What works, do not change it. This maxim cannot be followed to the letter by a car manufacturer because it would lose rhythm compared to competitors, but on the occasions when a product works the changes can be minimal almost discreet updates The latest example of this is the Abarth 595 range which in its basic versions touring, Competizione and Esseesse have just received a series of small innovations that affect its aesthetics more than anything.
From a technical point of view, the followers of the brand will now find that the Sport Mode has changed its name to Scorpion Mode, which as before in rays the behavior of this small Italian model as far as delivery torque steering hardening, and liveliness in engine response. Besides when the infotainment system is turned on and off a new image is displayed on the 7 touchscreens. Somewhat more evident, the leather seats have been renewed in the 595 Turismo version with new finishes and the possibility of choosing different colors, among which the new Helmet Brown shade stands out.
Continuing with the colors many anarchists will be surprised by the new Rally Blue a matte shade offered in the 595 Competizione inspired by the one offered for the Fiat 131 Abarth Rally of the 1970s. The Black Scorpione tone has also been added to this color palette. Also, this version now equips 17 alloy wheels inspired by those worn by the legendary Lancia Delta Integrale from the nineties. Of course, these two new shades are also offered for the body kit which can optionally equip this version. All to make it more passionate to which the Alcantara-covered dashboard new leather seats and a carbon fiber gear lever knob also contribute.
As for the 505 Esseesse version, the highlight is the addition of new titanium tailpipes from the Akrapovic system that promise a very sporty sound. Regarding the engines, there are no changes and the range continues to be animated by the same 1.4 T-jet used by the Abarths of the Italian and German Formula 4 championships. In the 595 it develops 145 hp, which goes to 165 hp in the variant Turismo and reaches 180 CV in the Competizione and Esseesse finishes.
Luca Napolitano, director of the Fiat Lancia and Abarth brands for the EMEA region, said that today we present the new 595 range completely renovated, to make the 595 even more current and distinctive. I am sure that our customers both those interested in style and those who cannot do without performance will appreciate the new solutions we have adopted, with all those details that make an Abarth a collector’s gem.