A new line of Abarth Fiats is underway. Two new models, the 595 Turismo and the 595 Competizione, will diversify the Italian skunk work’s portfolio.
Both cars will employ the same 1.4 liter T-Jet engine that’s been boosted to 160 bhp, both will have the same two options – a manual and an MTA (Manual Transmission Automated) semi-automatic gearbox and both will come with an upgraded set of dampers.
Some more cosmetic features will be shared as well. Think tinted windows at the back, Xenon headlights, 17-inch wheels and red brake calipers. The Abarth 595 Turismo will be more long haul oriented (as the name suggests) so it will come with automatic climate control, leather seats, Alutex pedals, footrest and door kick-plates, “bespoke” floor mats and machined aluminum fuel and oil filler caps.
The Abarth 595 Competizione gets cross-drilled front and rear disc brakes a Monza exhaust upgrade and aluminum pedals.
Additionally, the 140 bhp Abarth 500 will remain in the family as the entry-level Fiat but with now more equipment as standard. Air conditioning, front fog lights, rear parking sensors and a leather gear lever surround included – £13,975 ($21,824) for the manual. The Turismo and Competizione start from £17,725 ($27,681) and £18,725 ($29,242) respectively.