Pilkington of the UK replaces France's Saint-Gobain as the car's windshield supplier and TRW Automotive will provide the new car's electric power steering instead of Delphi.
Fiat Powertrain Technologies delivers engine management hardware and software for the car's gasoline and diesel engines. Germany's Robert Bosch delivered the parts for gasoline versions of the previous Punto.
Fiat Powertrain Technologies was created in the middle of this year following the break up of Fiat's powertrain joint venture with General Motors. To avoid confusion with the second-generation Punto, which will be produced in Mirafiori, Italy, until at least the end of 2006, Fiat often refers to the third-generation Punto as the Grande Punto, which means big Punto in Italian.
At 4030mm, the new Punto is the biggest small-segment car ever. Fiat builds the Grande Punto in Melfi, Italy, and will start producing it in Mirafiori in early 2006.