Updated pint-sized hot hatch gets new active exhaust and eye-catching paint option.
The refreshed Abarth 595 range has been revealed in the UK, headlined by new exterior colour options and an upgraded exhaust system on select variants.
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As before, the 595 is offered in four trim levels in Great Britain: 595, 595 Trofeo, 595 Turismo, and 595 Competizione, and two body styles – hatchback and convertible.
Trofeo and Competizione variants are now available with a bright new "Adrenaline Green" exterior finish (pictured), while the Turismo grade adds a new Asphalt Grey colour.
Now standard for Trofeo and Competizione versions is the Record Monza Attivo exhaust, which also features a new active valve for "an even more distinctive Abarth sound", activated by pressing the 'Sport' button.
Power continues to come from a 1.4-litre 'T-jet' turbocharged four in varying states of tune, with the power output ranging from 145hp (108kW) to 180hp (134kW). The 595's engine is also compliant with Euro 6D-Temp regulations.
The 2019 Abarth 595 kicks off at £15,980 ($28,522) in the UK for the entry-level 595 manual, topping out at £24,630 ($43,962) for the drop-top 595C Competizione fitted with the five-speed robotised manual transmission.
CarAdvice has reached out to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles's (FCA) local division regarding Australian availability of the MY19 595 line-up, and is awaiting a response.
Stay tuned for an update.