FCA's small Abarth division is experiencing significant gains this year. On track for a 50% sales increase YoY, FCA plans to match that growth by doubling the amount of Abarth stores globally.
Paolo Gagliardo, who heads the performance subbrand, said that Abarth should easily sell 10,000 cars this year. A healthy increase despite only selling derivatives of the 500 jelly bean.
Abarth will add a new model in the next year, but it's unclear if the 124 Abarth will be first or FCA may decide to go with a hopped up 500X.
“We want to keep growing and stabilize at a certain level,” He said the brand now has 300 Abarth stores within existing Fiat dealerships and will expand that to 750, over time