Punto Evo made its first debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The badge "Evo" highlights a level of evolution in car design that is capable of satisfying customers who are increasingly demanding in terms of technology, driveability and respect for the environment.

Fiat Punto Evo will be powered by a wide range of Euro 5 Engines. There will be second-generation 1.3 litre MultiJet and the 1.4 litre MultiAir engines. The range is going to be reinforced by hybrid methane and LPG systems to achieve the best eco-friendly engines in the segment.

Start&Stop system will be build-in Punto Evo to improve the fuel consumption. This system comes as standard on all new Euro 5 petrol and diesel engines.

Other very usefull system build-in the Evo is Blue&Me-TomTom infotainment system. This is a colour touch-screen navigation system, which can manage phone calls, road maps and driving information. The active safety is entrusted to ABS, EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and ESP (Electronic Stability Program). There is also Hill Holder system, which helps the driver with hill starts by keeping the car stationary for a few seconds. In our opinion this is perfect for amateur drivers.

The Fiat Punto Evo will be available at the market from the second half of October 2009.

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Press Release:

Unveiled in a world premiere at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, the new Fiat Punto Evo is officially launched today. It aims to build on the success of its predecessor, the Grande Punto, and become a benchmark for innovation, safety and style thanks to several new features. The name "Evo" highlights a level of evolution in car design that is capable of satisfying customers who are increasingly demanding in terms of technology, driveability and respect for the environment.

The technological excellence of the Punto Evo is in evidence primarily through the broad range of Euro 5 engines, including the second-generation 1.3 MultiJet and the 1.4 MultiAir - the revolutionary technology developed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies that will gradually be adopted by all Fiat Group engines. Alongside these innovative power units and the more traditional ones are the hybrid methane and LPG systems, combining to form the most complete and eco-friendly engine range in the segment, bar none.

Still with reduced consumption and emissions in mind, the new Punto Evo offers Start&Stop, the system that temporarily switches off the engine when you stop the car. Start&Stop comes as standard on all new Euro 5 petrol and diesel engines.

Inside the car, there is also a debut for the new Blue&Me-TomTom infotainment system, whose practical colour touch-screen allows you to manage phone calls, satellite navigation and all the driving information you need, which it downloads directly from the on-board computer systems.

The Fiat Punto Evo raises the bar in the field of safety with its seven airbags. It is one of the few cars in its class to provide a driver knee bag as standard across all trims. As well as the usual ABS, EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and ESP (Electronic Stability Program) systems, there are other useful features such as the Hill Holder system, which helps the driver with hill starts by keeping the car stationary for a few seconds in order to prevent it from rolling backwards, and the adaptive cornering front fog lights that come on automatically on dipped beam according to the steering angle.

Finally, the Fiat Punto Evo is even more attractive thanks to the work done by Fiat's Centro Stile. The interiors (dashboard, seats and instruments) have been completely revamped to make them more plush and elegant, and the car has a new eye-catching shape. The Fiat Punto Evo will be available to buy from the second half of October. It aims to establish itself as a European market leader in the hugely important supermini segment.