The facelift Fiat's carrying out on its Grande Punto is subtle. Even so, it's hard to maintain your cover when the test mule self-immolates. A full replacement will be coming in 2012, and to bridge the gap, Fiat is preparing a slight nose job to the current GP
. The headlamps and fascia are getting minor tweaks for the 2010 model year, and while out trying to blend into the surrounding snow and carry out tests, something went wrong. Firefighters handled the situation quickly, and only the car sustained injuries. Perhaps it's a stealth feature that will activate when the 2012 Grande Punto drops, as a way to stimulate sales.