The Fiat Punto Abarth is offered with body coloured bumpers, red coloured ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors), chrome plated door handles, front as well as rear fog lamps and Abarth decals. It measures 3,989 mm in length, 1,687 mm in width, 1,505 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,510 mm. In addition, the only variant of the Punto Abarth offered in India has 16 inch ‘Scorpion’ alloy wheels with a 195/55 section tyre.
The Fiat Punto Abarth is offered with a 5 inch ‘Smart tech’ AVN (Audio, Video and Navigation) infotainment system that plays back via USB, SD, AUX as well as Radio and is Bluetooth compatible. In addition, the Punto Abarth also comes with height adjustable driver’s seat, tilt steering, automatic climate control, keyless entry, 60:40 split rear seat and an electric boot button. The dashboard is all black with ambient lighting and the hatchback also has a rear parcel shelf.
Powering the Fiat Punto Abarth is a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates 145 hp of power at 5,500 rpm and 212 Nm of torque from 2,000 rpm to 4,000 rpm. The engine is a 16 valve, DOHC (Dual Over Head Cam) motor arranged in an inline four cylinder format.
The Fiat Punto Abarth is offered with a 5 speed manual transmission and there is no option of an automatic gearbox. This 5 speed unit, coupled with the engine has a claimed zero to 100 kmph figure of 8.8 seconds and the hatchback covers one kilometre in 30.4 seconds.
In terms of safety, the Fiat Punto Abarth is offered with ABS (Anti lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), dual front airbags, Fire Prevention System, speed sensing door locks and immobiliser.
The Fiat Punto Abarth has a claimed fuel efficiency of 16.3 kmpl which is reasonable for its segment. The powertrain has been tuned for the best balance between performance and mileage.