The Fiat Abarth 500 is the first Abarth badged car launching the flagship in India in February this year. The company showcases new model at several dealerships across India. Abarth 500 is an iconic car for SUV Sports Utilization Vehicle for the racing performance. The flagship model of the Abarth brand worldwide likes high performance divisions like AMG for Mercedes-Benz and Nismo for Nissan. Fiat Abarth focuses on power and performance packages. Fiat Abarth 500 has high anticipation to begin the journey in India. The car maker launches the car in Indian market in early 2015. The cart is expected to hold CBU (completely built up unit) to India. Fiat Abarth 500 pits against Mini Cooper, BMW 1 Series, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Volkswagen Beetle in India. The price of the Car is Rs 23 lakh to Rs 28 lakhs.
Abarth 500 is famous retro-styled hatchback and offers a performance package. The Italian car maker refreshes the upcoming model with some visual updates to include graphite finish for door handles, wing mirrors and grille. The car is essentially tuned, sportier version of regular Fiat 500. The Fiat 500 Abarth is equipped with 1.4-litre, turbocharged, 4-cylinder petrol engine making either 137PS or 163PS depending on the state of tune to the customer selects. The engine options of Fiat brought India and expected the standard car to power by 137PS. The higher spec ‘Essess’ model gets more powerful 163PS state of tune. The features project headlamps cross drilled brake disc, dual-exhaust system, KONI front-shock absorbers and lower suspension. The sport car is 17” alloy wheels with sporty design. The colors and fabrics are pretty modern.
The sporty design is maintained in the cabin with a dashboard and graphite finish. The instrument cluster features is an LCD. Fiat Abarth 500 is equipped with flat-bottomed steering wheel, turbo-boost gauge, Sabelt race seats and alloy pedals. The Italian make holds safety front, hatchback and Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and standard airbags.
Engine and Gearbox
The hot hatch is powered by 1.4-litre MultiAir turbocharged four cylinder petrol engine with 135bhp of power and 204 Nm of torque. The motor will be tuned to churn out 161bhp of power and 230Nm of torque. Abarth 500 touches 0-100kmph mark in 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 205kmph.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ is fully owned in Indian subsidiary.Fiat Group Automobiles India Private Limited (FGAIPL) gears up the launch of high performance version Fiat 500 Abarth.