With 145 bhp on tap, the upcoming Fiat Punto Abarth will become the most powerful hatchback in the country, this side of a Mercedes A-Class and a BMW 1-Series. Fiat India, in its new “Crafted for Car Lovers”commercial previews the hot-hatchback for the first time on video. See more of the Punto Abarth in detailed images here.
What lies under that red striped hood is the Linea-sourced, 1.4-litre T-Jet petrol engine, stoked up to produce 145 bhp, while torque has been boosted to 212 Nm. The suspension has also been stiffened up, while the ride height has been lowered by 20mm.
With added power comes added responsibilities, so Fiat has equipped the Abarth Punto with disc brakes all around and beefier 195/55 R16 Apollo tyres, which are wrapped around 16-inch “Scorpion” alloy wheels. The interior retains the all-black theme from the Punto Evo 90HP but uses different seat fabrics and gets red and yellow contrast stitching.
Fiat will also offer a variety of decals and liveries for the Abarth Punto, which will include red striping across the hood, roof and sides, along with a splattering of Abarth’s Scorpion logos. Red accents on the fog lamp surrounds, grille and mirror caps will form the highlights. A choice of paint-jobs, including matte finishes will also be available.