The Fiat Punto has made its way to the automotive graveyard. The Italian brand has axed the compact hatchback with no replacement in sight, Autocar reported Tuesday.
The late Sergio Marchionne decided against a replacement for the compact hatchback, and instead, the Punto’s former production facility will reportedly build a second Maserati SUV in its place. The original Punto went on sale in 2005 as the Grande Punto, was renamed the Punto Evo in 2009 and reverted to the Punto name with an update in 2012.
With the Punto out, the Fiat brand will focus on the 500 with an electric version and a small wagon version called the Giardinera, due in 2019.
Ahead of the Punto’s death, it infamously became the first car to register a zero-star rating by the Euro NCAP crash-test body.