Fiat Grande Punto
Updated On: 31 July 2014

Fiat Grande Punto

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Fiat Grande Punto

Fiat Grande Punto Description

 

Fiat, the Italian auto major launched its premium hatch Fiat Punto in the year 2010. This hatch first made its debut in the year 2005 at the highly acclaimed Frankfurt Motor Show and is bestowed with many awards since then. Fiat Grande Punto came to India through a joint venture between Fiat and the Indian auto major Tata Motors. However, this JV ended in the year 2012 and Fiat opened its first standalone exclusive showroom, Fiat Caffe in New Delhi in January and the second one was opened in Koregaon Park, Pune in May, 2012 on the eve of the launch of Limited edition, Fiat Grande Punto Sports.

Fiat Grande Punto passenger car is available in two body guise-three door and five door. However, the Italian major just rolled out the five door version in India. The Grande Punto hatch comes in eight variants Active, Dynamic and Emotion with both petrol and diesel fuel option.

Fiat Grande Punto engine options includes-a 1.2L petrol mill that comes with a displacement of 1172cc, 1.4L petrol mill with 1368cc engine displacement and a 1.3L, 1248cc multijet turbo diesel engine. The passenger car overall proportions are 3987mm X 1687mm X 1495mm. The overall kerb weight of the car is in the range of 1090kg-1144kg. Apparently, the ground clearance of the Fiat’s hatch is best in class with 195mm/185mm. The fuel tank capacity is 45 liters, which is good to go till 920 kms before you need a refill. The boot capacity of the hatch is 280 liters.

Fiat Grande Punto trademark 1.3L Multijet diesel engine is good to produce 93 PS of peak power at 4000 rpm and 209 Nm at 2000 rpm. The 1.3L multijet diesel mill comes mated with 5-speed manual gearbox and variable geometry turbocharger which gives a mileage of 20.5 kmpl as per SIAM. The safety features includes ABS with EBD, central locking, child lock, Power Door Locks, Anti-Theft Alarm, Front and Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belts Warning, Front and Side Impact Beams, Fire Prevention System and Dual Stage (Airbags) with Early Crash Sensors.

Fiat’s Grande Punto ambience accentuates and compliments the overall feeling of the car. The central console is clean and is made funky with the red colored display. The strategically placed control and knobs on the dashboard are easily accessible. The Italian finery is also displayed in the build quality of the Fiat Grande Punto.

Overall Review

Fiat Grande Punto is an adorable hatchback and a good contender among the hatchbacks in India. If we gather to give the title of best small car, Fiat Grande Punto will definitely be in the top 5. There are various reasons that make Fiat Grande Punto one of the best hatchbacks today. The car is offered in both petrol as well as diesel engine options, which makes quite viable. The petrol variants feature 1.2 litre and 1.4 litre FIRE petrol engine, while the diesel ones sport 1.3 litre multi-jet diesel engine. Fuel efficiency delivered by Fiat Grande Punto models is quite exciting as well. Look wise, Fiat Grande Punto does possess the charm and appeal, which is fairly successful in luring the consumers towards it. On the other hand, the interiors of the car don’t disappoint the consumers too. The car is offered in numerous variants that are packed-out with ample of comfort features ranging from an air conditioning system to airbags and ABS.

Mileage and Fuel Economy

The mileage and fuel economy of Fiat Grande Punto models is very exciting and impressive. The variants of Punto powered by 1.4 L FIRE petrol engine coupled with five speed manual transmission offers a clean-cut mileage of 14.6 km per litre. The fuel economy figures of 1.2 litre FIRE petrol engine powered Punto remains 15.2 km per litre. Coming to the diesel engine, Fiat Grande Punto with 1.3 litre Multi-jet diesel engine with VGT technology amplifies the performance of the engine and takes the mileage figures to 20.3 km per litre.

Colors

Fiat Grande Punto is offered in numerous color shades, which define class with elegance. The color range available for Punto comprise of Medium Grey, Minimal Grey, Electric Blue, Exotica Red, Hip Hop Black and Bossa Nova White. All these colors ensure to make your Fiat Grande Punto look more stylish and elegant than before.

Acceleration and Pick up

Fiat Grande Punto is powered by both diesel and petrol engine. The consumer could purchase any variant depending on their need and requirement. The hatchback with 1.2 litre Fire petrol engine has impressive acceleration that enables the car to touch 100 km per hour mark in 14.5 seconds with a top speed of 155 km per hour. The 1.4 litre Fire petrol engine powered Punto also proffers good acceleration that make the hatchback cross the 100 km per hour mark in 10.9 seconds with a top speed of 178 km per hour.  On the other hand, the Fiat Grande Punto blessed with 1.3 litre Multi-Jet diesel engine with VGT technology touches the 100 kmph mark in 13.6 seconds, which is certainly impressive and is accompanied by a top speed of 165 km per hour.

Appearance

Fiat Grande Punto scores high marks when it comes to the looks and appearance of the hatchback. The Italian car maker has made this car quite stylish and dynamic that comprise of many highlighting features. On the front end, Fiat Grande Punto has bold headlamps along with front grille that has been designed aggressively. The compact body shape with a muscular frame provides the hatchback a very masculine and rugged. The side profile of the hatchback is fluidic and 15inches of alloy wheels fitted into the stunningly carved wheel arches add on to the appearance of the car. The rear end is also attractive. The tail lights have been provided a very curvaceous look accompanied by high mounted stop light.

Comfort Feature

The interiors of Fiat Grande Punto are no less. The convenience and comfort level in this hatchback is high and classy. The dual tone dashboard adds more charm to the interiors of the car. The steering wheel and gearshift knob has been wrapped in leather, while the comfy positioning of the pedals makes the driving quite easy and hassle free. The hatchback features power tilt steering with power windows. The audio controls are mounted on the steering wheel makes the journey quite entertaining and the audio player with FM radio with speakers is impressive. The air conditioner in Fiat Grande Punto comes with automatic climate control and pollen filter in the top trim variant. The hatchback also has automatic foldable key, relaxing seats and ample of luggage storage space.

Dimensions

Fiat Grande Punto is a well proportioned car, which stretches to 3987mm in length along with a width of 1687mm and a height of 1495mm. The wheel base of Fiat Grande Punto is 2510mm and 45 litres of fuel tank capacity.

Engine

The engine department of Fiat Grande Punto is quite perfect. The car is offered in both diesel and petrol engine options. The petrol variants of the car feature 1.2 litre and 1.4 litre Fire petrol engine. The 1.2 litre Fire petrol engine churns out 68 BHP of power at 6000 rpm along with 96 Nm of peak torque at 2500 rpm. The 1.4 litre of Fire petrol engine produces 90 BHP of peak power at 6000 rpm with 115 Nm of maximum torque at 4500 rpm. Coming to the diesel versions of Punto, the car comes with 1.3 litre of multi-jet diesel engine with Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) technology manages to churn out 76 BHP of power at the rate of 4000 rpm with 197 Nm of maximum torque at the rate of 1750 rpm. there is another diesel engine, which is 1.3 litre advanced Multi-jet that produces crest power of 93 BHP at 4000 rpm along with 209 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. all these engine have been coupled with five speed manual transmission that amplifies the overall performance of the this hatchback.

Wheels

The wheels of Fiat Grande Punto comprise of steel and alloy depending on the variant one chooses. The variants like Dynamic, Active and Emotion feature steel wheels with full wheel covers, while the top end variant come with 15 inches of alloy wheel making sure that the ride is smooth and bump-free.

Suspension

The suspension system of Fiat Grand Punto is quite impressive. The front axle comes with independent Wheel, Suspension with McPherson Struts,Helical Springs, Double Acting Telescopic Dampers with Stabilizer Bar, while the rear axle has Torsion Beam, Helical Springs, and Double Acting Telescopic Dampers.

Handling and Control

The handling and controlling of Fiat Grande Punto is amazing as well. The anti lock braking system with electronic brake distribution system provides complete control to the driver and the power tilt steering makes the handling of the hatchback quite smooth and steady.

Pros

Fuel economy, power, huge wheelbase, looks and comfort

Cons

After sales services

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