2011 (61) Fiat Punto Evo1.2 Active 3dr

Glasgow Vauxhall (South)

Call now on 0141 309 9322*

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Automatic start/stop systemBlue and me
Electric power steering 

Entertainment

Radio/CD + MP3Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Body colour electric adjustable heated door mirrorsElectric front windows
Heated rear windscreen 

Interior Features

2 rear head restraints4-speed ventilation system
Cloth upholsteryFolding rear seatbacks
Height adjustable driver's seatHeight/reach adjustable steering column

Safety

ABS/EBDDriver and passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagESP + ASR/MSR + HBA + Hill holder

Security

DeadlocksRemote central locking

Wheels

15" steel wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.24CO2 (g/km)123
HC0.033Noise Level dB(A)70
NOx0.029Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftSOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1242Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)70.7Cylinders - Stroke (mm)78.9
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves8
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)54.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)64.2EC Urban (mpg)42.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power69
Coin SeriesActiveInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 076E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years8Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)13.9Engine Power - BHP69
Engine Power - KW51Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT75
Engine Torque - MKG10.4Engine Torque - NM102
Engine Torque - RPM3000Top Speed97

Tyres

Tyre Size Front175/65 R15Tyre Size Rear175/65 R15
Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KITWheel Type15" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1490Length4065
Wheelbase2510Width1687

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1030
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)275Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked400
Minimum Kerbweight1015No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Fiat Punto Evo

By Andy Enright

Introduction

There's a rule of thumb that states that if you want a great Fiat, buy the smallest one possible. The bigger Fiats get, the less class competitive they seem to be. So when Fiat launches a supermini class car, it's fair to say that expectations are high. Fiat's Punto Evo was a supermini that didn't always play by the established rules. It was bigger than most cars in this class but was priced aggressively and looked a good deal classier than most boring shopping hatches. There are some cars that make great new buys but poor used selections and there are also vehicles that are quite the opposite. Choose carefully and a used Punto Evo can make a lot if sense. Here's what to look for.

History

When it comes to writing the history of Fiat, the Punto Evo probably won't even get a mention. Not because it isn't a good car, but merely because Fiat's naming policy has a lot to answer for. When this third generation Punto first appeared in 2006, it wore the Grande Punto badge, which had an agreeably Ronseal touch to it insofar as it did exactly what it said on the tin. It was a Punto and it was Grande. Fiat developed this model into the Punto Evo, launched in 2010. This was first unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Show and it was clear that the Italians had been listening to customer feedback. Buyers loved the Grande Punto's sleek styling and practicality but weren't so keen on some of its interior plastics, its ageing engine range and felt that in-car technology was falling behind. The Punto Evo addressed these issues but was initially sold alongside run-out models of the Grande Punto, confusing the customer proposition, in the UK at least. Then there was the fact that the 'Evo' badge here has connotations of extreme high performance, something the little Fiat never delivered, even in the warmer Abarth version that subsequently appeared. Biggest news with this car was its clever 1.4-litre MultiAir petrol engine, a unit offering the power you'd associate with a much larger unit but the fuel economy of something quite small and feeble. The range was tweaked in Spring 2011, with the MyLife trim level appearing and the Eleganza versions being ditched. Finally, in 2012, Fiat decided to revise the Punto again, ditching the Evo badge and reverting to plain and simple Punto, as it should always have been.

What You Get

The clean, classy looks of the Grande Punto were a definite strongpoint: whether Fiat managed to retain this with the Punto Evo is something you'll need to decide for yourself. Certainly, the Evo's look packs in a shade more aggression, with the indicators relocated outside the main headlight clusters and the grille dropped lower down the nose, but the effect is fussier than before. At the rear, the tail light design is attractive and the bumper insert mirrors the shape made by the grille and intake at the front. Inside, this car made a far more obvious step forward. The quality of the plastics and fabrics used is very impressive and the two tone colour schemes on the plusher models work well. The dashboard is sculpted around the consoles and air vents with chrome and gloss black inserts adding to the upmarket ambience. The control systems are easy to work out and particular mention should go to the nicely shaped steering wheel. The Punto is one of the larger cars in the supermini sector and with its lengthy wheelbase comes a spacious interior. The 275-litre boot isn't outstanding for the class but rear leg and headroom is very good indeed and the rear seat squabs can flip up to provide an almost flat loading bay. Fiat weren't shy in piling technological features into the Punto Evo. All models come with a comprehensive safety specification that includes a full complement of airbags, including a driver's knee airbag. The Dualogic robotised gearbox is available with selected engine options and depending on the trim level, the car can also come with daytime running lights, adaptive cornering fog lights, a hill holder function, the Sky Dome electric sunroof and some tempting infotainment options. Fiat was particularly proud of its award-winning Blue&Me system which incorporates Bluetooth wireless technology with voice recognition, a USB and MP3 compatible stereo and Blue&Me TomTom satellite navigation. In partnership with leading manufacturer TomTom, Fiat also offered a removable satellite navigation unit that integrates seamlessly with the car's other system and can be controlled via voice recognition or buttons on the steering wheel. If you're worried about your used supermini looking old hat, the Punto Evo could be the answer.

What to Look For

The Grande Punto was never one of the better performers on customer satisfaction surveys due to niggling reliability issues and poor dealer support. Fiat has invested in its dealer network in recent years to improve the service offered and with the Punto Evo it benefited from developing a mature platform, ironing out the kinks in the process. It's better but you should still make sure electrical parts like the sunroof function and that the heater controls work as expected. On the whole, this is an extremely reliable model which is to Fiat's credit.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2009 Punto Evo 1.4 MultiAir) Parts prices are reasonable. In terms of consumable items, an air filter is around £15 with an oil filter retailing at approximately £20. Spark plugs are £10 each, with a front tyre weighing in at around £120.

On the Road

The 1.4-litre MultiAir engine is a highlight of the Punto Evo range. It's available in 105bhp guise or with 135bhp thanks to the addition of a turbocharger. The clever bit is the MultiAir's electrohydraulic valve management system that will sound like gobbledegook to most but works to optimise the amounts of air entering the combustion system by controlling the engine intake valves independently of the throttle. The result is improvements in things that motorists tend to like - performance, economy and refinement. On the diesel side, there's more innovation in the shape of the second generation of Fiat's ever-popular 1.3-litre Multijet diesel. Available in 75bhp and 95bhp guises, this compact common-rail diesel engine is a perfect fit in a small car like the Punto Evo. A finely controlled combustion process produces high levels of economy and plenty of torque. The 95bhp engine, which features a variable geometry turbocharger, can cover the 0-62mph sprint in 11.7s. If you want more pace than that, there's the 1.6-litre Multijet diesel with 120bhp and a 9.7-second 0-62mph time.

Overall

The Fiat Punto Evo gets a solid thumbs up from us. We haven't always been able to wholeheartedly recommend Fiat products to used buyers but the Punto Evo is big, classily finished and, most importantly, has garnered a reassuring reliability record. It doesn't drive quite as sharply as the best in its class, but it has many other compensations.

Performance
70%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
80%

Glasgow Vauxhall (South)

640 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow, G41 2QF

Phone Number

Call now on 0141 309 9322*

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