After months of waiting, Fiat has finally launched Abarth 595 Competizione priced at Rs 29.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) - it is the first performance model in India under Abarth moniker.
After months of waiting, Fiat has finally launched Abarth 595 Competizione priced at Rs 29.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) – it is the first performance model in India under Abarth moniker.
We first saw the glimpse of Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione in 2014 at the Delhi Motor Show and now almost a year later, the vehicle has been trotted out for sale.
Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione: Appearance We have been seeing various spy shots of Fiat Abarth 595 online that gave a hint of what we could expect from the car in terms of appearance.
The performance-oriented car looks sporty from every angle you see it and packs rounded headlamps and Abarth insignia at the front. The car sits on 17-inch alloys and embraces graphite finishing right from the grille to the door handles and wing mirrors.
Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione is not a very tall car which makes it a lot more aerodynamically friendly keeping it fast and stable on roads.
The exact reduction in height is by 105mm which does help in terms of greater speed and control.
Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione: Powerplant Under the hood, Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione features a 1.4 litre MultiAir turbo petrol engine that offers 158bhp power at 5500rpm and 210Nm torque at 2750rpm.
The numbers change for the sports mode with the torque throughput going as high as 230Nm.
As far as the transmission system is concerned, Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione is mated to an automatic manual transmission system which can be taken over by the manual override system.
Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione: Features Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione has received many new features and tweaks that have given the car a more sporty feel including twin exhausts, flat bottom steering wheel, sports seats, sunroof, Abarth decals, and more.
The sporty exterior does not mean that the vehicle has compromised on the safety front as Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione gets facilities like anti-lock braking system, Torque Transfer Control System (TTC), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, electronically limited slip differential and more.
There are seven airbags as well that would protect passengers and the driver from both front and the side.
Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione: Colours Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione is available in four colours including Scorpione Black, Cordolo Red, Iridato White and Campovolo Grey.
Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione: Interiors On the inside, the Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione looks glorious and although there is a sense of compactness, you would not feel cramped in it.
The leather used for the upholstery of the seats gives a much luxurious feel while the material is also comfortable to keep the passengers and drivers at ease.
Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione: Rivals Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione can be considered as an alternative to Mini-Cooper although the latter will still reign the segment.
The launch of Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione is not going to be the only new entry this season as the automobile sector in India gets ready to welcome plenty of other new four wheelers as well among which the most notable include Ford Figo Aspire and Maruti S-Cross.