Fiat India is planning to launch the Grande Punto in June 2009. Based on the same platform as the Linea the Punto was to be originally launched in 2008. Fiat decided to launch the Linea first. The Grande Punto will be sold with 1.2L and 1.4L petrol engines, apart from the 1.3L Multi-jet diesel.
Even though the Punto is by now ready for production Fiat claims that a six-month launch gap is required to ensure that its dealer network can handle large volumes. Fiat is using the time to fine tune the Grande Punto to further suit the needs of Indian customers.