Fiat Punto Sports to be launched on June 17?

17/05/2010 - 19:04 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

Fiat Punto Sports

The Fiat Grande Punto’s sales for the month of April where at an all time low of about 900 odd units, selling less than even its elder sibling- the Linea. Sure the Punto does not deserve this. It is one gorgeous looking car, loaded to the brim & has a beautiful chassis that gives it excellent driving dynamics.

Many factors are responsible for the low sales but one of them is the engine. The Punto is a premium hatch so doesn’t it deserve a premium engine? Well Fiat have realized that and according to Autoholiks, exactly a year after the launch of the Punto i.e on 17th June 2010, the company is expected to roll out a more powerful version of the car.

Christened as the ‘Punto Sports’ this variant will get a more powerful version of the 1.3 Multijet i.e with the VGT technology-the same one that powers the Linea. Power output is expected to be around 90 BHP & the car has a juicy 205 NM of torque.

The car will have more changes , it will get larger tires that will adorn some hot looking alloy wheels, smoked out headlamps, a rear spoiler, some body graphics (which we dislike!), & also sporty looking black & red leather interiors. Fiat might also offer a massive sunroof to add to ‘oomph’ factor.The car will be priced at a premium over the standard Fiat Punto.

The car was displayed at the 10th Auto Expo & ever since enthusiasts have been waiting with a bated breath to see this hot hatch on the roads. Well the wait will soon come to an end & we can’t wait to take this one out on the road!

Source - Indian cars bikes

Image Courtesy - Auto India forum

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