Abarth, Fiat’s performance brand, has updated the European range of the hot 595 hatchback with a new structure and other, smaller revisions.
The tiny Italian hot hatch’s range is now divided into five different models: 595, 595 Pista, 595 Turismo, 595 Competizione and the special 695 Rivale. Each one comes with a different horsepower rating from the updated 1.4-liter T-Jet engine, which now complies with the Euro 6D-Temp emissions rules.
This means that the base 595 offers 143hp (145PS) while moving up the corporate ladder we find the 595 Pista, which packs 158hp (160PS) and comes fitted with the Record Monza active exhaust as standard. The new 595 Pista also comes with more performance-oriented goodies, such as Abarth Telemetry and a set of trick rear Koni dampers.
Next to the focused 595 Pista, we find the more stylish 595 Turismo; Abarth says that the engine here makes 163hp (165PS), giving it a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 7.3 seconds. The new 595 Turismo aims at customers who want more style out of their pocket rocket and that’s why it comes with leather upholstery inside and an exclusive Asfalto Grey matte livery, rear tinted windows and satin chrome trim and mirror caps.
The top of the range is represented by the 595 Competizione, which delivers 177hp (180PS) and is offered with an optional mechanical limited-slip differential. The mechanical diff ensures that drivers can exploit the full potential of the range-topping Abarth 595, giving them greater precision and driving efficiency. 0-62mph (100km/h) comes in 6.7 seconds while the chassis also features bigger Brembo brakes.
Speaking of the chassis of the 595 Competizione, it utilizes special Koni dampers front and back, featuring Frequency Selective Damping. The cabin of the angriest 595 comes the gorgeous-looking Abarth Corsa by Sabelt bucket seats as standard. Abarth has also introduced a new vibrant color option for the new 595 Pista and Competizione, called ‘Adrenalina Green’.
Finally, the range is completed with the special 695 Rivale, which was designed together with Italian yacht builder Riva. The 695 Rivale comes with an exclusive two-tone Riva Evening Blue and Shark Grey paintwork, the 177hp engine and a beautiful interior that features mahogany on the dashboard and the finest leather.