It’s easy, this one. The Volkswagen Polo GT TSI is the fastest, affordable hatchback in the country, but wait. This glowing status of the VW car may not last for long. The Fiat Punto Evo could soon be the fastest car in India, and here’s why. For a while, word about Fiat putting a 135 Bhp, 1.4 liter turbo petrol engine in India has been doing the rumour rounds.
Now, a spyshot has revealed that the Avventura Abarth, and the Punto Abarth will soon get this very engine. The Punto Abarth sold in the UK, with the 1.4 liter T-Jet turbo petrol motor in 135 Bhp-207 Nm state of tune, hits a top speed of 203 Kph. Acceleration from standstill to 100 Kph is rated at a very quick 8.2 seconds.In comparison, the Punto Abarth sold here will also use a similar 5 speed gearbox. So, expect similar levels of performance.
The spyshots of the Avventura, which is also confirmed to get a new T-Jet motor, has hit the interweb. A sticker on the car reveals that Fiat is testing the 135 Bhp version of the turbo petrol engine. Both the Punto Abarth and the Avventura Abarth are expected to be priced at under 10 lakh rupees. This makes both these high performance cars very interesting for the enthusiast.
Fiat is clearly enthused by the response that the Volkswagen Polo GT twins have received in India, and wants to pander to the enthusiasts. This isn’t the first time that Fiat is launching a segment besting, performance focused car. The Palio 1.6 GTX and the S10 version was the grand daddy of hot hatchbacks in the country, what with its 1.6 liter petrol motor putting out 100 Bhp-140 Nm. The seed was sown.
Now, the hot hatchback segment is hotting up in India. After the Punto Abarth, the Tata Bolt Sport with 120 Bhp on tap will enter India. The middle class enthusiast will now have at least three, affordable high performance hatchbacks that will fun on the weekdays, and even more so on the weekends. Meanwhile, when are you bringing your Polo GTI, Volkswagen?
Spyshots courtesy Motorbash