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Fiat Abarth Punto replacement from i20 N Line, XUV300 TurboSport, Kushaq, Taigun

While there is no direct replacement for the Abarth Punto, a number of gasoline-powered cars on the market are equally enjoyable to drive.

Published on October 22, 2022 09:00:00 AM

Having owned an Abarth Punto for eight years, I now feel the need to upgrade to something newer with all the modern bells and whistles. I am looking for a replacement that is as enjoyable and satisfying to drive as my Abarth. What are my options in the range of 15 lakh-20 lakh Rs?

Vicky, Delhi

Autocar India says: For around Rs 15 lakh (on the road) you can get a Hyundai i20 N Line DCT or a Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport MT, both of which are sportier than their standard versions, though not as exciting to drive as Abarth Punto.

We recommend getting the Skoda Kushaq 1.5 MT or the top-spec Volkswagen Taigun 1.5 DSG, both compact yet practical, fairly solidly built, and more importantly, the turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol engine with powerful performance. Both the Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun are equally enjoyable to drive and are good alternatives to your beloved hatchback.

Also see:

Review Volkswagen Taigun, test drive

Video review Volkswagen Taigun

Skoda Kushaq video review

Review Skoda Kushaq, test drive

Review, test drive Hyundai i20 N Line 2021

Video review of Hyundai i20 N Line 2021

Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport: Impressive driving fast

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