The Italian sporty division of the Fiat brand is ready to take the wraps off the facelifted 595 lineup and some of its versions will sport an additional force of five ponies under the hood.
The new 595 and 595 Turismo have the turbocharged 1.4-liter engine updated for the delivery of another five hp (3.7 kW), meaning the grand total now stands at 145 hp (108 kW) and 165 hp (123 kW), respectively. The torque level has remained the same though, with the 595 still displaying 152 pound-feet (206 Newton meters) whereas the beefier 595 Turismo puts out 170 lb-ft (230 Nm). The flagship option for the series is the 595 Competizione, which has the mechanical credentials unchanged at 180 hp (132 kW) and 185 lb-ft (250 Nm). The models are adopting the same changes as the Fiat 500 facelift, with the three 595 models sharing the new visual cues. Now LED daytime running lights are standard and there are also optional xenon headlights. Abarth also introduces new 17-inch Granturismo alloy wheels, seven percent lighter than before and also with better ventilation.
The refreshed 595 range has 15 colors to choose from, including Modena Yellow that was so far exclusive to the 190-hp 695 Biposto Record. The new additions include Abarth Red pastel paint, three-layer Iridato White, as well as three color combinations: Scorpione Black/Podio Blue, Scorpione Black/Record Grey and Pista Grey/Abarth Red. In the cabin buyers will be rewarded with new upholstery and an optional carbon dashboard fascia taken from the 695 Biposto. There’s also a new sports instrument panel and the updated five-inch Uconnect which can be transformed for extra cash into a seven-inch touchscreen setup. With CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility the models also add a 480-watt, seven-speaker BeatsAudio system featuring a subwoofer mounted in the spare wheel compartment. Availability spans across Europe, Middle East, and Africa, with deliveries scheduled to kick off next month.