2021 Abarth 595 hot hatch revealed

2021 Abarth 595 hot hatch revealed

The fun model gets new personalisation options and additional tech

Abarth has updated its quirky 595 hot hatch for 2021, introducing a range of new personalisation options to refresh the fun model. 

The 595 continues to use a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine, available in outputs ranging from 143bhp to 178bhp. The Abarth continues to be sold as both a three-door hatchback and convertible, too.

New customisation options are the highlights here, with new leather seats incorporating a new ‘Helmet Brown’ colour now available. An Alcantara dashboard can now be specified on Competizione models, along with further carbon-fibre detailing. 

On the exterior, Abarth has introduced a new matte colour called ‘Blu Rally’, which is inspired by one of the brand’s past rally cars. A new set of 17-inch alloy wheels are also said to be inspired by the Lancia Delta Integrale from the 1990s. 

Other tweaks have been made to the seven-inch media system, while the ‘Sport’ setting has been renamed ‘Scorpio’ – this setting altering torque delivery, engine response and steering calibration. 

On top-spec Esseesse models, new titanium tailpipes feature in the Akrapovic exhaust system, which are said to provide an ‘even more powerful sound’.

As before, this Abarth is available in four main trim levels – 595, Turismo, Competitzione and Esseesse, with prices starting from £17,760 for the Hatchback and £20,410 for the Convertible. 

Order books for the refreshed range are set to open in February.

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