Fiat Punto (2010–2018)

Model History

January 2010

The Punto Evo is a development of the Grande Punto with a 500 derived front after research showed that women were put off by the Maserati look of the Grande Punto. At the top end of the Punto Evo range, the highly specified Sporting 1.4 MultiAir version includes sports seats, cruise control, side skirts, air conditioning, sports suspension and 17-inch alloy wheels as standard.

Available with a choice of five low emissions, Euro 5 engines, all fitted with Start&Stop as standard, the Punto Evo comes in five different trim levels – Active, Dynamic, GP, Eleganza and Sporting.

Among the engine line-up are two technically advanced power units featuring Fiat’s new MultiAir technology. The full list includes: 1.4 8-valve petrol, 1.4 16-valve MultiAir petrol (105bhp and 135bhp) and 1.3 16-valve MultiJet diesel (75bhp and 95bhp).

Standard equipment in the entry-level Active model includes ABS anti-lock brakes with EBD, driver, passenger and knee airbags, radio/CD/MP3 player, power steering, electric mirrors and Blue&Me infotainment.

Dynamic trim level adds such equipment as side and window airbags, leather steering wheel and air conditioning, while Eleganza models get alloy wheels, cruise control and rear parking sensors as standard. The GP specification includes rear spoiler, dark tinted headlights and foglights. The Punto Evo went on sale through Fiat’s 170-strong UK dealer network in January 2010.

February 2011

Punto MyLife introduced

Comes with dark tinted headlights and burnished tail lights to give a sporty look and feel. The car also gets body-coloured door handles, 15-inch sports style alloy wheels and front fog lights

Inside Punto MyLife has an enhanced soft touch black dashboard with sporty perforated inserts. As standard, it features Blue&Me telecommunications and information with the facility for TomTom sat nav, Start&Stop with Gear Shift Indicator and air conditioning. Available with Fiat’s 1.2-litre 8v (69bhp) engine, Punto MyLife current price is £9,995 (3-door) and £10,595 (5-door).

June 2012

FIAT Punto Evo received a facelift and a namechange, removing the FIAT 500 look and replacing it with a look more like the original 'Maserati grille' Punto of 2006 and reverting to being called plain 'Punto'. 85hp 875cc TwinAir engine introduced. Prices:

FIAT Punto 1.2 Pop 8v 3-door £9,900

FIAT Punto 1.2 Pop 8v 5-door £10,500

FIAT Punto 875 TwinAir 3-door £12,100

FIAT Punto 875 TwinAir 5-door £12,700

FIAT Punto Multijet 85PS Easy 3-door £13,400

FIAT Punto Multijet 85PS Easy 5-door £14,000

FIAT Punto Multijet 85PS Lounge 3-door £15,000

FIAT Punto Multijet 85PS Lounge 5-door £15,600

FIAT Punto MultAir 135PS Lounge 3-door £15,200

August 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 with a choice of five low emission Euro 5 engines, Fiat's Punto now comes with a revised line-up of four main trim levels, Pop, Easy, GBT and the new Sporting.

The previous Lounge and TwinAir trim levels have been deleted from the range with the award-winning TwinAir engine now available as an engine choice on both Easy and GBT trim levels. The engine line up comprises: 1.2 8-valve petrol (69hp), 1.4 8-valve petrol (77hp), 1.4 8-valve petrol (77hp) Dualogic, 1.4 16-valve MultiAir petrol (105hp), TwinAir 0.9-litre petrol (85hp) and 1.3 16-valve MultiJet diesel (85hp).

Standard equipment in the entry-level Pop model includes remote central locking, electric front windows, driver and passenger airbags, window airbags, radio/CD/MP3 player, Dualdrive electric power steering and a height-adjustable driver's seat.

This specification has been further enhanced with a new dashboard with diamond embossing which is now aligned to the rest of the range, colour-coded door handles and door mirrors and the addition of a driver's knee airbag as standard. Both Easy and GBT trim levels have also been enhanced with upgraded, sculpted, black Castiglio fabric seats, the addition of front fog lights with cornering function, dashboard and door ambient lighting and side airbags as standard.

The GBT trim level now also sports 16-inch 7-spoke 2-tone Sportline alloy wheels, replacing the previous 15-inch Sportline alloy wheels. The new exciting Sporting trim level joins the Punto range, building on the success of the GBT, while reinforcing Punto's sporty credentials.

Standard equipment on the Sporting trim level includes body coloured rear spoiler and side skirts, gloss black painted roof, sports suspension, gloss black electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, ‘Tarmac finish' dashboard, black interior roof lining, sports leather steering wheel, leather gear knob and handbrake lever, specific ‘Sporting' dark headlamps, front fog lights with cornering function, dark tinted privacy glass, chrome exhaust tailpipe and 16-inch 7- spoke 2-tone black Sportline alloy wheels.

The Sporting trim level is available with the 1.4 8-valve petrol (77hp) and 1.4 16-valve MultiAir petrol (105hp) engines and available with either three or five doors.

April 2014

Punto Jet Black 2 launched

Available as a three-door only, the Punto Jet Black 2 is finished in Crossover Black metallic paint and is equipped with dark tinted rear privacy glass and smoked, 12-spoke, 17-inch alloy wheels as standard. Body-coloured side skirts and a matching rear spoiler, sports suspension, front fog lights, special side stripes and a tailgate logo complete the bespoke look. It's priced at £12,000.

May 2015

Haynes manual now available for Grande Punto, Punto Evo and Punto hatchbacks with 1.2 litre (1242cc) & 1.4 litre (1368cc) petrol engines. from 2006 to 2015. Does NOT cover 'TwinAir', 'Multiair' or 'T-Jet' petrol models, diesel models, dual-fuel models, 'Dualogic' transmission, Abarth models or Van. Does NOT cover models from earlier Punto range available through 2006 and
2007 (sometimes known as 'Punto Classic'). Book no 5956, ISBN 9780857339560. Price £22.50. From Haynes.

September 2017

Fiat Punto in Easy+ trim now comes with a proper built-in satnav and no longer the 'blue & me' tom tom power cradle on top of the dash which Fiat seems to have quietly dropped.

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