Two new Fiat 500 Abarth models launched in the UK (Photos)

Two new Fiat 500 Abarth models launched in the UK (Photos)

Two new powerful Fiat 500 Abarth models have been announced. These will include the New Abarth 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione. Both these models possess a 160hp 1.4L T-Jet engine, and while engine remains the same as that seen in the original Abarth 500, the vehicles are given a new coat of exterior paint scheme while standard accessories have been added.

The cars are available with either manual transmission or with Abarth MTA semi-automatic gearbox. Turismo is fitted with 16” alloy wheels, air conditioning and front end fog lights and rear parking sensors. The Turismo model is priced at £17,725 onwards and will be seen with leather seats and sports pedals, automatic climate controls and 17” alloy wheels.

595 Competizione prices commence from £18,725 with similar upgrades as seen in the Abarth 500 besides Sabelt sports seats and Monza sports exhaust. It will possess a 1.4 T-Jet engine offering 160 bhp. Dark tinted rear windows, cross drilled front and rear disc brakes, xenon headlamps, upgraded front and rear end dampers and red brake calipers are some of the features. 595 Competizione will be offered in a choice of 10 exterior colors.

Read the press release below for more information.

News Release

Two new model names herald the UK arrival of the new high-performance Abarth 500 and 595 ranges.

An overhaul of the original and highly successful Abarth 500 line-up signifies a milestone in the development of the historic Scorpion brand. And to celebrate that history, two new versions of the sporting hatchback and convertible have been revealed: the 595 Turismo and the 595 Competizione.

Both of these cars will come as standard with a 160bhp version of the turbocharged 1.4 T-Jet engine, to offer greater choice for customers in terms of enhanced standard specifications.

The original Abarth 500 will remain as an entry-level model, though a new colour, and extra standard equipment has been added, while the on-the-road price has been reduced. An esseesse higher performance option will continue to be available for the Abarth 500 as part of a dealer upgrade kit.

All three new versions will be available in manual form or with Abarth’s MTA (Manual Transmission Automated) semi-automatic gearbox.

“When the ground-breaking Abarth 595 SS was created in 1964 it established itself as a genuine performance car and a force to be reckoned with on and off the circuits,” says Ivan Gibson, head of Abarth in the UK. “It is therefore fitting that our two new versions revive the great 595 brand in the form of the Turismo and the Competizione.

“While the Abarth 500 is positioned as an entry point for customers to gain access to the brand, the 595 models will now allow customers to progress or renew their Abarth experience and will also attract new drivers to the marque.”

Abarth 500

Main standard features:

1.4-litre T-Jet engine 135bhp (manual) 140bhp (MTA)
‘Corsa’ pack including Inox pedals, footrest and door kick-plates
Sport mode
16-inch alloy wheels
Air conditioning
Front fog lights
Rear parking sensors
Leather gear lever surround
Four pastel colours

Price (MTA):

500 – £13,975 (£15,275)
500C – £15,875 (£17,175)

Abarth 595 Turismo

Main standard features:

1.4-litre T-Jet engine 160bhp (manual and MTA)
‘Turismo’ pack including Alutex pedals, footrest and door kick-plates, bespoke floor mats, machined aluminium fuel and oil filler caps
Dark tinted rear windows
Upgraded front and rear dampers
Automatic climate control
Leather upholstery
17-inch 10-spoke Diamond finish alloy wheels
Xenon headlights
Red brake callipers
Titanium Grey front and rear sports grilles
10 exterior colours

Price (MTA):

500 – £17,725 (£19,025)
500C – £19,625 (£20,925)

Abarth 595 Competizione

Main standard features:

1.4-litre T-Jet engine 160bhp (manual and MTA)
‘Competizione’ pack including aluminium pedals, footrest and door kick-plates, bespoke floor mats, machined aluminium fuel and oil filler caps
Dark tinted rear windows
Upgraded front and rear dampers
Cross-drilled front and rear disc brakes
Sabelt seats in fabric upholstery
Monza exhaust upgrade
17-inch, 5-spoke Anthracite/Diamond finish alloy wheels
Xenon headlights
Red brake callipers
Titanium Grey front and rear sports grilles
10 exterior colours

Price (MTA):

500 – £18,725 (20,025)
500C – £20,625 (£21,925)

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