Abarth 595C (2010–)

Model History

July 2010

Details of the Abarth 500C were released

Abarth says it represents good value when compared with its main rivals. As well as the Abarth Competizione MTA gearbox with steering wheel paddle shifts and the electric hood with glass rear window (plus a third brake light incorporated into the spoiler) the car receives, as standard, a host of other equipment.

This includes seven airbags, xenon headlights, TTC (torque transfer control), parking sensors, Blue&Me hands-free telecommunications system, leather steering wheel and 16-inch alloy wheels. A full range of options includes automatic climate control, leather sports interior, bi-colour paint, red brake callipers and coloured Abarth side stripes and mirrors.

Proof that the 500C is a true Abarth comes in the form of its 140bhp 1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet 140 engine, which provides the convertible with a top speed of 127mph and a 0-62mph time of 8.1 seconds. But the frugal unit returns 43mpg fuel economy on the combined cycle.

July 2011

Priced at £16,856 OTR, the Abarth 500C manual is around £1,000 cheaper than the automatic version.

August 2012

Abarth 595 Turismo and the 595 Competizione launched

Two new model names herald the UK arrival of the new high-performance Abarth 500 and 595 ranges. An overhaul of the original and highly successful Abarth 500 line-up signifies a milestone in the development of the historic Scorpion brand. And to celebrate that history, two new versions of the sporting hatchback and convertible have been revealed: the 595 Turismo and the 595 Competizione.

Both of these cars will come as standard with a 160bhp version of the turbocharged 1.4 T-Jet engine, to offer greater choice for customers in terms of enhanced standard specifications.

The original Abarth 500 will remain as an entry-level model, though a new colour, and extra standard equipment has been added, while the on-the-road price has been reduced. An esseesse higher performance option will continue to be available for the Abarth 500 as part of a dealer upgrade kit. All three new versions will be available in manual form or with Abarth’s MTA (Manual Transmission Automated) semi-automatic gearbox.

Abarth 500

Main standard features:
1.4-litre T-Jet engine 135bhp (manual) 140bhp (MTA)
‘Corsa’ pack including Inox pedals, footrest and door kick-plates
Sport mode
16-inch alloy wheels
Air conditioning
Front fog lights
Rear parking sensors
Leather gear lever surround
Four pastel colours

Price (MTA):
500 - £13,975 (£15,275)
500C - £15,875 (£17,175)

Abarth 595 Turismo

Main standard features:
1.4-litre T-Jet engine 160bhp (manual and MTA)
‘Turismo’ pack including Alutex pedals, footrest and door kick-plates, bespoke floor mats, machined aluminium fuel and oil filler caps
Dark tinted rear windows
Upgraded front and rear dampers
Automatic climate control
Leather upholstery
17-inch 10-spoke Diamond finish alloy wheels
Xenon headlights
Red brake callipers
Titanium Grey front and rear sports grilles
10 exterior colours

Price (MTA):
500 - £17,725 (£19,025)
500C - £19,625 (£20,925)

Abarth 595 Competizione

Main standard features:
1.4-litre T-Jet engine 160bhp (manual and MTA)
‘Competizione’ pack including aluminium pedals, footrest and door kick-plates, bespoke floor mats, machined aluminium fuel and oil filler caps
Dark tinted rear windows
Upgraded front and rear dampers
Cross-drilled front and rear disc brakes
Sabelt seats in fabric upholstery
Monza exhaust upgrade
17-inch, 5-spoke Anthracite/Diamond finish alloy wheels
Xenon headlights
Red brake callipers
Titanium Grey front and rear sports grilles
10 exterior colours

Price (MTA):
500 - £18,725 (20,025)
500C - £20,625 (£21,925)

September 2013

Eibach suspension kits available as Pro-Kit, Sportline, Pro-Alignment and Pro-Spacer Chassis package. All models catered for including Abarth. The Pro-Kit lowers the 500 by approximately 30mm front and rear, improving turn in and massively reducing body-roll. But the ingenious 'progressive' wind of the Pro-Kit springs leaves the factory ride quality almost totally unaffected for day-to-day practicality. This kit can also be used to great effect on the Abarth models, but due to that model already having a lowered chassis set-up, the drop effected here is 15mm.

September 2018

Abarth 595 range updated

Two new colours have been introduced to the range, Adrenaline Green on the 595 Competizione and Trofeo, with Asphalt Grey available on the Turismo. The new Record Monza Active exhaust is introduced as a standard feature on the 595 Competizione and Trofeo, featuring an active valve controlled by a Sport button. When pressed, the Sport button opens the exhaust valve and the engine rumble becomes deeper and bolder. The driver can choose a more composed engine sound or a tougher, sportier – and more traditionally Abarth – roar.

Available in a choice of hatchback or convertible, the new 595 range features four versions - 595, 595 Trofeo, 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione. All Abarth 595 models come with a Euro 6D-Temp compliant 1.4 T-Jet engine with power levels ranging from 145PS to 180PS.

The 595 Competizione is more radical and designed for performance and no-compromise sports car fans, the 595 Turismo embraces the style and comfort typical of Italian Gran Turismos. There is plenty of focus on details, with premium leather interiors and Urban Pack which consists of dusk sensor, rain sensor and parking sensors.

The 595 is Abarth's entry-level model and has a flat-bottom steering wheel with a satin chrome centre stripe. A Sport button which, in this case, adjusts maximum torque output, the power steering and accelerator pedal settings. The 595 Trofeo is the special series filled with plenty of performance-oriented equipment, such as Abarth Telemetry to monitor performance at all times and Koni rear suspension with Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) technology to optimise the driving experience and ensure greater road-holding, handling and stability.

The Abarth 695 Rivale remains available in the complete model range. The aim of the 695 Rivale is to go beyond the traditional values of Abarth by embracing the unique allure of Riva. Its style is inspired by the Riva “56 Rivale” open, one of the most elegant and fastest yachts the Sarnico yard has ever built. The Abarth 695 Rivale has its own exclusive livery, the two-tone Riva Evening Blue and Shark Grey paintwork, with the touch of two aquamarine stripes which is reminiscent of the "beauty line" drawn on a yacht hull.

Model

OTR Price

Abarth 595 1.4 T-Jet 145hp

£15,690

Abarth 595C 1.4 T-Jet 145hp

£17,690

Abarth 595 Trofeo 1.4 T-Jet 160hp

£18,480

Abarth 595C Trofeo 1.4 T-Jet 160hp

£20,480

Abarth 595 Turismo 1.4 T-Jet 165hp

£19,180

Abarth 595 Turismo 1.4 T-Jet 165hp MTA

£20,530

Abarth 595C Turismo 1.4 T-Jet 165hp

£21,180

Abarth 595C Turismo 1.4 T-Jet 165hp MTA

£22,530

Abarth 595 Competizione 1.4 T-Jet 180hp

£21,280

Abarth 595 Competizione 1.4 T-Jet 180hp MTA

£22,630

Abarth 595C Competizione 1.4 T-Jet 180hp

£23,280

Abarth 595C Competizione 1.4 T-Jet 180hp MTA

£24,630

What does a Abarth 595C (2010) cost?

Contract hire from £168.22 per month