Fiat Caught Testing Long-Overdue Punto Replacement

It was about time Fiat started working on the successor of the Punto, as the current model has been with us since 2005.

Our spies caught a a heavily camouflaged prototype testing in cold weather conditions. The cladding on the mule doesn’t reveal much about the exterior shape of the new Punto, apart from the fact that it will continue using the trademark vertical taillights.

We expect a front-end treatment similar to the Tipo and the overall dimensions to remain close to today’s model, but with more room for the passengers and their luggage.

Codenamed ‘X6H’, the supermini is mainly developed for Brazil and the rest of the South American market with a budget-friendly character. This sounds a lot like what the Italian company did with the Turkish-built Tipo sedan when it was first revealed.

Although there is no confirmation about the availability of the new in Europe yet, we understand that the company will not skip launching the model, most likely in 2017.