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Abarth Brand is comming to india in next year! EDIT: Pic of Punto Abarth spotted testing in India

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The Italian racing car makers, Abarth makes its way into India in 2013, via Fiat. Fiat Chrysler India has recently announced that all Abarth models will be sold through their specially nominated Fiat dealers in India. Despite a difficult economic situation prevalent across the globe, the Fiat India has announced its optimistic plans for the future wherein they hope to see enhanced sales.

Fiat Group is also bringing in the Fiat brand into India in the coming year and Abarth is also scheduled to be launched around the same time. Initially, the company will be offering 500 Abarth and Grande Punto Evo which will be sold through Fiat dealerships.

The 500 Abarth possesses a 1.4 liter 16 valve, 136 bhp turbo petrol engine. It weights 1035 kgs and almost matches power to weight ratio of a BMW 325i. There is also a Sport mode which enhances maximum torque peak from 19 kgm to 21 kgm while power is also increased correspondingly. Prices and other details will be announced closer to launch dates in India.

(Source : www.rushlane.com)

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Abarth are simply more Refined, power-tuned & more aggressive FIAT cars.

After having repeated unsuccessful attempts in India, people are shying away from Red circular-FIAT logo, while the FIAT products are much more capable to perform, if they're executed in a much better manner.

Abarth-badged FIAT products will be having all such issues ironed out alongwith promising serious performance & hence will be rewarded in a much better way than FIAT products alone. Afterall, Quality is now well understood & it sells in India.

C'mon FIAT can we get the same quality FIAT cars, as we got decades back in the form of FIAT 1100 car !

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Abarth are simply more Refined, power-tuned & more aggressive FIAT cars.

After having repeated unsuccessful attempts in India, people are shying away from Red circular-FIAT logo, while the FIAT products are much more capable to perform, if they're executed in a much better manner.

Abarth-badged FIAT products will be having all such issues ironed out alongwith promising serious performance & hence will be rewarded in a much better way than FIAT products alone. Afterall, Quality is now well understood & it sells in India.

C'mon FIAT can we get the same quality FIAT cars, as we got decades back in the form of FIAT 1100 car !

True! Fiat should concentrate on quality! Defintely Abarth products are great to drive, but they are poorly engineered! I just can't stop laughing after remerbering Jeremy Clarkson's review on Abarth 500!

Edited by CarCrazyASTL

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A localised Punto Abarth is being planned for India with a 1.4 T Jet petrol engine with 165 bhp. Fiat could make other changes for better handling of the car, more suitable to Indian conditions. The carmaker is likely to start with stiffening the chassis and carry on with using stiffer spring and sportier dampers, which would improve grip. Thicker anti-roll bars are expected to improve handling, while some extra stopping power is likely to be added with upgraded brakes. The car could also be the only four-door Abarth version of the Grande Punto as currently, there are no two-door versions on sale here.

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The car could also be the only four-door Abarth version of the Grande Punto as currently, there are no two-door versions on sale here.

& that would be wiser step! As in India; there is no space for two door cars!

Edited by CarCrazyASTL

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I am waiting since 5 years for this brand, it is my dream car, FIAT always flipped flopped regarding the launch of Abarth, this time too it seems like hoax as the car spotted by T Bhp member was a modded Punto and not Abarth, what a big disappointment though.

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