We all knew that Fiat will be introducing the Abarth brand in India and as promised they did launched the first product under this brand today. Known as the Abarth 595 Competizione this is the high performance variant of the 500 Abarth hatchback which is being sold in the International market.

All of us are well aware of the fact that Fiat did introduced the Fiat500 back in 2008, it was actually powered by a 1.3 Litre, Multijet diesel engine, but it was not popular amongst the people so as a result the hatchback was withdrawn from the market. That is where the similarities ends, between the Fiat 500 and the Abarth 595 Competizione , the later is actually powered by a more powerful 1.4 Litre, T-Jet petrol unit which produces a healthy 160 Hp of peak power at 5500 rpm and 230 Nm of torque at 3000 rpm, the engine has been paired to a sequential five-speed automated gearbox, it also gets paddle shifters located just behind the steering wheel. Talk about performance and this mini two door hatchback can sprint from 0-100km/h mark in 7.4 seconds, while it has a top speed of 210 km/h.

When it comes to styling surely the 595 impresses everyone, this hot hatchback gets a new body kit which includes an impressive and stylish 17 inch alloy wheels, while towards the front it gets the iconic Abarth badge and towards the side profile we can also notice the Abarth graphics wrapping the lower half of the car. The rest of the exterior includes Graphite finish on the mirrors, door handles and also on the grille. Inside the cabin the 595 gets racing seats, while the steering too is different and gets the Abarth badge to it. The rest of the change to the interior cabin includes a fully digital instrument cluster as well.

Fiat Launches Abarth 595 Competizione In India High Quality
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Fiat Launches Abarth 595 Competizione In India Exterior High Quality
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Fiat Launches Abarth 595 Competizione In India Exterior
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The Fiat Abarth is on sell now and it has been priced at INR. 29.85 lakh(ex-showroom, Delhi). The Abarth 595 Competizione will take on the Mini Cooper S and will be imported to the Indian market via the CBU route.

Riju Ganguly
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