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Old 14th August 2013, 14:03   #751
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Fiat Teases – “Feel The Ultimate Rush: 1 Day to Go”;in its official facebook page.
Is It The Refreshed Punto Sport 90HP?

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If this goes true, refreshed Punto Sport is expected to get some minor cosmetic changes. These changes may include a wee bit of refreshments to the front, interiors and the rear. It is also being rumored that among other bits, new Punto Sport may come with contrasting colored roofs for the red and white variants. It may also get roof-rails atop, which only after we having a look, can tell how will they look
http://motorbash.com/fiat-teases-fee...to-sport-90hp/
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It was actually posted yesterday late evening. That means, the launch should be today.

Punto Sport is expected with more cosmetic upgrades, such as roof rails, contrasting roof colour (like ORVMS in earlier Punto Sport) or just black irrespective of the car colour.

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Funny, I don't think any car with Fiat badge can reach 230 KMPH!

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Funny, I don't think any car with Fiat badge can reach 230 KMPH!
The Punto Abarth comes close.
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Image courtesy: Facebook page of teamfiatmotoclub
https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/teamfiatmotoclub/

Punto sport relaunch-as fiat's facebook page says "Feel the ultimate rush"

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Red (Contrast) caps
Black (Contrast) roof
New graphics
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This is certainly on the lines "All new ***" TATA or Maruti launch
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Well, not much of a launch. But as of now, I am happy that they are staying on the ball and trying something to keep the momentum of sales of the past few months up. I hope the Linea and Punto manage to sell at least aboue a 1000-1200 units a month for now.

The launch at least shows some activity from the management, which has generally been very lax.
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How many times is Fiat going to launch the same car? First it came as the Punto 90. Then relaunched as the Punto Sport. Now re-relaunched as the Punto Sport (again) with some cosmetic changes here and there.
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Image courtesy: Facebook page of teamfiatmotoclub
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Punto sport relaunch-as fiat's facebook page says "Feel the ultimate rush"

Points to note:
Red (Contrast) caps
Black (Contrast) roof
New graphics
Spoiler

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Any idea if the roof is painted/ stickered? The finish seems dull, in the pics.
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Now I see why I saw the Fiat showroom open yesterday even at 9 pm. I saw their team members with a white punto with black roof as if getting it ready for delivery the next day. Thought it was being custom made for a customer.
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How many times is Fiat going to launch the same car? First it came as the Punto 90. Then relaunched as the Punto Sport. Now re-relaunched as the Punto Sport (again) with some cosmetic changes here and there.
I think they have been inspired by their previous partner TATA on this regard. But somehow Fiats making some news after long time.

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I do not think this is any limited edition like the ones from Maruti, Hyundai & off late from VAG.

This is the next gen MJD VGT motor generating 93 PS power @ 4000 rpm (same as Linea IMO). The old Punto VGT diesel generated 90/91 PS, which was little lower than the Linea. Their Fiat MJD VGT generates upto 104/105 PS power, for cars coming out factory. I hope they launch this engine in India soon.
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I do not think this is any limited edition like the ones from Maruti, Hyundai & off late from VAG.

This is the next gen MJD VGT motor generating 93 PS power @ 4000 rpm (same as Linea IMO). The old Punto VGT diesel generated 90/91 PS, which was little lower than the Linea. Their Fiat MJD VGT generates upto 104/105 PS power, for cars coming out factory. I hope they launch this engine in India soon.
Am I the only one confused?

Its not another generation motor or anything. Just a small retuning. 2PS does not make any difference on the road.

Fiat MJD VGT? From the power figure of 105 PS, I assume you are taking about the 1.6 Multijet. If so- it is coming in the 2014 Linea.
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This cannot be the next generation MJD, that is, Multijet 2. If Fiat were to launch Multijet 2, they would have advertised it enough.

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Fiat MJD VGT? From the power figure of 105 PS, I assume you are taking about the 1.6 Multijet. If so- it is coming in the 2014 Linea.
There indeed was 1.3 MJD with 105 PS output, sold with previous generation Lancia Ypsilon. This engine is no longer available with the current Ypsilon.

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This is the next gen MJD VGT motor generating 93 PS power @ 4000 rpm (same as Linea IMO). The old Punto VGT diesel generated 90/91 PS, which was little lower than the Linea. Their Fiat MJD VGT generates upto 104/105 PS power, for cars coming out factory. I hope they launch this engine in India soon.
sorry I seem to be missing out on something here. There is nothing different about the MultiJet engine on the Punto Sport I bought, compared to what is offered now. Here's a screenshot of the catalogue that was given during my purchase - note the same 93PS even on the 2012 Punto Sport / E90.
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What is Punto MJD VGT and what is Fiat MJD VGT?? Linea uses the exact same state of tune as the E90 / Sport as far as I know.


By the way, 90HP translates to 93PS. Maybe using these HP/PS units interchangeably is the cause for confusion here?? I doubt Fiat will meddle with power tuning now when the new launch is scheduled for 2014.

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How many times is Fiat going to launch the same car? First it came as the Punto 90. Then relaunched as the Punto Sport. Now re-relaunched as the Punto Sport (again) with some cosmetic changes here and there.
+100, hilarious stuff. In between, the Sport was done away with (2013 beginning) and it was simply called 90HP

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Great to see finally Fiat is coming back to Indian market. But survival of premium hatches will be very difficult in Indian market (attracting volume). Because there are many compact sedans available in this price bracket. Now waiting to see the Jeep range in our market.
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