When the Fiat Grande Punto was launched in 2005, it turned around the Italian automakers fortune completely. At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009, the company launched the Punto Evo, the first facelift of the Grande Punto. Two years later and the company is all set to launch a facelift of the Punto Evo at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. But what are the changes made to the Punto Evo? At the front, the headlights have become slightly bigger, the chrome on the bonnet disappears and a new bumper now incorporates a new honeycomb grille. At the side, the alloy wheels have been changed and now sport 14-spokes (earlier model had 12-spokes). The rear has very little changes with slight changes in bumper and tail lights.
Step inside and the only thing you will notice is the all black interiors. There are very little changes on the dashboard but Fiat is now offering two new engines on the Punto. The 1.3-liter Multijet has been tweaked to boost power to 85 bhp (from 75 bhp). Fiat Powertrain Technologies has incorporated variable oil pump and intelligent alternator boosting fuel efficiency to 28 kmpl. The Punto also gets the latest tech MultiAir petrol engine. The 900 cc motor is a twin-cylinder unit using a turbocharger to produce 85 BHP of power and 145 Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox is mated to this engine offering good three digit cursing ability to the Punto. Fiat does plan to get the Punto Evo to India, but if they get the old version, it will be such a pity, sigh. Meanwhile checkout the differences between the old Punto Evo and the new below (the 1st picture is the new model).