Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India has announced that the that it will launch the much awaited Abarth Punto in India on October 19. Recently previewed in a new commercial, the upcoming Abarth Punto, with its 1.4-litre T-Jet petrol engine rated with 145 bhp of power and 210Nm of torque will be India’s most powerful hatchback with nought-to-100 km/h coming up in just 8.8 seconds. The Abarth Punto will also feature a stiffer suspension set-up, while the ride height has been dropped by 20mm.
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The bookings have already commenced at INR 50,000. While the official price would be announced at the launch event, it is expected that the new Abarth Punto could start below the INR 10 lakh mark. That’s not where Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India plans to stop. Following the Abarth Punto will be India’s most powerful compact crossover – the Avventura Abarth. More on that later.
The upcoming Fiat Abarth Punto will come equipped with disc brakes all around and beefier 195/55 R16 Apollo tyres, which are wrapped around 16-inch “Scorpion” alloy wheels for efficient braking and better control. The interior would retain an all-black theme from the Punto Evo 90HP but will use different seat fabrics and get red and yellow contrast stitching.
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