Does anyone remember a face-lift which takes the car's design back in the direction of the original model?
I honestly can't. That must make Fiat's debut of the 2012 Fiat Punto subcompact in Frankfurt this week, something of a historical first.
At an event to mark the unveiling of the Punto Evo, a 2009 face-lift of the original 2005 Grand Punto model, I said out loud that I preferred the original model.
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne and Fiat brand CEO Lorenzo Sistino both shouted back at me, "for boring clients like you, we'll keep producing the old model."