The sportier sibling of the quirky Fiat 500, the Abarth 595 is a stylish and punchy city car that’s youthful and urban. Easy to drive, with the added fun dimension, it’s designed for more than just getting from A to B.
Building on the bubble-like form of the Fiat 500, the Abarth 595 has a dinky size and a rounded shape with extra sporty features for a more assertive on-road presence.
A broad honeycomb grille, a rear diffuser, twin chrome-plated exhaust pipes and tinted windows set apart it as a punchy model. It’s available in bold colour choices, like vibrant yellow and blue or glossy black or dark grey. 16-inch eight-spoke wheels come as standard.
The cabin feels dynamic and the tinted windows make you feel concealed while you drive. Sports seats, an upright driving positon and high-positioned gear knob make you feel confident and in control. Laced with satin chrome finishing, it feels deluxe. Everything you need is arranged close by and an embedded screen sits next to the steering wheel so you can easily control the entertainment. Your eyes will constantly revert back to the seven-inch TFT instrument cluster to watch your speed and revs, and you can change it to display racing data. Air conditioning is standard for comfort on every drive.
Powered by a 1.4-litre turbo charged T-Jet engine that puts out 145bhp, it can reach 60mph in less than eight seconds.
It means that you can quickly overtake and get through traffic lights before they turn red while nipping about the city.
For extra speed, hit the Sport mode button and it will max the torque to 206Nm at 3,000rpm and alter the steering for a faster, more hands-on drive.
The Abarth 595 comes with a five-inch touchscreen as standard. Use it to switch the DAB digital radio station, make a hands-free call via the Bluetooth and change whatever’s being played through the AUX-IN or USB port. You can also control these entertainment systems using the steering wheel controls.
An Electronic Stability Programme and an Accelerator Slip Regulator will help you to maintain a surefooted drive when you reach faster speeds and you’re skimming around corners. To help you stay on top of your tyres, it has a pressure monitoring system so you can keep them topped up to the optimum amount.
Try out the Abarth 595 with a test drive from our Bristol showroom. Call us, make an enquiry or drop in to speak to the team and book a time to come along to get behind the wheel.
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