Fiat India launches its highly-anticipated Abarth Punto. Prices start at INR 9.95 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi). This is the second Abarth model to be introduced in India, the very first was the 595 Competizione, which was launched in August this year.
Powering the Abarth Punto is a 1.4-litre T-Jet petrol engine. The engine has been tuned to deliver 145 horsepower and 212Nm of peak torque. For a more connected feel, Abarth* has opted for a sporty 5-speed manual transmission and can achieve speeds of 0 to 100 km/h in a matter of 8.8 seconds. With 145 horsepower, the Punto Abarth still manages to return a fuel efficiency of 16.3 km/l.
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Interior and exterior highlights:
A standout feature is the three spoke steering wheel, which is wrapped in leather. Other attention-grabbing features are: sporty seats, a black finish dashboard, aluminium foot pedals, 16-inch alloy wheels with a Scorpion inspired design, and an infotainment system with Blue and Me connect. The Abarth Punto is being offered only in a standard variant for the Indian market.
Abarth will provide the Punto with smart airbags, ABS with EBD, and follow-me-home headlights. Also on offer is front power windows, which roll up on switching off the ignition. A fire prevention system is also provided that cuts fuel flow in case the vehicle rolls over during an accident.
Currently, the only competitor for the Abarth Punto is Volkswagen's Polo GT TSI model. The Polo GT TSI model is priced at INR 8,58,000 ex-showroom (Delhi). Click here for the on-road price of the Volkswagen Polo.
Colours and Decals:
Abarth Punto will be offered in two colour schemes: Pearl White and Hip Hop Black. The Italian-based manufacturer will also provide an exclusive Scorpion badge with sporty decals, which will further enhance the sportiness.
* Abarth is the performance division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and is a fully owned subsidiary of FCA Italy S.p.A. (formerly Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A.)