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Fiat Punto EVO T-JET Spied Packing 135 bhp, Likely to be Called Punto EVO Abarth in India

Published On Apr 13, 2015 12:32 PM By Raunak for Fiat Grande Punto

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With 130+ bhp at the disposal of your right foot - Punto EVO Abarth will be the most powerful vehicle under 10 lac bracket clocking 0-100kmph in nearly 8 seconds!

Fiat India will soon introduce the Abarth brand in the country with the launch of Abarth 595 Competizione (Abarth version of Fiat 500). Abarth is the performance wing of the Italian automaker - Fiat. Second product in the Abarth India range will be the Punto EVO, apart from that, the automaker is also expected to launch the Avventura Abarth. Both the cars are expected to be launched before the festive season and will be priced within 10 lac bracket.

 

The automaker introduced thoroughly updated Punto last year with an EVO tag but engine options were kept same. Punto EVO based Avventura crossover was also launched. This said, both the cars are attracting slow sales, mainly due to lack of engine options. Their ride and handling part is well sorted out, its just that, as if the chassis is begging for more power, since Punto EVO and Avventura are solidly build heavy cars. Seems like things are about to turn around for Fiat India, as they are catering to the enthusiastic breed in the country and trust us this breed is on the rise!   

Though this test mule adorn the same look as the stock EVO hatch but expect flashy spruced-up look of both EVO Abarth and Avventura Abarth. Speaking of the engine, spied test mule is pulled by the same 1.4-liter T-JET, which is under the hood of Linea T-Jet, but in Punto EVO Abarth - it generates 135 bhp and close to 206 Nm of max twist. Now, thats something evading into India’s sole performance premium hatchback’s territory - Polo GT TSI, that too with a bang. But unlike GT TSI’s techy 7-speed dual clutch automatic trany, EVO Abarth will be mated to a 5-speed manual box - manual fun!  

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