2012 Fiat Punto Van comes to replace the Grande Punto Van in the brands Professional range of models. In addition to this it carries a lot of improvements compared to the preceding model.

The new Fiat Van model provides a load capacity of 1.0 m3 and a payload of 520 kg. And in addition it features external design modifications with fully coloured front and rear bumpers which give it more sophisticated look.

Furthermore, it is important to mention that this Van actually successfully combines the exterior style of both the Grande Punto and Punto Evo cars.

Regarding the interior of the Punto, it includes new sportier seat fabrics. On the SX version there can be found a new dashboard with soft touch materials and an elegant design.

As a standard equipment for all versions of this model are include the ESP (Electronic Stability Programme), BAS (Brake Assistance System), remote central locking, electric front windows, electrically adjustable and heated body coloured mirrors, trip computer, driver and passenger airbags, radio/CD/MP3 player, electric power steering, height and reach-adjustable steering wheel and a height-adjustable driver's seat.

2012 Fiat Punto Van

More importantly, 2012 Fiat Punto Van will come with one diesel engine - the 1.3 MultiJet II diesel, in three levels of power:

• 75hp (55 kW) / 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) max torque (at 1500 rpm)

67.2 MPG (4.2 l/100km) combined fuel consumption and 112 g/km CO2 emissions

• 85hp (62 kW) / 200 Nm (148 lb-ft) max torque (at 1500 rpm) with Start&Stop

80.7 MPG (3.5 l/100km) combined fuel consumption and 90 g/km CO2 emissions

• 95hp (70 kW) / 200 Nm (148 lb-ft) max torque (at 1500 rpm) with Start&Stop

67.2 MPG (4.2 l/100km) combined fuel consumption and 110 g/km CO2 emissions

The Start&Stop function comes as a standard only on the 1.3 MultiJet II 85hp and 95hp versions. With this function the fuel consumption is lowered to 80.7 MPG and the CO2 emissions to 90 g/km.

The Punto Van will be available in three different pastel colours: White, Dark Blue and Red, thus being able to deliver even more style and elegance to the load-bearing range of vehicles.

The starting price of the 2012 Fiat Punto Van is £10,990.

Source: Fiat