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Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Abarth 595 Pista unveiled, coming to Australia

The Abarth 595 Pista has been unveiled, with the new model bridging the gap between the base 595 and 595 Competizione. Under the bonnet, the 595 Pista has a revised 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine with a larger Garrett turbocharger. It is rated at 121kW of power, and 230Nm of torque at 2250rpm...

CarAdvice podcast 157: Discussing the 2020 Holden Colorado

This week Mandy Turner joins Trent Nikolic and Josh Dowling in Sydney. In car news, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is sold out for months, Mazda will be launching an electric car in 2020, and BMW has revealed the 2019 3 Series Touring. Sam Purcell reviews the 2020 Holden Colorado after returning from the Victorian launch, and Tony Crawford was at the unveiling of the 2020 Bentley Flying Spur...

Abarth 595 Esseesse returns for 70th anniversary in the UK

Abarth UK has revealed its refreshed 595 line-up in line with the company's 70th birthday celebrations, headlined by the reintroduction of the flagship 595 Esseesse variant. Launching some 10 years after the original 'esseesse' kit for the new Abarth 500 launched in 2009, the MY19 Abarth 595 Esseesse gets the most powerful 180hp (134kW) tune of the company's 1...

Five fun, niche cars under $30k

For most people a car is a tool, an appliance intended for a logical purpose. Sure, they want cool tech, luxury features and a nice mix of ride comfort and zip, but it’s usually the more sensible elements like running costs, resale value, warranty, fuel economy, infotainment, space and safety that get them over the line...

Abarth 124 Rally Tribute, 595 esseesse revealed

Abarth has revealed the 124 Rally Tribute and 595 esseesse as part of the company's 70th anniversary celebrations. The Italian performance brand's new models each have a unique flavour, which are both claimed to be "authentic expressions of the brand's racing soul and its glorious past in motorsport"...

Cars We Own: 2017 Abarth 595 diary

It's bright red, sounds great and, crucially, comes from Italy. It isn't a Ferrari, though. Meet the CarAdvice Abarth 595, a pocket rocket with character to burn.  This is a Cars We Own diary for our own Abarth 595. Think of it as a rolling logbook, a little window into life with the cars in the CarAdvice stable...

Abarth 595, 124 Spider 70th Anniversary editions unveiled in Europe

Abarth is marking its 70th birthday, at least in Europe, with special badging standard across the entire range. At the launch event at the Monte Carlo rally, the company said these badges will make all vehicles registered this year "unique and exclusive". As far as the 124 Spider goes, the specially-designed badge seems to be the only change of note...

Abarth 695 Rivale on sale from $44,990

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed the Abarth 695 Rivale will be coming to Australia in strictly limited numbers, with pricing to kick off at $44,990 before on-road costs. Just 35 units will be delivered Down Under, available in both hatchback and cabriolet forms, all featuring a number of equipment, trim and colour appointments specific to this model inspired by Riva Yachts...

2019 Abarth 595 revealed - UPDATE

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. UPDATE, 12/10/118: We've added a full gallery of images for the updated Abarth 595. Click here for more pictures 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...

2018 Abarth 595, Fiat 500 infotainment upgraded - UPDATE

The Abarth 595 line-up has been upgraded for the 2018 model year, bringing an upgraded infotainment display and smartphone mirroring technology. UPDATE, 21/9/18: The Fiat 500 has added the 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard across the range. UPDATE, 28/5/18: FCA Australia has indicated the regular Fiat 500 will be getting the upgraded infotainment system as well...