Fiat Punto Abarth hatchback is one of the most powerful hatchbacks in its segment. Claiming a top speed of 190 kmph, prices start from Rs 9.5 lakhs ex-showroom. But as reported in the past few days, Fiat is winding up India operations. The brand will finally bid goodbye to India in the coming months.
But, there are a few cars which were manufactured in 2018, and are lying at dealer showrooms across India unsold. One such dealer recently managed to sell a total of 6 Fiat Punto Abarth, all at once.
6 friends, who are all Fiat lovers, decided to buy Fiat Punto Abarth. After a bit of searching, they finally found a dealer who had the cars in stock, and was willing to offer a good discount. The 6 friends booked Abarth Punto on 18th Jan 2019. Deliveries took place on 8th Feb 2019.
Though these are new cars, all 6 cars are manufactured in 2018. Because of this dealers who have unsold stock are giving good discount. Instead of the ex-sh price of Rs 9.5 lakhs, dealers are offering huge discounts of Rs 2 lakhs, bringing the price down to Rs 7.5 lakhs, ex-showroom.
Abarth Punto commands an attractive exterior design. It gets some cosmetic changes over the current Punto and sports a new color scheme, an Abarth logo and a Scorpion decal with red Abarth stickers on sides to tell it apart from the regular Punto Evo hatchback. It also receives red colored ORVMs and new alloy wheels. The Fiat Abarth Punto measures 3,989mm in length, 1,687mm in width and 1,505mm in height. It gets a wheelbase of 2,510mm and ground clearance of 155 mm.
Interiors spell comfort for all five occupants. Its interior changes include an Abarth logo on steering wheel and on instrument cluster. The cabin receives a sporty stance with sporty pedals and comfortable seating with colored stitching.
It boasts of comfort features of AC, heater and steering adjustment along with steering mounted audio, power outlets of 12V, height adjustable driver seat, electrically adjustable rear view mirror, keyless entry, climate control and rear parking sensors. It is fitted with a number of safety features among which are driver and passenger airbags, ABS, EBD, engine immobilizer, central locking, power door locks and headlamp beam adjuster.
Among some of the fastest hatchbacks in the country, the Abarth Punto is powered by a 1.4 liter T-Jet turbocharged petrol engine that offers 145 bhp power at 5,500 rpm and 212 Nm torque at 2,000-4,000 rpm. Power is sent to front wheels via a 5 speed gearbox. It is among one of the fastest sprinters on the road with acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in only 8.8 seconds.
Disclaimer – Discounts are offered by dealers, and they vary from dealer to dealer, depending on the stock of old 2018 models. Please check with Fiat authorized dealers in your city for exact amount discount / benefit offered.