The Fiat 500 Abarth will now start at $27,500 ($20,700 USD) in Australia, with the automaker introducing an entry-level 595 edition that will undercut the $34,990 Turismo model that previously served as the cheapest option in the 500 Abarth lineup.
The Abarth 595 will have the same 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, however it will produce just 140 horsepower, compared to the Turismo’s 160 horsepower output. Torque will also be down at 151 lb-ft to the Turismo’s 170 lb-ft.
A manual transmission will be standard equipment in the Abarth 595 and Abarth 595 Cabriolet, making it to only way to get a manual 500 Abarth Cabriolet in Australia. Fiat’s five-speed automatic transmission is a $2750 option.
Standard are smaller 16-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors and a new 7.0-inch TFT driver display.