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Abarth Pulse: the first SUV of the scorpion

In Latin America, Abarth launches the marketing of its first sports SUV: here is the Abarth Pulse, equipped with a 185 horsepower turbo petrol engine.

While the Italian firm has just unveiled the new 100% electric Abarth 500e, another model is making its debut on the other side of the globe: theAbarth Pulse. Based on the Fiat Pulse, this is the first SUV of the Abarth brandwhich is entirely developed, produced and marketed in Brazil.

The models signed by the scorpion are not a first for the country: in fact, we already found the Stilo Abarth in 2002, as well as the famous Abarth 500 in 2014. Today, Abarth marks its return to the Latin American market, with a new model.

Abarth Pulse: a sporty style

Aesthetically, the Abarth Pulse differs from the version signed Fiat by a sporty look, which we recognize with its specific front bumper equipped with side scoops, its front grille with an original pattern, its Abarth badges, its 17-inch black alloy wheels, or even its red colored keys found on the front bumper, the mirror caps, the central cover of the rims or the side stickers. Its ground clearance is 217 mm, but the Italian manufacturer claims to have reduced roll by 10%, for better dynamic behavior.

Inside, there is a filling in black leatherettecontrasting with red stitching, which can be found on the seats, the front central armrest, the steering wheel, or even the gearbox lever gaiter. The Abarth scorpion logo is omnipresent on board, and the dashboard also receives a red insert, to recall the sporty character of the model. The connected infotainment system’s 10.1-inch touchscreen is standard, while a 7-inch digital display acts as a handset in front of the driver.

Abarth Pulse: a 185 horsepower engine

Under the hood we find a T270 petrol engine, which is a 1.3 liter turbocharged engine from 185 horsepower and 270 Nm of torque. What to swallow 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds, for a maximum speed of 215 km/h. No less than three driving modes are available: Normal, Manual and Poison. The latter is accessible via a red button on the steering wheel and improves the car’s responsiveness for sportier driving.

To improve his dynamic behavior, Abarth offered it a specific calibration of the gearbox, a suspension up to 13% firmer, a specific stabilizer bar on the front axle, as well as 15% greater torsional rigidity at the rear. The Abarth Pulse is also equipped with a sports exhaust system specific, with a hoarse sound that pays homage to the brand’s heritage in this area.

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Abarth Pulse: not for us

The Abarth Pulse has been available for order since November 17, 2022 in Brazil, at a price starting from 149,990 Brazilian reals, the equivalent ofaround 26,800 euros. This model is intended for Latin America, and should not be marketed in our regions, where the scorpion brand aims to become 100% electric.

To accompany the launch of its new model, Abarth has invested in its network of Brazilian dealers, which should soon include 60 outletsdistributed across all regions and in most states of Brazil.

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