Fiat Launches New Abarth 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione in Britain

The new model year brings improved standard equipment and a price cut to the base version as well as the addition two new model names to the UK range of the Fiat 500 Abarth.

The freshly launched Abarth 595 Turismo and the 595 Competizione are available in both coupe and convertible body styles featuring the more powerful 160hp version of the turbocharged 1.4-liter T-Jet petrol engine from the 500 Essesse.

The Turismo model is priced from £17,725 adding a variety of features such as an interior package with leather seats and sport pedals, automatic climate control, Xenon headlamps and 17-inch wheels.

The more expensive 595 Competizione starts at £18,725 adding a similar suite of upgrades plus Sabelt sport seats and a Monza sports exhaust.

“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,” said says Ivan Gibson, head of Abarth in the UK.

The base 140hp model of the series is the 500 Abarth that gains extra standard equipment and a £500 lower price at £13,975 for the 2013MY.

All three versions are available with a choice of a manual gearbox or Abarth’s MTA (Manual Transmission Automated) semi-automatic transmission.

Abarth 500

Main standard features:1.4-litre T-Jet engine 135bhp (manual) 140bhp (MTA)‘Corsa’ pack including Inox pedals, footrest and door kick-platesSport mode16-inch alloy wheelsAir conditioningFront fog lightsRear parking sensorsLeather gear lever surroundFour 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 capsDark tinted rear windowsUpgraded front and rear dampersAutomatic climate controlLeather upholstery17-inch 10-spoke Diamond finish alloy wheelsXenon headlightsRed brake callipersTitanium Grey front and rear sports grilles10 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 capsDark tinted rear windowsUpgraded front and rear dampersCross-drilled front and rear disc brakesSabelt seats in fabric upholsteryMonza exhaust upgrade17-inch, 5-spoke Anthracite/Diamond finish alloy wheelsXenon headlightsRed brake callipersTitanium Grey front and rear sports grilles10 exterior colours

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

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