Few days back we reported that the 2013 Fiat Punto was caught in lens doing test runs on the Brazilian roads and had also exhibited the spy pics. But now we have the first clear pictures of the facelifted version of the favorite hatchback of this Italian car maker. Word is, the Fiat Punto facelift is all set to break covers in Brazil on 18th July 2012. The pictures of the new car reveal that the design philosophy of the original version has been carried forward but still the car looks new and fresh.
The major change has been rendered to the front grille that looks quite similar to the Fiat 500 in the new slim avatar. The headlights, bumpers and the fog lamps have been made different than before and the entire front end looks a lot similar to the Punto Evo 2010 version which was launched in Italy. The hood of the car has also been graced with some flowing lines which make the overall look more modish.
The tail lamps and the rear bumpers have also been redesigned in accordance with the front end. The Fiat Punto facelift has also been gratified with some additional features as well as revamped interiors such as new A/C vents on the dashboard and a bit of tweaking on the central console and the instrument cluster.
The 2013 Fiat Punto will be offered with three new driving modes known as Normal, Sports and Economy; each mode has a different contribution to the car. The Sports mode will enhance the overall performance of the car and is sure to live up to its name. The Economy mode on the other hand would offer better mileage. The Indian car market is expected to be treated with this new and refreshed car by the next year.
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