Fiat Launches the Abarth Punto In India; Prices Start At Rs. 9.95 Lakh

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.

Engine Specifications:
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.

Safety Features:
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.

Competition:
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.)

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Story first published: Monday, October 19, 2015, 14:28 [IST]
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