Fiat PuntoAbarthEvoEsseEsse- it will make you totally ga-ga over it and that is for sure!!
Fiat, the American carmaker is all set to unveil its new hatchback Fiat Punto Abarth at Auto Expo i.e. in Feb 2014 (tentative). The car is tagged with price ranging from Rs. 8.5 lacs to Rs. 9.5 lacs , A hatchback at a price of a sedan seems to be a pricey issue. Let’s find out what’s so special in the car.
Well there are some very special features attached, with the ‘Abarth’ badge attached itself means a lot! Second thing is the high power it produces, 180 bhp by 1.4 l turochargedengine with the top speed of 205kmph. The engine shall displace 1368cc and involves the sophisticated Multi-air- intake valve management system. The acceleration of the car from 0-100 kmhr can be reached in just 7.2 secs. The car indeed has super sporty specifications!!The car is expected to have 6- speed manual transmission. Yes it’s obvious that the sports car lovers will miss the automatic transmission here.
Exteriors: the front of the car looks classy with the enchanting headlamps, there’s a sleek grill at the end of bonnet holding the brand logo. And there’s a large elliptical grill below that bifurcated by rectangular piece of plastic running from 1 fog lamp to the other. The entire body has a high glossy finish. The car is expected to have internally-electrically foldable ORVMs but it doesn’t have turn indicators on them from the mule we spotted. The car seems to have a rear spoiler and rear wiper as seen on the mule on Coimbatore roads. The wheels are expected to be 18 inch taller and alloy built with 12 spokes on it. Icing on the cake is done by digital gear shift indicator and digital electronic solid state ignition.
Interiors: the interiors shall be similar to Fiat Linea, with decent upholstery comfy seats, roomy cabin and delighting music system with good sound quality. It should have Bluetooth connectivity and ports for USB, Aux-in and ipod. The car offers a ‘Sport Mode’ for those who want to enjoy that adrenaline rush via speed and speed!!
Along with that it is expected that the ride quality is extremely good with good braking and suspension. There are also special Koni shock absorbers with FSD value. The safety features should include atleast 2 airbags, childlock, central locking system, engine immobiliser along with the ABS with ESP system and TTC i.e. Torque transfer control system.
Gear up guys for the test drive as the launch date is approaching near! Well this is what was seen on the mule, rest expected and predicted. But who knows the actual PuntoAbarth is even better than this as Fiat is determined to gain its lost sheen in the Indian automobile market. We’ll be back with the expert reviews and user/customer reviews right after the launch!!Till then njoy the automobile’s beauty from the teaser pics.
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