If you are looking for a hot hatchback with fabulous looks and a dynamic drive, the Abarth 595 fits the bill perfectly.
Based on the retro-style Fiat 500, the Abarth 595 has a sportier appearance than its city cousin, and would look equally at home on a racing circuit as on the roads. Wide bumpers and side skirts accommodate the turbo-charged engine, with generous grille and air intakes for cooling. 16-inch eight-spoke alloy wheels in anthracite finish add to the bold look. Large round headlights and front fog lamps give a touch of vintage style, while the scorpion logo features in several places, including the front badging, leaving you in no doubt that this is a pedigree Abarth.
The cabin is also unmistakeably Abarth styling, with soft black rubber trims and a body-coloured section featured in the centre of the console. Sporty bucket seats offer plenty of support and can quickly be adjusted so it is easy to get comfortable. A mechanical memory function means it is simple to return front seats to the most suitable position for you. Alloy pedals and a leather-trimmed sports-style steering wheel with remote audio controls complete the Abarth look. The steering wheel is also height adjustable for added comfort. Air conditioning allows you to maintain your preferred temperature in the cabin whether it is hot or cold outside. When you need to transport larger items, 50:50 split rear seats can be folded down to expand the boot capacity.
Fitted with a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, the Abarth 595 will transport you from 0-60mph in just under 8 seconds and has a top speed of 130mph. The engine with five-speed manual gearbox delivers 47mpg and emits 139g/km CO2. Brakes are impressive, with a stopping distance of just over 46m from 70mph in dry conditions. You can adjust the drive using the Sports button, which adjusts the maximum torque output, accelerator and steering. Sports mode also alters the instrument panel to display racing configuration data for the vehicle.
The Abarth 595 is fitted with DAB radio with five-inch touchscreen, and has AUX, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. The Uconnect system gives you easy access to your infotainment features. Play music, make phone calls and even use social media via voice commands or steering wheel controls for safer driving.
The set of airbags includes driver’s knee protection, while other safety features in the 595 include ESP and tyre pressure monitoring. Specialist brake discs give you optimal performance and maximum protection.
The Abarth 595 is available to view and test drive at our showroom now. Call in to our Yeoman’s Eastbourne location to speak to our friendly advisors, who will be delighted to answer any questions you have and give you information about our special offers and finance deals for this exciting little hot hatchback.