http://www.autossegredos.com.br/201...gue-sendo-testado-em-carroceria-frankenstein/ The all-new Punto underoing durability testing in mule-form in Brazil. The Punto is also being tested and part-engineered/designed and tested in the usa and in italy (there are mules sighted there too). http://www.autossegredos.com.br/201...milhoes-para-produzir-novo-seda-na-argentina/ 500 million$ investment in the Fiat plant in Cordoba, Argentina for the making of the 2017 all-new Grand Sienna, the sedan avatr of the new Punto. This model will be a c-d-segment 'tweener' that replaces both the current Grand Sienna AND the better and more expensive Linea. It is designed as part of the FCA LatAm 'premiumization' strategy for all of the new models. The strategy is going well so far, despite the recession there: the Renegade, the Toro life-stylised 4-door pickup, and the entry-level MOBI a-cuv releasing any day now. It remains to be seen whether the new Punto and Grand Sienna will follow the general design language and grammar of the Tipo/Aegea models. Doubtful: likelier to have more lively, more sporty-young, more 'aspirational'/'emotional' less-'sober' design. These models will in Brazil be offered with the next-gen, FIRE replacement petrol engines (the Global Small Engine or GSE family of modular engines, 3 and 4 cylinder, all-aluminium, high torque with 2 valves per head, low emissions and high efficiency, less bhp, inexpensive and durable.) Later the t-jet 16v Fire (multiair or not) will be replaced with a variant of the new gse one (it is still near-enough to benchmark to carry-on for a while yet, even in europe.) What entry-level petrol engines the Indian Punto and GSienna get in 2017/18 remains to be seen. The Brazilian press from sources is reporting that these cars WILL get: traction control, ESP and amt+ddct automatic versions too. The european all-new Punto replacement, now very reliably/credibly rumoured to ALSO get a high-spec, high-style 500-lineup-of-models dissimilar-twin, in 2017 will, it is being said have a different chassis and suspension engineering altogether from the less-expensive brazilian+indian new Punto+GSienna.