launched the Abarth Punto Evo the Avventura powered by Abarth in India, both
priced at Rs. 9.95 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.
The 1.4 litre
4 cylinder, T-Jet engine powering both the cars produce 145bhp and 212Nm of
torque, specially tuned for India, by Indian engineers from Fiat and Abarth.
Both cars will be produced in India at the Fiat India production facility at Ranjangaon,
Maharashtra. Both the engines will be mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. Though
the Abarth Punto Evo gets uprated performance suspension and a lower ride
height, the Avventura powered by Abarth remains stock in every mechanical way
barring the T-Jet engine. Both cars also get dual front airbags.
145bhp Abarth engine in the Punto, the hot hatch does 0-100kmph in 8.8 seconds.
Loaded with safety kits, stiffer suspension, lower ground clearance, disc
brakes all around 4 wheels and ABS, the Punto will be available in only 1 trim
with Pearl White or Hip Hop Black colour options with the Abarth badging and
exterior package and 16” Scorpion Alloy Wheels. This powerful hatchback in the
country under Rs. 10 lakh, gives a fuel efficiency of 16.3kmpl.
Just like the
Punto, the Avventura is available in only 1 single trim with Pearl White and
Exotica Red colour options. Fiat feels that cars like the Avventura are not
associated with the philosophy and essence of Abarth. The Avventura still keeps
the Fiat badging and only gets some exterior trim differences from the stock
crossover in addition to the engine upgrade. Therefore, instead of the name
Abarth Avventura, the company has decided to call it the Avventura powered by
Abarth. The performance crossover settles for stock suspension, interior trim,
and badges. It gets the 16” Scorpion Allow Wheels, powered by Abarth badges on
the sides and the 145bhp, 1.4 litre t-Jet engine from Abarth which develops
17.1kmpl of fuel economy while still doing 0-100kmph in 9.9seconds. Just like
the Punto, the Avventura does get disc brakes all around with ABS.
President and Managing Director, FCA India Automobiles Pvt, Ltd. said “We are
delighted to roll-out the Abarth Punto which is a performance oriented
hatchback. This indigenously designed hot hatch is crafted to rev-up the
adrenalin of the racing enthusiast by delivering exhilarating speed and
stability at the same time. …We are also widening and strengthening our product
portfolio by introducing another performance oriented vehicle from FCA’s
stable. Avventura powered by Abarth, will be the fastest crossover in the
country… We are confident that these two new category defining models from Fiat
stable would catch the fancy of the car enthusiasts and perk up sales during
the festive season.”
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