AutoColumn Exclusive: 2014 Fiat Punto base variant spotted

We, the automotive enthusiasts whenever see a camouflaged car, are always eager to know what’s there in the basket for us in upcoming car. Recently we spotted a base variant of Fiat Punto facelift doing rounds of testing. It’s the much needed refresh for the old looking Punto launched back in 2005. Fiat did minor updates to the car and in 2014, India will get a complete new Fiat Punto.
2014 Fiat Punto base variant front

2014 Fiat Punto base variant front

From spy shots it is clear that Fiat has developed a complete new grille and bumper design for the new Fiat Punto.
2014 Fiat Punto base variant rear

2014 Fiat Punto base variant rear

The rear bumper also looks completely new designed with muscular cuts on it, similar found in 2010 Punto Evo.
2014 Fiat Punto base variant LED tail lamps

2014 Fiat Punto base variant LED tail lamps

New headlamp and LED tail lamp cluster goes in flow with Italian style.
2014 Fiat Punto base variant dashboard

2014 Fiat Punto base variant dashboard

On the interiors, the dashboard is carried from new Fiat Linea in two tone combination of black and beige colour. The test mule spotted was base variant of the car without audio unit though AC and powersteering will remain in base variant offerings.
2014 Fiat Punto base variant dashboard 1

2014 Fiat Punto base variant dashboard 1

All in all Fiat will bring 2010 Fiat Punto Evo based model in India. The another test mules spotted by us till now shows similar alloy design too.
2014 Fiat Punto alloys design same as 2010 Fiat Punto Evo

2014 Fiat Punto alloys design same as 2010 Fiat Punto Evo

Under the hood there will be same 1.3 liter multijet unit in two tunes of 76 bhp and 93bhp where as in petrol 1.2 liter 68 bhp and 1.4 liter 90 hp will be retained.  It will be icing on cake for enthusiasts if Fiat brings 1.4 liter T-Jet engine in Punto to compete with hot hatch Polo GT TSI and 1.6 liter multijet to compete with Polo GT TDI.

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Fiat will launch 4 products in 2014 out of which new Linea is already running on roads. 2014 Punto and Fiat Avventura are another two products from Fiat. The last one will be powerful version of Fiat’s two seater car 500 Abarth. The 500 Abarth is the sportier, tuned version of the suber cool Fiat 500 hatchback whereas the Fiat Avventura is a new cross hatchback from Fiat that has SUV stance with spare wheel on the boot lid.

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