Fiat wants to clear the unsold stocks of the original Punto from 2014 and is re-introducing the model squarely aimed at the loyalists.
Fiat India introduced the comprehensively updated Punto Evo last year that was expected to infuse a new life into the Italian hatchback. While the update was a welcome, the design did leave the purists scarred as the India-spec model lost some of its original Italian flair. Original Giorgetto Giugiaro design flair to be precise. Nevertheless, thanks to some unsold stocked up models and a smart marketing campaign, Fiat is all set to bring back the original Punto to the domestic market next month which will be called the ‘Punto Pure’.
As per a recent report, Fiat India wants to clear the stocks of the unsold hatchback after the Punto Evo was launched and the Punto Pure is the automaker’s attempt to exactly do that. The original hatchback will be available in three variants – Active, Dynamic and Emotion and is likely to not feature any kind of recent upgrades. The Punto Pure will be offered with the same 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel and 1.4-litre FIRE petrol engine options, both of which come paired to a 5-speed gearbox.
In addition to the older exterior, we expect the cabin to remain unchanged as well on the Fiat Punto Pure void of the improvements that came about with the facelifted version. Nevertheless, the original Punto came with those extremely beautiful Italian alloy wheels that are severely missed on the new model which is one of the more strong reasons you should be getting your hands on this one.
Much like the current Punto Evo, the Fiat Punto Pure will be equally thrilling in terms of driving and this is practically the last chance at redemption for those who could not get their hands on the hatchback previously. Unlike the Linea and Linea Classic models, the automaker will be selling the Punto Pure for a limited period which depends on how fast do the stocks sell out. These models were manufactured in 2014 and given the depreciation over the past months, a rather tempting price tag should be in order that will undercut rival Volkswagen Polo as well.
Source – Carwale.com