The sporty new Fiat Punto Evo Abarth also features a new performance mode selection system that modulates motor, braking and steering action to provide a choice of two various driving styles - Sport and Normal - to suit road conditions and driver preference.
The mode selector is conveniently located on the central tunnel in front of the gear lever and lets you switch between the two modes rapidly and easily, simply by moving a lever. The currently selected mode is displayed on the dash. If you are looking for a secure, relaxing drive, all you have to do is select Normal mode, while if you feel the need to enjoy the full performance of your Fiat Punto Evo Abarth, flip the switch to Sport position and thrill to the power! Sport mode makes the vehicle more responsive, using electrical servo systems to modify handling and deliver the ultimate sporting feel. Due attention has also been paid to security of course, so Sport mode also engages the TTC system automatically.
As in rally vehicles, the driver is assisted by GSI (gear Shift Indicator). On the Fiat Punto Evo Abarth, GSI acts like an intelligent co-driver and offers a signal on the instrument panel to tell you when the right moment has arrived to shift up reducing fuel consumption.
The Fiat Punto Evo Abarth's 1. 4 Multiair petrol motor also features Fiat's high-tech Start&stop system. This switches the motor off automatically when the car comes to a halt and the motor is left to idle, and restarts it again as soon as you are ready to move off. The system finds its perfect application in situations like city traffic and sequences of traffic lights. Whenever the control logic permits, Start&stop automatically switches off the motor, saving up to 10% of fuel consumption and emissions in the urban cycle and up to 3. 5% in the NEDC test cycle.
Ford's hot-selling new Ford Fiesta will deliver more than just great looks and top fuel efficiency of any car in its segment when it goes on sale in North America in 2010. The 2011 Ford Fiesta - available in four- and 5-door body styles - also will set a new small vehicle benchmark for security, connectivity and powertrain technology.
In fact, Ford Fiesta will provide North American consumers a stylish new choice of 15 class-exclusive technologies and projected highway fuel efficiency of 40 mpg, besting the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa and Toyota Yaris and Corolla.
Buyers are savvy. They want expressive vehicles that deliver not just great fuel efficiency but also high class, new technologies and a fun driving experience, explained Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas. We plan to answer the call with Ford Fiesta; an all-new car in North America we hope will set a new traditional for small vehicles.
Ford Fiesta is the next milestone under the ONE Ford plan to layout and develop cars that meet the differing needs, wants and expectations of buyers around the world. More than 500000, Ford Fiestas have already sold to buyers in Europe and Asia.