Fiat Punto Jet Black 2 launched

Special edition Punto gets lots of kit, but model's showing its age

The Fiat Punto has been looking dated for a long time now, but that hasn’t stopped Fiat having another roll of the dice with this – the Fiat Punto Jet Black 2. Jet by name, but certainly not by nature, the special edition Punto gets numerous styling features, an economical engine, plenty of kit, and is yours for just £12,000.

It comes as a youthful three-door only and is finished with Crossover Black metallic paint, gets moody tinted windows, 12-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured side skirts, a matching spoiler, unique badging, blue side stripes, and sports suspension.

Don’t let the sports suspension fool you, though, because prising open the Jet Black 2’s bonnet reveals a rather apologetic 1.4-litre engine that eases out just 76bhp. With 0-60mph taking 13.2 seconds, powerful it is not, but the Punto should be cheap to run – with economy of 49.6mpg possible. A figure that’s helped by the car’s standard-fit, stop-start technology, which turns the engine off when the vehicle is at a standstill.

Jump inside and you’ll be greeted by an impressive amount of kit including sporty bits in the form of a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearknob, as well as useful equipment such as climate control, cruise control, rear-parking sensors, five airbags and Fiat’s Blue&Me Bluetooth phone connection. You also get adaptive foglights, which follow the direction of the steering wheel – to light up corners – and are a rarity on this size of car.

To lure you into the driver’s seat, the Punto Jet Black 2 is available with a variety of finance packages, including a PCP deal that means you pay no interest, make 37 payments of £99, and have the option to buy the car for £4,499. Or, you could opt to pay a deposit of £187 and 48 instalments of the same sum.

If lots of equipment for comparatively little outlay interests you than the Punto makes a compelling case for itself. But, in reality, cars such as the Ford Fiesta and Kia Rio are far better, can be had for the same money, and make much more tempting long-term propositions.

To read a review of the Punto – and the rest of the Fiat range – visit the Carbuyer Fiat reviews page.

Recommended

Fiat launches new RED versions of Panda and Tipo
Fiat Panda RED
Fiat
11 Jan 2022

Fiat launches new RED versions of Panda and Tipo

Classic cars to buy in 2021
Classic cars to buy - header image
Car buying
17 Nov 2021

Classic cars to buy in 2021

Fiat Ulysse name revived with new all-electric model
Fiat Ulysse
Fiat
27 Oct 2021

Fiat Ulysse name revived with new all-electric model

Fiat 500 RED editions launched as part of charity partnership
Fiat 500 RED
Fiat
15 Oct 2021

Fiat 500 RED editions launched as part of charity partnership

Most Popular

UK road tax 2022: VED tax rates and bands explained
2021 Road Tax explained
Car tax
20 Jan 2022

UK road tax 2022: VED tax rates and bands explained

Top 10 best economical 4x4s, SUVs and crossovers 2022
Peugeot 3008 SUV front cornering
Best cars
6 Jan 2022

Top 10 best economical 4x4s, SUVs and crossovers 2022

Top 10 best used small cars 2022
Ford Fiesta Mk7
Best cars
14 Jan 2022

Top 10 best used small cars 2022

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
10 Aug 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
29 Sep 2021

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
19 Jan 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
17 Jan 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
27 Oct 2021

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022