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US-Spec Fiat 500 Abarth to Debut in Los Angeles

While the fact that the Americans will get their own version of the hottest Fiat 500 is no longer a novelty, the exact moment of when it will be unveiled on US soil was still under the question mark. Now, courtesy of a Twitter feed from Fiat USA, it looks like the Los Angeles will be the place for the much awaited moment.

Specifically, the company will take the wraps off the US-spec 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November.

And that's about all the details that Fiat was kind enough to offer related to this subject. However, we can expect the US incarnation of the Abarth 500 to come with certain modifications that will help it pass the specific crash tests and will come with a modified rear axle.

Various changes to the interior are also likely to take place, but we’ll have to wait four more months to see it.

In regards to the performance details, the Italian automaker is yet to confirm whether the European-spec configurations will also make it to the United States, or it plans a completely new variant specifically for the North American market.

As a fresh reminder, the European-spec 500 Abarth turbocharged 1.4-liter unit, which delivers 135 hp in standard version (or 160 hp on the Esseesse version).

However, we still have to wait for the LA Auto Show to open its gate this November to find out exact details and pricing for the model.

Before we end this story we’d like to tell you that we tested the Euro-spec Abarth 500, a review of which can be accessed at the following link.

 
 
 
 
 

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