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SA gets sporty Fiat hatch

2006-08-10 08:14

Potent diesel power for little Fiat Grande Punto

Penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Italdesign, the top-of-the-range Grande Punto is available as a striking three-door hatch and it will compete against the VW Polo 1.9 TDI Sportline. The price tag for the Grande Punto 1.9 MultiJet Emotion is R168 000.

Engine details:

  • 1910cc
  • 4-cylinders, 8 valves
  • Power: 88 kW @ 4 000 r/min
  • Torque: 280 Nm @ 2 000 r/min
  • Top speed: 190km/h
  • Acceleration 10.0 seconds
  • Combined fuel consumption: 5.6 litres per 100km.

    This little Italian hatch is well equipped too and comes with standard comfort features such as air conditioning, an audio system with CD frontloader, electric mirrors and windows and power steering. It also comes with all-round tinted windows and a leather steering wheel and gear knob.

    Safety features include ABS with EBD as well as six airbags. There are also ESP (stability control) incorporating ASR/MSR, HBA and Hill Holder.

    As with all other Grande Punto models, the new 1.9 MultiJet Emotion features 30 000 km service intervals. Included in its price is a 5-year or 90 000 km service plan.


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