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Fiat Punto and its 4 closest rivals

By Siddharth Bharadwaj Subscribe to RSS | July 18th 2012 | Views:
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Italian automaker Fiat Automobiles is known as one of the prominent brand names in India since years. Its exquisite hatchback Fiat Punto throws hard-hitting competition in the hatchback segment of the country. The chiseled smooth Italian cues with perfectly imposing contours crafts Punto into a stunner on the whole. The neatly designed interiors are impressive as it has got an ideal combination of attractiveness and quality. The Italian hot hatch bestows some high end features along with a powerful and refined engine choices that puts premium challengers like Maruti Swift, Hyundai i20, Skoda Fabia and Volkswagen Polo at their feet.

The two petrol engines with different displacements of 1.2L & 1.4L FIRE petrol engines are truly workaholic and dynamic. In unison comes the globally acclaimed 1.3L Multi-Jet engine with two states of tunes that ensure class leading mileage numbers together with meaty performance. The price opens with Rs. 4.91 Lakh and goes up to Rs 5.14 Lakh for 1.2L mid petrol version generating 68PS power & 96Nm torque, whilst sole top end 1.4L Punto reads label of Rs 6.66 Lakh yielding 90PS and 115Nm. Moreover, the diesel starts with Rs 5.59 Lakh (76PS & 197Nm) and ends by Rs 6.84 Lakh (93PS & 209Nm). Due to its limited network across the nation, it has not tasted desired success. Let’s have a check on the contender list. Furthermore, a new powerful variant Fiat Punto ‘Sports’ was unleashed lately that roars a big 90hp of output.

Maruti Swift: The leading rival among many is Maruti Swift, which is priced at Rs. 4.44 Lakh for base petrol model and goes up to Rs. 6.76 Lakh for high end diesel model. The diesel variant of Maruti Swift dresses in 1.3L of diesel engine produces nearby 75PS of power and 190Nm of torque. Concurrently, the petrol variant features 1.2L K-Series engine that smokes out 87PS of max power with 114Nm of peak torque. Here in all segments Maruti Swift gives a solid fight, but when it comes to designing inside-out it is all-in-all different approach by carmakers.

Skoda Fabia: The premium hatch Skoda Fabia, which is another tough rival to Fiat Punto, ranges between Rs 4.46 Lakh to Rs 7.25 Lakh for petrol and diesel models. Skoda Fabia secures good points when it comes to power train and features. The diesel variant of Fabia comes with 1.2L diesel engine yielding 75bhp of power with apt 180Nm of high torque. There is also a 1.6L petrol motor that produces 105bhp.The elegant outside design; luxurious interiors and high quality gadgetry make Skoda Fabia a clear winner here.

Volkswagen Polo: Volkswagen Polo initiates its range with price tag of Rs 4.67 Lakh and moves till Rs 7.36 Lakh for higher models. This German engineered Polo emerged as one of the strongest hatchback cars today and this makes Fiat Punto a bit conscious. It is proffered in diesel as well as petrol variants. The petrol variants of Polo feature 1.2 litre and 1.6 litre of motor that produces 75 and 105 PS of peak power respectively along with 110 and 153 Nm of maximum torque correspondingly. The diesel version of Polo sports 1.2 litre of engine that churns out 75PS of power with 180 Nm of maximum torque similar to Fabia. Here, the Multi-jet will act as a differentiator with its astounding capabilities.

Hyundai i20: Hyundai i20 is packed with segment first features and the contest on feature part will be unfair. Here another noteworthy point is high maintenance of Fiat cars, which is not the case with Hyundai vehicles. Hyundai i20 commences reasonably with Rs 4.83 Lakh and climbs on to Rs 7.84 Lakh. The full sized hatch has choice of petrol and diesel mills. The 1.2L Kappa petrol returns 84PS of sheer power and torque of 114Nm, although the 1.4L CRDI gives out 90PS and 220Nm, which is alluding in the segment. Overall, the robust engine freaks would love to take home Fiat Punto, meanwhile other feature addicts would try Hyundai i20 and the other foresaid models.

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