2012 Fiat Punto Announced
If you were waiting for a new generation of the Fiat Punto, you’re going to have to wait for at least one year as the car in this picture is only a refreshed model. Set to make an official debut in a couple of weeks at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the 2012 Fiat Punto will go on sale in early 2012 and aside from the mild aesthetic changes, the most important novelty would have to be the addition of a 0.9-liter TwinAir turbo engine that fires 85 hp, along with an updated 1.3-liter MultiJet power unit that has the same output.
The first one offers the entire HP at 5500 RPM while the peak torque of 145 Nm is reached at 2000 RPM. This power unit is linked to a six-speed gearbox and the Italian automaker said that it will have CO2 emissions of only 98 g/km. The Punto TwinAir will have two driving modes: normal and eco, the latter meant to cut down the CO2 emissions.
As far as the model fitted with the aforementioned 1.3-liter MultiJet engine, it generates more torque (200 Nm @ 1500 RPM) and CO2 emissions are lower, standing at 90 g/km.
Regarding the design, you’ll notice the updated front & rear bumpers, a new design for the 15-inch alloys, new indicators, along with more exterior paint options, like Graphite Grey, Ruby Red and Turquoise. Inside the cabin, the 2012 Punto gets a redesigned dashboard and new seats.
It will be available with the stop/start technology that has a gear shift indicator, Fiat’s Blue&Me infotainment system, along with a bunch of safety systems.
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