Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
(FCA) India has unveiled the iconic Italian brand, Fiat Abarth 595
Competizione, at the Buddh International Circuit in New Delhi. The price of the
Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione has been
fixed at Rs 29.85 lakh (ex showroom Delhi). The car will brought into India
through the CBU route.
The iconic Abarth 595
Competizione is a sports performance coupe with a powerful 1.4 litre T-Jet
engine producing approximately 158bhp and generating 230Nm of torque@ 2750-3000
FCA India also showcased the
all new Punto Abarth which has a 1.4 litre four-cylinder turbocharged T-Jet
engine, making it the hottest hatch in the country.
The 3-door hatchback 595
Competizione can do a 0-100 kmph in just 7.6 seconds which makes it furiously
fast and fun to drive. The top speed is estimated to be around 210 kmph. Low
ground clearance provides good traction and control for manoeuvring at high
speeds with confident driving. The 595 Competizione features large 17 inch
alloy wheels to ensure it remains gripped to the road and cut corners with
The exterior designing of the Abarth
595 Competizione is inspired from the Fiat 500 Cinquecento. The exterior body
is made up of steel and it is a forward wheel drive car. The Abarth 595
Competizione comes with the well acclaimed perforated and ventilated brake
discs which considerably improves the car’s reactivity while stopping. On the
features list, the Abarth 595 Competizione is provided with a world class
infotainment system, Xenon headlamps, rear parking sensors and Monza exhaust
systems taking the overall excitement to another level altogether.
The steering wheel is small,
leather wrapped with multifunction buttons cladded on y. The bright round dials
behind the steering favours sportiness and aggressiveness without compromise.
The 595 launched in India comprises AMT transmission with paddle shifts mounted
on the steering wheel. It features well contoured hand stitched leather seats,
promising comfort and agility at high speeds. Equipped with two driving modes,
normal and sport, the car delivers an enhanced driving experience.
Some of the interesting
technical features of the Abarth 595 Competizione include:
• Electric Sunroof
• TTC (Torque Transfer Control)
• TFT instrument cluster
• Blue & Me handsfree system with USB port
• Front suspension with FSD valve
• Koni FSD rear suspension
The Abarth 595 Competizione
will be available in four colours - Iridato White, Scorpione Black, Cordolo Red
and Campovolo Grey. The company in its inaugural year will be introducing the
595 Competizione through the CBU route and will be available at select Fiat
dealers in five Indian cities namely New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and
Kevin Flynn, President and
Managing Director, FCA India Automobiles Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are extremely
pleased to introduce the iconic Italian brand - Abarth from Fiat Chrysler
Automobiles’ stable to our customers in India. The flagship model Abarth 595
Competizione, a sports performance coupe, is renowned world over for its sheer
performance, iconic style and rich heritage. With this launch, we are hoping to
bring this same legacy to our Indian customers and are confident that Abarth
would provide a superior driving experience.”
He further added,
“Additionally we will also bring in another performance oriented hatchback in
the Abarth range by introducing India’s first hot hatch Punto Abarth which is
locally made. India is a strategic market for us and this is an integral part
of our commitment to widen our portfolio and to provide greater value not only
to our customers but other stakeholders as well.”
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