We will see what are all the changes Fiat had made for the Punto to make it Abarth Punto the hottest hatch in the town.
Exterior: Exteriors are similar to normal Punto variant except for the Abarth badging and some paint jobs.
- Horizontal slat on the radiator grille
- Red painted ORVMs
- Side skirts and
- Sporty alloy wheels
Interior: Interiors get all black colour scheme and gets red contrast stitching on the upholstery.
Powertrain options: Abarth Punto comes with 1.4L turbocharged engine producing 145 bhp and 212 Nm of torque. It can accelerate from standstill to 100kmph in 8.8 seconds. It can cruise 1km in just 8.8seconds. Mileage figure stand at 16.3kmpl which is descent enough for this performance hatch. Punto Abarth will be mated to 5-speed manual transmission.
Price: The price of Abarth Punto is expected to be under 10 lakhs. However we have to wait for another day for the real prices to be unveiled.
Here is the video review of Abarth Punto by Autocar India
Fiat is one brand which never came out of its enthusiast zone even the sales are not upto the mark. It always stood at that same spot which rush our adrenaline neverthless of the brand performance in terms of sales. This time with the Abarth Punto we hope more customers will come to this italian brand. Expect good sales for Punto Abarth if priced competitively under 10 lakh. The main problem for Fiat is not the lack in the number of enthusiasts in India but the lack of brand reach. Inorder to improve their market share Fiat should increase the number of showrooms and proper service facilities.