In India, Fiat Grande Punto is available with three engine options. With this review, explore the specifications & features of Fiat Grande Punto.

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Fiat Grande Punto

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The hatchback segment of cars in India has just witnessed a new entrant - in the form of Fiat Grande Punto. The first product to be delivered by the joint venture between Fiat Motors, the leading car maker of Italy, and our (India's) very own Tata Motors, the new car has been launched in the premium-B segment. The mean machine promises stunning looks, combined with a host of value additions, in terms of design, comfort, safety, style and space. The latest entrant is expected to give good competition to cars like Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hundai i20. Its models have been priced between Rs 4,00,000 to Rs 6,00,000.

Engine
Fiat Grande Punto comes with three engine options - 1.2 petrol engine, 1.4 petrol engine and 1.3 multijet diesel engine. The 1.2 and 1.4 petrol engines offer maximum power of 68ps @ 6000rpm and 90ps @ 6000rpm, respectively, with the maximum torque being 96nm @ 2500prm and 115nm @ 4500rpm, respectively. The diesel engine, on the other hand, gives out a power of 76ps @ 4000rpm and a torque of 197nm @ 1750rpm. The dualogic transmission promises optimum performance, while the tractable nature of the engine makes the drive smooth and perfect.

Design And Comfort
One look at Fiat Grande Punto and you cannot help, but be impressed with its sporty looks. Designed by world renowned Giorgetto Giugiaro, the hatchback is nothing if not stylish. It offers the perfect combination of aggression and subtlety. The exterior line is modern, yet elegant and conspicuously 'Italian'. The tapered rounded lines of the car seem to be inspired by the sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s. Its sporty grill, flared wheel arches and muscular contours only add to the appeal. The luxuriously styled interiors of the car Grande Punto offer maximum comfort to the occupants.

Interiors
Punto completely justifies the 'Grande' prefix, especially with its heavily bolstered sports seats that provide ultimate comfort to the riders. The chunky leather steering wheel not only looks good, but is a pleasure to hold as well. The dashboard is well laid out and looks chic and trendy. The red-colored display, with white dials combines with the dual-tone interiors, to give the car a luxurious feel. The steering mounted audio and ergonomically placed controls and knobs further add to the experience of riding in the hatchback.

Ride And Handling
A ride in Fiat Grande Punto is surely full of luxury. The car offers you a thrilling driving experience, without comprising on safety and comfort even a bit. It boasts of a manual 5-speed transmission and car goes from 0 to 100 km/hr in a matter of 13.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 165 km/hr. Its suspension setup boasts of front MacPherson and rear torsion axle and has been perfectly fine tuned to provide excellent handing and stability. The hatchback has a host of practical features that ensure high levels of comfort and safety for the occupants.
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Safety
When it comes to safety, you can be sure that Fiat Grande Punto will not disappoint you. The hatchback has been equipped with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), Fiat Code System rolling code and Dual stage front driver & passenger airbags. A unique safety feature of the car is that it deploys the air-bags depending on the severity of the impact. The car has also been laden with fire prevention system, which cuts off the fuel in case of an impact, so as to reduce the chances of fire. The front seats have load limiters, pre-tensioners and a fastened sensor.

Fiat Grande Punto Price, Variants And Color
Fiat Grande Punto is available in three variants - 1.2 Fire Petrol, 1.4 Fire Petrol and 1.3 Multijet Diesel. All the variants are available in a wide range of vibrant colors, which include Exotica Red, Minima Grey, Medium Grey, Electric Blue, Bossa Nova White and Hip Hop Black. As for the price of models, the list has been given below: Grande Punto Petrol
1.2 Fire Active Rs. 399,552 1.4 Fire Dynamic Rs. 466,562 1.4 Fire Emotion Rs. 506,573 1.4 Fire Emotion PAC Rs. 561,581 Grande Punto Diesel
1.3 Multijet Active Rs. 485,567 1.3 Multijet Dynamic Rs. 516,574 1.3 Multijet Emotion Rs. 556,579 1.3 Multijet Emotion PAC Rs. 611,590

Fiat Grande Punto Mileage
One of the best looking cars in the hatchback segment, Fiat Grande Punto offers a mileage of 13-16 kmpl on its petrol variant and 14-17 kmpl on its diesel version.

Technical Specifications of Fiat Grande Punto
Overview
Model Fiat
Body Type Hatchback
Number Of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Capacity 45 litres
Dimensions
Length 3987 mm
Width 1687 mm
Height 1495 mm
Wheelbase 2510 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 5.4 m
Weight
Kerb Weight 1140 kg (1.2 Fire) 1145 kg (1.4 Fire) 1190 kg (1.3 Multijet)
Engine
Type SOHC, DOHC
Number Of Cylinders 4
Displacement 1172 cc (1.2 Fire) 1368 cc (1.4 Fire) 1248 cc (1.3 Multijet)
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Max. Power 68ps @ 6000rpm (1.2 Fire) 90ps @ 6000rpm (1.4 Fire) 76ps @ 4000rpm (1.3 Multijet)
Max. Torque 96nm @ 2500prm (1.2 Fire) 115nm @ 4500rpm (1.4 Fire) 197nm @ 1750rpm (1.3 Multijet)
Suspension
Front Suspension Independent wheel suspension with Mcpherson struts, telescopic dampers and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension Torsion beam, helical springs, telescopic dampers with stabilizer bar
Brake
Front Ventilated Disc
Rear Ventilated Drum
Steering Type Rack & Pinion with electric drive
Tyre Size Front
165/80 R14 (Active and Dynamic) 175/70 R14 (Emotion) 195/60 R15 (Emotion Pack) Rear
165/80 R14 (Active and Dynamic) 175/70 R14 (Emotion) 195/60 R15 (Emotion Pack)

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