Punto Evo - 2014 For The facelift infuses new lease of life to the aging Punto High quality chrome on the exterior The interiors have been revamped and induced an airy feeling in the cabin. Ambient lighting is a segment-first. All the positives of the earlier Punto are very much present in the facelift. Excellent build quality, the ride quality and handling, steering feedback, superb braking ability are to name a few. The black and beige combo in the lower variants a welcome addition. The hatchback too finally gets 3 bottle holders one in each front door pads and one along with the rear AC vents The 75 HP and 90 HP variants gets different interiors as well as alloys as differentiating factor. All black theme for the 90hp extends to the roof lining as well, and the cabin feels significantly different compared to the other variants. The Automatic Climate control is good. The AC vents have directional as well flow control now and the knee level AC is now included in the Emotion variant. Placement of the Aux and USB port, it's no longer a trouble to use Punto facelift now gets rear AC Vents. 7 colors to choose, however a couple of additional colors should have been exclusive to the 90 HP variant. 90hp variant rides on Apollo Alanac 4G 16 inchers tyres. These tyres have received good interionational reviews. Compared to the earlier choice of Apollo Acceleres / Goodyear GT3s, most owners will find no reason to upgrade. 16 inchers alloys are also a segment first. Better under-thigh support for the rear seat, which has a longer base now compared to the earlier version. Against The Punto facelift deserved to have the 1.4 Tjet/ 1.6 MJD under the hood for the enthusiasts. Missed opportunity to work on the gear ratios, specially the initial two gears which has been the Achilles heel for the car when it comes to 0-100 timings. Gear ratios have seen only a light change, which is rather insignificant. The automatic headlamps and Rain sensing wipers should have carried forward from the Linea to add more to the equipment list. DRLs would have been a welcome addition in the looks department. Reverse sensors should have been standard. Competition (specially Hyundai) offers a lot more kit as a differentiating factor. The interior space packaging not as great the Japanese / Korean counterparts. The low speed ride is a little stiff, but isn't alarming. The rear wiper and defogger is no longer available in the mid variant. A glaring omission from the mid variant. Increased weight on the facelift across variants Front seats have increased travel, and this will really cut down on the rear legroom if the front passengers decide to play spoil-sport. PS: We would like to thank Vecto Motors and KHT Motors for providing us the opportunity to review the Punto facelift. This review would not have been possible without the support of Turbo_karthik (Karthik) and CrAzY dRiVeR (Sujai). Thanks mates.