Demand For New Fiat Punto Grande

Published Date: 15th May 2006

Customer demand for the new Fiat Grande Punto model has more than doubled the brand

Giulio Salomone, managing director of Fiat Auto UK, has stated that sales are at a "higher level" than was forecasted and that this is largely due to the success of the Grande Punto.

"We are delighted to have doubled our market share last month, and we have been able to do so because customer demand for our new Grande Punto is so strong," said Mr Salomone.

"We are confident that with the enthusiastic support of our dealer network, and the dedicated efforts of our team in Slough, 2006 will be a great year for Fiat in the UK," he added.

The Fiat Grande Punto is available in three-door and five-door versions, both of which have been awarded five stars in the Euro NCap safety ratings, the highest level of car safety recognition.

Starting at £7,589, the new model is also larger than its predecessor and the Grande Punto Sporting features a 1.9-litre multijet engine with a choice of 120 bhp and 130 bhp versions.