Fiat Punto Evo and Avvetnura to get the more powerful T-jet engine
One car that has always been close to my heart is the Fiat Punto Evo. Every time I step behind the wheel of the Punto Evo I am amazed by the ride and handling prowess of this Italian hatch, but there has always been one thing I disliked about the car, its underpowered diesel and petrol engines. But now there`s something all Fiat fans including me can rejoice about. The Fiat Punto Evo and the Avventura will be getting the 1.4 litre T-jet engine from the Linea which pumps out 113bhp.
Both the Punto Evo and Avventura are great handling cars and weigh as much as a midsized sedan which makes both the cars unexciting to drive with the current crop of engines. The added power from the internationally acclaimed T-jet engine would give the Punto Evo an added boost to its already fantastic handling capabilities. With the 113bhp T-jet engine plonked under the hood of the Punto Evo, the car would be the most powerful hatchback in the country and will directly compete with the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI.
The Polo TSI uses a modern turbocharged petrol motor coupled to a 7-speed automatic DSG transmission, while the Punto will draw power from a conventional turbocharged engine mated to a manual gearbox, to attract the enthusiasts. The Punto Evo T-jet is expected to cost around Rs 7 lakh and the Avventura Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). When launched in India the Punto Evo would be the most powerful hatchback under the 10 lakh bracket. With 113bhp waiting to be unleashed, you bet we can`t wait to get behind the wheel of this hot Italian hatch.