298Provision for SpeakersY
3093 Spoke Steering WheelY
3110Day/Night MirrorY
3211Clutch Foot RestY
3312Cabin LampY
3413Wiring for Antenna & 4 SpeakersY
3514Wiring for Antenna & 6 Speakers
36 3Brushed Metal AC FaciaY
3715Sunvisor with Vanity MirrorY
3816Floor Console with Coin HolderY
39
40 EXTERIOR
41
42 1Double Barrel Clear Lens Halogen HeadlampsY
432Internally Adjustable ORVMY
443Wheel CoversY
454Body Coloured BumpersY
465Front Fog LampY
476Body Coloured Door HandlesY
487Body Coloured ORVMsY
498Co Driver Side ORVMY
509Rear Wiper & WasherY
5110Rear DemisterY
5211Waist line Moulding
53
54 SAFETY
55
56 1Side Impact BeamsY
572Energy Absorbing Collapsible Steering WheelY
583Front Structure with Controlled Deformation and Reinforced SturtsY
594Anti Submarine SeatsY
605Tubeless TyresY
616Child Lock on Rear DoorsY
627High Mounted Stop LampY
638Remote Head lamp Level AdjustmentY
649Fire Prevention System (FPS)Y
6510Double Crank Prevention SystemY
6611Reverse Gear Lock
67 12Height Adjustable Front Head RestraintsY
6813Rear Neck RestsY
69
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