Fiat chooses Punto successor design
TURIN - The Punto replacement will be designed inside Fiat. Fiat brand's styling center was chosen over Italdesign, whose design was considered too traditional. The competition only concerned three- and five-door hatchbacks: derivatives will be discussed later. The Punto successor, code-named 188, will debut in July 1999. It is based on the current Punto platform.
Audi wants to appear in a comic
BRUSSELS - AUDI is supporting an unusual competition. The European Automotive Design Contest asks competitors to present an Audi car concept in a comic-book environment. Audi is curious about its image with young, stylish Europeans. The contest is organized by Designers (Europe) at (32) 64 33 54 53.