FIAT has confirmed pricing for its latest Punto, with prices start at £9,990 OTR for the Pop 1.2 8-valve, on sale now.
At the top of the model range, the highly-specced Lounge 1.3 Multijet model (£15,600 OTR) has automatic dual zone climate control,ambient interior lighting, leather steering wheel, seven airbags, cruise control, front foglamps and electric sunroof all fitted as standard.
The 2012 Punto will initially be offered with a choice of six low-emissions Euro 5 engines, all featuring Start&Stop as standard. A TwinAir version is scheduled for April. The range comes with a simple choice of trim levels — Pop (entry), Easy (mid) and Lounge (top). There will also be a sports version based on the Easy to be known as the GBT.
Two new engines – an 85hp version of the MultiJet diesel engine and the acclaimed Engine of the Year 85hp TwinAir —are new features for 2012. The full list will comprise: 1.2 8-valve petrol (69hp), 1.4 8-valve petrol (77hp), 1.4 16-valve MultiAir petrol (105hp and 135hp), TwinAir 0.9-litre petrol (85hp) and 1.3 16-valve MultiJet diesel (75hp and 85hp).
Other changes include external styling modifications with fully colour coded front and rear bumpers for a more sophisticated look, while three new colours are introduced: Brit Pop Blue, Tango Red and Underground Grey.
Inside, new sportier seat fabrics and refreshed dashboard inserts identify the new car, along with a revised specification to provide a more defined spread of choice for customers and a more focused selection of options.
Standard equipment in the entry-level Pop model includes remote central locking, electric front windows, driver and passenger airbags, window airbags, radio/CD/MP3 player, electric power steering and height-adjustable driver seat.
Easy trim level adds such equipment as leather steering wheel, 15-inch alloy wheels, and air conditioning, GBT level additionally gets sport suspension, rear spoiler and side skirts, while Lounge adds climate control, front fog lamps, cruise control, ambient interior lighting and electric sunroof.
On the road pricing for the range is as follows:
POP 1.2 8v 69hp 3-dr £9900
POP 1.3 MULTIJET 75hp 3-dr £11,900
POP 1.2 8v 69 hp 5-dr £10,500
POP 1.3 MULTIJET 75hp 5-dr £12,500
EASY 1.3 MULTIJET 85hp 3-dr £13,400
EASY 1.4 8v 77hp 3-dr £11,300
EASY 1.4 8v 77hp DUALOGIC 3-dr £11,800
‘GBT’ 1.3 MULTIJET 85hp 3-dr £13,900
‘GBT’ 1.4 8v 77hp 3-dr £11,800
TWINAIR 0.9 Twin-air T 85hp 3-dr £12,100
EASY 1.3 MULTIJET 85hp 5-dr £14,000
EASY 1.4 8v 77hp 5-dr £11,900
EASY 1.4 8v 77hp DUALOGIC 5-dr £12,400