‘Outstanding’ specification upgrades and trim addition boosts Fiat Punto range
By Kyle Linsay
Monday, August 5, 2013 - 11:00
BETTER: Fiat Punto TwinAir
Fiat are enhancing their Punto supermini range with a new Sporting trim level and specification upgrades across the line-up.
Available as three or five door, and with a choice of five engines, the vehicle now comes with four revised main trim levels – Pop, Easy, GBT and Sporting.
The previous Lounge and TwinAir trim levels have been deleted from the range with the award-winning TwinAir engine now available in both Easy and GBT models.
Engines available include: 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 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, colour-coded door handles and door mirrors, and a driver’s knee airbag as standard.
Both Easy and GBT trim levels have also been enhanced with black Castiglio fabric seats, front fog lights with cornering function, dashboard and door ambient lighting and side airbags.
The GBT trim level now also sports 16” 7spoke 2-tone Sportline alloy wheels, replacing the previous 15” Sportline alloy wheels.
Meanwhile, the new Sporting trim level joins the Punto range, designed to appeal to a younger, sportier audience.
Standard equipment includes sports suspension, heated door mirrors, leather steering wheel, leather gear knob and handbrake lever, dark headlamps, front fog lights, privacy glass and 16” 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, with either three or five doors.
Elena Bernardelli, Marketing Director of Fiat UK, said: “Fiat’s Punto has always been a popular choice in the supermini segment.
“This popularity is set to continue as the revised Punto range offers customers a stylish, safe, fun to drive package with enhanced levels of specification, wider choice and outstanding value-for-money.”