Fiat has expanded its 500 Abarth range with the addition of two new variants – the 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione join the 500 Abarth in the revamped lineup.
All three versions wear the 1.4 litre T-Jet engine, with both manual and MTA (manual transmission automated) gearbox options available, but the 595 models – which replace the 500 Essesse – feature a 160 hp output tune. The original 500 Abarth continues on in its 140 hp guise with the MTA, and 135 hp in manual.
The 500 Abarth remains the entry-level model, though it’s now cheaper and features additional equipment as well as a new colour, and will continue to be available with a dealer upgrade Essesse performance pack.
The 595 Abarth Turismo adds uprated dampers, leather upholstery and a ‘Turismo’ pack that includes Alutex pedals, footrest and door kick-plates, bespoke floor mats and fuel/oil filler caps in machined aluminium. Going the 595 Competizione route throws in Sabelt fabric seats and a Monza sports exhaust on top of that, among others.