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Old 19th October 2015, 14:37   #571
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Overdrive has done a comparo of the Abarth Punto, Polo GT TSI and the Figo DCT.

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Well they surely could've gone the extra mile and ensured that ex-showroom in Bangalore and many other cities doesn't exceed 10L. Being tuned to the market reality in this way wouldn't have hurt them, right?

It's not really tough either when several companies have made this adjustment and that too very recently to ensure that customers across the country get a better deal.
Absolutely right! Recent case in point: Ecosport. It's not a coincidence that Titanium+ 1.0, Titanium AT and Titanium Diesel all cost exactly 9.99L ex-showroom in Bangalore (for metallic shades).
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Default re: A Close Look: Fiat Punto Abarth. EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 9.95 lakhs!

Overdrive is out with a comparo already!

http://overdrive.in/reviews/comparo-...-figo-1-5-dct/

The claim that the Figo 1.5 AT is not a driver's hatch, the Punto Abarth is the other extreme of high performance, while the Polo GT TSi offers the most versatility between speed, luxury and efficiency.

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This is where it counts, where the Abarth Punto should absolutely demolish the competition. There’s no doubt about the firepower under the hood – build some revs, dump the clutch and floor it in first gear to feel the fury of the 1.4-litre turbocharged motor. 145PS and 212Nm turn the 195 section front Apollo Alnacs, a tyre that works very well in the Polo into a spinning, smoking mass of uselessness. There’s massive wheelspin in first and second gear and an equal amount of aggressive torque steer to deal with. Yup, this engine packs a really solid punch. Equally impressive is how the power is delivered. Of course, there’s lag below 2000rpm but the engine still produces usable drive from just over idle, enough for city driving. Power builds smoothly, getting very strong above 4,000rpm and tapering off just before the 6,500rpm redline. In terms of sheer accelerative force there’s no other ‘Indian’ car like it, perhaps the Octavia/Laura RS but they felt large and fast. The Punto simply feels fast.

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FIAT Website is already updated with the details -

http://www.fiat-india.com/specificat...icle=Avventura
Somethings will never change, will they?

Disk brake?

A Close Look: Fiat Punto Abarth. EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 9.95 lakhs!-disc.jpg

Certificate error on their mobile site:

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Happy Fiat has kept the pricing below 10L. The whole package (read power, breaks, safety, handling+that grin on face) is good enough to justify such price.
If I was in market for a new car Abarth Punto would be the top contender.
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Some more pics of the Avventura from the launch Courtesy IAB

A Close Look: Fiat Punto Abarth. EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 9.95 lakhs!-fiatavventurapoweredbyabarthrearend900x600.jpg

A Close Look: Fiat Punto Abarth. EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 9.95 lakhs!-fiatavventurapoweredbyabarthsidecladding900x600.jpg

A Close Look: Fiat Punto Abarth. EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 9.95 lakhs!-fiatavventurapoweredbyabarthsteering900x600.jpg

A Close Look: Fiat Punto Abarth. EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 9.95 lakhs!-fiatavventurapoweredbyabarthcluster900x600.jpg

A Close Look: Fiat Punto Abarth. EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 9.95 lakhs!-fiatavventurapoweredbyabarthfrontseats900x600.jpg

A Close Look: Fiat Punto Abarth. EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 9.95 lakhs!-fiatavventurapoweredbyabarthheadlights900x600.jpg

A Close Look: Fiat Punto Abarth. EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 9.95 lakhs!-fiatavventurapoweredbyabarthrearend900x600.jpg

A Close Look: Fiat Punto Abarth. EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 9.95 lakhs!-fiatavventurapoweredbyabarthinclinometer900x600.jpg




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I am compiling the list of few things missing on the Abarth Punto for the help of the critics so they may be spared of liitle hard work.

Sunroof
Auto-folding Mirrors
A/T
AVN
Audiophile grade Music System
Mileage (as compared to Figo)
Lightweight
Projector Head Lamps
No discount right at the launch

The following goodies are nice to have but won't be useful much as they can't get appreciation from their family, friends and colleagues

All-4 disc brakes
some BHP and Torque numbers
Some technical changes in engine which shouldn't be costly and if they are, who cares
Colourful pedals
Some Makda type sticker job (which is not as good looking as Audi's logo)
Alloy wheels that look 'slightly' better but hey while we don't complain for No.1 manufacturer's hideous alloys why should we bothered about others, it doesn't really matter


Few are in 'serious' Catch-22 situation, they "LOVE" hot hatches but want others to pay through their wallet while secretly praying that others actually doesn't so that they can demand huge discounts so as to make Fiat pay for their mistake of daring to launch a hot-hatch and to subsidize their running costs later sometime.

No one would bother about sticker jobs or rather lack of it on GT, maintenance costs of GT, resale value of GT and above all the snobbish attitude of VW and its dealers.

End of Rant !

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How I wish fiat launches an abarth version of the Linea too. To satisfy family men who wants the performance of this engine along with the practicality of a boot..
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Somethings will never change, will they?

Disk brake?
Didn't get it. Can you please clarify what you meant here?
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Didn't get it. Can you please clarify what you meant here?
If am not mistaken, he meant the spelling. It is supposed be 'disc'.

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Whatever we crib about Fiat and VW, they seem to be the only 2 companies, that is offering the enthusiasts some choice. Great effort with the Abarth.
Its a territory not many manufacturers will cross into. Love to see a Mugen tuned Jazz and N brand Hyundai i20 in the future.

Has the overall quality of the plastics been improved in the Abarth? That was my biggest grouse when I was considering the Punto/Linea.
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Sunroof
While the higher end segment cars have this as part of the standard feature list, personally, I am not going to miss it. A sunroof has very little use in our dusty, high heat conditions.

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Auto-folding Mirrors
Should have been offered.

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A/T
I prefer the rubber gearbox over an AMT, any day.

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AVN
Should have been offered considering the limited edition Linea has one.

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Audiophile grade Music System
A lot of work to be done if it must be a audiophile grade and a bare minimum one lac increase in cost. Personally; I just want a nice sounding car stereo.

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Mileage (as compared to Figo)
Don't care so much on a performance hatch.

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Unnecessary Extra weight
While this definitely hampers performance like 0-100-0, in gear acceleration and turn in, this additional weight does wonders to the ride, when you are going flat out

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Projector Head Lamps
Good to have

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No discount right at the launch
No car company will offer a discount on day one. Give it a couple of months and I am sure there will be massive discounts.

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Some technical changes in engine
On this note, does anyone know what type of turbo charger is used on a T Jet motor? Variable of Fixed? It feels like a fixed geometry turbo.

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No one would bother about sticker jobs or rather lack of it on GT, maintenance costs of GT, resale value of GT and above all the snobbish attitude of VW and its dealers
The VW GT is technically a superior car in every way. I am also sure VW service is better and the car will offer better resale, way higher than a Fiat/Abarth.
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I am compiling the list of few things missing on the Abarth Punto for the help of the critics so they may be spared of liitle hard work.

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Seeing the way you are pumped up, hope the Abarth will be in your garage soon.

Edit: Could you let me know what's your current ride? Or the previous ones too??

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I doubt that would find many takers.

I would rather prefer 1.6 L version of MultiJet which is launched in S-Cross.

I would suggest to try and do a DIY job to the existing T-Jet by putting official Abarth badges and stickers whenever they are available, if someone is really keen and the Tuner box are also available and few people have already done the re-tuning.

Who knows I myself would end up doing Abarth stickering on my T-Jet one day.

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How I wish fiat launches an abarth version of the Linea too. To satisfy family men who wants the performance of this engine along with the practicality of a boot..
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So, Fiat added about 2.6L for Punto Evo, and about 2.5L for Avventura. For most places, the price should come around 12L - 12.5L OTR for both these.
A month ago, I had mentioned that they probably would add about 1L-1.5L for the additional 30 horses, and another 1L-1.5L for the Abarth badging and Decals, when the discussion was about the suspected Abarth Linea. So, the difference approximately matches
What is sure is that, this is just sticker price, and will increase in another few months. It might increase immediately after the festive season also.
To satisfy enthusiasts desire: Will they lend this turbocharged 1.4L T-jet engine with the same 140 hp to Maruti, so that they can put it in the Swift? Fiat has been selling great engines at the cost of their own car sales. So I guess it does not matter anyway. A Swift with this heart, probably at 9L OTR, will fetch a lot more buyers for this engine, and add to the popularity of Fiat engines!
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