Fiat Grande Punto

This Model has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

Fiat Grande Punto Variants

Petrol Variants
Fiat Grande Punto 1.2 Active
1172 cc Petrol, 15.2 kmpl
Rs. 4,92,799
Fiat Grande Punto 1.2 Emotion
1172 cc Petrol, 15.2 kmpl
Rs. 4,93,572
Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 Dynamic
1368 cc Petrol, 0 kmpl
Rs. 4,98,731
Fiat Grande Punto 1.2 Dynamic
1172 cc Petrol, 15.2 kmpl
Rs. 5,16,250
Rs. 6,01,871
Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 Emotion (Petrol)
1368 cc Petrol, 14.03 kmpl
Rs. 6,69,755
Diesel Variants
Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 Active (Diesel)
1248 cc Diesel, 19.9 kmpl
Rs. 5,61,328
Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 Dynamic (Diesel)
1248 cc Diesel, 19.9 kmpl
Rs. 6,26,163
Rs. 6,50,609
Rs. 6,84,728
Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 Emotion (Diesel)
1248 cc Diesel, 19.9 kmpl
Rs. 6,86,949

Editorial Test Drive Review of Fiat Grande Punto


Fiat Grande Punto Front View

Launched in the Indian market in June 2009, the Punto won immediately got applause from the industry as well as users for the way it looked. Gorgeous Italian design, classiness and elegance – some of the few words that were instantly used for the car. Today the Puno sells in four engine options and multiple trim levels. However, the sales have always remained sluggish and in 2011, the Punto has had the worst record ever, selling just 5500 units between May and Oct 2011 - this inspite of the company providing various offers, schemes and benefits through its showrooms. Now this is a shame for a car that excels in various parameters and not only in the way it looks. So, what exactly are the strong points of the Punto? Read on to know what we think about this Italian hatchback.

Fiat Grande Punto Interiors

Like its elder sibling the Linea, the Punto’s cabin is also a great place to be in. Unlike the Linea though, the lower part of the fascia isn’t finished in beige but a shade of grey. You notice the same meaty steering wheel with multiple function control and the sexy twin pod speedometer console that lits up with orange-red backlight once it gets dark. This also houses the most comprehensive display among all small cars – for everything from fuel economy to service reminder! The central console is finished in a shade of silver with soft touch buttons. The front seats are very comfortable though the glass holders in front of the gear lever aren’t much of a use if the glasses / cups / cans are tall.
Space at the rear is at a premium. With two 6-feet tall on the front two seats, rear space can be really tight! That said, Fiat has loaded the Punto with amazing features like Blue&Me technology for the audio system, follow me headlamps, speed sensitive adjuster for the audio system (it doesn’t sound great though), leather wrapped steering and gear knob, rear foot level a/c vents etc! While the design of the cabin is pleasing, the overall quality of plastics used isn’t upto the mark – cars like the i10 / Swift fare better in this regard.

Fiat Grande Punto Exteriors

At 3987mm in length and 1687mm in width, the Punto is a big car by hatchback standards. The low height of 1495mm gives it a very sporty stance. The Punto is a hot hatchback with class leading gorgeous form. Developed by Italdesign-Giugiaro together with the Fiat Style Centre, the styling of the Grande Punto stands out in the current automotive scene for the beauty of the exterior line, which is modern, elegant and distinctly \'Italian\', a \'Mediterranean\' stylistic language where the tapered rounded lines seem to be inspired by the sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s. The front has slight resemblance with the Linea though the lamps are smaller and pushed to the either sides of the bonnet. The huge rectangularish grille is broken by the number plate area and the fog lamps get their only little crafted place. The complete effect up front is up-market and the same carries on the to the side profile as well which highlights the Grande Punto’s sportiness. The rear is minimalistic in design but in a good way with small vertical tail lamps and a muscular boot and bumper below.
Depending on the model, the Punto either rides on 14-inch or 15-inch wheels. The former come shod with 165mm tyres while the latter gets wide 195mm tyres. Fiat sells the Punto in seven different color options.

Fiat Grande Punto Engine & Performance

Today the Fiat Grande Punto is offered in four different engine options – two each of petrol and diesel. On the petrol front, Fiat offers 1.2 and 1.4-litre options with the former available in Active, Dynamic and Emotion trim levels and the latter only on the Emotion Pack option. The 1.2-litre unit puts out 68PS of power and 96Nm of torque. While it is quite a smooth powerplant with a good peppy nature, the short gear ratios and high kerb weight means outright acceleration isn’t impressive and neither is the ARAI rated fuel economy of 15.2kmpl. The bigger 1.4 unit makes 90PS of power and 115Nm of torque – good figures for a hatchback but at the cost of a rated 14kmpl economy as per ARAI.
Fiat the world over is known for its multi-jet diesel engines and the Punto get the same in two versions. The normal one is the same seen on various Maruti and Tata offerings and produces 76PS of power. It is quite smooth and responsive but cannot match upto the Maruti offerings in terms of the ‘fun to drive’ element. This is where the 93PS version comes into the picture. Available only on the Emotion Pack trim level, the version changes the character of the hatchback completely and is a hoot to drive fast. The 76PS and 93PS versions have a ARAI rated economy of 19.9 and 20.0kmpl respectively.

Fiat Grande Punto Mileage and Running Costs

Fiat Grande Punto Petrol Mileage 15.2 kmpl

Fiat Grande Punto Diesel Mileage 19.9 kmpl

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Fiat Grande Punto Petrol Variants
Fiat Grande Punto 1.2 Active 15.2 kmpl
Fiat Grande Punto 1.2 Emotion 15.2 kmpl
Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 Dynamic --
Fiat Grande Punto 1.2 Dynamic 15.2 kmpl
Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 Emotion Pack (Petrol) 14.03 kmpl
Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 Emotion (Petrol) 14.03 kmpl
Fiat Grande Punto Diesel Variants
Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 Active (Diesel) 19.9 kmpl
Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 Dynamic (Diesel) 19.9 kmpl
Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 Emotion Pack (Diesel) 19.9 kmpl
Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 90HP Emotion Pack (Diesel) 20 kmpl
Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 Emotion (Diesel) 19.9 kmpl

Fiat Grande Punto Comfort & Suspension

A very strong point about the Punto is the way it behaves on Indian roads. The suspension set-up is definitely one of the best among the mid-size hatchbacks and ride quality over bad roads is very good. Infact, the Punto rides with a good feel, something that can be associated with bigger cars. The same also goes for the handling of the Punto. The steering might be heavy for low speed handling in city but as speeds build up, this car can turn into a great tool for curves, hills and highways. High speed stability is also very good on the Punto. The overall passenger comfort, mainly due to the great suspension, is of the highest order. The Emotion Pack models get fat tyres which also aids in the overall stability and high speed handling factor.

Fiat Grande Punto Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3987 mm
Overall Width 1687 mm
Overall Height 1495 mm
Ground Clearance --


Torque 197 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Displacement 1248 cc
Power 76 PS @ 4000 rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway 16.5 kmpl
Mileage City 12.7 kmpl
Mileage Overall 13.46 kmpl

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 165 / 80 R14
Wheel Size 14 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Fiat Grande Punto Features

Fiat Grande Punto 1.2 Active 1.2 Emotion 1.4 Dynamic 1.2 Dynamic 1.4 Emotion Pack (Petrol) 1.4 Emotion (Petrol) 1.3 Active (Diesel) 1.3 Dynamic (Diesel) 1.3 Emotion Pack (Diesel) 1.3 90HP Emotion Pack (Diesel) 1.3 Emotion (Diesel)
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Fiat Grande Punto Colors

  • Hip hop black
  • Electric blue
  • Medium grey
  • Exotica red
  • Minimal grey
  • Bossa nova white

Fiat Grande Punto Price

Fiat Grande Punto Price in New Delhi

Rs 4.93 L - 6.87 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Fiat Grande Punto ranges from Rs 4.93 Lakh to Rs 6.87 Lakh. Fiat Grande Punto is available in 11 variants. To find the on road price of Fiat Grande Punto you need to click on the check on road price.

Fiat Grande Punto has 6 Petrol variant(s), 5 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Fiat Grande Punto 1.2 Active which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 4.93 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 Emotion (Diesel) which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 6.87 Lakh .

Fiat Grande Punto News

Fiat Grande Punto
Fiat rolls out 3 lakh cars from Ranjangaon plant
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on Apr,04,11 12:58 AM

  Fiat India Automobiles Limited (FIAL), a 5050 industrial joint venture between Fiat S.p.A and Tata Motors, has announced that the company has rolled out 3 lakh vehicles from its Ranjangaon manufacturing facility in Pune. The plant supp

Fiat Grande Punto
Fiat 500 5-door likely to replace Punto hatchback
By Nithyanandh K Posted on Dec,12,31 1:10 PM

The Fiat Grande Punto can be credited with reviving the Italian automakers fortunes in the international market. Launched in 2005, the Grande Punto received a facelift in 2009 (Punto Evo) which is yet to reach Indian shores. A speculative rende

Fiat Grande Punto
Fiat announces winter check-up campaign
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on Nov,11,27 1:20 PM

Fiat India has been working steadily towards setting up a wide range of exclusive Fiat dealerships and service centers across the country. In the process, the company is reaching out to its customer base with their Winter Check-up Camp to not onl

Fiat Grande Punto
'Abarth' range of sporty Fiat's coming next year
By Gaadi Team Posted on Dec,12,07 1:27 PM

Yesterday Fiat revealed its India plans while the announcement for launching the Jeep brand has been discussed here, it will be also bringing its sporty brand 'Abarth' into India. For those who are not familiar with it, Abarth is an Italian racin

Fiat Grande Punto Reviews

User Reviews (5 of 17 ) View all Write A Review

punto vs figo
By Posted on Nov,11,09 6:03 PM

Pros good look, good space

Cons no space for water bottles, poor plastic interiors

recently I bought punto.....also used my brothers figo 23 times......i would like to share some info for new buyers here Performence -- figo Interiors -- figo Milage -- figo price -- figo driving confortable in indian roads - punto Exterious - Punto ground clearence - punto space & confortable -- punto body build -- punto heavy vehicle -- punto in one secentance, i can say.....raiding figo is like raiding Hero Honda bike...raiding punto is like raiding Pulser byke

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nice fiat punto cars
By Posted on Jun,06,20 8:20 AM

Pros great looks

Cons comfortable

this car is vry stylish and its a cute mid size car target on indian roads i hope fiat punto hav a good appearance n stylish wit superbly simple nice economic car on indian market...

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Fiat Grande Punto Diesel 1.3 Active Review
By Posted on Jan,01,18 5:14 PM

Pros The most beautiful Hatchback on Roads, Sturdy, Best Diesel Mileage, Best Safety, Money Value

Cons A little bit low ground clearance, Less Initial thrust

I bought Punto Multijet Diesel 1.3 Active, in Sep. 2009. Done 3500 Km as on Jan 15, 2009. The best 2 things about Punto are (i) Very Good mileage, I am getting consistently of 20 km per litre after fisrt 1000 Km run and (ii) it feels big and safe while driving Punto. You get the feel of a Big Vehicle drive. The driving cofort is excellent considering the basic price of Rs. 4.90 Lac I paid for it. You don't feel tired at all even after a ride of 3 hours (the maximum I have done in a single stretch). Another positive factor is its 15000 Km service interval, that means going to service garage only once in a year for a driver like me. It is exctermely sturdy and safe and therefore peace of mind. Overall, this is wonderful to possess FIAT PUNTO, and I love the ITalian Beauty. Ashwani Bhardwaj, Parwanoo (HP).

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Punto - Beautiful with no go
By Posted on Jul,07,24 2:47 PM

Pros Superb styling, Good ride and handling, great feature list

Cons Dark interiors, slightly poor plastics, no punch in the engine - diesel

You will fall in love with the Punto (if you have a soul i.e) ) devilish style, naughty colours to choose from, nice looking but dark interiors - a beuatiful instrument console with orange backlights. decent music system , a very useful trip computer and blue and me bluetooth interface . Good ride and handling. The only dark spot being the performance - inspite of the Multijet engine which delivers a great drive in the Swift and the Dzire - the Punto is lacklustre to drive. A tradeoff between driveability and outright pickup i guess..but hey , with something so pretty and in ferrari red - i need this to get some punch ..sweet car - something i would love to buy if they do some remapping of the ECU.. Fiat - listen..

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Solid car with a BIG "IF"
By Posted on Nov,11,05 12:23 PM

Pros she is rock solid

Cons very bad and cheap quality and poor after sale service

this is a good car to own. if you are ok to live with ZERO accessories available till now. (ex. Mud flap, car cover) try calling them and ask for Mud flap. you will know.. if you can live with out (Glass holder, Arm rest) i guess there are small things a primer (high end) customers gets. if you can live with ZERO knowledgeable service advice. and late arrival of spare part. Customer care and fiat first all the stuff is just gimicks. try calling them as ask any technical question you will know. if you can live with some minor issues.... if you are taking Emotional pack. later when you want add a sub woofer its it not possible. you can not upgrade the system. End of the day when sit inside the car she will make you forget and you would love the drive!!!!

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