The 2015 Fiat Punto Is Old, But With A Heart Of A Lion
Ten years have passed since the introduction of the Fiat Grande Punto. Many units were sold and this was actually a car that kept Fiat afloat in the harsh conditions of the automotive market. Now, however, the car reached a point when it needs to be replaced. It needs to be replaced so badly that the last major makeover, done in 2012, actually meant that the Fiat Grande Punto lost the name “Grande” and continued to be available on some markets just as the Punto. The 2015 Fiat Punto is still being produced but it is just a matter of time when the new generation will emerge. It doesn’t have to be the new generation of the Fiat Punto, but a new car, possibly wearing the name 500 “something” that will replace it in the segment.
For now, the 2015 Fiat Punto has been known to use all the latest Fiat tech to keep it somewhat modern and competitive in the fast changing environment of the city car segment. Not only did it withstand a major makeover where it received blackened front lights, new, more aerodynamic bumpers and other features, but it also employed a whole lot of equipment made for the newest Fiat vehicles. The engines are all new, satisfying the latest Euro norms and employing the latest technology available.
So, the 2015 Fiat Punto is available with a range of petrol and diesel engines with technology such as MultiAir and MultiJet which with turbines, smart intakes and exhaust enable the Fiat to integrate low capacity two cylinder engines which provide the performance of the larger four cylinder units. The 2015 Fiat Punto is therefore available with small petrol and diesel engines with their capacity ranging from 0.9 liters to 1.6 liters. With sporty appearance, well setup suspension and clear Italian flair, the Punto is regarded as one of the most exciting vehicles in the class.
The age is, unfortunately something not even the most beautiful cars can evade. The Punto is not different, so stepping in the cabin will reveal a wealth of cheap plastic elements looking like they have been sourced from older cars. Also, the infotainment system, interior comfort, NVH levels and the refinement aren’t on par with the newest of vehicles. That is expected given that the platform for the Punto is more than ten years old, so Fiat couldn’t really integrate the newest FCA tech inside.
The most potent version available was the Fiat Abarth Punto, but as of 2014, the version isn’t available, although we believe some dealers might have access to already produced unsold new vehicles and that could be worth the try. Powered by a 165 HP engine, the Abarth Punto is definitely a mean and sinister machine that will make any driver smile.