The next-generation Fiat Punto is on its way and is set to arrive in Europe by next-year. The Punto, currently in its third generation, is falling from the buyer’s radar who instead prefer the VW Golf and Ford Fiesta.
The current third-generation car was launched way back in 2005 and is kept alive by Fiat with some cosmetic changes over the years. With Fiat replacing the car with the Argo in Brazil and set four launch in other markets in South America, the company could launch the reskinned version of the Argo and promote it as a next-generation Punto instead of selling the car under the same name.
The next-generation Punto will likely get a new interior and chassis refinements, similar to the one seen in the Argo. The car will sport some design tweaks and safety features, inspired by the Fiat Tipo. The car may get the same set of engines as of the Argo in Brazil: 1.0-litre FireFly Flex, 1.3-litre FireFly Flex and 1.8-litre FireFly Flex (Petrol-Ethanol).
The car could be equipped with a 7.0 touch screen with Android Auto and Apple car play, 16-inch Alloy wheels, LED signature lights and keyless entry to name a few. The India launch of this car will depend on Fiat Chrysler’s fortunes here, who are all set to launch the Jeep Compass soon, and on paper, the upcoming car looks a worthy competitor to its rival here, namely the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz and Hyundai i20.
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GALLERY: Fiat Argo (2018)