Fiat’s tiddler hot hatch is one out of the box
THE ultimate tiddler-size Italian hot hatch is back with more equipment, more technology and zero compromise.
The new Abarth 595 range has landed in Australia with two new trim levels on offer – the 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione hatch and convertible.
The Abarth 595 is powered by a 1.4-litre T-Jet turbo engine with 118kW/ 230Nm output – enough to push the Abarth from 0-100km/h in 7.4 secs.
A manual and an automated Dualogic t r ansmission are available.
Top quality components can be f ound i n and around t he Abarth i ncluding Koni front s uspension with f r equency selective damping, perforated and self-ventilating front brake discs and an anti-roll bar.
For a more focused drive feel, pushing the Sport button on the dashboard increases throttle response and adds weight to the steering.
Another new feature is the seven-inch TFT digital instrument display.
Developed in collaboration with Italian auto manufacturer Magneti Marelli, it transforms into a race-spec computer at the push of a button, offering cornering g- f orce and a digital boost gauge.
The 595 Turismo has leather seats, Abarth diamond-finish 10-spoke, 17-inch alloy wheels with 205/40 R17 tyres as standard.
The 595 Competizione hardtop and convertible steps up to a more r a c e - f o c u s e d s p e c i - fication, with Abarth diamondfinish five-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels.