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Abarth 500 - Launching soon

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  1. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Fiat India launched Abarth brand, and first car to be showcased is Abarth 500.

    Got a chance to visit Fiat Caffe, Bangalore today morning, and after having a proper look into the car (of course no drive available :(), my take on this -

    • Cute looking
    • Excellent interiors
    • Feels premium from all angles
    • Since its an Abarth, driving this will make all the difference.
    • This could be a high cost automobile
    • How much it will sell, time will tell
    • This is not the first time for 500 in India, it was launched earlier but failed to sell in the market
    • Next Abarth, could be Punto Abarth
    • The car will be locally assembled in future
    • This may be launched at year end

    Let's enjoy some visuals of this cutie -

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  2. Rajarshi

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    will it be available in diesel? and approx price?
  3. varunrtr

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    abarth is 1.4 petrol turbocharged only...pure unadulterated power... no silly diesel businesss !!!!
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  4. mnranjeeth

    mnranjeeth Amatore

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    Those seats have some serious under-thigh support! Must be a very comfortable place to be in! :)
    Those alloys looks awesome as well.

    I am planning to go to the caffe sometime tomorrow to check these things out! :-D
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  5. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Yes right. No diesel for Abarth.

    Also if you check HomePage there are lots of other options like Exhausts, suspension kit, power brakes are part of Abarth. Lets see what all plans are there for Fiat India.
  6. varunrtr

    varunrtr Esperto

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    The fastest abarth has been launched at geneva motor show with akrapovic exhaust, CF seats, new state of art gearbox which help in upshifting without clutch, brembo brakes , producing a whopping 190bhp with a weight of 997kgs, which makes it one of the best power to weight ratio cars in the world !!!
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    In india, even the base version will not have many takers, i dont think they ll provide any options.... the stock exhaust itself is orgasmic, you dont need aftermarket exhaust for that !!! The are not even providing paddle shifters, which are available in most abarts in EU , to keep the costs down !!
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  7. rishike007

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    Love to see abarth & 500 both in India....
  8. ghodlur

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    +1 to that. This kind of under thigh support is need for the Punto. I hope these seats can be used for the Punto.

    Is Abart just a two seater or will have rear seats too? If there are rear seats, then I am sure the headroom will be a thing to worry. BTW does the Abarth have the B Pillar, couldnt make out from the pics.
  9. zenwalker

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    Yesterday i saw old Abarth 500 being driven by a lady at Electronic city around 1PM. It was a bit old yet classy to look at.
  10. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Yes there is rear seat, but so small, only small kids might be able to sit.

    It must be 500 when Fiat launched it initially.
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