FIAT Punto (2010 - )
Last updated 22 November 2013
Slow selling Punto range enhanced again with new 'Sporting trim' level and specification upgrades across the line-up, providing better value for money. Available with either three or five doors and...
This is a car of many name changes. Re-named the Punti Evo in 2010, it reverted to plain Punto in 2012.
However, it remains an 'evolved' version of the Fiat Grande Punto which was launched in 2006. That's not a bad thing though - the Grande Punto is a good hatchback that's fun to drive and good value - and the Fiat Punto Evo builds on that.
The most obvious upgrades are on the outside where the Evo got a front end inspired by the funky Fiat 500. It certainly gave it a softer appearance compared to the Grande Punto although the styling does seem to divide opinion. There were changes on the inside too with a redesigned dash and a better quality feel.
But the main change came under the bonnet. In summer 2012, when the Punto Evo once again became the Punto, the option of FIAT's turbocharged vertical twin 875cc TwinAir engine became available.