The New Abarth 595: Even More Abarth
By Maddy Price
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 15:25
Pricing and specification for the all-new Abarth 595 have just been announced by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK, ahead of the stunning new car’s arrival and with a starting price of just £15,090 OTR for the 1.4 TJet 145hp Manual, the new car represents outstanding value for money.
The new Abarth 595 is the natural heir of the original model launched in 2008. Performance, technology and iconic Italian style are the key factors of a very successful line-up. Available as a hatchback or convertible, the new Abarth 595 is offered with three trim levels: 595, 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione, and three power levels to satisfy the requirements of increasingly demanding and competent customers.
Many of the upgrades introduced are the result of experience gained with the development of the 695 Biposto, dubbed the “smallest supercar”, which implements real racing thrills and technology on a street-legal car.
The distinctive yet affordable 595 version is the Abarth entry level model and offers all the standard equipment needed to ensure typical Scorpion enjoyment and driving pleasure. The 595 is the ideal base for drivers who want to tune their car over time and make it unique.
The 595 Competizione and 595 Turismo versions express other two distinctive souls of Abarth. The first, more “purist”, model is designed for those who love performance and no-compromise sportiness. The second makes reference to the typical values of the Italian GTs in a compact size perfect for use in cities.
One of the biggest innovations is the increased power of the 1.4 T-jet engine installed on the 595 and 595 Turismo versions. The first delivers 145 HP and 206 Nm of peak torque, while the second reaches 165 HP and 230 Nm. The latter is fitted with a Garrett turbine. On the other hand, the 595 Competizione with its 180 HP is the car for drivers who crave racing adrenaline in terms of both performance and technical features.
Accelerating from 0-62 mph in 6.7 seconds and then braking safely with the oversize Brembo braking system with four-piston fixed aluminium callipers will be a pleasure in the anatomical “Abarth Corsa by Sabelt” shell seats. The new Abarth 595 is also the only car in its segment to fit a truly exclusive mechanical limited-slip differential, for outstanding performance.
On the outside, the new Abarth 595 has many new features which improve performance. The front end, for example, has been redesigned and now has an oversized air intake: this improves heat management in the engine compartment and increases cooling capacity by 18%.
The new 17’’ Granturismo rims (standard on 595 Turismo) are 7% lighter and have over 50% more ventilating surface to the benefit of heat dissipation, and enhanced and more consistent braking system performance as a consequence
The new Abarth 595 is completely new on the inside, too. New technical materials, like Alcantara® and carbon fibre cleverly reassert the sporty character of the model. Furthermore, new upholstery is available on the entire range.
The innovations continue with a brand new sports instrument panel, which improves readability, especially with the new graphics that characterise the Sport mode. Moreover, the boost gauge lighting is white so as to make reading easier and more immediate.
All versions are equipped with Uconnect™ 5-inch DAB Radio with touchscreen and Uconnect Live services as standard equipment (also with built-in navigator on request). Uconnect™ 7” HD, a fast platform complete with high-def screen, navigation and DAB digital radio, also appears for the first time on the range. The Uconnect 7” HD system comes with high-def screen and Abarth Telemetry for gauging driving performance on preloaded circuits to study driving style and improve it.
Finally, the refined and powerful BeatsAudio™ system with seven speakers is making its appearance on the new Abarth 595. It will certainly win over even the most demanding music lovers.
Full pricing (OTR) for the new Abarth 595 is as follows:
|595 Hatchback1.4 TJet 145hp Manual||£15,090|
|595 Convertible 1.4 TJet 145hp Manual||£17,090|
|Turismo Hatchback 1.4 TJet 165hp Manual||£18,290|
|Turismo Convertible 1.4 TJet 165hp Manual||£20,290|
|Competizione Hatchback 1.4 TJet 180hp Manual||£20,290|
|Competizione Convertible 1.4 TJet 180hp Manual||£22,290|