Abarth Punto Evo Launched by Fiat at Rs.9.95 lakh

The new Abarth Punto Evo has been launched by Fiat here in India and the company has priced it at a fairly competitive Rs.9.95 lakh. One of the very limited performance hatchbacks available today, the car will be taking on the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI and the Ford Figo automatic edition in the markets here in India.

The car is powered by a 1.4 litre T-Jet engine from Fiat which delivers 145bhp in terms of power as well as 212Nm in terms of torque. Mated to a five speed manual gearbox, the Abarth Punto Evo is one of the few sub 10 lakh hatchbacks that deliver more than 100bhp of power and is the highest rated among this group. The suspension too has seen a change and will have added braking power with the help of all four disc brakes.

Abarth Punto Evo

The car is a follow up to the 595 Competizione and will be sold under the Abarth badge. It is based largely on the Punto Evo but has both cosmetic as well as mechanical updates.

In terms of looks, the car looks sporty and has decals with 16 inch alloy wheels. The Fiat logo too sees a change and has been replaced by the Abarth scorpion. The interior too has been made keeping in mind the sporty feel of the car. Available in hip hop black as well as pearl white colours, the Abarth will look to make itself a niche player in the premium hatchback segment.

Abarth Punto Evo to be Launched on 19th October

The Abarth Punto Evo will be launched by Fiat on 19th October here in India. This will make the car the first “affordable performance hatchback” in the nation.

The Punto is to be sold with the Abarth badge only like the Abarth 595 and the Abarth Scorpion will be replacing the Fiat logo on the car as well. The paint scheme too will be different on the badge in a bid to keep in line with the sporty lineage of the car.

Abarth Punto Evo

The Punto will be based on the on the basic Fiat hatchback but will use the 1.4 litre turbocharged T-Jet engine which delivers 143bhp in terms of power as well as 200Nm in terms of torque. The car will be a front wheel drive mated to a five speed manual gearbox with other mechanical changes including four disc brakes as well as better suspension. This will mean better stopping power as well as better driver dynamics.

In terms of interiors, the Abarth Punto has metal pedals, leather upholstery as well as the features that come with the top of the line Punto Evo. The Abarth Punto Evo is likely to cost around Rs.1 lakh above the top end model of the current car. In terms of pricing, the Abarth Punto will be taking on the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI but is at a significant advantage when it comes to power output.