Economical and cheap to run, good levels of standard equipment, excellent MultiAir petrol engines,
Firm ride, disappointingly spongy gear change, some hard plastics in the cabin
It has a new name and new engines, but the Punto Evo is essentially a facelift of the Grande Punto - a car which has helped to improve Fiat's reputation for quality and reliability. There are some subtle changes to the exterior, including a new front end akin to the Fiat 500 while there are substantial upgrades to the interior with a new dashboard, instrument dials and a sleek stereo.
However the biggest advances come under the bonnet thanks to new petrol and diesel engines that deliver more power along with improvements in economy and CO2 emissions. All models come with an automatic engine stop/start system too. Improvements in refinement and soundproofing make it quieter on the move, but the overly firm ride detracts from overall comfort.
However, the Punto Evo is still a great value small car with plenty of standard equipment and low running costs.
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