Fiat Punto Evo – Informaţii oficiale

Autor: Oraan Mărculescu acum 11 ani Prezentari

The Fiat Punto Evo, the evolution of the Fiat Grande
Punto
, will make its debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor
Show. It is destined to repeat the success of its predecessor and
become the new pacesetter for innovation, safety and style, thanks
to its many innovative features.

The epithet „Evo” identifies a level of car design that is
capable of satisfying even the most demanding customers in terms of
technology, driving pleasure and respect for the environment.

The Fiat Punto Evo expresses its technical excellence first and
foremost through a wide choice of Euro 5 engines, including a 1.3
second generation Multijet diesel and a 1.4 petrol engine with the
revolutionary MultiAir technology developed by Fiat Powertrain
Technologies and eventually to be incorporated in all Fiat Group
engines. Fiat’s innovative and conventional powerplants are also
joined by dual-fuel methane and petrol units to create the most
complete and ecological range of engines in the segment. With
reduced consumption and emissions in mind, the new Fiat Punto Evo
also offers Start&Stop, the system that switches off and
restarts the engine in stop-and-go traffic. Start&Stop is being
introduced as standard on all Euro5 petrol and diesel engines.
Another system making its first appearance on the Fiat Punto Evo is
„Blue&Me-TomTom”, the new portable satellite navigation unit
that lets you manage telephone, navigation and information
functions on a practical colour touch-screen.

In the area of safety, the Fiat Punto Evo sets new standards
thanks to 7 airbags, including a driver knee airbag. The Fiat Punto
Evo is one of very few cars in its segment with a driver knee
airbag fitted as standard on all versions. Other innovative safety
systems are also available, including Hill-Holder to help with hill
starts, adaptive ‘cornering’ front fog lights that switch on
automatically with dipped headlights according to the angle of
steering, and Fiat’s tried and tested ABS, EBD (Electronic Brake
force Distribution) and ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
systems.

Finally, the new Punto Evo is even more attractive thanks to the
work of Fiat’s Centro Stile. The interiors (fascia, seats and
instrumentation) have been completely renewed to become even more
prestigious and elegant, and the outside has been given a
thoroughly restyled look too.

The Fiat Punto Evo goes on sale in the second half of October
with the precise objective of consolidating its role as one of
Europe’s market leaders in the highly important compact
segment.

Technical innovation

The Fiat Punto Evo expresses its technical excellence first and
foremost through a wide choice of engines Euro 5, including petrol
units equipped with the revolutionary MultiAir system and second
generation Multijet diesels.

Developed and patented by FPT – Fiat Powertrain Technologies –
MultiAir technology will gradually be adopted by all engines fitted
to Fiat Group cars. The heart of MultiAir is a new electrohydraulic
valve management system that reduces fuel consumption by
controlling air directly via the inlet valves (without using the
throttle). MultiAir reduces emissions (thanks to improved
combustion control) and also improves performance by boosting both
power and torque.

Similar results have been achieved in diesel versions thanks to
the adoption of second generation Multijet units across the range.
These engines incorporate new common rail injectors that, thanks to
a balanced hydraulic servo-valve, control the quantity of fuel
injected into the combustion chamber with improved precision, and
in a faster and more flexible sequence than in the past.

The choice of engines available for the Fiat Punto Evo is the
most complete and ecological in this market segment, and even
includes two alternative fuel engines, a methane and an LPG
unit.

The new Fiat Punto Evo is even equipped with the latest version
of the Blue&Me system. „Blue&Me-TomTom” is a fully
integrated infotainment system that lets you manage telephone,
navigation and information functions on a practical colour
touch-screen. The system is the result of a partnership between
Fiat Group Automobiles and TomTom, European leader in portable
navigation systems, and integrates with the car’s other systems
thanks to the Blue&Me system developed in conjunction with
Magneti Marelli. The new system also incorporates „eco:Drive Info”
for real time information on your driving style and useful
suggestions for reducing environmental impact and optimising
consumption by changing gear and using the accelerator to suit the
nature of the route.

Respect for the environment

At Fiat, innovation means greater respect for the environment
too. In fact, the environment is one of the main issues driving
product development, and ensures that the Fiat range is the
greenest in Europe. The Fiat Punto Evo is no exception to this
rule.

The new MultiAir engines prove the point. Compared to a
conventional petrol engine of the same size, a MultiAir engine
develops more power (up to 10%) and torque (up to 15%), while
consuming significantly less (up to 10%) and emitting less CO2 (up
to 10%), less particulates (up to 40%) and less NOx (up to
60%).

In the same way the second generation of Multijet diesel engines
also offers more accurate combustion, with benefits for
consumption, emissions, NVH and drivability. This has been achieved
through a new common rail injector that modulates fuel injection
into the combustion chamber and gives, for the Euro 5 engines, an
improvement of around 2% in consumption and CO2 emissions on the
homologation cycle, and a reduction in NOx emissions of up to
30%.

Still with reduced consumption and emissions in mind, the new
Fiat Punto Evo will also offer Start&Stop, the system that
switches off the engine when you stop and restarts it for you to
move off again (at traffic lights for example). Start&Stop will
be standard on all Euro5 petrol and diesel engines.

The methane-fuelled engine is not only the most ecological dual
fuel engine in segment B, producing only 115 g/km of CO2, but is
also the most economical thanks to record running costs of under 4
Euros per 100 km. Among other advantages, methane-fuelled engines
benefit from the highest government incentives in Italy: 5,000
Euros if combined with a contribution for scrapping your old
car.

Then there is the LPG-fuelled version, developed using Fiat’s
longstanding experience in alternative fuels to respond to the
extraordinary growth seen in this market. The Fiat Punto Evo GPL
boasts record autonomy of 1,500 km in the extra-urban cycle, and
running costs up to 50% lower than a petrol equivalent.

Safety

The Fiat Punto Evo is designed and built to achieve the highest
levels of safety. The model boasts a large number of safety systems
(standard or optional depending on market and version) starting
from those dedicated to passive safety: 2 front airbags, 2 front
side airbags, 2 window bags and a driver knee airbag (the Fiat
Punto Evo is one of the few cars in this segment on which this
device is standard on all versions).

The Fiat Punto Evo is also one of the few cars in its class
equipped with adaptive ‘cornering’ front fog lights that switch on
automatically with dipped headlights according to the angle of
steering. And don’t forget that the new Fiat Punto Evo also
guarantees constant and reliable road holding thanks to electronic
dynamic control systems for braking and steering. The ABS system
that is available across the complete engine range incorporates EBD
(Electronic Brake force Distribution), ESP (Electronic Stability
Program) and Hill-holder to help with hill-starts.

Style and comfort

The Fiat Punto Evo is more stunning than ever thanks to the work
of Fiat’s Centro Stile. In particular, the interiors of the new
model have been completely redesigned to represent the most evolved
expression of Italian style, with top quality materials and superb
attention to detail. The result is a bright and elegant cabin with
completely renewed fascia, seats, storage compartments and
instrumentation.

On the outside, both the front and the rear have been thoroughly
restyled, as shown by the attractive lines of the new bumpers and
the incorporation of innovative and original headlights and
taillights. The latest design has also „stretched” the car to a
total length of 406 centimetres, so that its winning
characteristics of driver and passenger comfort remain unchanged.
The other external dimensions remain the same, with a width of 169
cm, a height of 149 cm and a wheelbase of 251 cm.

Interior calitativFiat
Grande Punto a fost unul dintre principalele modele care au ajutat
la redresarea constructorului italian, astfel încât era normal ca
un facelift să vină cu modificări substanţiale. Dacă pe cele la
nivel estetic vă lăsăm să le descoperiţi în galeria foto, pe restul
le vom enumera în rândurile care urmează.

Din punct de vedere tehnic, toate motoarele respectă acum
normele Euro 5, fiind dotate în plus şi cu un
sistem start&stop. Ca o premieră pentru
modelele Fiat, remarcăm şi noul motor de 1,4 litri cu
tehnologie Multiair
, fiind acompaniat şi de un 1,3
MultiJet de generaţia a doua. În interior 7
airbaguri
sunt standard, inclusiv unul pentru genunchi, o
noutate fiind şi sistemul Blue&Me Tom Tom, ce combină un GPS cu
un telefon mobil şi un player mp3.

Fiat Punto Evo va fi disponibil la vânzare din luna
octombrie a acestui an, la scurt timp după
lansarea oficială de la Salonul Auto de la
Frankfurt

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