Revamps to the Abarth 595 range see changes to the four-strong model line-up.
The car, the performance sub-brand’s version of the Fiat 500, will continue to be offered in both hatch and convertible formats, and in four trim levels – 595, Trofeo, Turismo and Competizione. All employ a 1.4-litre petrol engine with power outputs ranging from 145 to 180hp.
Changes include the introduction of an Active Exhaust as standard on Trofeo and Competizione models. This includes a Sport button that when pressed by the driver opens an exhaust valve, producing a more obvious, deeper engine note.
The two models can also now be specified in a new Adrenaline Green exterior colour option while the Turismo can be purchased in Asphalt Grey.
The entry-level 595 remains available – compared to a standard Fiat 500 it gains a flat-bottom steering wheel with a satin chrome centre stripe, a Sport button to adjust maximum torque output, the power steering and accelerator pedal settings, and a bespoke Abarth braking system with ventilated 284mm discs on the front and 240mm discs on the rear. Exterior and interior are also individually customised to each Abarth trim level.
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