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SCOOP! Fiat will launch the Abarth 500 next month

SCOOP! Fiat will launch the Abarth 500 next month
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Fiat will launch the Avventura crossover this month on the 20th. Once that is done, the company will start gearing up for the Abarth 500 launch.

The Abarth 500 hot-hatch will be the flagship model for Fiat in India. It will be powered by a 1.4L, 16-valve, MultiAir, turbocharged petrol motor producing 160 BHP of power and 170 pound-feet of torque. The car gets twin intercoolers and a powertrain control module to provide better power delivery in sport mode.

Other mechanical features will include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox, dual exhaust system, KONI front shock absorbers, ESC, torque transfer control (TTC), projector headlamps, ABS with EBD and 7 airbags.

When launched in India, the Abarth 500 will fight against the BMW Mini, BMW 1 Series, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the likes. Pricing is expected to be close to the Rs. 20 lakh mark.

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