Over the past year, Fiat hasn’t been doing as well as they would have hoped to be doing. The Punto (various avatars) and the Linea are their only products. And while they are strong products, they aren’t getting in the numbers for the company. Fiat had previously launched an entry level version of the Punto, called the Pure and it has now been updated.
So what’s new?
The new Pure is based on the Evo, where as the older one was based on the previous generation Grande Punto. So this means the Pure now gets the new head lamp cluster, borrowed from the Evo and the new grille. It will also be getting the same front bumper with chrome surrounds on the fog lamp housing, LED tail lamps and black mirrors, as opposed to the body coloured one the normal car gets. Even the door handles have now been finished in black.
The Pure is available in only one engine option, the petrol one. It has a 1.2 liter 4-cylinder engine making 67 Bhp and 96 Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. One advantage that the Pure has is the fact that it comes with hydraulic steering, something that is not seen on cars these days. While it will help handling, the 1.2 liter engine isn’t the quickest of the bunch.
The Evo Pure can be had in 6 colour options, Exotica red, Bossonova white, Hip hop black, Minimal grey, Bonzo tan and Magnesio grey. The car comes with a 3-year standard warranty and has a service interval of 15,000 kms.
The Pure is the cheapest Punto Evo on sale in the country today. It is available in only variant, which is priced at Rs 4.92 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. This is close to Rs 30,000 more than the previous Pure, the model this one is replacing.