Fiat has released its updated Punto in India, with revisions to the front and rear bumpers, headlamps, bonnet and front sheetmetal giving the small hatchback a much-needed visual update.
The tail lights, though the same shape as the European-built model currently sold in Australia, now get LED illumination, and the colour pallette, wheel designs, dashboard and interior trim are also new.
However despite the facelift, the Punto's (which is sold as the Punto Evo in India) range of engines continues unchanged.
The entry-level model is powered by a 50kW 1.2 litre petrol, while a 67kW 1.4 petrol, 56kW 1.3 diesel and 69kW 1.3 diesel are also offered.
For India, the Punto also gets a jacked-up suspension to help it deal with poorly-made roads.
But while the Indian-market Punto (which is assembled locally in Ranjangaon) enjoys a visual refresh, there's still no word on when - or if - the European and Australian models will get the same treatment.
However, rumours are circulating that the Punto is destined to die off when a four-door variant of the Fiat 500 is released, which is expected to happen within the next couple of years.
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