Fiat India (or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India, if you’re particular about brand names) has replaced the previous-gen Punto Pure (based on the Grande Punto) with the Punto Evo Pure. As the name says, the new entry-level offering gets the styling of the facelifted model. And with a price tag of just Rs 4.92 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi, it makes a good VFM proposition, too.
There are six colours to choose from (Bossonova White, Hip Hop Black, Minimal Grey, Bronzo Tan, and Magnesio Grey), one trim level (which skimps on most bits, including ABS and airbags), and one engine (a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol which makes 67 bhp and 9.78 kgm). On the bright side, the car continues with trademark Punto handling (thanks to the well-sorted chassis and hydraulic power-assisted steering), good looks, decent ride quality. There’s also a three-year warranty, and 15,000-km service intervals.
Mr. Kevin Flynn, President and MD, FCA India said, “With the Punto EVO Pure, our entry-level offering in the Fiat portfolio becomes stronger. Customers have always appreciated Fiat’s design, styling and on-road dynamics and now with the Punto EVO Pure they can own a great looking hatchback at exceptional value.”