To mark the 150th anniversary of Italy's unification, Fiat has unveiled a special edition version of its Punto Evo supermini called the ‘Punto 150’. Set to go on sale this April, the commemorative edition is distinguished by a bespoke honeycomb grille, the two-tone unique lightweight alloy wheels, “Azzurro Italia” special metallic paintwork and the “Italia 150” round commemorative badges on the B-pillars.
All Punto 150°s (reads 150th) will be offered with standard air conditioning, a radio-CD audio system with MP3 compatibility and fog lights.
Power comes from a choice of three Euro 5-compliant engines, two running on petrol (1.2-liter 69HP and 1.4-liter 77HP) and one on diesel (1.3-liter Multijet II 75HP). All engines are fitted with a start/stop system as standard.Fiat also offers a 70HP 1.4-liter engine that can run either on petrol either or LPG.
The starting price in Italy for the 1.2-liter version of the Punto 150° will be €9,900 ($14,000). Besides this special anniversary model, Fiat will put the “Italia 150” logo on all the cars it will build between April and the end of June for the Italian market.
Fiat didn't say if the Punto 150° is reserved only for Italy or if it will be sold in other European countries as well.
By Dan Mihalascu