The brand with the Scorpion badge is introducing the new Abarth 595 range, which embodies the evolution of their most iconic model. Two new colours have been introduced to the range, Adrenaline Green on the 595 Competizione and Trofeo, with Asphalt Grey available on the Turismo. The new Record Monza Active exhaust is introduced as a standard feature on the 595 Competizione and Trofeo, featuring an active valve controlled by a Sport button. When pressed, the Sport button opens the exhaust valve and the engine rumble becomes deeper and bolder. The driver can choose a more composed engine sound or a tougher, sportier - and more traditionally Abarth - roar.
Available in a choice of hatchback or convertible, the new 595 range features four versions - 595, 595 Trofeo, 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione. All Abarth 595 models come with a Euro 6D-Temp compliant 1.4 T-Jet engine with power levels ranging from 145hp to 180hp to satisfy all customer needs. With attention to detail and advanced engineering, the 595 is a model capable of expressing the two personalities of the brand - performance and style. The four different versions of the new 595 range are all compact, light, agile and unparalleled in terms of customisation.
The 595 Competizione is more radical and designed for performance and no-compromise sports car fans, the 595 Turismo embraces the style and comfort typical of Italian Gran Turismos. There is plenty of focus on details, with premium leather interiors and Urban Pack which consists of dusk sensor, rain sensor and parking sensors.
Distinctive yet affordable, the 595 is Abarth's entry-level model and offers all the standard equipment needed to deliver the thrilling driving pleasures typical of the brand with the Scorpion badge. For instance, the 595 has a flat-bottom steering wheel with a satin chrome centre stripe. A Sport button which, in this case, adjusts maximum torque output, the power steering and accelerator pedal settings. The braking system is specific to Abarth and ensures top-notch safety by fitting ventilated 284mm discs on the front and 240mm discs on the rear. The 595 Trofeo is the special series filled with plenty of performance-oriented equipment, such as Abarth Telemetry to monitor performance at all times and Koni rear suspension with Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) technology to optimise the driving experience and ensure greater road-holding, handling and stability.
The Abarth 695 Rivale remains available in the complete model range. The aim of the 695 Rivale is to go beyond the traditional values of Abarth by embracing the unique allure of Riva. Its style is inspired by the Riva "56 Rivale" open, one of the most elegant and fastest yachts the Sarnico yard has ever built. The Abarth 695 Rivale has its own exclusive livery, the two-tone Riva Evening Blue and Shark Grey paintwork, with the touch of two aquamarine stripes which is reminiscent of the "beauty line" drawn on a yacht hull.
One range, two personalities - performance and style
All models in the Abarth 595 Range include feature that underline their sporting nature and boost performance. To further enhance its looks, specific bumper inserts have also been created for each trim level, Matt Black on the 595, body coloured on the 595 Turismo and an Anthracite Grey finish on the 595 Competizione. The range features poly-elliptical headlights with LED daytime running lights as standard, Xenon headlights are also available as an option.
The flat-bottomed steering wheel was designed to offer increased grip while feeling comfortable. The dashboard, which has always been one of the most iconic elements of the 595, is customised for each version. The 595 dashboard matches the exterior body colour, the 595 Turismo has a Satin Grey dashboard and the 595 Competizione comes with one in Anthracite Grey. The instrument panel retains its sporty feel and the white backlit turbo pressure gauge to make it easier to read.