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Fiat Punto [2011-2014]

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Last recorded price :  4.93 - 7.36L
Fiat has discontinued the Punto [2011-2014] and the car is out of production.
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Fiat Punto [2011-2014] Colours

Fiat Punto [2011-2014] is available/sold in the following colours in India: New Pearl White, Exotica red, Minimal Grey, Hip hop black, Tuscan Wine and Ocean BLue.

Name Colour
New Pearl White
Exotica red
Minimal Grey
Hip hop black
Tuscan Wine
Ocean BLue

* Colours shown are indicative and may vary slightly from actual car colours.

Fiat Punto [2011-2014] Review

The Grande Punto is the third generation of the Punto (internal name Project 199) that was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2005. The Grande Punto however made its way into the Indian car market in June 2009. Fiat delayed the launch of the Grande Punto in India to strengthen its dealer network across the country before the launch as Fiat has always been highly optimistic about the sales of the Grande Punto. The Grande Punto has changed the fortune of Fiat worldwide and Fiat has launched it in India with a similar target. full review

The Grande Punto is the third generation of the Punto (internal name Project 199) that was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2005. The Grande Punto however made its way into the Indian car market in June 2009. Fiat delayed the launch of the Grande Punto in India to strengthen its dealer network across the country before the launch as Fiat has always been highly optimistic about the sales of the Grande Punto. The Grande Punto has changed the fortune of Fiat worldwide and Fiat has launched it in India with a similar target.


The Fiat Grande Punto shares its platform with Fiat's already-on-sale saloon, the Linea. The Grande Punto is developed jointly by the legendary designer Giugiaro of Ital Design and Fiat Style Centre. The Grande Punto has been designed on the SCCS platform which was a project undertaken jointly by Fiat and Opel engineers in Turin. The hatch has a very aggressive design with lots of Italian flair reflecting in it, giving it a much better stance when compared to most of the other currenty sold hatches. The fascia of the car is dominated by the chrome-plated front grille with the red and silver Fiat badge at its centre and the leaf-shaped headlamps extending upto the front fenders. The Grande Punto has a wide windshield with a steep rake and its hood exhibits a gentle crown.The silhouette has a shallow greenhouse, overhung front end and flared wheelarches which adds bold character to the design.


The interiors of the Grande Punto are derived from that of its sibling the Fiat Linea. The inside of the Grande Punto is ergonomically designed with grey and black dual tone interiors in the Emotion and the Emotion Pack variants. Like the Linea, the interiors are clean with decent fit and finish of the plastics and the Punto logo stitched on the seats and the floor mats. The orange backlit instrument cluster of the Grande Punto has four dials with a digital odometer and trip meter which even reads out trip time, mileage, trip time for two trips. The Grande Punto has the same single CD Blaupunkt music system with 6 speakers which is present in the Fiat Linea with the Blue&Me package available in the Emotion Pack variant.

The tilt-adjustable steering and height adjustable driver's seat makes it possible to fine-tune a driver's seating for maximum comfort. The slim A-pillar and large windshield increases the front visibility, however the thick C-pillar and small rear windshield reduces rear-end visibility causing problems while parking in tight spots.

Engine, Transmission:

The Fiat Grande Punto is available with two petrol engines viz. 1.2-litre and the 1.4-litre and the diesel variant is the 1.3-litre mill which is based on the multijet technology (with 75bhp and a now even an option of 90bhp).

The 1.4-litre FIRE (Fully Integrated Robotised Engine) is a petrol driven engine which even powers the Fiat Linea. It is 1368cc, 16-valve engine which cranks up 90bhp@6000rpm and produces a maximum torque of 115Nm@4500rpm. This is a modern short-stroke high rpm engine which has lower torque and higher rpm. The engine is highly refined with very low NVH levels even while idling. The engine feels a bit sluggish at low rpm, however the engine comes on song after it crosses 3000rpm. Drive the car above 3000rpm and you will have no complaints about the engine's performance.

The turbo lag on the multijet engines is what most people have always had an issue with - be it the Fiat Grande Punto, Linea, or even the Tata's like the Indigo Manza or the Indica Vista which share this powerplant. Thanks to the additional sweet-15 horses, the 90bhp Grande Punto did feel a little better than the 75bhp multijet and will no doubt have better in-gear acceleration thanks to the extra torque. One won't find much of a difference over the 75bhp Grande Punto in city traffic, but this hatch will definitely shine on the highways, where the extra punch will kick in and making overtaking easier than before. Drive this car above 1800rpm and you will love the way the turbo spools and the engine propels you away.

Fiat has used the 8-valve 1172cc, 68bhp petrol engine, which is the same engine that powers the Tata Indica Vista SAFIRE which we recently tested. The Indica Vista even has the same Fiat gearbox, however due to the difference in the final drive, we found that the Grande Punto is far more driveable in the city. In our quarter mile run, the Grande Punto 1.2 took 21.4 seconds to hit the 402m mark and reached 100kph in 19.4 seconds. No doubt, a better figure could be achieved if the car was a tad lighter. It tips the scales at 1140kgs compared to the Indica Vista Drivetech4 SAFIRE which is 1035kgs, making the Grande Punto 1.2 Emotion a whole 105kgs heavier.

Driving Dynamics:

Fiat cars are known for their composed ride and agile handling. The Grande Punto is no different from the rest of its siblings in this segment. The Grande Punto has a firm and composed ride at low and high speeds.The steering of the Grande Punto is fairly accurate. It is light and easy to steer at lower speeds and the steering weighs up well at higher speeds.

Overall Evaluation:

The Fiat Grande Punto competes with premium hatchbacks like the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Ritz, Hyundai i20, Skoda Fabia and the Honda Jazz upto a certain extent considering the size and the fitments. The Grande Punto as an overall package is value for money with adequate space to accomodate four adults comfortably. The Grande Punto will easily attract driving enthusiasts and Fiat fans.

Fiat Punto [2011-2014] Expert Reviews

  • Emotionally Packed
    11 Jan 2012 by Rachit Hirani
    Fiat is no longer offering the Pack versions on the 2012 models. Now the new Emotion variant gets all the frills
  • Driving Home a Point
    06 Jan 2011 by CarWale Team
    Fiat's goal to bring the Grande Punto into the Indian market was to grab the customer's attention away from the other hatchbacks in the segment. It can be safe to say that they...
  • Sweet Fifteen
    25 Jun 2010 by CarWale Team
    Fiat India had showcased the sumptuous looking Grande Punto Sport at the Auto Expo’10 held in Delhi earlier this year in January. The Grande Punto Sport on display had a...

Fiat Punto [2011-2014] User Reviews

Fiat Punto Grande - worst suspension and after sale service
for Fiat Punto [2011-2014] on 31-Jul-2015 by Sai Krishna
I have purchased Fiat Punto on 2014 Aug 29 from AV Motors Hyderabad, Telangana.From the very second day I have been complaning about the gear Nob Rattling Noise,3rd gear loss of...
Wonderful car
for Fiat Punto [2011-2014] on 16-May-2015 by D.Raghunathan
Exterior Wonderful design. Nice looks. Smooth contours.  Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) I am associated with the Indian auto industry over 35 years and can...
Best Hatchbackcar
for Fiat Punto [2011-2014] on 14-Apr-2015 by Pradi
Exterior Awesome Look, Very Good Build Quality, Well Placed Indicators, Very good wind sheild design. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Spacious back seater compare...
Never Buy a Fiat
for Fiat Punto [2011-2014] on 03-Apr-2015 by Sunny Thanwal
Hi, "Sales" I have made a huge mistake of buying a FIAT Car. I purchased this FIAT Punto Active on 12th July 2014 from SKY MOTO PCMC Pune. I was told that i will get the spare Key...
Excellent car for looks and drivability!!
for Fiat Punto [2011-2014] on 30-Mar-2015 by Jai
Exterior Good, solid built and of great style. Best in class. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Good seat, dashboard and other interior materials looks premium....

Fiat Punto [2011-2014] in News

  • Scoop: Fiat to bring back the original Punto
    31 Dec 2015 by Omkar Thakur
    Fiat India will re-introduce their Punto hatchback next month and call it the Punto Pure. The marketing outreach will be an attempt to introduce an affordable version of...
  • Fiat Punto Evo spotted at a dealer stockyard in Mysore
    09 Jul 2014 by Selvin Jose
    The upcoming Fiat Punto Evo has been spotted at a dealer stockyard in Mysore. The car is expected to hit the market in a few days and is more of a model year upgrade...
  • Fiat Punto facelift could be launched in August
    24 Jun 2014 by Sagar Bhanushali
    Fiat is hard at work to make sure that it performs well in the Indian car market. After launching the 2014 Linea facelift, the Italian carmaker is readying its...
  • 2015 Fiat Punto spotted testing again
    06 Jun 2014 by Selvin Jose
    Almost half a decade ago Fiat launched the Linea and later the Punto. In a tradition of sorts, the Italian car maker has introduced the 2014 Linea few months ago and the...
  • Fiat launches Hello Life campaign
    30 May 2014 by CarWale Team
    Fiat India launched its brand new campaign called “Hello Life” at a function in Mumbai, yesterday.It has been designed to convey the feeling of happiness and...

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