Here are a few renderings of the upcoming next-gen Fiat Punto. The all-new hatchback will be based on PSA’s Common Modular Platform.
Fiat Punto is one of the popularly known hatchbacks around the world, even though it got discontinued here back in 2018. Nevertheless, Fiat officials have already confirmed that the car will soon make a comeback in an all-new avatar. This clearly shows that the return of the car was inspired by the recent merger of the Fiat Chrysler Automobile and PSA. As per the global press, the new-gen Fiat Punto could be launched somewhere around 2022. It is expected to be based on the PSA’s Groupe CMP (Common Modular Platform), which also underpins the Peugeot 208.
The all-new Fiat Punto is expected to launch somewhere around 2022
The new partnership will help the automaker to fast pace the development of its upcoming products. Moreover, the new CMP platform will also help Fiat to introduce electric cars because this architecture already underpins the e-208, Corsa-e and Citroen e-C4. The Auto-Moto website has recently released a couple of digital renderings which give us a good idea of what the all-new Fiat Punto could look like.
The upcoming hatchback is expected to hit the European markets. In terms of length, the new-gen Fiat Punto will measure slightly over 4 meters. The car is likely to get 2.54 meters of wheelbase. Before launching the all-new Fiat Punto, FCA will introduce Tipo based sub-4-meter SUV in the European markets.
Once launched, the all-new hatchback will compete with the likes of VW Polo, Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 208
The new Punto will rub shoulders with the likes of VW Polo, Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 208. The car is expected to be powered by a 136bhp electric motor and 50 kWh lithium-ion batteries. The regular model will be powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged gasoline engine. Right now, the all-new Fiat Punto is not expected to hit the Indian shores. FCA is only offering Jeep cars in our market. Nevertheless, the CMP platform will adopt a few new vehicles from Groupe PSA’s Citroen brand in India. The first car to be based on this platform is expected to be a compact SUV, which is rumoured to be called Citroen C3 Sporty. The sub-4-meter SUV is codenamed as C21 and is expected to launch by the second half of next year.