The 2014 Fiat Punto EVO, a facelifted version of the Grande Punto hatchback, is just weeks away from being launched in India. Media drives will happen in the third week of July and you can expect CarToq’s first drive review soon after. The car has already begun reaching Fiat dealership stockyards and will soon be displayed at showrooms in the run up to the launch. The 2015 Fiat Punto EVO sees a cosmetic makeover on the outside, new features and revamped interiors.
New details that have been revealed through the latest set of spyshots indicate that the Punto EVO in 75 Bhp guise will feature smaller alloy wheels than the 16 inchers, which will be standard on the top-end, 90 HP model. Lower variants of the Punto EVO will also get a beige-black dashboard and seat cover combination, which is different from the all-black affair on the 90 HP model.
The car’s mechanicals will remain unchanged though. Fiat will continue to persist with 1.2 liter (67 Bhp-96 Nm) and 1.4 liter (89 Bhp-115 Nm), naturally aspirated petrol engines, and the 1.3 liter Multijet turbo diesel engine that will be available in two states of tune, 75 Bhp-197 Nm and 91 Bhp-209 Nm. A 5 speed manual gearbox will be standard across all engine options of the Punto EVO.
Interesting new features on the facelifted Punto EVO include rear AC vents and ambient lighting. The car’s interiors also show a textured dashboard, one that adds to the premium positioning of the Punto. Known for its excellent ride and handling, the Punto EVO is expected to retain this character. Revised gearing would do a world of good on the turbo diesel engined variants and it remains to be seen if Fiat India has worked on this aspect of the car.
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The Punto EVO facelift will also give rise to a crossover styled hatchback, called the Avventura. The Fiat Avventura will be launched later this year, and will wear a body kit to give its butch looks. The Avventura will be priced and positioned above the Punto EVO hatchback but below the facelifted Linea sedan, and will be the fourth car in Fiat India’s current line up, after the Linea Classic, Linea Facelift and the Punto EVO.