Along with the new range of updated 500 models, Fiat is also extending the modifications to its most powerful 500. The Abarth 595 range has been updated with fresh interiors, a new colour palette and unique detailing across all four versions.

The 595, Turismo, Competizione and Esseesse further underline the characteristics of the Abarth brand with new technology and more customisation options than ever before.

Available in hatchback and convertible versions, Abarth 595 range is united by two specific characteristics: performance and style. The four trim levels vary in power levels ranging from 145 to 180hp, and all units are Euro 6D Final-compliant.

‘Sport’ mode has been renamed ‘Scorpion’ mode throughout the new range aligning it with the Abarth logo and in recognition of the brand’s founder, Carlo Abarth. Pressing the button on the dashboard alters peak torque delivery, power steering calibration and engine response to the accelerator pedal, making them sharper and increasing driver engagement. The 595 is also therefore equipped with a high-performance braking system specific to Abarth, providing maximum safety courtesy of the 284mm front ventilating discs and the 240mm rear discs.

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Distinctive but accessible, the entry-level 595 offers as standard all the equipment needed to guarantee the fun and driving enjoyment associated with Abarth including a flat-bottomed steering wheel, updated instrument panel and the pressure gauge now lit in white to ensure better legibility, while polyelliptical headlights and LED daytime running lights are fitted as standard. Alternatively, xenon headlights are available as an option. The Abarth 595 is priced from £17,760.

Over and above the 595, the 595 Turismo features refreshed interiors, including exclusive diamond-embossed leather seats available in a number of colour options, including the new heritage brown. The Abarth 595 Turismo is priced from £20,960.

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For 2021 an all new colour has been added to the exterior Competizione palette, rally blue, a matt colour inspired by the Fiat 131 Abarth Rally of the 1970s. New 17-inch alloy wheels are a nod to those of the 1990s Lancia Delta Rally Integrale, while a body colour body kit is specific to the Competizione in combination with the new rally blue or scorpione black exterior paint.

Inside, in addition to the ‘Scorpion’ mode selector with its new design, a new dashboard covered in Alcantara can be found, alongside new leather seats and gear lever in carbon fibre. The Abarth 595 Competizione is priced from £23,060.

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For the top-of-the-range version, the 595 Esseesse, the Abarth team developed new titanium tailpipes for the Akrapovič exhaust system, providing an even more powerful sound, synonymous with the brand. Inside there’s a new dashboard effect and carbon gear lever. The 595 Esseesse is priced from £26,560.