The 2013 Fiat Punto Sport is the Italian car maker's attempt to bring home some decent sales volume from the festive season. The car was unveiled last evening at the Fiat Caffe in Bengaluru and here's the lowdown.
Like the Punto Sport of 2012, the 2013 model is a limited edition with changes restricted to cosmetic updates. The Sport edition comes with a roof spoiler, Sport badge, door sills with Punto branding, sporty pedals, Sport branded floor mats with red stitching, body decals and a chrome finished exhaust tip.
The Sport edition is available in Pearl White and Exotica Red exterior colors with black contrast roof. The ORVMs on the Pearl White car is painted red while that of the Exotica Red car is painted black.
Beside these extras, the car automatically downloads all the features from the regular Punto like its dual front airbags, Fire Prevention System (FPS), Immobilizer With Rolling code (FCS), Blue & Me technology, auto climate control, ABS, Speed Sensitive Volume and an audio remote control.
The Sport edition is powered by the 93PS version of the popular 1.3 MultiJet diesel engine. The motor generates a torque of 209 Nm and is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The car delivers an ARAI certified mileage of 20.5kpl.
The idea of the Sport edition is to address some Fiat enthusiasts who, according to the company, are keen to modify or retro-fit their cars with accessories.
2013 Fiat Punto Sport video trailer
Existing Punto customers can avail an independent accessories pack at Rs. 22,000 to gain the Sport's features. The 2013 Fiat Punto Sport is priced at Rs. Rs.7,60,048/- (ex-showroom Delhi).
With the advent of cars like the Ford EcoSport and the Honda Amaze, hatchbacks like the Punto, Polo and Vista have been pushed to backseat in the B+ Segment. With the case of Fiat, we reckon a complete facelift would be a more effective approach to drum up some attention.