Body: Hatchback Year: 14/14
Fuel Type: Petrol
Quote Reference Number: 049-33822
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- Insurance Group11D
- Performance (BHP)77
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)132
- Road Tax£140
"Our very low millage Fiat Punto offers great value for money, a great 3 door little hatchback offering great boot space comfortable driving position and overall low running costs. Features include Alloys, AC, power assisted steering, central locking and so much more. Come down and see us in Banbury and take it out for test drive. All our cars are fully prepared by our quality assured technicians offering you complete peace of mind."
Stephen Craig, General Manager
- Air Conditioning
- Metallic Paint
- Alloy Wheels
- CD Player
|Electric front windows|
|Rear window wash/wipe|
|Heated rear windscreen|
|Dark tinted rear windows|
|Blue & me with bluetooth + USB + aux in|
|Rear parking sensor|
|Body colour electric adjustable heated door mirrors|
|MP3 compatible radio/single CD player|
|Audio remote control in steering wheel|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour rear spoiler|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Front fog lights|
|Headlight height adjustment|
|Dual zone automatic climate control|
|Height/reach adjustable steering column|
|Leather steering wheel and gear knob|
|Sunvisor with ticket holder|
|Dashboard and door panel ambient lighting|
|Driver and passenger airbags|
|Drivers knee airbag|
|3x3 point rear seatbelts|
|Height adjustable driver's seat|
|2 rear head restraints|
|60/40 split folding rear seat with ISOFIX|
|Remote central locking|
|Lockable fuel cap|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|17" 12 spoke sport line smoked alloy wheels|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Fix and go kit|
Ten Second Review
As long as you aren't expecting too much in the way of straight line go, the Fiat Punto Jet Black looks an appealing package. With some very neat body styling touches and a decent amount of equipment inside, it will appeal to the aesthete who wants a classy car that probably isn't going to cover big mileages.
The progression of the Punto would probably make an interesting thesis. In many regards, this car has developed in an apparently unplanned manner, responding to market changes rather than predicting and influencing them unduly. There have been good Puntos and indifferent ones along the way but the launch of the Grande Punto in 2005 suddenly elevated the Punto from something of an Italian caricature to a vehicle with genuine desirability. The Punto Evo superseded the Grande in 2009 and a further revised model, now just badged 'Punto', was introduced in 2012 with tweaked styling an twin cylinder petrol TwinAir power. But Fiat still has to sell Puntos with more conventional petrol powerplants , so the marketeers have come up with the affordable variant we're going to look at here, the 'Jet Black 2'. It may only have a 77bhp 1.4-litre engine but it looks fast thanks to 17-inch alloy wheels and Crossover Black metallic paint coating the three door-only bodystyle. Let's check it out.
The petrol engine fitted to the Punto Jet Black is a 1.4-litre eight-valve unit which develops 77bhp. It's still quite an enthusiastic thing but quick it isn't, taking 13.2 seconds to get the Punto Jet Black from zero to 62mph and running out of puff at 103mph all in. The engine note is zingy and it feels faster than it actually is as a result. The five-speed gearbox will need quite a bit of work to extract the best from and it isn't the slickest unit around. The steering lacks feel although the upside of this is that the amount of effort you expend at the wheel is correspondingly low which makes a lot of sense for a city-based car. Many of the Punto's shortcomings in fact turn into advantages if the car is viewed purely as an urban scoot. The soft ride which makes high-speed cornering feel somewhat vague effortlessly mops up potholes and speed humps.
Design and Build
It's easy to see how the rather underwhelming engine may well be rendered an irrelevance when you take a look at the Punto Jet Black's styling. This is a car that's set to convert customers as soon as they walk into the showroom. The Punto is already one of the most handsome small cars on sale and the Jet Black adds some interesting cosmetic touches. The colour for a start. That's not going to come as any great surprise, but black has never really been a popular Punto colour in the past, with the company highlighting poppier primary colours, but it really works with the car's elegant lines. The Crossover Black metallic paint is complemented by Jet Black badging, matt black stripes and some handsome 17" 12-spoke alloy wheels. There's also a body coloured rear spoiler and side skirts. It's enough to give it real presence without quite making it whiff of 'all show and no go'. The quality of the plastics and fabrics used in the cabin is very impressive and the dashboard flows intricately around its consoles and air vents, chrome and gloss black inserts adding to the upmarket ambience. The control systems are easy to fathom and particular mention should go to the elegantly sculpted three-spoke steering wheel. The Punto is one of the larger cars in the supermini sector and with its lengthy wheelbase comes a spacious interior. The 275-litre boot isn't outstanding for the class but rear leg and headroom is very good indeed.
Market and Model
At £12,000 for the sole three-door model, it's hard to argue with the Punto Jet Black 2's value proposition as a standard-spec Punto Easy with the same engine lists for only a few hundred pounds less. For the price of many tiny citycars, you're getting a spacious and good looking supermini that offers a level of sophistication that's some way removed from your usual shopping hatch. The interior features an enhanced soft touch black dashboard with sporty perforated inserts. As standard, it gets leather steering wheel and gear knob, automatic climate control, dark tinted privacy glass, electric front windows, rear parking sensors, sports suspension, body-coloured side skirts with matching rear spoiler, adaptive cornering fog lights, cruise control, Start & Stop, voice-controlled Blue&Me multimedia system and five airbags.
Cost of Ownership
The competitive asking price for the Fiat Punto Jet Black 2 helps offset its rather average residual values but that's probably not any great surprise. The 1.4-litre eight-valve engine isn't going to break any fuel economy records, but 49.6mpg is a fairly decent return and it'll even manage 38mpg around town if you're careful. The carbon dioxide emissions of 132g/km rather betray the engine's age. This is the penalty for being seduced by the Punto's good looks and airy interior and the rather high emissions might be enough to deter some otherwise interested business buyers. You'll claw back some of those costs when it comes to insuring your Punto, the Jet Black 2 falling into insurance group eight as a result of its excellent safety and security and low cost of repair. That and the fact that with 77bhp on tap, it probably wouldn't be a first choice for a midnight joyride.
Electric front windows, ABS/EBD, Sports suspension, Blue & me with bluetooth + USB + aux in, Cruise control, Trip computer, Body colour electric adjustable heated door mirrors, MP3 compatible radio/single CD player...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||13.2|
|Engine Power - BHP||77|
|Engine Power - KW||57|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||6000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||85|
|Engine Torque - MKG||11.7|
|Engine Torque - NM||115|
|Engine Torque - RPM||3250|
|Emissions - ICE|
|CO2 (g/km)||132 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||72|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 6|
|Fuel Consumption - ICE|
|EC Combined (mpg)||49.6|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||60.1|
|EC Urban (mpg)||38.2|
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