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Fiat Punto and its 4 closest rivals

Last updated on: May 23, 2012 07:59 IST

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talian automaker Fiat Automobiles is one of the prominent brand names in India for years.

The neatly designed interiors of the newly launched Fiat Punto are impressive as it has got an ideal combination of attractiveness and quality.

The Italian hot hatch with its high-end features along with powerful and refined engine choices poses serious challenge to some of the most hot selling cars in India..

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It offers two petrol engines with different displacements of 1.2L and 1.4L.

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 starts at Rs 491,000 and goes up to Rs 514,000 for the 1.2L mid petrol version generating 68PS power and 96Nm torque. The sole top end 1.4L Punto yielding 90PS and 115Nm can be yours for Rs 666,000.

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Moreover, the diesel version starts at Rs 559,000 (76PS & 197Nm) and ends at Rs 684,000 (93PS & 209Nm).

Due to its limited network across the nation, it has not tasted desired success.

A new powerful variant Fiat Punto 'Sports' was unleashed lately that roars a big 90hp of output.

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Maruti Swift

The base variant of Maruti Swift is priced at Rs 444,000 and goes up to Rs 676,000 for high end diesel model.

The diesel variant of Swift comes in 1.3L of diesel engine, which produces nearly 75PS of power and 190Nm of torque.

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The petrol variant features 1.2L K-Series engine that smokes out 87PS of max power with 114Nm of peak torque.

In all segments Maruti Swift is neck to neck with Punto, but when it comes to design -- both inside and outside, the latter scores higher.

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Skoda Fabia

Prices for this premium hatch range between Rs 446,000 and Rs 725,000 for the petrol and diesel models.

Skoda Fabia secures well when it comes to power train and features.

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The diesel variant of Fabia comes with 1.2L engine yielding 75bhp of power with 180Nm of high torque.

There is also a 1.6L petrol motor that produces 105bhp.

Skoda scores more than Punto when it comes to its elegant exterior, luxurious interior and high quality gadget.

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Volkswagen Polo

The price tag starts at Rs 467,000 and goes up to Rs 736,000 for higher end models. It comes in both diesel aand petrol variants.

The petrol variant of Polo features 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.

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The diesel version of Polo sports 1.2 litre engine that churns out 75PS of power with 180 Nm of maximum torque similar to Fabia. Here, the multi-jet acts as the differentiator.

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Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20 is packed with segment first features. A point to note is Fiat has high maintenance costs, and that is not the case with Hyundai vehicles.

Hyundai i20 starts at Rs 483,000 and goes up to Rs 784,000. The full sized hatch has choice of petrol and diesel mills.

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The 1.2L Kappa petrol returns 84PS of sheer power and torque of 114Nm, although the 1.4L CRDI gives out 90PS and 220Nm.

Overall, the robust engine freaks would love to take home Fiat Punto, while other feature addicts would try Hyundai i20 and the other models mentioned here.

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