Presented with the 2005 edition of the Fiat Punto Grande Punto succeeded as the Italian car major company after many years of stagnation retake already-lost ground in the small car segment and to build on the successes of the first Punto model of the 1990s. The first time in 1993 presented little road racer, the Punto Cabrio enjoyed great popularity as a Fiat, was named the 1995 Car of the Year. Quite quickly developed the Fiat Punto - Fiat Uno similar to its predecessor - the best-selling car model in Europe. This was partly due to the large number of engines offered: Several gasoline between 55 hp and 88 hp and two Fiat Punto diesel versions were available for the first generation. Added to this was the sports version of Fiat Punto GT with 133 hp. After the 1999 designed specifically for the 100-year anniversary Fiat Punto II had proven to be a huge flop and had to be sold off by any Fiat dealer for a knockdown price, Fiat put all his hopes on the new Fiat Grande Punto. This with an extension of four meters, about 20 cm long Punto proved to be the great stroke of luck for the Turin car maker: in the first quarter of 2006, the Fiat Grande Punto was the best selling car in Western Europe and überflü, it applies Renault Modus, VW Golf Plus and Ford C-Max. The offered as a three-and five-door subcompact XXL is significantly stronger than its predecessor Fiat Punto also in terms of the engine range. In the petrol in particular stands out, the 1.4-liter 16V T-JET engine with 120 hp out, is for the diesel models, the 1.6-liter JTD 120 bhp, which is the best choice as diesel and gladly bought as a used car. The introduced at the Geneva Motor Show Fiat Abarth Grande Punto Super Sport is ready since November 09 merchants. The sportiest Punto is powered by a 1.4-liter turbo engine with 180 hp. Thus, the small sports car is in 7.4 seconds to 100 km / h, creates 215 km / h top. The price: 23,000 euros.