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Fiat Grande Punto

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Things We Like in Grande Punto

Contemporary design

 Looks stylish and is one of the best looking cars in it's segment

Diesel engine is efficient and quick

Has a very comfortable and quiet ride

 Has an engine for every buyer

 Excellent handling traits that give it very stable and safe road manners. The steering is accurate and communicative. 

Things We Dont Like in Grande Punto

 Needs more cabin space. Rough edges present

 Nothing really

 Nothing really

 1.2 petrol engine lacks punch

 Nothing really

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Review of Grande Punto

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Overview

The Fiat Punto Evo is one of the best looking cars in it’s segment. With its sleek and contemporary design cues, the car looks very sporty indeed. Dashes of chrome on the front grille make it look fairly upmarket too. The sporty alloy wheels that are designed to have a protruding look out of the wheel wells look very sporty and give the car good design appeal. The side profile of the car with its steeply raked windscreen, sloping window like and unique rear side profile make the Punto Evo stand out and look very sporty. From the rear, the Punto Evo with it’s clear lens tail lamps and chrome outlines light housing at the bottom of the bumper looks very classy, unique and sporty at the same time. Build quality and fit and finish of car is good too.

On the inside, the Punto Evo has one of the most contemporary looking interiors. The dashboard looks very upmarket for it’s segment. Quality of plastics is decent and switchgear feels expensive. Although, there are some rough edges inside the cabin. The seats of the Punto Evo while being comfortable, need to be more supportive. Also, the cabin is tight on space. The car is well equipped for it’s segment. The cabin needs more storage space though and a stereo with better sound quality.

The Fiat Punto Evo comes is offered with two petrol engines and one diesel engine in two states of tune. The diesel engine is refined. It has some turbo lag but otherwise has very low NVH levels and has good overall driveability and performance. The 1.2 litre petrol engine needs more grunt while the 1.4 is punchy.

The Fiat Punto Evo comes with an excellent suspension setup that provides an extremely comfortable ride over broken roads with minimal road noise. The car has excellent handling traits as well. The ride is very stable and safe. Handling is extremely sharp with very good body control. The steering is accurate and communicative.

The Punto Evo is a car for enthusiasts no doubt, although there are some areas for improvement.  

Interior

 The interiors of the Fiat Punto Evo look contemporary with the Fiat 500 inspired dashboard layout which gives it a beige centre section. The dashboard in fact looks very premium, quality of plastics are good and so is the switch gear. While fit and finish is good overall, there are rough edges at places. The seats could have been more supportive and the car could have done with more cabin space.

Exterior

The Fiat Punto Evo is easily the most striking car in it’s segment. A large chrome grille and swooping headlamps give it a dynamic profile along with that steeply raked windscreen. The Side profile of the car is very sporty and well designed. The rear end design of the car is modern and sporty. The clear lens tail lights are rather sporty and so is the chrome lined lower section of the bumper that houses the reverse light and the rear fog lamp along with reflectors. The sporty alloys also grab attention. 

Mileage Running Cost

 In India fuel-economy is one of the most criteria in buying a car even more so when it comes to a hatchback. In this regard the Punto delivers 15.2 km/l for the 1.2 P and 20.3 km/l (ARAI) for the diesel, the petrol 1.2 loses some of the fuel-efficiency as you have to down-shift a lot to extract the performance.

Comfort Suspension

 The Fiat Punto Evo has an excellent suspension setup. The suspension cushions bumps excellently, making for a perfectly comfortable ride. The Punto Evo also has very sharp handling traits that make it a joy to drive. It is very confident on the road.

Engine Performance

We drove the 1.2 and 1.4 petrol and the 1.3 Multijet diesel. The 1.2 petrol has 68 PS and performance is adequate at best. It is not slow though and if you use the gearbox wisely by that I mean select the right gears at the right revs, you will quite enjoy this motor. In the city it is fine and it will cruise effortlessly but once you start going at higher speeds, the engine feels strained. The reason for that is partly due to its weight as due to it the performance is blunted somewhat and you soon wish for more power. That said for most it is enough.


The diesel is a lot better and we say its the pick of the range. The 76 PS multijet diesel motor provides good performance and there is enough torque (197 Nm @ 1750 rpm). Whether you are out in the city or on the highway peformance is strong and this is the engine that we would reccomend. It pulls strongly and the power is well spread out meaning you dont have to constantly use the gearbox to extract power. Speaking of the gearbox, the shift action was precise but it is slightly on the bulky side and needs some effort. The other engine in the range is the 90 PS petrol which is the most powerful engine that you can buy with a Punto Evo and as expected it is a delight for any enthusiast. It's fast and complements the car perfectly.

 

Braking Safety

The Fiat Punto Evo has excellent handling traits and is easily the best handling car in it’s segment. The steering weighs up at high speeds and is communicative as well as accurate.

The well designed suspension gives the Punto Evo very stable and safe drive dynamics.

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    Kamal Kumar Jun 22, 2018
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