Fiat would finally introduce its performance-based Abarth brand in India in August 2015 with not one or two but three high-performance cars. These three cars would be 595 Competizione, Abarth Punto Evo, and Abarth Avventura. The Fiat 595 Competizione would be sold as CBU and would be the first launch under Abarth badge from Fiat India. And, by the end of this year, Fiat would also launch the Abarth version of Punto Evo and Avventura. However, both the Abarth Punto Evo and Abarth Avventura have been spied as test mule in Himachal Pradesh completely undisguised.
Apart from mechanical changes, Abarth badged version of Punto Evo would also have cosmetic changes. It would boast of ‘Scorpion’ alloy wheels, color-contrasting wing mirror covers, lower side decals, ‘T-Jet’ badge at the back, new exhaust system and Abarth Scorpion symbols that fill in the shoes of Fiat badge. As evident in the spy-shot, the Abarth badge is covered.
The interior cabin of Abarth Punto Evo would be carried over from the ongoing model of Fiat Punto Evo, save for a couple of mild theme-based upgrades. Quite identical to the exteriors, the seats, with contrast stitching, would also wear Abarth badges. In addition, there would be sportier instrument dials and aluminium pedals. On othe other hand, the Abarth version of Avventura wouldn't host any visual changes whatsoever and would carry its standard form.
Mechanically, the Avventura-Punto Evo duo, under Abarth badging, would come with a 1.4L, 4-cylinder turbocharged T-Jet engine. It would be sourced from the Linea T-Jet and surprisingly, it would churn out a maximum power of 135bhp as compared to Linea's 113bhp. Both the Abarth Avventura and Abarth Punto Evo would be locally manufactured at Fiat's Ranjangaon plant and would be sold via Fiat dealerships across the nation. It is expected that both these high-performance cars would be priced lesser than Rs. 10 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom).
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