Fiat plans to give the Punto the first facelift after its June 2009 launch. The new version called the Evo will come with completely reworked bumpers, a new grille with a chrome strip, and small tweaks to the headlamp cluster with a frosted finish and new foglamps. The alloys will be new but besides that there are no changes to the car’s side profile. The rear bumper gets the same treatment as the front and the tail-lights get new detailing.
The interiors of the European Evo have been vastly improved hope to get better quality compared to previous version. They feel fresher and more upmarket than the current model. The entire dashboard design from the dials to the cluster and gear lever is new. The steering wheel is the only thing carried forward from the current model. How much of the new interiors trickle down to the Indian version & will Start-Stop system made available on the new Punto Evo is yet to be seen. There will be no changes to the engines and the same 1.2, 1.4 and 1.3 multijet will do the duty. The 1.6 Multijet will not make it to India. Fiat sold an average of 1,060 Puntos a month in 2010-11. With the Punto Evo, Fiat plans to give the car a new life in India and hope to increase sales once the Evo is launched. We could expect a slight increase in price.
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