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Finally a brand new punto!

Oh wait it's just another facelift

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Is that for India ? I wish they had one for us
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Looks like a ford fiesta with the grill upside down.
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Looks like a ford fiesta with the grill upside down.
i sat there thinking the exact same thing - it looks like a ford focus/fiesta


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Is that for India ? I wish they had one for us

It's apparently already launched in India as a 'punto evo' fiat UK dropped the 'evo' to go back to the standard "Punto" brand but there is a rumour this version could appear here.

Another rumour I've heard is fiat will replace the current punto/grande model in 2016 but it my be some variation of 500esq model name possibly the "500plus" which seems stupid as the "Punto" has a good following changing the name effectively makes it an unknown commodity to punto owners looking to update their current car.

Fiat please note the best selling car in the UK is the Ford Fiesta and they didn't get there by changing the name every couple of years
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That is...horrible.
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Why did Fiat have to change the Punto so much in the 1st place?! The original Grande Punto is still the best looking, so why couldn't they have married all the technical improvements to the purer styling?
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Yes i agree with a lot said above, the Grande Punto design tweaked into a 2015 version with new platform and technology would be the way to go for many Punto past and present owners something like this i guess,but without the black bumper insert of the evo version .

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I must admit, I don't understand why people are still buying Corsas, but not Puntos, even though both designs are the same age, and both are still good cars, and far better looking than the latest superminis.
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I must admit, I don't understand why people are still buying Corsas, but not Puntos, even though both designs are the same age, and both are still good cars, and far better looking than the latest superminis.
Ah, the chavy "Limited Edition" Corsa with the black alloys and body kit seems to be a big seller especially with younger drivers. I suppose it has a sporty look to it but with sensible engine options for insurance.

Maybe Fiat should have done something similar but a bit bolder than just the Jet Black version.

Another problem with brand new is the limited engine range Fiat now offer.
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Ah, the chavy "Limited Edition" Corsa with the black alloys and body kit seems to be a big seller especially with younger drivers. I suppose it has a sporty look to it but with sensible engine options for insurance.

Maybe Fiat should have done something similar but a bit bolder than just the Jet Black version.

Another problem with brand new is the limited engine range Fiat now offer.
What's wrong with the range of engines?
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What's wrong with the range of engines?
There are only three on offer now. The 1.3 Multijet, or 1.2 or 1.4 8v, hardly a very exciting or tempting range, especially when the typical competition offers much more.
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There are only three on offer now. The 1.3 Multijet, or 1.2 or 1.4 8v, hardly a very exciting or tempting range, especially when the typical competition offers much more.
Perhaps they just axed the unpopular engines?
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The engines range is just ridiculous... Yes there are best sellers, but you can not remove half the engines because people will buy other markes, simply.

You can buy a Fiesta with 80-180HP, you can buy a Polo 80-180HP (and with double clutch gearbox), and you can buy a Punto... with 69-77CV in petrol. Wow.
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Perhaps they just axed the unpopular engines?
Perhaps but I am not speculating what they have or haven't done.

Fiat sell more of an engine range in the Punto in other EU countries though so they haven't axed them, they just aren't offered in the UK market. For example in Germany you can buy the 0.9 TwinAir and 1.4 MultiAir still.

I'm not criticising the engine range but just saying there is a limited and uninspiring choice. Not that there is anything wrong with any of them. It will hardly help sell the cars when competitors have more variety.
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