2010 Fiat Punto Evo At Frankfurt review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 18 September 2009 , 02:09:28 byAngela

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Fiat Punto Evo At Frankfurt

Fiat carmaker revealed the Punto Evo, a model that expresses its technical excellence first and foremost a wide choice of Euro 5 engines, including a 1.3 second generation Multijet diesel and a 1.4-liter petrol engine with the revolutionary MultiAir technology developed by Fiat power train Technologies and eventually to be incorporated in all Fiat Group engines. In terms of safety, the Punto Evo sets new standards thanks to 7 airbags, including a driver knee airbag. The interiors have been completely renewed to become even more prestigious and elegant and the outside has been given a thoroughly restyled look. The model will go on sale in the second half of October with the precise objective of consolidating its role as one of the market leaders of Europe when it comes to the highly important compact segment. The heart of MultiAir is a new electro-hydraulic valve management system that reduces fuel consumption by controlling air directly via the inlet valves. It reduces emissions and also involves performance by boosting both power and torque. The choice of engines available for the Fiat Punto Evo is the most complete and ecological in this market segment and even includes two alternative fuel engines, methane and an LPG unit. The new MultiAir engines prove the point. Compared to a conventional petrol engine of the same size, a MultiAir engine develops more power and torque, while consuming significantly less and emitting less CO2, less particulates and less NOx. Still with reduced consumption and emissions in mind, the new Fiat Punto Evo will also offer Start & Stop, the system that switches off the engine when you stop and restarts it for you to move off again. This system will be standard on all Euro5 petrol and diesel engines. The model has an elegant cabin with completely renewed fascia, seats, storage compartments and instrumentation.