Discussion in 'Fiat India News' started by Ravi, Mar 6, 2014.
Fiat Abarth 500 arrives in India for homologation; launch in December
Upon its launch in the country, it won’t be adorning any Fiat badging; instead, it would be flaunting Scorpion logos.
It would be offered with four vibrant colors – Nero Puro (Black), Bianco (White), Granito Lucente (Grey) and Rosso (Red).
Under the hood, it would be having a 1.4L MultiAir turbocharged petrol engine which would develop a maximum power output of 160PS and peak torque performance of 230Nm. The engine would be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It would be priced in a range of Rs. 25- 28 Lakhs in India because of the heavy duties and taxes. It would lock horns with the BMW owned MINI Cooper 1.6 S which is enjoying some gala time in the Indian auto industry, currently.
Source - http://www.indiacarnews.com/news/fiat-abarth-500-arrives-india-homologation-launch-december-4726/
Wish I had the financial (and other!) balls to buy and drive this great, authentic car in India! ;-)
This is getting launched mainly to set-up brand image of Abarth.
As per plan (http://www.teamfiat.com/threads/fiat-india-future-plans.8575/), we may get Punto Abarth, localized, and at reduced price (hopefully in range of common man).
The launch of the Fiat Abarth 500 is likely to happen next month, many weeks ahead of the previously speculated end-2014 launch for the car.
As a completely built unit (CBU), price is expected to be 30 lakh rupee.
The Abarth 500 will serve as a brand builder for Fiat in India.
The Abarth 500 for India, will be powered by a 1.4 liter T-Jet turbo petrol engine that outputs 158 Bhp-230 Nm.
Source - http://www.cartoq.com/cartoq-sources-fiat-abarth-500-hatchback-car-october-2014-india-launch/
Abarth 500, most probably will come in Nov'14. Pricing will be high, but let's wait for sometime for Fiat India to confirm. Hope Fiat does some brand building with this product, market well.
With Avventura's discussion, this hot product is getting lost.
I, suprisingly, see a fair few Mini-s (mainly Countryman, rather than Cooper S) here in Gurgaon. Maybe they can do more than use it to establish Abarth as a hot, exotic brand, maybe they can actually shift a fair few of these? It's power- and torque-to-weight ratios put it in supercar territory! Great handling, great exhaust notes. Maybe they should devote some scarce marketing rupees to this car and brand, rather than only rely on word-of-mouth?
Here are some exclusive pictures of Fiat Abarth 500, stay tuned, more to come .
^^ this is with automatic transmission. i thought abarths are manual!
@Ravi, the car seems to have paddle shifts. This might be the first car in the segment to have paddle shifts
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