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Fiat Punto Sporting arrives with revised Punto range

Fri, 02 Aug 2013

The Fiat Punto Sporting (pictured) ash been added to the Punto range

The Fiat Punto is a bit of an anonymous Fiat that should probably sell better than it does, but with most of Fiat’s marketing efforts centered on the 500, the Punto just gets overlooked. So Fiat are trying to inject a bit more interest in the Punto by making some teaks to the range, deleting a couple of trim levels and adding a new one – the Punto Sporting.

The Fiat Punto Sporting is Fiat’s take on ‘Sporty’ for the Punto with a set of side skirts, a sports suspension setup, ‘Tarmac’ finish on the dash, 16″ alloys, chrome exhaust tip and a gloss black roof.

Available with a choice of three or five doors, the Punto Sporting can be had with Fiat’s 1.4 litre petrol engine delivering either 77 or 105bhp.

Across the rest of the range trim levels have been improved, with the Easy and GBT trim levels getting new cloth seats, fogs, ambient lighting and side airbags as standard and the GBT also getting a set of 16″ alloys.

Fiat has also dropped the old Lounge and TwinAir trim, but hasn’t dumped the fun little 0.9 litre 2-pot engine from the range but has added it as an engine option to Easy and GBt trim levels instead.

It’s probably not enough to make the Punto fly out of showrooms, but it does show the Punto has not been completely forgotten by Fiat.

By Cars UK