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Fiat Pulse Abarth performance SUV revealed

Written by Akhil Dalvi

The leading global conglomerate of 18 automotive houses, Stellantis addressed its plans of reinvigorating Fiat and its performance-arm Abarth brands. It also stated that it will handle Abarth as its own entity under the Fiat group by implementing its own dealerships. Meanwhile, the Italian automotive manufacturer has revealed its first performance SUV based on the Pulse for the South American market. Named the Fiat Pulse Abarth, the SUV will cater to dedicated enthusiasts who still prefer Fiat and Abarth brands.

Fiat Pulse Abarth: What is it? 

Fiat first introduced the standard Pulse SUV for the South American market back in July 2021 with great success. A year after its debut, the Pulse has received much praise and accolades throughout South America for its unique design. Following its success, Fiat decided to work on an all-new performance version of the Pulse via its Abarth brand. The automaker has finally released an official set of pictures of the Pulse Abarth that showcases multiple design details.

Based on the pictures, the Fiat Pulse Abarth sports 18-inch, blacked-out alloy wheels with red Abarth decals and detailing throughout. Meanwhile, the front of the performance SUV sports a redesigned front grille with a centre-mounted Abarth logo and a new bumper. Along with unique air vents on either side, the Pulse Abarth sports LED headlamps with DRLS and bumper-mounted fog lights. Meanwhile, the rear of the performance SUV sports a dual-piped exhaust, LED taillights, and ABARTH lettering on the tailgate.

Fiat Pulse Abarth: Expected Powertrains & Features 

Fiat offers the standard Pulse sold in South America with two petrol engine options with manual and CVT transmission options. The 1.3-litre, four-cylinder FireFly petrol motor produces 110 PS, whereas the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol produces 130 PS. However, Fiat has not yet revealed the powertrain details or the interior features of the upcoming Pulse Abarth SUV.

Sources suggest that Fiat may introduce its new 1.3-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol FireFly motor on the Pulse Abarth that produces 185 PS. Meanwhile, the Pulse Abarth may continue to retain the 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system and digital driver’s display from the standard Pulse. Other expected features of the performance SUV include wireless charging, reversing camera, traction control, and unique HVAC controls.

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