#AutoExpo2016: Fiat India launches the new Punto Pure and unveils the Linea 125s and Avventura Urban Cross

New Delhi, 04 February 2016: Fiat India has launched the Fiat Punto Pure, its entry level hatchback based on the Grande Punto platform. Designed to target customers in the B segment, it would be available in two engine variants; a 1.3L Advanced Multi-jet Diesel producing 76 PS @4000 rpm and generating 197 Nm of torque @1750 rpm, and a 1.2L FIRE Petrol engine producing 68 PS @6000 rpm and generating 96 Nm of torque @2500 rpm.

The Fiat Punto Pure is a 5-door hatchback priced at INR 4.49 lacs for the petrol and INR 5.59 lacs for the diesel variant (ex-showroom, New Delhi). It stays true to its DNA of being a driver focused hatchback with genuine Italian flair and zippy credentials, with a well-tuned suspension that ensures good ride and handling. Its dimensions of  3987mm(L) x 1687(W) x 1495(H) give it an impressive presence on the road, with a spacious cabin comfortable for five people and a large boot. Balancing between functionality and driveability, it has a relatively low cost of ownership and comes standard with 14” steel wheels and black coloured ORVMs and door handles. The bumpers are body coloured and there are rear fog lamps. The Punto Pure will be available at dealerships soon after the Auto Expo 2016.

Fiat also showcased the new Linea 125s with a 1.4L four-cylinder T-Jet engine, that generates 125 BHP, and the ruggedly stylish, feature loaded and powerful Avventura Urban Cross with the 1.4 L T-Jet petrol engine which will generate 140 BHP. Both the vehicles will be available later in 2016.

The Linea 125s has an aggressive stance and is designed to take on windy, twisty roads and tackle tough curves with ease. It comes equipped with rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, rear parking sensors and OVRM indicators. Inside it has a new touch screen audio plus navigation, cruise control, dual stage driver airbag, passenger airbag and ambient lighting.

The Avventura Urban Cross has a rugged front design, multiple roof rails, and all round body cladding on the outside. A significant change includes the absence of the spare wheel at the rear of the car. The dimensions of the Avventura Urban Cross stand at 4000mm(L) x 1700mm(W) x 1500m(H), making it a useful for city driving as well as weekend outdoors. Features include LED optical guide tail lamps, 17” alloy wheels, ORVM turn indicators and unique follow me headlamps. It also has a touch screen audio with Bluetooth, auxiliary unit along with navigation, dual tone interiors, plush and comfortable seats, high terrain gauges like compass and inclinometer.

In India, the performance and sporting wing under FCA was introduced last year by launching the iconic pocket rocket; Abarth 595 Competizione. This was followed by a lot more power being added to the existing Punto Evo and many of the components were upgraded to make it the first “hot hatch” in India. The Abarth Punto was launched in October last, and is showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo. Additionally, the Avventura powered by Abarth which is the fastest crossover in the country also makes it to the stands at the Auto Expo 2016.

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