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The Rs 7.36 lakh Fiat Grande Punto is here!

Last updated on: May 21, 2012 10:19 IST

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he Indian arm of the leading Italian luxury car maker, Fiat India has added a sports edition model to their hatchback model lineup.

This new variant christened as the Fiat Grande Punto Sports, is unearthed at a price tag of Rs 736,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).

This has been a pleasant revelation for the Indian car market as Fiat India had already launched all their 2012 series car models during the start of this year itself.

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The company had also stated during the earlier launch, that they don't have any plans whatsoever of introducing anymore new models this year.

Fiat India had further stated that they will be concentrating on increasing their outlets and also service centers across the country and building their brand value.

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Their new models launched earlier this year included the stunning 2012 Fiat Linea sedan as well as their hatchback; 2012 Fiat Grande Punto.

With this sudden launch of this sports edition variant, the company has taken the entire automobile fraternity by surprise.

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Along with this car, the company has also inaugurated their second Fiat Caffe, which is located in the posh locality of Koregaon Park area in Pune, Maharashtra.

Their first such exclusive outlet was opened in New Delhi in January this year.

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This is an exclusive place for car aficionados to come and browse through the glorious history of this remarkable automobile company, gain first hand information on their recently launched cars and also take a look at their precious collectibles and souvenirs, while enjoying a cup of the Italian Lavazza coffee.

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This hatchback is claimed to be one of the most commanding cars in its segment with a powerful 1.3 litre multi-jet diesel engine.

This dominant engine has the capacity to churn out a peak power of 93 Ps at 4000 RPM along with a pounding torque output of 209 Nm at 2000 RPM.

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The other impressive feature of this engine is that it is equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox and turbocharger of variable geometry, which helps in smoother driving and also in generating better fuel efficiency of 20.5 kmpl.

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Overall, this new variant seems to be an action packed entertainer which will set the roads on fire and would lock horns with all its rivals.

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Fiat India prior to the launch kept all the details and specifications of this new Limited Edition Fiat Grande Punto Sport very closely guarded.

As it seems that, no one had any information of this hatchback being launched until the company came out with the surprise announcement.

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To start with, this new variant has been endowed with smart racing stripes, flashy outside rear view mirrors in body color and a rear spoiler, which has been added to make it look energetic and lively.

The sporty hatchback is offered in three different color-Hip Hop Black, Exotica Red and Bossa Nova White.

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The sides have also been adorned with attractive graphics.

The exteriors are making this new Limited Edition Fiat Grande Punto stand out in the crowd and this hatchback guarantees grasping your attention, as soon as it hit the Indian roads.

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The interiors are adorned with  GenNext Blue&Me technology which is actually a voice command system linked to the steering wheel for controlling the media player, answering phone and reading your SMS's.

My car technology has also been incorporated that boasts of features like external temperature indicator, trip activation analytics, digital odometer, automatic door lock speed setting and a lot more.

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The standard features of Grande Punto Sporty version are leather wrapped steering wheel, gearshift knob, speed sensitive volume adjuster for audio player and automatic AC with integrated CD/MP3 player and FM with 4 speakers.

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The new Grande Punto hatch has not just got feature rich, the safety features have gone a notch higher too, the car now comes with ABS and EBD along with dual stage front airbag with Early crash sensors, fire prevention system, anti-theft engine immobiliser with rolling code, keyless entry with digital door indicator with specific door notification.

The Limited Edition Fiat Grande Punto Price is considerably more than the regular version due to its power packed performance and sporty looks.


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