Abarth was founded by Carlo Abarth in Bologna, Italy on 31st March 1949. Carlo’s astrological sign, Scorpio was used for the company logo. Abarth started building sports cars like the 204 A and they successfully competed in various racing events.

In 1951, company moved its headquarters to Turin and in 1952, its association with Fiat began. Abarth produced the original 595 and it was based on the original Fiat 500. In 1971 Fiat completely took over Abarth and it became Fiat group’s racing department. In the 1980s, the Italian manufacturer used the Abarth name for performance cars.

On February 2007, Abarth was re-established as an independent unit as the Abarth & C. S.p.a. Currently, Abarth sells the 500 coupe, the 500 convertible, the 595coupe, the 595 covertible, the 695 and the Punto Evo. The Italian tuning company has 10 world records, 133 international records and more than 10,000 track victories to its name.

Fiat has now officially launched the Abarth brand in India and its first offering is the Abarth 595 Competizione which is being brought in as a CBU. It will later be followed by the Abarth Punto Evo.

2015 Abarth 595 Competizione

EXTERIOR

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The Fiat 500, on which the Abarth 595 is based, has retained the look of the classic Fiat 500. The vehicle is a 3-door hatchback. The round headlights and the overall curvy design give the car a cute look. It gets a small bonnet and a sloping tail section. To distinguish the car form regular Fiat 500s, it gets an Abarth wheels and stickering on the side that says “Fiat Abarth 595”. All Fiat badges have been replaced by Abarth badges. The car also gets a new front bumper and new rear diffuser with two twin exhaust pipes. Both the front and rear bumpers have small ait inlets and outlets. The car comes with xenon headlights, fog lamps and rear parking sensors. The Abarth 595 gets lowered suspension and a Monza exhaust system.

Dimensions

Length (mm) 3657
Width (mm) 1893
Height (mm) 1485
Wheelbase (mm) 2300

INTERIOR

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The Abarth 595 gets premium high quality interior that combines both the rtro look and the modern look. It gets a dual tone black and red dashboard and red inserts on the doors. The small sporty Abarth steering wheel also has red inserts and it gets paddle shifters. The pedals are finished in metal and the brake pedal has the Abarth logo embossed on it. The front gets sports seats with integrated head rests. Since this is a very compact car, the back seats are best left for children.

The equipment list includes an electric sun roof, Blue & Me hands free system with USB port, a 7 inch TFT colour display instrument cluster, a leather wrapped sporty steering wheel with integrated audio and Bluetooth controls, split rear seats and rear parking sensors.

DRIVETRAIN

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The Abarth 595 Competizione is powered by a 1.4 litre turbocharged T-JET petrol engine producing 160 HP and a maximum torque of 230 Nm. This amount of torque is available in Sport mode. It is mated to a sequential automated manual transmission (AMT). This power in a small package results in superb performance figures. Power is sent to the front wheels.

Specifications

Engine Turbocharged T-JET
Number of cylinders 4
Fuel Petrol
Displacement (cc) 1368
Maximum power output (HP @ rpm) 158 @ 5500
Maximum torque output (Nm @ rpm) 230 @ 3000
Transmission AMT
Acceleration: 0-100 kmph time (seconds) 7.4
Top speed (kmph) 210

SUSPENSION, TYRES AND BRAKES

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The Abarth 595 features Copaf front suspension and Koni rear suspension. Both get Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) technology. Stopping power is provided by four piston aluminium fixed brake calipers. The front brakes are self-ventilated 305X28 mm perforated discs whereas the rear brakes are self-ventilated 240X11 mm perforated discs. The Abarth rides on 17 inch alloy wheels. The hatchback also gets Torque Transfer Control (TTC).

PRICES

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The Abarth 595 Competizione will be brought in as a CBU initially. Hence it will be expensive. It is priced at 29.85 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

COMPETITION

Mini Cooper S

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The Mini Cooper S is an iconic 3-door performance oriented compact hatchback from the British marquee. Mini is currently owned by BMW. The car is known for its go-kart like handling and is in its third generation now. The Mini Cooper S is powered by a 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder twin turbocharged engine producing 189 hp and 280 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. The car accelerates to a 100 kmph from a standstill in just 6.7 seconds. It has a top speed of 233 kmph. The Mini Cooper S costs 34.56 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

CONCLUSION

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The Abarth 595 Competitzione is a fun little hatchback that is sure going to thrill all the enthusiasts in the country. It is compact performance car that will take on the likes of the Mini Cooper S and the upcoming Polo GTI. When compared to the Mini it is slightly slower and is down on power but it is cheaper as well. Abarth will later start local production of the performance car at a later stage. That should decrease the price and put it within range for many enthusiasts.

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  • * Initial price. It might reduce later if local production starts
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Press Release

FCA introduces the Abarth brand in India- launches the stylish and powerful Abarth 595 Competizione for the Indian market A perfect combination of performance, style, heritage and craftsmanship  Abarth 595 Competizione will be priced at ₹ 29.85 lakhs, ex showroom New Delhi

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SYNOPSIS:  The much awaited FIAT Abarth 595 Competizione makes its Indian debut in New Delhi, priced at ₹ 29.85 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The car will make its way to the Indian shores through the CBU route  The 595 Competizione is a sports performance Coupe with a powerful 1.4 Lt T-Jet engine producing 160 PS of power and generating 230 Nm of torque@ 2750 – 3000 RPM  This uniquely positioned Coupe comes with best-in-class features such as:  Sports Mode  TTC (Torque Transfer Control)  AMT Transmission  Koni FSD (Frequency selective damping)suspension  Available in four eclectic colors – Iridato White, Scorpione Black, Cordolo Red and Campovolo Grey  FCA India also showcased the Punto Abarth which will have a 1.4 litre four-cylinder turbocharged T-Jet engine, making it the hottest hatchback made in India. It is expected to hit the Indian roads soon  The bookings for 595 Competizione has begun at FIAT dealerships in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore since July 25

New Delhi, August 4, 2015: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India today unveiled its much awaited iconic Italian brand, FIAT Abarth 595 Competizione, at the Buddh International Circuit in New Delhi. The iconic Abarth 595 Competizione is designed to get your pulses racing and hearts pounding and will undoubtedly be a new trendsetter amongst car enthusiasts in India. FCA India also showcased the all new Punto Abarth which has a 1.4 litre four-cylinder turbocharged T-Jet engine, making it the hottest hatch in the country. Speaking on the launch, Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director, FCA India Automobiles Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are extremely pleased to introduce the iconic Italian brand - Abarth from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ stable to our customers in India. The flagship model Abarth 595 Competizione, a sports performance coupe, is renowned world over for its sheer performance, iconic style and rich heritage. With this launch, we are hoping to bring this same legacy to our Indian customers and are confident that Abarth would provide a superior driving experience.” He further added, “Additionally we will also bring in another performance oriented hatchback in the Abarth range by introducing India’s first hot hatch Punto Abarth which is locally made. India is a strategic market for us and this is an integral part of our commitment to widen our portfolio and to provide greater value not only to our customers but other stakeholders as well.” Inspirational and classy exteriors The 595 Competizione is a 3-door hatchback powered with a 1.4 L T-Jet engine producing 160 PS of power, taking the car from 0-100 in just 7.6 seconds which makes it furiously fast and fun to drive. The maximum torque generated is 230 Nm@2750 – 3000 RPM with the top speed estimated to be around 210 kmph. Low ground clearance provides good traction and control for manoeuvring at high speeds with confident driving. The 595 Competizione features large 17 inch alloy wheels to ensure it remains gripped to the road and cut corners with ease. The exterior designing is inspired from the Fiat 500 Cinquecento. The exterior body is made up of steel and it is a forward wheel drive car. The Abarth 595 Competizione comes with the well acclaimed perforated and ventilated brake discs which considerably improves the car’s reactivity while stopping. The advanced aerodynamics provided makes driving the 595 Competizione more easy and interesting. Additionally, on the features list, the Abarth 595 Competizione is provided with a world class infotainment system, Xenon headlamps, rear parking sensors and Monza exhaust systems taking the overall excitement to another level altogether. Plush Interiors The interiors of the car is refreshingly different with a mix of the retro and the modern. The colour scheme used in the interiors is unique ensuring attention at first sight. The steering wheel is small, leather wrapped with multifunction buttons cladded on it making it practical and user friendly. The bright round dials behind the steering favours sportiness and aggressiveness without compromise. The 595 launched in India comprises AMT transmission with paddle shifts mounted on the steering wheel. It features well contoured hand stitched leather seats, promising comfort and agility at high speeds. Equipped with two driving modes, normal and sport, the car delivers an enhanced driving experience. Technology that woos The Abarth 595 Competizione comes with technological advancements that not only makes driving the 595 thrilling but also gives a feeling of safety. It also comprises of features that make driving this cute car a lot more enjoyable. Looking at the Abarth gives a feeling of chutzpah and makes the car stand out. To summarize, the best of technology in the Abarth 595 Competizione includes:  Electric Sunroof  TTC (Torque Transfer Control)  TFT instrument cluster  Blue & Me handsfree system with USB port  Front suspension with FSD valve  Koni FSD rear suspension Where to find it? The Abarth 595 Competizione will be available in four colours - Iridato White, Scorpione Black, Cordolo Red and Campovolo Grey. The company in its inaugural year will be introducing the 595 Competizione through the CBU route and will be available at select FIAT dealers in five Indian cities namely New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru.
Cities Dealers
New Delhi Kashyap FIAT, Plot No: 46, Okhla Industrial Estate,Phase |||,New Delhi 110020
Mumbai WORK IN PROGRESS. TO BE ANNOUNCED.Callto know more: 1800 209 5556
Kolkata Austin FIAT,19, Jawahar LalNehru Road,Kolkata-700087 Kolkata
Chennai RDC Chennai,No: 41, Cit Nagar,1st Main Road, Nandanam, Chennai -600035 Bengaluru KHT FIAT,92/93, Garden City Plaza, Amar Jyoti, Bangalore, Karnataka -560037
Clean exterior styling, Italian chic interior, dynamic performance, advanced technologies, state-of-the-art safety and security features labels the new Abarth 595 Competizione as the wicked and the fastest hatch. The sheer power and speed is quite an upgrade from its predecessor, the FIAT 500 Cinquecento. The Abarth 595 Competizione is a perfect blend of prodigious power, superb handling and fuel efficiency, all wrapped up with the inherent sporting character of a marque with racing in its soul. Note to the Editors: With over 65 years on from its origins Carlo Abarth’s vision to take modest everyday cars and achieve levels of performance that simply defied belief through the application of design and engineering excellence is more alive than ever. Through the combination of a legacy, engineering prowess, advanced modern design and the latest technology one is able to benefit from the perfect blend of prodigious power, superb handling and fuel efficiency, all wrapped up with the inherent sporting character of a marque with racing in its soul. Abarth has an astonishing legacy of 10 world records, 133 international records and over 10,000 track victories.

About Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes and sells vehicles under the Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram, SRT brands as well as luxury cars under the Ferrari and Maserati brands.

FCA also operates in the components sector, through Magneti Marelli and Teksid, and in the production systems sector, through Comau and in after-sales services and products under the Mopar brand name. In addition, the Group provides retail and dealer finance, leasing and rental services in support of the car business through subsidiaries, joint ventures and commercial agreements with specialized financing services providers. FCA is an international auto group engaged in industrial activities in the automotive sector through companies located in 40 countries and has commercial relationships with customers in approximately 150 countries.

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