Inside the cabin of the Italian the cockpit comes with some stylish new seat finishes, as well as a portable Blue& Me- Tom Tom satnav, which sits rather nicely next to a new instrument cluster on the dashboard.
The true nature of the beast comes under the bonnet of the Fiat Grande Punto Evo, part of a range of cars which Fiat hope will make them the most environmentally friendly car maker in Europe.
Leading the way is a 1.3-litre MultiAir unit, which features electronically controlled valves to improve fuel efficiency. It develops 10 per cent more power and 15 per cent more torque than a normal petrol engine of the same size, while consuming less fuel and emitting less CO2.
Other functions will include hill start assist and adaptive ‘cornering’ front fog lamps, which switch on automatically with dipped headlights, and adjust to the angle of steering.
Full details will be revealed when the car makes its debut on the stands at Frankfurt.
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