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Fiat Punto joins Panda in Australian exodus

The decade-old Fiat Punto has joined the Panda in being quietly withdrawn from the Australian market, with the local division admitting its city-sized hatch never achieved the success it hoped for. It’s the second time the third-generation Punto has been pulled from the local market...

Fiat Punto replacement a "headache" for the Italian brand

Italian mass market car producer Fiat is struggling to decide whether the replacement for its ageing Fiat Punto light hatch should be a retro-style spin-off of the 500 range, or a more practical, less stylish car that will sit separate to the cutesy Fiat 500 family...

Fiat 500 five-door mooted : retro range could absorb Punto hatch

The Fiat Punto could soon become a member of the Fiat 500 family. Fiat’s head of European design, Roberto Giolito, told CarAdvice that the next-generation Fiat 500 hatchback line has the potential to include a five-door model. If Fiat were to expand the 500 range to include a five-door, it would follow the likes of fellow retro brand Mini with its new 5 Door...

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...

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

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

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

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

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 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...

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