Fiat will be bringing their super hot hatchback- the Punto Abarth to India very soon. The car will give an all new meaning to affordable performance in the country and the Italian manufacturer will be following it up with another hot offering- The Abarth Avventura crossover.
The Fiat Abarth Punto will only be available in a black with red stripe dual tone shade in India and will be powered by the most powerful engine in the segment- a 1.4 liter turbo petrol unit that produces 145 HP of power and 212 NM of torque. The car is capable of doing 0-100 kmph in 8.8 seconds, returning ARAI certified mileage figure of 16.3 kmpl.
Other features of the car include lowered 155mm ground clearance, 16” scorpion sting design alloy wheels, disc brakes on all four wheels, race tuned stiffer suspension set up an an electric boot lid. The interior gets sporty red stitching leather and aluminum pedals
Another interesting launch from Fiat will be India’s first hot crossover- The Fiat Abarth Avventura. The car will be powered by the same 1.4 liter mill, with lesser but still impressive 0-100 kmph figure of 9.9 seconds. Fuel efficiency is 17.1 kmpl. Unlike the Abarth Punto, the Avventura will be available in signature white and red Abarth colour scheme.
The Fiat Abarth Punto will compete with the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI and the Ford Figo 1.5l automatic on launch. With 105 PS and 112 PS of maximum power respectively, both the above cars are way behind the Punto Abarth in performance, but does seem to offer their own advantages over the latter.
Stay tuned for more detained comparisons and test ride review.