Fiat Abarth Punto launching soon in India, Bookings open
Fiat India showcased the Abarth Punto in the country last month and as per the latest online reports, bookings for hot Italian hatch have begun. The Fiat Abarth Punto is expected to launch in India in the second week of October. Fiat dealerships have started accepting bookings for an amount of Rs. 20,000 which is completely refundable. The car is expected to come with a sub 10 lakh price, which puts it in the same price bracket as the Polo TSI. The Punto Abarth will be available in only one variant.
The Abarth Punto is a head turner and gets some styling changes over the regular Punto Evo. The vehicle features a set of cool looking alloys which give it a meaner and sportier look. The car gets contrast coloured body decals, grille and ORVMs. The Italian carmaker has reduced the ground clearance of the hatch by 20mm to cope with the additional horses. Inside the cabin there is not much difference when compared to the Punto Evo, except for small changes like the sporty pedals, contrast stitching on the seats, and Scorpion Logos on the steering wheel and upholstery.
The engine specifications of the Indian spec Punto Abarth will definitely send a shiver down the spine. The scorpion boasts of a powerful sting with the 1.4 litre turbocharged T-Jet petrol motor banging out 145 HP and a massive 215 Nm of torque. In order to handle the additional power on tap changes have been made to the suspension and braking system. Front airbags and ABS are offered as a standard fitment. Fiat India is working hard to improve its image in the country and will be betting big on the Abarth Punto to change its fortunes in India. The performance hatch will rival the likes of the VW Polo GT TSI.
Source – Team Fiat Moto Club