Abarth Punto Evo hatchback (2010 – ) review
Abarth Punto Evo hatchback (2010 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.The Auto Trader expert verdict: 3.6 The Abarth Punto Evo is probably the loudest-looking supermini on the market, and a welcome contrast to the conservatism of rivals like the VW Polo GTI and Skoda Fabia vRS.
- Hot hatch exclusivity
- Stunning looks
- Great comfort and handling balance
- Too loud for some tastes
- Inconsistent cabin quality
- Electrical faults not uncommon
The Punto Evo hasn’t been crash-tested by EuroNCAP but the Grande Punto has, achieving the full five-star adult occupant rating. ISOFIX points for rear child seats are standard, as are front, side and curtain airbags. Unlike more basic versions of the Punto Evo, this car comes with electronic stability programme as standard.
The Abarth Punto Evo scores highly for standard equipment relative to its price – it has a legitimate flagship model feel about it. The body kit is obvious, but Brembo sports brakes add real value and the 17-inch alloys look special. Inside there’s Bluetooth with voice recognition, an upgraded stereo system, cruise control and climate control.