2017 Fiat Punto - Rendering

10/08/2015 - 19:34 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

Could look like a five-door Fiat 500.

Based on reports and quotes from company officials, Virtuel-Car has rendered its version of the 2017 Fiat Punto.

Fiat Punto 2017 render
Fiat's CMO said in July that he would like the new Punto to be a "five-door 500 which has the appearance of the three (door)".

Earlier this year, when Olivier François, Head of Fiat brand and Chief Marketing Officer and a named member of the Group Executive Council (GEC), was questioned about the Punto replacement by AlVolante, he said that he would like a “five-door 500, which has the appearance of the three”, but “bigger and, of course, with two extra doors.” This is exactly what comes to mind when one sees this render.

Fiat Punto 2017 render front view
Fiat's insistence on the 500 and Panda nameplates could see the Punto badge disappear from the hatchback.

In the eyes of Virtuel-Car, the front of the upcoming Punto bears a striking resemblance to the Fiat 500 and overall has the look of a 500X minus the off-road elements of the design, like a lower ground clearance. Chrome also has been utilized in generous quantities on the front grille, front bumper, rear bumper, door handles, taillight surrounds and above the license plate.

Power will mostly be sourced from the four-cylinder Multijet diesel, and MultiAir and FIRE petrol engines mated to manual and Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) units that will drive the front wheels.

Fiat Global product plan until 2018
Fiat’s global product plan till 2018 confirmed that a new Punto for Asia Pacific region in late 2017.

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Fiat has confirmed in its global product plan released last year that the new Punto hatchback will arrive in the Asia-Pacific region in late 2017. A report in May said that the premium hatchback is codenamed 'X6H' and will launch in late 2016 in Brazil.

[Source - Virtuel-Car]

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