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

New Fiat 600 Hybrid confirmed for 2024 release
Fiat 600 Hybrid
News
19 Sep 2023

New Fiat 600 Hybrid confirmed for 2024 release

New 2024 Fiat Panda: latest details
2023 fiat panda render
News
15 Aug 2023

New 2024 Fiat Panda: latest details

Fiat 500 hatchback review
Fiat 500
In-depth reviews
10 May 2023

Fiat 500 hatchback review

Most Popular

Hot car deal: quirky Nissan Juke hybrid for £172 a month
Nissan Juke dynamic
Deals
26 Feb 2024

Hot car deal: quirky Nissan Juke hybrid for £172 a month

New Mercedes CLE Cabriolet released, costing from £53k
Mercedes CLE Cabriolet front quarter
News
22 Feb 2024

New Mercedes CLE Cabriolet released, costing from £53k

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
23 Feb 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
19 Dec 2023

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

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
17 May 2022

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
12 Apr 2023

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

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

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
The best electric cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024