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Punto offers full spec

6th June 1996, Page 18
6th June 1996
Page 18
Page 18, 6th June 1996 — Punto offers full spec
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by John Kendall • The Fiat Punto carderived van went on sale in the UK this week with a choice of petrol and diesel engines and offering a 375kg payload (excluding 75kg driver) and 1.1m3 body volume. Other features include a bulkhead with steel lower half and plastic mesh upper section, engine immobiliser, security window etching, height adjustable steering wheel and driver's seat, headlamp level adjuster, stereo radio cassette, clock and load area light. Power steering is standard on diesel models.

Two engines are offered, either the 1.7-litre indirectinjection diesel used in a number of Fiat light CVs or a 1.1-litre petrol. Both share similar designs with a cast-iron block and aluminium alloy cylinder head.

The van is derived from the 55S three-door car

model with bolted steel panels in place of the rear side windows.

Inside, PVC on plywood is used to line the steel bulkhead with carpet on the side walls. The load floor is also PVC lined and is equipped with two restraining hooks.

Built in safety features include side impact door beams and front and rear deformable structures. In addition there are height adjustable seat belts with pre-tensioners, head restraints and "anti-submanning" seat cushions. Driver and passenger airbags are both optional equipment.

of 0.31Cd for the Italdesign shape. The bodyw or k includes a range of anti-corrosion protection including galvanising, zincfiring, wax injection and sealed welds. As a result, the Punto van carries an eight-year corrosion protection warranty.

Fiat expects to build around 6,000 Punto vans for sale across Europe in 1996. This is expected to rise to 9,000 in 1998.


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