Fiat has launched the small car Grande Punto in India.



Fiat has launched the biggest small car Grande Punto in India. By doing this so it has thrown a challenge at Maruti and Hyundai, the two leading player in this sector.
Several customers who were recently jolted by the high pricing of Honda’s new car Jazz in India say they would prefer to go for Fiat’s Grande Punto that is no less world class a car and comes at more reasonable rate than Jazz.
Now with Fiat Grande Punto’s launch people are hoping that they can enjoy a world class mini car with all world class fixtures at a lesser price.
The third generation Fiat supermini to bear the name Punto, codenamed Project 199, the Grande Punto was unveiled at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show and went on sale later that year. Styled by Giugiaro, the car is based on the Fiat/GM SCCS platform. Whilst the model shares some of its name with the previous Punto, a large number of its components are new, including a new chassis and body shell.

The engines are the Fiat 1.2 8V Fire (65 PS), a new 1.4 8V Fire (77 PS) and the 1.4 16V StarJet (95 PS). Four MultiJet diesel engines are also available: two 1.3 16V units (75 PS (55 kW) and 90 PS (66 kW), the latter with a variable geometry turbocharger) and two 1.9 with 120 PS (88 kW) and 130 PS (96 kW), all of them with diesel particulate filter. The 1.9 diesel will be replaced with new 1.6 JTD starting in the end of 2008.

Fiat Grande Punto is available with four variants –
Active

Dynamic

Emotion and Emotion Pack in both petrol and diesel engine trims.
So the pricing of this car reflects its too as its base variant Active which is powered by 1.2L petrol engine is available at Rs 3.99 lacs (as ex-showroom prices in New Delhi).
Other petrol variants Dynamic, Emotion and Emotion Pack which are packed with 1.4L FIRE petrol engine are priced in range of Rs 4.65lacs to Rs 5.61 lacs.
While all four diesel variants of Fiat Grande Punto are that is equipped with 1.3L, multijet diesel engine are priced in the range Rs 4.85 lacs to rs 6.11 lacs.

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