Fiat Punto Evo to be launched in India

Clint Thomas

We all love the essence of Italian design in the Fiat Grande Punto, one of the finest-looking city cars on Indian roads. According to Autocar, Punto is all set to receive the first facelift after its June 2009 launch, called Fiat Punto Evo.

The new version, which has definitely taken cues from the cheeky-faced 500, gets reworked bumpers and lights front and rear, new grille with chrome whiskers, new alloys, and a handful of modern touches.

Inside, the Evo will symbolize "the most evolved expression of Italian style," if Fiat PR is to be believed.

However, Autocar adds, engines will be the same 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel sold now. The 1.6 Multijet will not make it to India.

Fiat is looking forward to increased sales with the launch of the Evo. Anyways, just cosmetic changes don’t translate into better sales; Fiat needs to relook at the service and distribution network, too.