The Fiat Punto is starting to show its age so the company is hoping to spice things up by introducing a new Sporting variant in the United Kingdom.

The Fiat Punto is starting to show its age so the company is hoping to spice things up by introducing a new Sporting variant in the United Kingdom.

Designed to appeal to younger buyers, the Punto Sporting is equipped with a sporty body kit that includes revised side skirts and a rear spoiler. The model also has been outfitted with tined headlights, a gloss black roof and 16-inch alloy wheels with a two-tone finish. Other highlights include a sport-tuned suspension, front fog lights and a chromed tailpipe.

Interior changes are relatively limited but include a sports steering wheel, a "Tarmac finish" dashboard and a leather gear knob and handbrake lever.

Despite the model's sporty ambitions, the car is only available with 1.4-liter petrol engines that develop 77 HP (56 kW) and 105 hp (77 kW).

The Punto Sporting will be offered as a three- or five-door hatchback and pricing starts at £12,355 (OTR).

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