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Abarth 595

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Summary


The Abarth 595 is a performance model based on the Fiat 500 city car. It is available in either hatchback or cabriolet (Abarth 595C) body styles. The current model dates back to 2007, although it was given a substantial update in 2015.

The current Fiat 500 will cease production in 2021 as it is replaced by an all-new model. The next-generation version will only be available as an electric vehicle, which means that the current Abarth 595 (and 695) will be the last of their kind. There has been no announcement of an Abarth version of the next Fiat 500.

There are various versions of the Abarth 595, as well as several limited-edition models over its lifetime. These include the Abarth 595 Turismo, 595 Pista, 595 Competizione and 595 Esseesse. The higher-performance Abarth 695 is not included here, but we hope to build a separate page for that model soon.

The Abarth 595 is very much a car that you would buy with your heart rather than your head, and its relatively poor overall Expert Rating of 53% reflects its obvious shortcomings as a practical vehicle and relatively high price tag. Despite that, the 595 has received much praise for being great fun to drive.

Key specifications


Body style: Small three-door hatch
Engines: petrol
Price: From £17,010 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2015
Last updated: Winter 2019/20
Replacement due: TBA


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Safety rating


Overall rating: 3 stars
Date tested: March 2017

66%

ADULT OCCUPANT

49%

CHILD OCCUPANT

53%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

27%

SAFETY ASSIST

Note on safety rating
This three-star rating is assessed on the regular Fiat 500 model range, upon which the Abarth 595 is based

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Abarth 595 has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and inevitably the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s unlikely to happen, but if the 595 is put through the Green NCAP lab testing programme, we’ll publish the results here.

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