It’s been a couple of years since Fiat launched a new model has made its entry in the domestic market and with the new BS6 emission norms in effect, Fiat has officially announced that the brand will no longer be producing the whole Punto and the Linea range.
Surprisingly the Italian automobile manufacturer has still not updated most of its line-up to comply with the new and more stringent BS6 emission norms. According to the SIAM’s monthly report, the brand has not shipped a single unit of the Linea sedan since September 2019 while no Punto has left the factory since May 2019. Does this mean that Fiat is somehow planning to leave the country? The answer is ‘No’ Fiat’s parent conglomerate still has the Jeep brand alive and well under its name.
Under its hood, the Fiat Punto features a 1.3-litre diesel engine which can also be seen in some of Maruti’s line-up as well. The is capable of generating a maximum power output of 90hp with 209Nm of peak torque while paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. However, the Punto which was produced in January 2020 came equipped with a 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel unit.
While the Honda City, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna’s competitor the Fiat Linea supports a 1.4-litre petrol engine capable of churning 88hp with 115Nm of torque while mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Additionally, it also came with a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine option which produces 122hp with 208 Nm of peak torque while paired to a 5-speed manual transmission