New 2012 Fiat Punto revealed

The new Fiat Punto will enter the market in a similar style to its smaller Fiat 500 brother, including more styling tweaks and better CO2 emissions.

As well as an interior and exterior revamp, the new Punto gains Fiat’s acclaimed TwinAir engine range which is available with its own trim and specification.

From the outside, the new Punto offers a sportier appeal, yet retains its familiar plump shape. New exterior additions include a black hexagonal front grille, body colour bumpers and a tailgate that opens via pressing the Fiat badge on its rear.

The new Punto offers a wide choice of engines, including a 1.4-litre MultiAir petrol and a 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel. The lowest emitting engine in the range is the frugal 85bhp 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel which emits just 90g/km and returns a combined 80.7mpg.

The new Fiat Punto comes available with five trim levels: Pop, Easy, Lounge, GBT and TwinAir. The entry level Pop trim includes CD and MP3 player, trip computer, a height adjustable driver’s seat and fabric upholstery with red stitching.

The GTB trim is offered on the Punto range to celebrate Fiat’s support for British Cycling and it builds on the Easy trim, which includes 15-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning and 60/40 split rear seats. The GBT trim adds sports suspension, body coloured rear spoiler and darkened privacy glass.

The TwinAir trim adds TwinAir logo badging, darkened headlights and a unique Unplugged Green paintjob.

The TwinAir engine is Fiat’s most frugal petrol. The two-cylinder unit will deliver the lowest CO2 emissions out of all petrol engine choices.

Blue&Me TomTom LIVE can also be specified with the new Punto and includes Bluetooth and satellite navigation features.

Prices for the new Fiat Punto will be announced closer to its release date.