Fiat Punto Replacement Expected In 2016

Fiat Punto

A new report is indicating that a Fiat Punto successor will be launched in 2016.

The Fiat Punto has been around for nearly 11 years spanning over three generations. The third generation of the car was marketed as the Grande Punto in 2005, and the Punto Evo in 2009 and in 2012 it was re-introduced simply as the Punto.

According to Automotive News, the replacement B-segment model could be called the 500 Plus and will be part of an extended Fiat 500 family. It will reportedly be offered exclusively as a five-door hatchback that is longer and wider than the standard 500.

The Fiat Punto replacement is expected to be built in Tychy, Poland, with sales predicted to reach 180 000 units annually.