Looks may not be everything, but they do help when it comes to vehicle styling. Thankfully, the Fiat Punto excels in this area. Clean, classic lines, with a modern twist make this city-bound beauty a real head turner. What's more, Fiat has made sure the hatchback has the functionality to complete the package.
The Punto exudes Italian style with smart, elegant lines and a welcoming look. At the front the city-focused run around has a split grille with optional fog lights for a sportier feel. Alloy wheels add to the Punto's exceptional sense of style, as do the car's accentuated wheel arches. It all adds up to give the impression of a vehicle designed to slice through the air with the minimal of effort.
Inside, the Punto feels spacious and fun, with expressive and intuitive controls. The optional Skydome sunroof gives a panoramic sense of space and bathes the entire car in natural light. Body-hugging seats come in a number of stylish cloths, and optional tinted windows reduce interior glare significantly.
Start/stop technology is just one of the ways Fiat has improved the Punto's mileage on a single tank. Its fuel efficient engines come in three options, the opener being a 1.2-litre unit that generates an ample 68bhp. The Sporting model comes equipped with a 1.4-litre alternative that gives an extra boost of 76bhp, and the eco-friendly nature of these engines means CO2 emissions are as low as 90g/km.
Optional adaptive cornering lights set the Punto out as a safety focused choice. Whilst standard features such as airbags include up to seven in certain models, giving complete peace of mind. Anti-whiplash headrests are available in all variants, and ABS, EBD and ESP all ensure you stay firmly in control of the Punto.