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  • Three-tier line-up – Pop, Easy and Lounge
  • Punto Pop manual with impressive $16,000# drive-away entry price (limited offer)

Fiat Chrysler Group is continuing to reinvigorate the small car market in Australia, following on from the recent launch of an expanded Fiat 500 range, with the reintroduction of the Fiat Punto.

Building on Fiat’s heritage of making mould-breaking small cars, the Punto is aimed at one of the most competitive and dynamic sectors of Australia’s new car market, where it will provide an Italian alternative to the mainstream competitors in the Light car segment.

Available in a five-door hatchback body style across three specification levels – Pop, Easy and Lounge – the Punto offers customers Italian style that is affordable, practical and safe, and that can be personalised with an extensive array of customisation options.

“The Punto has been designed to meet the requirements of new car buyers looking for environmentally friendly cars that are affordable to run and easy to live with, yet still chic, safe, comfortable and fun to drive,” said Veronica Johns, President & CEO Fiat Chrysler Group Australia.

The three-tier Punto range starts with the Pop model, which has been introduced to appeal to price sensitive customers who don’t want to forego style just because they’re in the market for an affordable small car. The interior boasts stylish denim inserts on the seats, a six-speaker radio/CD/MP3 audio system with steering wheel controls and Blue&Me hands-free Bluetooth phone connectivity, while Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) are also part of the standard specification.

The mid-spec Easy model features a combination of style and technology with a premium dash and additional equipment such as a leather wrapped steering wheel and gear shift, driver’s knee airbag, front seat armrest and rear parking sensors.

The range-topping Lounge gets new interior trim and features a new soft-touch finish to the premium dash. Other luxury touches include sculpted sports seats, climate control air conditioning, ambient lighting and rain-sensing windscreen wipers.

With its modern Italian design, efficient Euro 5-compliant engine, rich equipment levels and impressive $16,000 drive away entry price, the Punto offers good value for buyers.

Since the Punto nameplate was first introduced in 1993, more than 8.5 million examples have been sold in Europe, making it one of the leading vehicles in its class.


The Fiat Punto maintains the model’s instantly recognisable and dynamic shape, however, it has been made even more elegant and characterful courtesy of a host of detail changes, both inside and out.

The most noticeable change to the exterior design is a new front bumper, which blends the strong design themes of its predecessors, incorporating key elements of the Grande Punto with those of the Punto Evo.

The new bumper design engenders the front fascia with an elegant appearance, featuring more streamlined upper and lower air intakes, split by the registration plate mount, but enclosed in a single trapezoidal perimeter. Direction indicators frame the air intake openings, while fog lights with cornering function are located within the lower air intake on the Lounge model.

All models feature black honeycomb grilles, which give the Punto a more technical and sporty appearance, while the Fiat badge is now more prominently positioned along the top edge of the bumper.

At the rear, the Fiat badge now doubles as the tailgate actuator – push it and the tailgate opens. The Punto badge sits beneath it in the centre of the tailgate and features a red dot in the same colour as the Fiat badge. The new rear bumper, with an integrated trapezoidal styling treatment, features new, elongated rear fog and reversing lights.

New, sculpted tail lights house twin floating elements set against a gloss black panel, which are wrapped with a unique light signature that makes the Punto instantly recognisable.

New wheel designs and fresh paint colours complete the make-over – the entry-level Punto Pop features 15-inch steel wheels with 16-spoke wheel covers; the mid-spec Easy features 15-inch TwinAir-design alloy wheels in a seven twin-spoke pattern; and the range-topping Lounge model features 16-inch Sportline alloy wheels in a seven-spoke arrangement with accent coloured pockets.

Ten exterior paint colours are available on the Punto range, depending on model, including: Ambient White, Rock ‘n’ Roll Blue, Exotica Red, Orange, Pipeline Blue, Crossover Black, Tech House Grey, Turquoise, Coarse Grey and Ruby Red.





Interior type

Grey/red stitching

Grey/red stitching

Grey/grey stitching


Pastel paint





Ambient White

Rock ‘n’ Roll Blue

Exotica Red


Pipeline Blue

Metallic paint





Crossover Black

Tech House Grey


Coarse Grey

Ruby Red

Interior – equipment & trim
To go with the smart new exterior appearance, brand new fabrics on the seats and dashboard have been used inside to give the new Fiat Punto a fresher, more youthful look.

New seat trims include fabric with electro-welded sections to facilitate ventilation in hot weather, while a new sculpted dashboard features a diamond mesh pattern, gloss black trim and chrome accents in the Easy model, along with a soft-touch finish on the Lounge model.

The entry-level Pop model has been designed to be an accessible, simple and functional way into Punto ownership, while still being reasonably well equipped. It features stylish ‘Spicy Grey’ fabric seats with accent red stitching along with a height- and reach-adjustable steering wheel, height adjustable driver’s seat, trip computer, remote central locking, power front windows and a six-speaker radio/CD/MP3 player with steering wheel controls.

Additional equipment includes Blue&Me Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone system, 60/40 split fold rear seat, ABS anti-lock braking, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Start&Stop system and six airbags – driver, front passenger, front seat side and head-protecting side curtain airbags.

Key features:

  • Six airbags including side curtain airbag
  • Start&Stop system
  • Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
  • Air conditioning
  • Dualdrive™ electric power steering
  • Height- and reach-adjustable steering wheel
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Electric front windows
  • Remote central locking
  • Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers
  • Blue&Me™ hands-free connectivity system with Bluetooth®


  • 15-inch alloy wheels - $ 500*
  • TomTom navigation unit - $ 595*

The mid-range Easy model offers an exceptional price-to-equipment ratio, designed to embody a combination of style and technology. On top of the equipment in the Pop, the Easy features a driver’s knee airbag, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever knob, power rear windows, driver’s footrest, front seat centre armrest, rear parking sensors, USB/AUX audio connectivity, a dark burnished treatment on the headlamps and 15-inch alloy wheels.

Key features:

  • 15-inch TwinAir-design alloy wheels
  • Seven airbags including driver’s knee airbag
  • Premium dash design
  • Cruise control
  • Leather steering wheel and gear shift
  • Front seat centre armrest
  • Electric rear windows
  • Blue&Me™ hands-free connectivity system with Bluetooth® USB and AUX


  • Dual-pane sunroof - $ 1,500*
  • TomTom navigation unit - $ 595*

Top of the range is represented by the elegant and sporty Lounge model, which features leather seat trim, climate control air conditioning, electric driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment, electrochromatic rear view mirror, ambient dashboard and front door lighting, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, sports body kit, front fog lights, aluminium exterior mirror caps, darkened privacy glass and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Key features:

  • 16-inch Sportline alloy wheels
  • Sports body kit with side skirts and rear spoiler
  • Adaptive front fog lights with cornering function
  • Aluminium exterior mirror caps
  • Chrome exhaust tip
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather seats with electric lumbar adjustment
  • Electrochromatic interior rear view mirror
  • Ambient lighting
  • Darkened privacy glass


  • Dual-pane sunroof - $ 1,500*
  • Heated front seats - $ 500*
  • TomTom navigation unit - $ 595*

The Punto is great value, uniquely Italian, versatile and safe, but that’s not all ... in addition to the gamut of standard equipment, customers will be able to personalise the Punto like never before through an extensive range of accessories.

Fiat Punto will push the style envelope further by offering a host of customisation options similar to the Fiat 500, including alloy wheels, chrome trims, coloured and patterned side mirror covers and key fobs, organisation and storage solutions, as well as graphics kits.

The result is a wide variety of combinations that will allow owners to give their Punto a unique touch.


With a host of high efficiency, low environmental impact technologies now available on its vehicles, Fiat has given them an umbrella name – Air Technologies. Included in the new Air Technologies brand are the Start&Stop system and Gear Shift Indicator, plus the exclusive eco:Drive software.

In its various previous guises, the Punto has been renowned for offering a high level of innovative technology. In Europe, it became the first car in the supermini sector to feature an in-built infotainment system courtesy of Blue&Me, while it was also the first car in its class to be able to analyse and give suggestions for improving driving styles in real time courtesy of eco:Drive.

Efficient engine
All Punto models are powered by a 1.4-litre 8-valve petrol engine, which is equipped with Fiat’s Start&Stop system and matched to either a five-speed manual or five-speed Dualogic robotised semi-automatic transmission.

The Punto’s 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine is compliant with Euro 5 exhaust emissions legislation and produces 57 kW of power at 6,000 rpm and 115 Nm of torque at 3,250 rpm, while the Start&Stop system is combined with a Gear Shift Indicator that suggests the best gear to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 15 per cent on a typical urban route.

Blue&Me also incorporates Fiat’s revolutionary eco:Drive system, which enables users to download information about their driving habits to a USB memory stick. This data can then be uploaded to a computer by accessing Fiat’s eco:Drive web site – acceleration, deceleration, gear shifts and speed are analysed to give the driver a personal eco:Index of between 1 and 100.

The eco:Drive system then offers tips on how the driver can improve their performance, as well as become part of the eco:Ville online community. To date, eco:Drive has enabled more than 64,000 users to save over 4,300 tonnes of CO2 through improving their driving styles.

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Start&Stop and Gear Shift Indicator
As a further boost to fuel efficiency, all Punto models are equipped with Fiat’s Start&Stop system.

Specifically designed for urban driving, this innovative, efficient system stops the engine when you’re stopped at the lights or in traffic, while keeping all functions such as lights, windscreen wipers, climate control and audio system operating. When it is time to move off again, lifting off the brake or touching the clutch triggers the engine to re-start instantly.

Start&Stop also comes with a Gear Shift Indicator (GSI), which provides a discreet prompt to the driver to change gear at the optimum point to maximise fuel efficiency. In urban driving, fuel consumption can be reduced by up to 15 per cent if both of these technologies are utilised.

Blue&Me TomTom
Fiat recognises the importance of enabling the driver to concentrate on the road and not on finding directions or operating in-car entertainment systems, so the Punto can be specified with the Blue&Me TomTom navigation unit.

Designed for maximum user-friendliness, Blue&Me integrates mobile phones and media players with the car’s built in systems by synching via Bluetooth, so the driver can operate them in total safety without taking their hands off the wheel.

The devices can then be controlled via the steering wheel buttons or by using voice commands, or through the 4.3-inch TomTom unit touchscreen, which mounts in a cradle on the dashboard when fitted.

The Blue&Me TomTom screen can also be removed from the dashboard cradle and used as a portable navigation unit.


Fiat’s Dualdrive electric power steering provides plenty of feedback for the driver without drawing too much power from the engine.

Driver, front passenger, side and curtain airbags are fitted as standard equipment on all models, as are the adjustable front and rear head restraints, while the Easy and Lounge models also features a driver’s knee airbag and anti-whiplash front seat head restraints.

But there are also plenty of features that are usually considered the preserve of larger vehicles. To help make the vehicle easier to see for other drivers all models are fitted with Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). They use less power than low beam headlights and are switched on automatically once the key has been inserted into the ignition. Using them doesn’t illuminate the instrument panel, which ensures it remains visible during daylight.

To ensure that the driver has maximum visibility in all conditions, the front fog lights (Lounge model) also have adaptive cornering functionality to help light the way around corners. Additionally, they flash at the same time as the first indicator blink to signify a lane change manoeuvre.

The Punto’s braking system is supplemented by a range of electronic safety systems including an anti-lock braking system (ABS) and a Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) electronic stability system.

A Hill Holder is also fitted, which maintains braking pressure after the driver lifts off the pedal to ensure perfect hill starts every time.

The Punto Lounge model is fitted with rain sensing windscreen wipers as standard equipment, which uses an infrared LED installed in the front of the screen to detect the presence of rain and automatically engage the wipers if it is sufficiently wet.


The Fiat Punto range is on sale in Australian, with a starting price of $16,000# drive-away for the Pop with manual transmission (limited time offer).






1.4L 4cyl petrol – 57kW / 115Nm

5-speed manual

$ 16,000#


1.4L 4cyl petrol – 57kW / 115Nm

5-speed Dualogic

$ 17,500#


1.4L 4cyl petrol – 57kW / 115Nm

5-speed Dualogic

$ 19,300*


1.4L 4cyl petrol – 57kW / 115Nm

5-speed Dualogic

$ 21,800*

Introductory drive-away offer is on the Punto Pop models only.


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.
# Drive-away price available for a limited time. The drive-away price includes 'on-road costs'.



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