Abarth Punto Evo and 500C prices

  • 500C available at £17,500, Punto Evo £16,500
  • Plenty of standard kit available on both cars
  • Abarth duo to make debuts at Goodwood, on sale July 17

Abarth has announced pricing for two new models - the 500C and the Punto Evo.

Priced at £17,500, the Abarth 500C has an Abarth Competizione MTA gearbox with steering wheel paddle shift, electric hood with glass rear window and third brake light incorporated into the spoiler.

Other standard items include seven airbags, xenon headlights, TTC (torque transfer control), parking sensors, Blue&Me hands-free telecommunications system, leather steering wheel and 16-inch alloy wheels. Optional extras include climate control, leather sports interior, red brake callipers and coloured Abarth side stripes and mirrors.

Under the bonnet is a 140bhp 1.4-litre 16-valve engine, which provides the convertible with a top speed of 127mph, a 0-62mph time of 8.1 seconds and an average fuel economy of 43mpg.

The Abarth Punto Evo costs £16,500 and it includes six airbags, TTC, Eco Gear Shift Indicator (EGSI), performance sport switch, start/stop technology, 17-inch alloy wheels and Blue&Me handsfree.

Automatic climate control, rain sensor, and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) are among the list of options.

It's powered by a 165bhp 1.4-litre 16-valve MultiAir engine that accelerates from 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 132mph. Official average fuel economy is 47mpg.

Both the new Abarth 500C and Abarth Punto Evo will make their UK public debuts at this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed, before going on sale from July 17.