Punto van to help Fiat target businesses

Punto van to help Fiat target businesses

24/04/2012 in News, All News, Car Manufacturer News

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Punto van to help Fiat target businesses

Fiat Professional’s New Punto Van 2012 has made its UK debut at this week’s Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham’s NEC.

The New Punto Van replaces the Grande Punto Van in the Fiat Professional line-up and brings a wealth of improvements over its predecessor, providing customers with a strong proposition in the car-derived van market, with a load capacity of 1.0 m3 and a payload of 520 kg.

New Punto Van 2012 features external styling changes with fully colour-coded front and rear bumpers, and an interior with new sportier seat fabrics and on the SX version there is a new dashboard with soft touch materials and an elegant design.

Standard equipment on all versions includes ESP, brake assistance, remote central locking, electric front windows, electrically adjustable and heated body coloured mirrors, trip computer, driver and passenger airbags, radio/CD/MP3 player, electric power steering, height and reach-adjustable steering wheel and a height-adjustable driver’s seat.

New Punto Van will be available with one diesel engine, the award-winning and best-selling 1.3 MultiJet II diesel, in three levels of power: 75bhp, 85bhp and 95bhp. Start-stop is fitted to the mid- and higher-powered versions.

The new range starts with the entry level 1.3 MultiJet II 75hp version at £10,990+VAT. 

The New Punto Van will become available to order from the end of April.
 


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Fiat has enjoyed steadily increasing market share since 2012, partly the result of new products and the continued appeal of the evergreen 500.

The Bravo medium hatchback always struggled to stand out in a crowded sector but customers seem to have warmed to the 500L and its increasing number of variants, while a new Panda in 2012 also gave Fiat another strong competitor in the A-sector and more reasons for customers to visit one of the 250-plus dealers.

Dealer ratings for the franchise have also been steadily improving over the past two years.
Fiat will benefit from fresh products under the Fiat Chrysler Group’s recently announced plans for the next few years, but Jeep and Alfa Romeo are currently receiving the most attention internally.

About 30 dealers also hold the high-performance Abarth franchise, which is rumoured to also have fresh products in the pipeline.

Note: Manufacturers administer the franchised contracts for cars and LCVs in different ways. Broadly, for some the contract to sell cars and LCVs is managed through a separate dealer contract. For others one contract covers both vehicle types.

AMi seeks to acknowledge the difference and reflect it in the count of each dealer groups total franchised outlets (franchised businesses) and sites (locations).

Fiat treats car and LCV sales as coming under separate contracts –AMi counts each individually.

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