Ever since Fiat bought Italian tuning brand Abarth back in 2008 it has churned out vehicles based on the Fiat 500 and Fiat Punto – having sold around 22,000 units. However, Abarth’s sales and marketing boss Antonino Labate, now wants to expand the scope and include selected Alfa vehicles.
“The brand is doing so well that we plan to start producing more performance kits for Fiats, and even some Alfa Romeo models,” he told AutoCar. “We won”t be working with the MiTo since Alfa already has the Cloverleaf, but there are lots of other possibilities.”
While we don’t agree with a non-Abarth-tuned version of the MiTo, we totally understand.
Labate also confirmed that Abarth is working on a stand-alone model that will hit markets within two years and will compete with the likes of the Mazda MX-5.
– By: Omar Rana