Archive for June, 2010

Insurance groups for new Abarth Punto Evo and Abarth 500C revealed

Monday, June 28th, 2010

The insurance groups for the new Abarth Punto Evo and Abarth 500C have been revealed.

The industry has moved to a new 50-group system as a replacement for the previous 1-20 groups. To make comparison easier, I’ve included the Abarth 500 and Grande Punto in the table below:

Car Group
Abarth 500 26
Abarth 500C 27
Abarth 500 esseesse 28
. . . . . .
Abarth Grande Punto 30
Abarth Punto Evo 32
Abarth Grande Punto esseesse 34

Given its fabric roof, the Abarth 500C compares well with its tin-top brothers, while the Punto Evo comes in at about where we’d expect, given its power and price increases.

Source: Abarthisti Forum (Abarth 500C insurance, Abarth Punto Evo insurance)


Abarth 500C UK prices and options

Monday, June 21st, 2010

We’ve established the factory options and UK prices for the new Abarth 500C.

As we revealed earlier, the Abarth 500C will be available next month priced from £17,500 on-the-road.

Standard specification includes:-

  • Dark tinted windows
  • Xenon headlights
  • ‘Abarth Competizione’ 5-speed MTA transmission
  • Steering wheel-mounted paddles
  • Blue&Me
  • Reverse parking sensors
  • Smoking kit

The factory options are as below:-

Option Price
Leather sports interior £800
Climate Control £260
50/50 split-folding rear seats (included with leather) £150
Auto-dimming rear view mirror £100
Red brake calipers and wheel centre caps with red border £150
Interscope Hi-fi system £260
17″ diamond-finish alloy wheel in white, 5-petal design £175
17″ diamond-finish alloy wheel with anthracite background, 5-spoke design £175
Red/White/Black Stripes and Mirrors £160
White Trim Liner £46
Black Trim Liner £46
Red Trim Liner Pack (Bicolour only – inc. Red body line, red brake calipers, red wheel centre cap borders) £200
Wind stop £150

Available colours are listed as Gara White (£400), Officina Red (£400), the new Record Grey metallic (£400), plus the two Bicolour options of Scorpion Black/Gara White (£900) and Pista Grey/Campovolo Grey (£900). Campovolo Grey is now the no-cost option.

There’s an incredibly complex array of choices of colours for hood colour (Black or Titanium Grey), rear spoiler colour (Matt Black, Titanium Grey, or body-coloured), and interior trims (Black Sports Cloth, or leather in Black, Grey, or Tan).  Most choices are only available with certain paint colours (Pista/Campovolo Grey Bi-colour cars can only have Titanium Grey hoods and spoilers, for instance), and these are best discussed with your dealer.

The new Abarth 500C

The new Abarth 500C

Source: Abarthisti Forum


Abarth Punto Evo UK specification and options

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

We’ve established the UK specification and available options for the new Abarth Punto Evo.

As standard, the £16,500 Abarth Punto Evo is set to feature:-

  • Dark tinted windows
  • Cruise Control
  • Blue&Me
  • Interscope hi-fi system
  • Preparation for anti-theft alarm
  • Preparation for satellite navigation
  • Locking fuel filler cap
  • Red brake calipers
  • Smoking kit

The available options are set out in the table below, along with their prices which, for the most part, appear to have been carried over from the Abarth Grande Punto.

Option Price
Leather Sports interior £850
Electric “Sky Dome” sunroof £725
Dual Climate Control £260
Auto-dimming rear view mirror £160
Rain sensing windscreen wipers (only with the above) £80
Front centre armrest £110
Abarth Corse Seats by Sabelt in Leather/Alcantara £1,690
Abarth Corse Seats by Sabelt in Fabric £1,320
Alternative 17″ alloy wheels with 205/45 tyres £150
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) £250
White/Black/Red Stripe & Mirror kits £160
Preparation for CD Multi-changer £100
Chrome mirrors £60
12v socket £28

Campovolo Grey is now the no-cost colour option, with 1949 White, Scorpion Black and Velocity Red all now £400 options.

Update: these prices have now been confirmed.

The new Abarth Punto Evo

The new Abarth Punto Evo

Source: Abarthisti Forum.


Abarth 500C, Abarth Punto Evo and Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari UK prices revealed

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

We’ve heard from sources currently in Italy that UK pricing for the three eagerly-anticipated new Abarth models has been set as follows:-

Abarth 500C: £17,500.
Abarth Punto Evo: £16,500.
Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari: €35,500.

The source also says that the 500C will feature the automated manual (“flappy paddle”) gearbox as standard, along with xenon headlights and rear parking sensors.

Sales of the 695 are being handled by Abarth Italy, and as such all monies are apparently to be paid to them direct, cutting Abarth UK out of the equation.

We’re pleasantly surprised at the price of the Abarth Punto Evo – £16,500 compares very favourably with the £15,295 of the Fiat Punto Evo Sporting.

More details when we have them.


Abarth 500C Italian pricing revealed

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The Italian pricing for the new Abarth 500C has been revealed today.

The Abarth 500C will be priced from €21,000 – an up-lift of around €2,200 over the tin-top Abarth 500.

The ‘Bicolore’ two-tone version shown at Geneva is priced a little higher – at €22,700.

The only option currently listed is Climate Control at €140.

This largely confirms our previous estimation that, given the Fiat 500C’s £3,000 uplift over the standard Fiat 500 in the UK, the Abarth 500C is likely to land here in July wearing a £17,500 starting price tag.

We’ll hopefully know more later this week after the dealer conference in Italy.

The new Abarth 500C

The new Abarth 500C


Abarth Punto Evo Italian pricing revealed

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The Italian pricing for the new Abarth Punto Evo has been announced today.

The Abarth Punto Evo will start from €19,400 – an up-lift of around €1,500 over the Abarth Grande Punto that it replaces.

Given the £15,295 UK price tag of the 135 bhp Fiat Punto Evo Sporting, we’re still expecting the new Abarth Punto Evo to figure in around the £17,000 mark when it arrives here in July.

The new Abarth Punto Evo

The new Abarth Punto Evo