Fiat India has finally launched the highly-anticipated Abarth Punto at a sticker price of Rs. 9.95 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, New Delhi) in the country. The Italian automajor also launched the Abarth-badged Avventura crossover at the same time at an introductory price of Rs. 9.95 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, New Delhi). Both the hatch and crossover, being the fastest in their respective segments, deliver a staggering power in excess of 140bhp and come loaded with several high-end features.
Abarth Punto and Avventura powered by Abarth are on offer in a single variant across the nation. The hatch is available in Hip-hop Black and Pearl White paint scheme with sporty red highlights, while the crossover comes in Pearl White and Exotica Red exterior shade with "Powered by Abarth" badges on the rear doors. The Abarth Punto hatch gets lot of chrome treatment at the front grille, fog and rear light housings, door handles, and the exhaust pipe. It rides on 16-inch alloy wheels with Scorpion emblems. Talking about the interior features, the hatch gets automatic air-conditioner, soft touch dashboard, ambient lighting, rear A/C vents and infotainment system. The seats are finished in black tone with red and yellow stitching with Scorpion-shaped Abarth logos. As for the safety, the hatch gets Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) as standard.
Under the hood, Abarth Punto has the 1.4L, 4-cylinder turbocharged T-Jet petrol engine. It belts out 145bhp of top power and 212Nm of peak torque between 2000-4000rpm.
The engine is coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox, which propels the hatch to touch the 100kmph mark from standstill in just 8.8 seconds. The top speed is estimated at 190kmph. Just so you know, the Abarth Punto has a ground clearance of 155mm, lesser than 20mm as compared to the Fiat Punto. Coming to the Abarth Avventura, it too gets the same T-Jet mill, albeit with 140bhp of top power, while it does a 0-100kmph sprint in just 9.9 seconds. For those asking, the duo is the fastest in the country, as far as 0-100kmph timings are concerned.