Hyundai i10 vs Fiat Grande Punto : A Comparison between the 1.2L engine Models

Fiat recently launched its new hatchback car Grande Punto in India. The car comes in three base models - 1.2L Petrol , 1.4L Petrol and 1.3L Diesel. The Grande Punto has aerodynamic and stylish looks anc comes in 4 models. The pricing of the car is also fair . This has made it a strong contentor in the premium hatchback segment. Honda'z Jazz will see stiff competition from the Grande Punto , mainly due to the difference in pricing. Also, the fact that Fiat has a 1.2L engine car, while Honda doesnt , also scores in favour of Fiat. Maybe Honda will introduce the 1.5L Jazz sooner in India. But still the higher price of Jazz will definitely be detrimental to it.

Here we compare Grande Punto with one of the best cars in the small car segment in the Indian market, the Hyundai i10.

Fiat Grand Punto 1.2L

Engine : 1.2L Fire

Displacement : 1172cc

Max Power : 68ps@6000rpm

Max Torque : 96 Nm@2500rpm

Transmission : 5speed manual

Suspension :

Front - independent wheel suspension with mcpherson struts, helical springs & double acting telescopic dampers with stabilizer bar

Back - Torsion beam with helical springs &double acting telescopic dampers with stabilizer bar

Brakes : Front Ventilated Disk and Back drum

Fuel Capacity : 45L

Dimensions :

Length -3987mm

Width -1687mm

Height - 1495mm

Wheelbase - 2510mm

Price : 4.2 lakhs for Active (price varies with models)

i10 1.2L

Engine : 1.2L Kappa engine

Displacement : 1197cc

Max Power : 80ps@5200rpm

Max Torque : 114Nm@4000rpm

Transmission : 5 speed manual / automatic

Suspension :

Front - Mc Pherson Strut with Stabilizer bar

Rear - Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring

Brakes : Front Ventilated Disk and Back drum

Fuel Capacity : 35L

Dimensions :

Length -3565mm

Width -1595mm

Height - 1550mm

Wheelbase - 2380mm

Price : 4.2 lakhs for Magna (price varies with models)

Grande Punto Photos


i10 Photos



The 1.4L model of the Fiat will surely compete strongly against the likes of Jazz and Maruti Ritz. As for the 1.2L models, i10 seems to be a better car. The Fiat scores in terms of overall internal space . But the more powerful engine of the i10 makes it a pleasure to drive. It is also spacious enough for the average indian family. So do a lot of research and take your time before you buy your next car.

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Comments 10 comments

not really anonymous 7 years ago

though i fall for puntos look every time i see it, i have grown to dislike it for its meagre reviews. i10 seems to be a better buy hands down.

Austin 7 years ago

I dont know how people like this hundai ,100% of this comp.'s models are copy of other branded companies and also its not a vehicle its a .....

nikhil 7 years ago

coool dude i10 is a better buy the engines cool pick up is nice aand more over the ac is superb kaaappa rocks

sexy girl 6 years ago

i like punto its sexy like me

pankaj 6 years ago

if u r planing to buy a car pls take test drivr of all cars .i suggeat i10 is better

SwapnilKoli 5 years ago

I like all the small hatchback cars and the comparison you have shared is classic... I would like to thanks for your efforts which you have shown in this article.

sandeep 3 years ago

Hyundai has proven again by launching its much anticipated hatchback version, who belongs to its previous one. There are some speculation about the competition, but I don't think that the model should be compared with fiat grande punto.

om prakash rai 2 years ago

i liked punto its good car

Samir N Pathak 2 years ago

You cant compare an Italian beauty with any Korean car. The basic difference is the handling quality of Punto and the level of confidence you enjoy even on rough roads and sharp curves at high speeds. Like UNO, it is small in size but big on performance, safety and durability.

autofriend 9 months ago

nice Comparison between two Models.

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