U.S.-spec 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth to make L.A. show debut

Fiat 500 Abarth Opening Edition
Fiat 500 Abarth Opening Edition

Fiat 500 Abarth will go on sale in the U.S. sometime in 2012 and is expected to be similar to the Euro-spec Abarth

Fiat USA has issued a Tweet announcing the L.A. Auto Show introduction of the North American-spec 2013 500 Abarth.

The U.S.-spec Abarth is expected to be very similar to the Euro-spec one which, in standard guise, comes powered by a 140 PS (138 bhp / 103 kW ) 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with 206 Nm (152 lb-ft) of torque. An Abarth Essesse (SS / Super Sport) comes with 170 PS (125 kW / 168 bhp).

Fiat did not announce which of the aforementioned configurations would be making it stateside or whether there would be a uniquely American edition.

We expect the U.S.-market 500 Abarth to have a starting price of around $19,000 and go on sale sometime in 2012.

Source: Fiat USA

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rcw rcw
This model is overdue. NOW I can get excited about the 500. Nice to have some legitimate "hot hatch" options in the US after so long.
Jul 27th, 2011 12:09am
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