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Fiat Punto launches from $16,000 driveaway

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Fiat Punto launches from $16,000 driveaway

The Fiat Punto is back with a starting price of $16,000, making it one of the cheapest European-made cars on the market. Following the Punto's facelift in Europe late last year, the little Italian car is invading Australian showrooms as part of Fiat's revitalisation and repositioning program for our market...

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2013 Fiat Punto Review
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2013 Fiat Punto Review

The Fiat Punto is back in Australia starting from a very reasonable price of $16,000 driveaway. But is that enough to justify the Italian’s return to what is now an ultra-competitive and niche segment? The revitalized Punto range consists of three variants. The base model Pop, which is available as a manual or auto, the mid-spec ‘Easy’ or the range topping Lounge models, both of which are available with an auto only...

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Fiat 500C Abarth, Fiat Punto Evo Abarth - Geneva 2010
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Fiat 500C Abarth, Fiat Punto Evo Abarth - Geneva 2010

Fiat have presented two of its Abarth performance models at Geneva this year. First up is the Fiat 500C Abarth featuring a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Developing 104kW, the convertible pocket rocket makes the sprint to 100km/h in 7.9 seconds...


Fiat Punto Evo to be unveiled at Frankfurt, due here 2010
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Fiat Punto Evo to be unveiled at Frankfurt, due here 2010

Fiat will debut the next generation of diesel engines at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on September 15 when it launches the new Fiat Punto Evo. The second generation of the Multijet diesel engine not only meets the tough new Euro5 emissions standards, it slashes NOx emissions, traditionally a diesel bugbear, by 30 per cent, as well as cutting fuel consumption by a further two per cent...


One-Million Fiat Puntos sold
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One-Million Fiat Puntos sold

Italian manufacturer Fiat has not sold more than 1-million Puntos with the production of a right-hand-drive Punto Sport T-Jet in "Passionate Red" yesterday. Unfortunately for Fiat in Australia sales of the Punto have been on a steady decline, by the end of October last year 634 Puntos were sold, during the same period this year only 360 had been delivered...


Fiat Punto Sport T-Jet released in Australia
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Fiat Punto Sport T-Jet released in Australia

This week sees the arrival of Fiat's new turbo terror, the Punto Sport T-Jet. The T-Jet specification signifies a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol motor which lifts the power, from 57kW in standard trim, to 90kW. Torque has also been boosted from 115Nm to 206Nm - a fairly sizeable increase in both figures. The fastest version of the Punto sprints from 0-100km/h in 8...


2008 Fiat Punto Sport 1.4 T-Jet
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2008 Fiat Punto Sport 1.4 T-Jet

Fiat Australia recently announced its intentions to expand the Punto line-up with next year's arrival of the Fiat Punto Sport 1.4 T-Jet. Powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine, the T-Jet produces 90kW and 206Nm. However it's no rocket, 0-100km/h times are a little below expectations, coming in at 8.9 seconds, (top speed 195 kmh)...


Fiat Grande Punto Abarth Frankfurt Motor Show
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Fiat Grande Punto Abarth Frankfurt Motor Show

Fiat Grande Punto Abarth Frankfurt Motor Show Click on images to enlarge...


Fiat Punto steering column recall
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Fiat Punto steering column recall

Fiat Punto steering column recall  Make & Model: Fiat Punto Number of Vehicles Affected: 139 Campaign Number: 5156 Whats wrong?:  The possibility that the lower steering column is not correctly flared where it is fixed to the steering column upper universal joint. What should you do?: Contact your Authorised Fiat Dealer...


Fiat Punto Fuel Consumption
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Fiat Punto Fuel Consumption

Fiat Punto Delivers similar fuel economy to Toyota Prius? You can go out there and wait for 6 months and spend anywhere between $40,000 to $50,000 AUD on a Toyota Prius to get fuel economy of around 4.4 liters/100km, or you can buy a Fiat Punto for around $25,000 which gives you 4.6 liters/100km. Are you really going to make that $25,000 back in fuel costs? I don't think so...


Fiat Punto Pricing

Below is a table with the recommended retail price of the Fiat Punto Version Body Trim Engine/gearbox Recommended retail price Punto Dynamic 5 door Cloth 1.4 litre 57 kW / 5 sp man $19,990 Punto Dynamic 5 door Cloth 1.4 litre 57 kW / 5 sp DuaLogic $21,490 Punto Dynamic 5 door Cloth 1...


Fiat Punto in full flight
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Fiat Punto in full flight

I wrote a little bit a while ago about the Fiat Punto and while I still haven't seen a single Punto on the road, I have seen enough ads for it...


Fiat Punto in Australia
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Fiat Punto in Australia

So Fiat is back in Australia and the car that brings them back is the Fiat Punto. Not the best start you could hope for, but given the petrol prices and the current boom in the small car sector, you can almost call Fiat smart to restart their Australian history with the Punto...