Fiat 595 competizione




Fiat 595 competizione

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  • Loud, mostly. Despite the bight yellow paintwork, black stripes and bulbous bumpers, it the noise that's most obvious about the new Abarth Competizione.

    Abarth's continued mission to turn the Fiat into a hot hatch doesn't lack enthusiasm, but is missing the refinement seen in its more well-rounded rivals.

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    Fiat 595 competizione

    Fiat 595 competizione

    Enjoy the freedom of the road. However, the car we own has very obvious flaws, including a horrible seating position, last-decade or lack of infotainment, and a question mark over its value for money. With a high degree of lateral support to convey every tiniest shift in load to the driver with precision, perfect for driving in racing style. The c Range, with electric soft top; enjoy an open air performance. FCA Australia has indicated the regular Fiat will be getting the upgraded infotainment system as well.

    Fiat 595 competizione

    Fiat 595 competizione

    Fiat 595 competizione

    Fiat 595 competizione

    Fiat 595 competizione

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    Like most Italian cars, you can't deny the character the little hatch has, nor can you look past the obvious passion that's gone into creating its wonderful exhaust note or zippy dynamics. However, the car we own has very obvious flaws, including a horrible seating position, last-decade or lack of infotainment, and a question mark over its value for money. For , though, the little Italian hot hatch received a long-awaited upgrade to bring it inline with the 'Series 4' Fiat range, which included a fresh look, a touchscreen infotainment system finally!

    It also gets bigger wheels and tyres, carbon-fibre highlights on the steering wheel, and Brembo brakes at the front. Other features include leather-trimmed Abarth sports seats, adaptive suspension, along with a 'Monza' dual-mode exhaust system with quad tailpipes — we'll get to that later.

    Fiat 595 competizione

    First impressions from the outset are the updated design cleans up the 's overall look. Like the Fiat on which it's based, the gets new LED daytime-running lights, revised bumpers front and rear, along with new tail-lights.

    It's a subtle if worthwhile update that makes the new car look more upmarket than the model it replaces. We're not a fan of the 'Tar Cold Grey' trims used on the Competizione, though, which adorn the door handles and tailgate trim. It feels almost a little like thin cast iron and is susceptible to stains — like from car polish, for example. Inside is where the biggest changes are thanks to the new 5. Abarth says it has modified the steering wheel's position to improve the awkward driver seating of the old car.

    Fiat 595 competizione

    Not only do the optional pews look the business, they sit lower in the cabin while also offering more conventional adjustment — which this reviewer finds much more comfortable than the standard Abarth seats in the company-owned MY17 base model. Back to the infotainment upgrade, which feels a world away from the system it replaces. It may not be the biggest display at 5.

    In saying that, however, several callers complained about crackling and interference when on the phone, so that may be something to consider if you take a lot of phone calls while driving.

    The Tar Cold Grey trim dominates the dashboard of the Competizione, which could be far better served by a carbon-fibre insert instead, but anyway With the exception of the updated wheel and infotainment system, the wider cabin is generally unchanged from the previous model, meaning there's still plenty of hard plastics on the dash and doors, though the padded faux-leather elbow rests in the doors are a nice addition.

    Fiat 595 competizione

    The front cupholders are also deeper — a pet peeve of the older model — while the slick aluminium gear shifter looks and feels great in the hand, though it can get a little hot if left out in the sun. Firing up the little 1.

    It's properly loud and has a wonderful dirty burble to it. I would go as far to say this is the best-sounding new car for the money, though I'm happy to be proven otherwise. Pressing the 'Sport' button sharpens the throttle response and weights up the steering feel, while also illuminating the 'Sport' lettering in the little boost gauge atop the dash.

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