With its official launch in India just weeks away, the 2014 Fiat Grande Punto hatchback facelift has been unmasked. From the looks of it, the 2014 Punto Facelift is very similar to the upcoming Avventura crossover styled hatchback in terms of styling. This comes as no surprise as the Avventura is essentially a jacked up, body kitted version of the 2014 Punto Facelift.
The Punto Facelift will go on sale shortly and will replace the current version as Fiat’s new B+ segment hatchback offering. Discount hunters, take note. With the facelifted Punto around the corner, Fiat India is lining up chunky discounts on the outgoing model. For instance, the Punto Active Diesel is now available at a price of 4.75 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi.
Coming to the new car, the major changes revolve around the styling, both up front and at the rear. The front of the car sees new headlamps, with sharp kinks at their outward extremities. The grille is a new item and so are the bumper and bonnet. The rear of the car sees new tail lamps, a re-profiled bumper and a new hatch lid. The alloy wheels feature a new design too while the turn indicators are now integrated into the wing mirrors.
On the inside, the 2014 Grande Punto facelift gets new interiors inspired by the Linea Facelift. However, the beige black theme makes way for a sportier looking all-black theme. It remains to be seen whether Fiat offers a beige-black scheme as well considering the big demand for beige coloured interiors among Indian car buyers.
Under the hood, the car will continue to be offered with the existing line of FIRE petrol and Multijet turbo diesel engines. Two, 4 cylinder petrol engines with capacities of 1.2 liters (67 Bhp-96 Nm) and 1.4 liters (89 Bhp-115 Nm) will be offered. The 1.3 liter Multijet turbo diesel engine will be available in 75 Bhp-197 NM and 91 Bhp-209 Nm states of tune.
A five speed manual gearbox will transmit torque to the front wheels of all Punto Facelift variants sold in India. Gauging by the Linea Facelift’s pricing, the 2014 Punto Facelift is expected to be priced close to the outgoing version’s prices. The car is expected to officially go on sale from later this month with bookings to commence shortly.
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