Here’s a new digital rendering of the upcoming next-gen Fiat Punto. The all-new hatchback is expected to launch in the coming years.
Fiat Punto is one of the popularly known hatchbacks offered by the Italian carmaker around the world. The car was built from 1993 till 2018, spanning over the three generations. The automaker managed to retail around 9 million units of the hatchback globally, but the car was not able to have a successful run in the Indian market and got discontinued as soon as the new BS6 emission norms came into effect in April this year. Nevertheless, the carmaker has said that the Fiat Punto will soon make a comeback and we expect the new-gen model to hit the global market somewhere around 2022. As of now, there are no details available of the upcoming new-gen Punto, but here’s a digital rendering of the next-gen model by a French publication named as Auto Moto to give you an idea that how could the all-new Fiat Punto look like.
The upcoming Fiat Punto will be based on the Groupe PSA’s Common Modular Platform, as a part of the merger between FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and PSA. The platform is also used by other carmakers like Peugeot, DS Automobiles and Opel/Vauxhall. Moreover, this platform will also help the automaker to launch fully-electric cars and is already being used by EVs like Citroen e-C4, Peugeot e-208 and Opel Crosa-e. The rendered Fiat Punto features a big black grille upfront with Fiat badging upfront. The front grille is flanked by aggressive-looking headlamps. The digitally rendered Punto also gets smart-looking precision-cut alloy wheels.
In terms of dimensions, the all-new Fiat Punto is likely to be slightly over 4-meters in length and will have 2.54-meters of wheelbase. Initially, the hatchback will be launched in the European markets. The new-gen Fiat Punto will be powered by a 1.2-litre turbo petrol mill. The car will also be offered in a fully-electric variant, which is powered by a 136bhp electric mill paired with a 50 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Once launched, it’ll compete with the likes of VW Polo, Peugeot 208 and Ford Fiesta. We do not expect the carmaker to introduce the all-new Punto in the Indian market anytime soon.