Fiat Punto Abarth
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Fiat probably is the only mass-market carmaker in India that is committed towards the petrolheads and performance enthusiasts - the Palio S10, the Punto 90HP and then the Punto Sport - all being examples of its affinity towards hot hatches. But by the end of 2013, the carmaker will have taken the game forward by a big margin.
Fiat India has confirmed that between October and December 2013, it will launch the Punto Abarth in the market! ‘Abarth’ as you may know, is the performance brand for Fiat and as the name suggests, the upcoming car will be a ‘go faster’ version of the Punto hatchback. Since Fiat India says that the car will be locally manufactured, we are not quite sure if we will see the same Punto Abarth that is sold in the global market. We belive that it could be your regular Punto with an Abarth body-kit, a 1.4-litre T-jet engine and a 1.3-litre, 90 PS diesel engine serving as the powertrain options and sporty upholstery inside the car. Expect the pricing to be in the range of Rs 8 to 11 lakh.