The Fiat Punto Evo, the progression of the Grande Punto, will make its first appearance at the next Frankfurt Motor Show. It is designed to reiterate the success of its predecessor and become the new pacesetter for innovation, safety and style, owing toits severalinnovative attributes.
The label“Evo” denotes a rank of car design that is proficientof pleasingeven the most tryingcustomers in terms of skill, driving satisfactionand valuefor the surroundings.
The Punto Evo articulates its technical excellence mainly through a extensivechoice of Euro 5 engines, including a 1.3 second generation Multijet diesel and a 1.4 petrol engine with the innovative MultiAir technology built up by Fiat Powertrain Technologies and ultimately to be includedin all Fiat Group engines. Fiat’s innovative and conventional powerplants are also joined by dual-fuel methane and petrol units to generate the most complete and ecological series of engines in the segment. With reduced consumption and emissions in mind, the new Punto Evo also providesStart&Stop, the system that switches off and resumesthe engine in stop-and-go traffic. Start&Stop is being initiatedas customary on all Euro5 petrol and diesel engines. An additionalsystem making its first appearance on the Punto Evo is “Blue&Me–TomTom”, the new transportablesatellite navigation unit that lets you manage telephone, navigation and information taskson a practical colour touch-screen.
In the aspectof safety , the Punto Evo sets new standards thanks to 7 airbags, plus a driver knee airbag. The Punto Evo is one of very few cars in its serieswith a driver knee airbag fitted as standard on all versions. Other innovative safety systems are also offered including Hill-Holder to aidwith hill starts, adaptive ‘cornering’ front fog lights that switch on automatically with dipped headlights in accordance with the angle of steering, and Fiat’s tried and tested ABS, EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution) and ESP (Electronic Stability Program) systems.
Finally, the new Punto Evo is doublyattractive thanks to the work of Fiat’s Centro Stile. The interiors (fascia, seats and instrumentation) have been totally transformed to become even more prestigious and elegant, and the exteriors has been bestowed with a exclusivelyrestyled look too