Fiat India has launched the much awaited Abarth version of Punto Evo in Indian automobile market at a price tag of INR. 9.55 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Fiat is looking to invigorate the affordable performance-oriented car segment with Abarth Punto Evo. Additionally, the revealed information of new Abarth Punto Evo provides a detailed illustration of specifications as well as features before its launch.
Talking about the exterior of the car, the hot-hatch gets stylish tweaks that give it a much required sporty and aggressive looks but the body structure remains the same. The smoked headlamps along with the chrome bordered grille as well as fog lamps have been retained. Moreover, Scorpion shaped alloy wheels, much big spoiler at the rear, Abarth badging on boot lid, new-fangled racy paintjob and other parts makes this hot hatch unique and eye catchy. The Abarth Punto comes with two colour options – Black and White along with Abarth decals, contrasting wing mirror caps, racing strip as well as Abarth badges. Rest of the exterior features remains same as that of existing Punto Evo, currently available in the Indian market.
Similar to the exterior profile, the inside of the car comes with Abarth styling. The hot hatch comes in all-black colour scheme and Abarth badging on the new seat covers of the new sporty upholstery with matching seat covers as well as leather wrappings on the gearbox. Moreover, the hot hatch also features dual airbags and ABS as standard features along with sports steel pedals.
Under the hood, Fiat Punto Abarth hatch is powered by a 1.4-litre T-JET MultiAir 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces power of 145PS at 6000rpm and torque of 200Nm at 1750rpm which comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Moreover, the petrol engine offers fuel economy of 16.3kmpl and can easily accelerate to 100kmph in merely 8.8 seconds. The company has also modified the suspension mechanism. International Abarth also offers the Essesse kit with the Punto that further increases the power output to almost 180PS.
Price and Competition
India’s hottest Hatch, Fiat Punto Abarth is launched in Indian market at INR 9.55 lakh. This new hot hatch, Punto Abarth competes with the likes of Volkswagen Polo GT TSI and Ford Figo 1.5 Ti-VCT.