2014 Fiat Punto Evo facelift review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 7 August 2014 , 13:08:31 byEmil

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Fiat Punto Evo facelift

The Italian design has been represented in the entire world by Fiat for over 50 years now. The Fiat Punto is, currently, one of the most representative car models for the brand. As competition needs to be powered by every participant, Fiat does its best to face other successful car brands and to keep a top position among them. For this reason, the Italian Group has just introduced in India the Fiat Punto Evo facelift, an updated version of a nine years old model.

The Fiat Punto facelift is distinguished by "reindeer" headlights, the first ones in the world, despite the fact that they look quite similar to those placed on the second generation Kia cee'd. The current generation Punto has been on the market since 2005 but Fiat prefers to release facelifts rather than offering an all-new model. The updated car has received modified front and rear fascias which change the personality of the hatchback. Inside the cabin there are not too many changes, being borrowed from the Linea model.

The Fiat Punto facelift will be powered either by a 1.2-liter 4-cylinder generating 68 PS (50 kW) or by a 1.4-liter developing 90 PS (66 kW). When it comes to diesels we discover two 1.3-liter four-cylinder units outputting 76 PS (56 kW) and 93 PS (68 kW). All engines work linked to a five-speed manual gearbox and depending on version the Punto Evo facelift can get 14 to 16-inch wheels. The vehicle also features electrically adjustable mirrors, front and rear power windows, tilt steering, 60:40 folding rear seat and trip computer, dual front airbags and ABS with electronic brake force distribution. The vehicle will soon be available in India.