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Ascariss
12-16-2004, 11:29 PM
old thread:<br><A HREF="http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cgi?board=spy&action=display&num=1070466171" TARGET="_blank">http://carspyshots.proboards2....66171</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>drugmirko</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>here they are... I guess...<p><IMG SRC="http://tinypic.com/vjl93" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://tinypic.com/vjl8p" BORDER="0"><br>SOURCE: Autoeexpress<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>what more do you need? thats your car.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.fflasaga.it/public/misure2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51300.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51301.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51302.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51303.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51304.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51305.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51306.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51307.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51308.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51309.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>SOURCE: <A HREF="http://www.autobil.de" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobil.de</A> & Automedia<p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/56420.jpg" BORDER="0">

jro4566
12-20-2004, 07:27 PM
I don't like FIAT's front ends at all...very generic and early-1990s.

Reppu
12-21-2004, 12:33 AM
With FIATs i always have the feeling that they look already dated from the very begining. FIAT is playing safer everytime.

Chris
12-21-2004, 01:51 AM
the car on the first 2 pix really look awful, i hope the dont make it like that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0">

Pedigreepaul
12-21-2004, 01:58 PM
Well, you can count on it.. It has been shot inside the factory..

Laguna
01-20-2005, 05:10 AM
It must be shot in a factory. The 5 door must be a sporting. Look how low the front end is. Why is that pipe coming out of the exhaust? Why is the grille and the badge on the bumper? What a silly place to put it. They should put it between the front lights.

carrera4
01-20-2005, 05:35 AM
when you test the car indoor (to record the noise emission for example) the exhaust gas must be catched...<br>The front end mock the maserati coupé style, that's why the grille is under the line of front lights.

Laguna
01-20-2005, 05:37 AM
Oh ok thanks carrera4 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

KaRaceR
01-20-2005, 07:47 AM
the backend on the old punto was great this one looks like the toyota yaris,<br>and i dont like it,

Man with no name
01-20-2005, 01:43 PM
CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN ME THE FIAT DESIGN ???<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

DrPetrus
01-20-2005, 03:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Man with no name</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN ME THE FIAT DESIGN ???<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nope, can't be done. It's incomprehensible. <p>(Well, since Fiat is a part of GM I suppose that explains it but I still don't understand it.)

DoMiNo
01-20-2005, 05:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Man with no name</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN ME THE FIAT DESIGN ???<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hence the reason Fiat is going down in flames. This car is awful... and as someone said before, very early 90s.

Reppu
01-21-2005, 12:14 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DrPetrus</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Well, since Fiat is a part of GM I suppose that explains it</TD></TR></TABLE><br>FIAT and GM have agreements and have a small share in each other as far as i know, but not enough to state that 'Fiat is part of GM'.

DrPetrus
01-21-2005, 02:14 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Reppu</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>FIAT and GM have agreements and have a small share in each other as far as i know, but not enough to state that 'Fiat is part of GM'.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>True, Reppu, but GM's influence is much bigger than their share due to Fiats bad economics. It's just a matter of time before a takeover will happen. <p>I'm starting to believe that this is GM's longthinking way of eliminating competitors. They get some influence into another carmaker, forces them to make ugly cars and the terminate the company when they have full shares. They have basically done it to SAAB, they are doing it to Subaru and now they are starting on Fiat. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Fabia SDI Elegance
01-21-2005, 06:57 AM
It's a Luca's gold hand.<p>Source: Fiat Club Turkey<p><IMG SRC="http://www.fiat.web.tr/ev/images/news/id37_02.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.fiat.web.tr/ev/images/news/id37_03.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Israel Info<p><IMG SRC="http://motor.israelinfo.ru/news/images/277.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>

iakovos
01-21-2005, 04:06 PM
Long story short:<br>GM owns 10% of FIAT, but there is the infamous put option which means that FIAT can force <br>GM to buy the rest of it... (GM thinks it not valid anymore).<br>This agreement alway dictates a strategic partnership where FIAT cannot make new joint partnerships other that with GM...<p><br>FIAT Punto, one of the most popular European smal city car (Segment B) will be revealled late March... and it will look a lot like the first pictures... wait and see..

Chicho
01-21-2005, 05:29 PM
Iakovos you´re right. Both, GM and Fiat are trying to end this agreement.

Tommaso13
01-23-2005, 09:27 AM
<IMG SRC="http://sweb.cz/testpage/pun.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0">

DoMiNo
01-23-2005, 11:51 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chicho</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Iakovos you´re right. Both, GM and Fiat are trying to end this agreement.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I remember reading about that... evidently there was some pretty intense arguing going on there. If I recall correctly GM wants to bail and FIAT won't let them?<p>With product like this, I can't say I blame GM.

Man with no name
01-23-2005, 11:51 AM
before, i was thinking that Punto will be horrible...<p>but now i like it (except the calender)

DrPetrus
01-23-2005, 04:02 PM
If that is a real photo (and not a photoshop) that Tommaso13 presented us with I think I'm starting to come around and warming to this car. It looks much better than the red car above or the the rest of the more or less legit pictures gave me reason to think. Still not too fond of the Audi/VW rip-off grill or the headlights, but otherwise.... It has some presence, doesn't it? It will probably look better in the flesh as well. <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0">

MrMGMan
01-23-2005, 04:47 PM
As Andy from 'Little Britain' would say: 'I don't like it'

Dal
01-23-2005, 05:27 PM
its a chop, you can tell because its got Fiat *insert name* lights on the front (the new big fiat)

Chicho
01-23-2005, 06:35 PM
DoMiNo, theyre trying to end it because both of them have huge financial difficulties (GM has to fired about 12000 worker in all Europe and Fiat should do it too but this is an Italian political problem <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> ....)

DoMiNo
01-24-2005, 02:35 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chicho</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">DoMiNo, theyre trying to end it because both of them have huge financial difficulties (GM has to fired about 12000 worker in all Europe and Fiat should do it too but this is an Italian political problem <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> ....)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The way I see it, that land is in turmoil. Perhaps we should just invade <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

Pedigreepaul
01-24-2005, 02:47 AM
That's no solution DoMiNo.. Perhaps we should invade America..:D :D<p>Well, Fiat is on the way back to succes in my opinion, but why are they using this design? That's just smashing your own windows.. When a car looks like a frog, no one is gonna buy it..<br>

Porsche Cayman
01-26-2005, 12:55 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pedigreepaul</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">When a car looks like a frog, no one is gonna buy it..<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Don't forget that froggy style can be said for VW Cox/Beetle, Mini and Porsche 911.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0">

iakovos
01-26-2005, 02:32 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pedigreepaul</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>When a car looks like a frog, no one is gonna buy it..<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Especially if you are a fly... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Front looks good... not that sure about the back.. wait to see in the flesh at Geneva

knicks125
01-26-2005, 02:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The way I see it, that land is in turmoil. Perhaps we should just invade <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I hope you are kidding around, but this is kind of view that get us (America) in trouble. We care too much about other people's business, that's great and all (well, to us), but the views of others are different. We try to throw our views onto others and the results, well, defn. not what we had hoped to accomplish (ex. troops getting killed in Iraq, 9/11, etc)<p>I am all for humanitarian and peace agenda, but sometimes we go over the line. As they said, "mind you own business", perhaps the US govt should assess the situation before trotting into enemy's terroitory.<p>Sorry for getting off the topic.

r0b
01-26-2005, 04:37 PM
The car looks better with the camo! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

DoMiNo
01-26-2005, 06:59 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I hope you are kidding around, but this is kind of view that get us (America) in trouble. We care too much about other people's business, that's great and all (well, to us), but the views of others are different. We try to throw our views onto others and the results, well, defn. not what we had hoped to accomplish (ex. troops getting killed in Iraq, 9/11, etc)<p>I am all for humanitarian and peace agenda, but sometimes we go over the line. As they said, "mind you own business", perhaps the US govt should assess the situation before trotting into enemy's terroitory.<p>Sorry for getting off the topic.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I totally agree. It was my tongue-in-cheek way of saying the same thing, really, and I hope no one took offense either way. Thanks Knicks.

Gian86
01-26-2005, 10:47 PM
I'm very impressed what fiat is doing with this model. There's around 70% chance it will be like this because there's many parts looks the same as the real spy Punto on the picture above.

Pedigreepaul
01-27-2005, 08:13 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Don't forget that froggy style can be said for VW Cox/Beetle, Mini and Porsche 911</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, I realise it.. :D

summersun54
01-27-2005, 10:27 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Tommaso13</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <IMG SRC="http://sweb.cz/testpage/pun.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>i have to say that , this last picture looks to much like a fiat idea chop.it looks too much like a mini mpv than mini car.right down tot he smalll windows infront of the a pillar..it looks too tall <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

ll0ll
02-01-2005, 02:05 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.ams.gr/jpg/ams/390/covers/2005.02.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>source: auto motor und sport

Ash_Barrett
02-01-2005, 12:07 PM
I found it really better than on the first pics. I like it but I must say It is a good looking car but not a top model.

spwolf
02-01-2005, 02:56 PM
i like the front end... looks expensive.. Interior doesnt. I really hope they do good with this one.

Tommaso13
02-03-2005, 04:31 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/punto2_450.78315.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/punto3_450.78317.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/punto4_450.jpg" BORDER="0">

drugmirko
02-03-2005, 05:07 AM
and this link leads to two pictures of the real thing:<p><A HREF="http://www.italiaspeed.com/2005/cars/fiat/02/punto/0302_punto.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.italiaspeed.com/200....html</A>

carrera4
02-03-2005, 05:29 AM
the pics<br><IMG SRC="http://digilander.libero.it/meg1985/puntoscoop.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://digilander.libero.it/meg1985/puntoscoop2.jpg" BORDER="0">

Ascariss
02-03-2005, 07:07 AM
You know what, I kinda like it, it looks pretty good now that you look at it in person. Nice work Fiat.

Chicho
02-03-2005, 03:42 PM
I will buy one when it hits the showrooms<br>

RebuX
05-01-2005, 03:14 AM
hey new spypics already made by an italian guy during a walk in a town near Torin in Italy!<p>source: <A HREF="http://www.forumfree.net/?t=2837382&st=0" TARGET="_blank">http://www.forumfree.net/?t=2837382&st=0</A><p><IMG SRC="http://69.93.7.242/uploadsff/post-431696-1114797434.jpg" BORDER="0">

carrera4
05-04-2005, 12:29 AM
pic from <A HREF="http://www.forumfree.net/?c=23678" TARGET="_blank">TiburonDriversForum</A> <p><IMG SRC="http://img233.echo.cx/img233/2774/punto063ph.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img214.echo.cx/img214/5595/punto074gu.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img238.echo.cx/img238/3011/punto083qs.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <I>source updated</I> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by carrera4 at 4:28 AM 5/5/2005</i>

Ascariss
05-04-2005, 12:56 AM
Thanks for the pictures, I like the general shape but can't get used to those side mirrors.<p>Also will all fiats receive the similar grill? I mean it looks too much like Audi's shield grill.

carrera4
05-04-2005, 01:36 AM
Fiat never had a real family feelings in the last years, and I don't know if they want to...<br>However I think that positioning the grill under the lights line will make a different effect from audi.

iakovos
05-04-2005, 10:59 AM
FIAT grille is a bit lower... than Audi trapezoid which takes the whole area

ritmo
05-13-2005, 03:37 PM
Three new images, found at <A HREF="http://www.autopareri.com/forum/showpost.php?p=213721&postcount=573" TARGET="_blank">Autopareri</A>:<p><A HREF="http://img48.echo.cx/img48/3082/newpunto2005fronteresize19hx.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img48.echo.cx/img48/3082/newpunto2005fronteresize19hx.jpg" BORDER="0"></A> <br><A HREF="http://img216.echo.cx/img216/640/newpunto2005latoresize12aj.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img216.echo.cx/img216/640/newpunto2005latoresize12aj.jpg" BORDER="0"></A> <br><A HREF="http://img214.echo.cx/img214/642/newpunto2005retroresize19wm.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img214.echo.cx/img214/642/newpunto2005retroresize19wm.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>

spwolf
05-14-2005, 10:38 AM
overall shape looks a lot like Corsa, doesnt it? Or does the Corsa look a lot like it?<p>Somehow Fiat never gets the design right - flashy at first but boring after just few years.<p>This looks much better - real italian beauty... hopefully it works out well for Fiat!!!

Pedigreepaul
05-14-2005, 10:44 AM
Hmm.. the side profile looks like a Volkswagen Polo..

iakovos
05-14-2005, 12:40 PM
If there is any car that look like it, this is the Maserati Coupe<br><IMG SRC="http://img97.echo.cx/img97/1836/newpunto62ut.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-sfondi-desktop.com/Wallpapers_Maserati_/Maserati-3200-GT/Maserati-3200-GT_800.jpg" BORDER="0">

rapido
05-16-2005, 01:20 AM
I think it looks great! Very Maserati ... Someone else mentioned that Fiats look very 90s - this is a break from that bad habit.

carrera4
05-18-2005, 05:36 AM
5 doors again<br><A HREF="http://get.edidomus.it/auto/club/latuaopinione/foto/big_2104_fotoreporter_Ridimensiona%20di15052005.jp g" TARGET="_blank">http://get.edidomus.it/auto/cl...5.jpg</A><p>interior photo:<br><A HREF="http://www.mitoalfaromeo.com/Public/data/netflier/20055189258_DSCF0787.JPG" TARGET="_blank">http://www.mitoalfaromeo.com/P...7.JPG</A>

carrera4
05-24-2005, 02:15 AM
source motorline.cc - (c) automedia<br><A HREF="http://box.motorline.cc/slideshow/image.asp?id=42112" TARGET="_blank">http://box.motorline.cc/slides...42112</A><br><A HREF="http://box.motorline.cc/slideshow/image.asp?id=42113" TARGET="_blank">http://box.motorline.cc/slides...42113</A><br><A HREF="http://box.motorline.cc/slideshow/image.asp?id=42114" TARGET="_blank">http://box.motorline.cc/slides...42114</A><br><A HREF="http://box.motorline.cc/slideshow/image.asp?id=42115" TARGET="_blank">http://box.motorline.cc/slides...42115</A><br><A HREF="http://box.motorline.cc/slideshow/image.asp?id=42116" TARGET="_blank">http://box.motorline.cc/slides...42116</A><p>additional pics from autobild.de<br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/70404.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/70404.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/70405.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/70405.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/70408.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/70408.jpg</A><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by carrera4 at 2:24 AM 5/24/2005</i>

Lukynix
05-24-2005, 02:54 AM
Truly fantastic!!! I find that in Italy it will remain newly to the apex in the sales! Goodness knows if in Europe considerable slice of market will succeed to earn one! Pardoned English, I have written it through the translations in Internet, why I speak only in Italian.

Regazzoni
05-24-2005, 06:32 AM
I have the feeling that this car won't be named Punto.<br>I know that Fiat current policy is to recover successful or famous car names (Panda, Croma, 159 etc.), but the general look of the car (especially the front end) and its increased dimensions suggest me the adoption of a new or different name.<br>Even "new Uno"! Who knows...?

carrera4
05-24-2005, 06:41 AM
...also because it seems that the old one will continue to be built....

Regazzoni
05-24-2005, 06:47 AM
Exactly! <p>Another of the clues that were going through my head but didn't fall on the keyboard.

-Peter-
05-24-2005, 10:50 AM
That car also looks so much bigger than the previous Punto<p>also The Stilo and its wagon-version are both little bigger than their competitors in the C-segment. maybe this is something in between old Punto and Stilo

JBlair
05-24-2005, 10:54 AM
This looks awesome on the outside but even better on the inside. Hopefully the quality will match the design and will help Fiat out.

iakovos
05-24-2005, 02:47 PM
It is a very nice car and I am sure it will boost FIAT sales all over Europe.<p>Last month, very silently, FIAT changed the trim levels, colour choices and interior cloth<br>on the Punto, which is a strange move if the car only had another 3-4 months of life... so I am pretty sure they will keep the production of the current Punto for some time before it is phased out.<p>However, the Punto name is nice , fresh and catchy... so I wouldn't like them to drop it.. unless they can come up with something nice...<p>The original plans was for a 3.90 m car... but I have a feeling from looking on the photos that is a bit bit bigger... maybe about 4.00 m

MrMGMan
05-27-2005, 05:27 AM
Anyone else noticing hints of Chevrolet Lacetti about the shape of the cars side centre section?

Regazzoni
05-27-2005, 05:44 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MrMGMan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Anyone else noticing hints of Chevrolet Lacetti about the shape of the cars side centre section?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Side center section isn't one of the most distinguiscible and variable of a car.<br>Anyway I can't see similarities: the C pillar and the windows shape are different; the A pillar of the Punto ends much forward.<br>Maybe bottom part of the doors is similar, but you can find bunches of cars that look the same.<br> <br>Another picture, maybe a little chopped.<br><IMG SRC="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/carrera4/240505puntobig5ea.jpg" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Regazzoni at 6:38 AM 5/27/2005</i>

toby2449
05-30-2005, 12:55 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MrMGMan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Anyone else noticing hints of Chevrolet Lacetti about the shape of the cars side centre section?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>may i suggest a dog and a white cane for you :-)<p>Na seriously i can't see the similarities, but as an owner of a 2001 Punto i think this new version is going to be a huge hit for Fiat, think it looks great, i love the fact it looks chunky with substance. I'd buy one! (not in black though, don't think it does the car any favours)

Regazzoni
05-30-2005, 02:10 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>toby2449</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">... i think this new version is going to be a huge hit for Fiat, think it looks great, i love the fact it looks chunky with substance...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree. Beyond beeing very aggressive, the look of the car suggest higher quality and robustness.<p>I think this is the main quality of recent Fiat design: new Panda, new Croma (especialy the rear view), partially Stilo, are cars that, without being necessarly original, inspire confidence.<br>I don't know if I explained what I mean, but I hope.

toby2449
05-30-2005, 05:49 AM
Quote<br><I>Last month, very silently, FIAT changed the trim levels, colour choices and interior cloth<br>on the Punto, which is a strange move if the car only had another 3-4 months of life... so I am pretty sure they will keep the production of the current Punto for some time before it is phased out.</I><p>Yeah the current punto has another year to go before production is ended, they'll have one trim level called "Classic", Fiat quite rightly don't see it hurting the new Punto

summersun54
05-30-2005, 07:53 AM
there is a bit of the chevy around the back door allright

RikfromBelgium
07-21-2005, 10:32 AM
<A HREF="http://img307.imageshack.us/img307/3741/42so.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img307.imageshack.us/img307/3741/42so.jpg</A> <br><A HREF="http://img307.imageshack.us/img307/8170/33ni.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img307.imageshack.us/img307/8170/33ni.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://img307.imageshack.us/img307/1593/28ro.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img307.imageshack.us/img307/1593/28ro.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://img307.imageshack.us/img307/2223/16gs1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img307.imageshack.us/img307/2223/16gs1.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1129/54wv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1129/54wv.jpg</A><br>autoscoops<br>autopareri.com

SV
07-21-2005, 10:43 AM
looks good, although i don't know why fiat would put a completely undisguised new punto out in the open before any official pictures are released <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> still, this punto is looking very promising; hopefully it'll be something of a hit

tyter1
07-21-2005, 11:01 AM
the misteryous ways of marketing ...<br>aparently official photos will be released next week and I bet all newspapers already have them with an embargo until that date<br>so these photos are just for internet users

LSS_C6
07-21-2005, 11:25 AM
It`s just wonderfull! I just love it! I prefer this to the new clio or 207!!<br>God job FIAT!

DoMiNo
07-21-2005, 12:04 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LSS_C6</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It`s just wonderfull! I just love it! I prefer this to the new clio or 207!!<br>God job FIAT!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree... this car gets better every time I see it, and it seems a little more stylish than the competition. Though it remains to be seen how it drives, hopefully this will prove a winner for FIAT.

Tidal
07-21-2005, 01:23 PM
Those rims are beautiful. Very good to see FIAT back to designing attractive, understandable designs. I just hope the quality and the reliability are there.

carbon
07-21-2005, 02:21 PM
at last.<br>a fiat that looks like they own ferrari and maserati.<br>after 100 years of low quality junk.<p>they had about 5 good sports cars in the last 100 years but no good family cars.

Gian86
07-21-2005, 08:20 PM
Woww, mad rear end with all new punto logo look and styling. Now that's the most coolest production hatchback from Fiat i've seen for long time, and this car will be here next year with croma when Fiat cars comes back here. I'm very sure this car would be very popular like Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus and Holden Astra. Welcome back Fiat!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Gian05 at 2:32 PM 7/22/2005</i>

tyter1
07-22-2005, 01:57 AM
punto is smaller than the cars you mentioned which are VW Golf size<br>Consider the new Holden/Opel Corsa (don't know the name in Australia) will be a twin of Punto, just different front and rear<br>

Gian86
07-22-2005, 02:07 AM
Yeah, you right but it does look similar size to those many models. If Opel Corsa brings here as holden Corsa (Not Barina), it could also sell well like Punto (hopely). So that means it could against many other small car models like the new Toyota Echo or Holden Barnia (Daewoo Kalos).

toby2449
07-22-2005, 05:18 AM
<br>wow it looks great, welcome back Fiat, i own a 2001 Punto, (before the VW like facelift), and i'd have no hesitation in buying a new one. I see Fiat have started the advertising campaign already, they've teamed up with TIM in Italy and on one of their adverts, the Punto's new logo can be seen.

hyundaidriver
07-24-2005, 05:11 AM
<A HREF="http://img314.imageshack.us/img314/4982/newpunto1ik.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img314.imageshack.us/img314/4982/newpunto1ik.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/3342/newpunto41lb.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/3342/newpunto41lb.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/339/newpunto38bk.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/339/newpunto38bk.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Ascariss at 8:02 AM 7/24/2005</i>

CosworthKid
07-24-2005, 06:13 PM
Gian05 from what has been said by the press and Holden itself there are NO PLANS on bringing the new Opel Corsa to succeed the Holden Barina nor has anyone suggested that the Corsa will be sold in its new shape alongside the "new" Barina(Kalos).Where did you get that info from mate?<p>Anyway this Punto looks mad!100% Italian at last,way to go Fiat!I can see this car sit next to an Alfa Romeo or a Maserati and look right at home.Only thing im not sure i like is the view from the back,i just hope it doesnt look as weird from a distance as the Focus MK2 looks from some angles.Thumbs up anyway! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

carbon
07-26-2005, 12:49 AM
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<i>Modified by carbon at 1:44 AM 7/26/2005</i>

toby2449
07-26-2005, 02:02 AM
looks like the interior is a massive step forward in quality over the current model, only hope that colour scheme is optional!!!!! <p>But hopefully whatever the colour scheme this car will take Fiat back to profit, which it rightly should do.

Gian86
07-26-2005, 04:53 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CosworthKid</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Gian05 from what has been said by the press and Holden itself there are NO PLANS on bringing the new Opel Corsa to succeed the Holden Barina nor has anyone suggested that the Corsa will be sold in its new shape alongside the "new" Barina(Kalos).Where did you get that info from mate?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Some australian motoring news websites. Holden's new boss wants to get rid of some european cars including the current Opel Corsa and now Zafria. I had a feeling that Holden might bring this new corsa to Australia alongside the new barina after Tigra CC is avaliable here late this year because Tigra CC is Coupe/Convertable version of Opel Corsa. <br>And also, earlier in this decade, when GM and Fiat start becomes partners, they want this fiat punto to be shared platforms with opel corsa and this will happen soon. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Gian05 at 10:59 PM 7/26/2005</i>

Rossell
07-26-2005, 05:59 AM
Only problem I see with the Punto is the C-Pillar (I think its the C-Pillar, the space between the rear side window and the end of the car)<p>Wouldn't there be too much of a blind spot?

toby2449
07-26-2005, 06:24 AM
<br>yeah the c-pliiar does look a bit on the thick side, but i drive a 2001 5dr Punto which itself has a thick c-pillar and i've never found it a problem. I can't wait to test drive one when they finally get to Ireland. <p>The one thing i hope they do get right is the ride, whilst its a great little car for the back roads, it can get tiring the amount of stiffness thats in the suspension when you just want to take it easy, i seem to feel every bump and lump in the road (having said that Irish roads are awful)<p>

ritmo
07-26-2005, 09:02 AM
<IMG SRC="http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/7200/interno1994zg.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Found at Autopareri.com, originally from <A HREF="http://www.ClubFiatPunto.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ClubFiatPunto.com</A>.

Blob
07-26-2005, 01:14 PM
the interior looks great in that second pic. The little piece of glass infront of the wingmirrors looks like a speaker or something.

CosworthKid
07-26-2005, 03:19 PM
Some australian motoring news websites. Holden's new boss wants to get rid of some european cars including the current Opel Corsa and now Zafria. I had a feeling that Holden might bring this new corsa to Australia alongside the new barina after Tigra CC is avaliable here late this year because Tigra CC is Coupe/Convertable version of Opel Corsa. <br>And also, earlier in this decade, when GM and Fiat start becomes partners, they want this fiat punto to be shared platforms with opel corsa and this will happen soon. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><i>Modified by Gian05 at 10:59 PM 7/26/2005</i>[/QUOTE]<p>The new Fiat Punto and Opel Corsa both coming out within a few months and already both cars share the same platform.Other Fiat's such as the Croma also share with Opel like the Signum <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0">

toby2449
07-27-2005, 02:15 AM
its a lovely interior, love those chrome rimmed speedo & rev dials!

carrera4
07-27-2005, 03:11 AM
seen at <A HREF="http://www.autopareri.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autopareri.com</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/6478126.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/6478126.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/6478125.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/6478125.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/6478124.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/6478124.jpg</A>

Gian86
07-28-2005, 02:57 AM
Yeah i know too but now after fiat and GM broke up, there's no shared model platform between those two companies in the future.<p>Today, official pics are up so i made Fiat Punto in New Cars section. I think this version might be called Grande Punto (i guess).