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August 31, 2009

Frankfurt Preview: Fiat Punto Evo

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Fiat Punto Evo – Click above for high-res image gallery

The already-efficient Fiat Punto will get a stylistic and efficiency upgrade at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. On the outside, the Punto Evo is a bit longer than the Grande Punto, which it replaces, and has different bumpers and lights. Inside, the Punto Evo now represents “the most evolved expression of Italian style,” if we believe Fiat PR.

The environmental enhancements, including new engines and lowered emissions, are easier to quantify. The Punto Evo will get the company’s line of MultiAir engines that, when compared to conventional gas engines of the same size, produce up to 10 percent more power while reducing CO2 emissions by up to 10 percent and consuming up to 10 percent less fuel. Particulate and NOx emissions are also greatly reduced. Because it is standard on all of Fiat’s Euro5 gas and diesel poweplants, Start&Stop will also be available on the new Punto Evo. LPG- and methane-fueled engines will also be offered. The Punto Evo will also feature the Blue&Me infotainment system (as a brand new “Blue&Me-TomTom” version) which means the eco:Drive driver education efficiency system will be included. More details in the two press releases after the jump and fresh images are available in the gallery below.

Gallery: Fiat Punto Evo

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[Source: Fiat]

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