Abarth showcases Abarth 124 Rally
The brilliant new Abarth 124 rally was showcased at the recent Autosport International 2017 show. The red and yellow liveried, hard-top rally car will make a welcome addition to the Abarth stand's line-up, displaying its irresistible blend of great looks, lightweight chassis, advanced racing technology and 300hp twin cam turbo direct injection engine. The Abarth 124 rally is a real sports car, set up and tuned directly by Abarth and sold race-ready to interested teams or individuals. This year, the Abarth 124 rally Trophy organised by Abarth will consist of seven rallies* - six on road and one on loose surface - all within the Italian Rally Championship. The rear wheel drive 124 rally has a character and uniqueness of its own, and features: A lightweight set-up with a perfect weight distribution A powerful and reliable high performance engine Six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shift Mechanical self-locking differential Quick turn in with no understeer Superb traction in every condition Ease of management for teams, with competitive running costs Alongside the 124 rally, Abarth's show stand (Hall 20, Stand 2660) will also reveal the new Abarth 595 Elaboration kits: an Abarth 595 145hp will feature, fitted with a Kit Elaborazione 160hp. This kit is a new performance upgrade pack which allows customers to boost the power of their existing 145hp Abarth 595 up to 160hp through an ECU upgrade. The pack also contains a series of uprated components to further enhance the car's performance, including: BMC air filter 4 x Koni shock absorbers 4 x Red Eibach lowered springs Front Ferodo HP 1000/1 brake pads Exterior Abarth Elaborazione badging Additional Abarth kits and accessories will also be shown, including an upgrade pack for the 595 Turismo 165hp.The Kit Elaborazione 180hp boosts power from 165hp to 180hp and in addition to the ECU upgrade, includes the following uprated components: 2 x front Koni shock absorbers 2 x front floating drilled Brembo brake discs with calipers Front Ferodo HP 1000/1 brake pads Exterior Abarth Elaborazione badging Meanwhile, outside Autosport International's main exhibition hall, visitors will have the opportunity to appreciate the dynamic abilities of the Abarth 595 first hand in the Abarth Autotest.
Jeep Renegade announced 4 x 4 of the Year - again!
The small SUV Jeep Renegade was named '4x4 of the Year 2017' by UK's 4x4 Magazine, retaining the crown for the second year in a row. Indeed, one of the world's most renowned 4x4 specialist publications confirmed the winning features of the small SUV which is topping the brand's sales in Europe and continues to scoop numerous awards worldwide.
In this latest recognition by 4x4 Magazine, the off-road driving publication's panel of expert judges was unable to find a contender capable of taking away the Jeep Renegade's '4x4 of the Year' crown gained last year. A Trailhawk, the range-topping version in terms of performance and off-road characterization, was put through its paces and, besides delivering excellent on-road driving features, it outshone all rivals on 4x4 Magazine's tough off-road evaluation course.
Ross joins the team as a Fiat Sales Ambassador
Hello to Ross, who joined the PMS team today as a Fiat Sales Ambassador.
Pembrokeshire born sports mad Ross is forging a career in sales.
First days are about getting behind the wheel of some of our Fiat models - the Abarth was certainly a big hit together with the 124 Spider.
"It was the first time that I'd driven any convertible, love it. The weather was great today so it was roof down time, great any time of the year!".
Random fact about Ross - he's a qualified carpenter!
Call Ross Gray on 01437 762112 to book your Fiat test drive.