The Punto was immediately innovative in terms of its rounded lines and certain brand-new selections, such as the decision to extend the tail lights vertically onto the rear pillars.
It took the form of a hatchback with MPV tendencies due to its benefits in terms of visibility and mechanical component configuration, with a profile between bonnet, windscreen and rear mirror delineated to meet the most stringent aerodynamic requirements.
The Punto took its inspiration from a pure and natural shape such as that of the oval and its lines are decidedly clean-cut and simple. The bumpers are integrated into the shape and the front and rear light clusters are designed on the surface.
This car marked a milestone in FIAT history and Giugiaro was to be responsible for designing both the 2003 restyling and the Grande Punto in 2005.