This should come as good news to all those who moaned and groaned when Fiat discontinued the Grande Punto while bringing out the Punto Evo. The pre-facelift car now makes a re-entry into the Fiat stable, this time with the “Punto Pure” moniker.
The Punto Pure petrol is priced at INR 4.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while the diesel variant will sell at INR 5.59 lakh (ex-Delhi) making both the variants cheaper by around INR 50,000 than the cheapest Punto EVO variants.
The Punto Pure petrol continues to be powered by the 1.2-litre FIRE motor producing 68 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and 96 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm. The diesel variant of the Punto Pure gets the same 1.3-litre MJD mill as the diesel EVO churning out 76 PS of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 197 Nm of maximum torque at 1,750 rpm.
The old-new Punto Pure will come only in two trims – one for petrol and one for diesel. It doesn’t get the 90 hp version of the diesel and basically will widen Fiat’s reach as an entry into the brand.
The company also showcased the Linea 125S – that’s essentially a Linea with the 1.4-litre T-Jet motor cranking out 125 PS of power at 5,000 rpm and 210 Nm of torque at 2,200 rpm, making it the most powerful petrol sedan in the segment. The current T-Jet Linea on sale puts out 113 bhp and 207 Nm — that torque figure is already the best in segment. At the moment, the cheapest T-Jet Linea (the Active trim) starts at INR 8.08 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The new Linea 125S will come only in one trim in this blue colour with black top and lack alloys. Expect Fiat to launch Linea 125S soon which is when we will come to know the exact prices. This may mean discontinuation of top variant of current Linea T-Jet.