NEWS INDEX: Abarth
Chrysler undertakes to remedy customer service complaints
14th October, 2015
ACCC received a number of complaints from Chrysler customers
concerning vehicle faults and how their complaints were handled by Chrysler and its dealers. The complaints
related to various issues including delays in sourcing spare parts and failing to adequately deal with customer
Abarth line revised
10th August, 2014
Two new trim levels: 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione; Powered
by a punchy turbo T-Jet engine, generating 118kW and 230Nm; Dual Mode ‘Record Monza’ exhaust system standard
on Competizione model; Fuel-efficient fun: rated at 5.4-litres per 100 kilometres; Priced from $33,500* .....
Abarth 595 ‘50th Anniversary’ arrives
29th May, 2014
Power comes from Fiat’s scintillating turbocharged, four-cylinder
1.4-litre T-Jet which has been boosted to 132kW/250Nm thanks to an overboost function activated by pressing the
‘Sport’ button to adjust Electronic Control Unit mapping and turbocharger boost pressure .....
Abarth 695 biposto: Street Legal!
9th March, 2014
141kW 1.4 T-Jet engine; weighs just 997kg offering superior
weight-to-power ratio; 0 to 100km/h in 5.9 seconds; road-going reinterpretation of the Abarth 695 Assetto Corse race
car which won Class F at the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour .....
Abarth 695 Edizione Maserati released locally
19th June, 2013
Edizione Maserati has exclusive style details and special technical features
developed especially for the Abarth/Maserati collaboration, based on a host of shared values, including attention to detail,
elegance and a passion for performance and sport .....
Abarth 695 Maserati Edition
20th May, 2012
The new Abarth 695 Maserati Edition is an exclusive convertible-like car based
on the Fiat 500C which blends the aggression and sportiness of a high-performance car in the Abarth tradition .....
Abarth 500C Esseesse released
14th November, 2011
The new Abarth 500C Esseesse an all out, no holds-barred, uncompromising,
high performance pocket rocket with an engine that delivers performance, a race-bred chassis that enables it to be fully
utilised across a broad breadth of road conditions complete with the familiar Fiat 500 styling .....
Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari arrives locally
27th May, 2011
More expensive than the highly prized Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, the Abarth 695
Tributo Ferrari, the high-priced version of the Fiat 500, has arrived in Australia offing a combination of reasonable performance,
equipment and features that brings another meaning to the phrase ‘pocket rocket’ .....
Abarth 500 Esseesse released
10th March, 2011
With the new-generation Fiat 500 as its starting point, Abarth
has devised a new Abarth 500 that is every bit as sharply focussed, hard core and as able to give bigger
performance cars a fright - just like the oldie .....
27th February, 2011
The Geneva Motor Show presents the occasion to make an advance
announcement of the commercial launch, expected during the second quarter of 2011, of the manual five-speed
gearbox on the Abarth 500C, combined with the 135 HP 1.4 T-Jet engine .....
Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari
15th February, 2011
The new Abarth 695 "Tributo Ferrari" is distinguished by a number of stylistic
changes, but more importantly by substantial modifications developed by Abarth and Ferrari engineers. The engine, for a start,
is a Fiat 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v, tuned to develop more than 180 HP .....
Abarth 500 due next month
13th February, 2011
Although it was due to arrive in Australia last year, the
Australian importer of Fiat has now confirmed that the hotted-up version of Fiat’s 'bambino', the Fiat 500, will
arrive in the middle of March and that the Abarth 500 will be the extra 'hot' Esseesse version as standard .....
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Abarth Punto Evo & Abarth 500C due for release in Italy
15th June, 2010
The Abarth 500C and Abarth Punto Evo offer a driving experience that
transcends the idea that a product is something simply to be used, taking you into the realms of powerful emotion .....
Abarth coming to Australia
25th February, 2010
While the eyes are inevitably drawn to the new two tone paint job
debuted on the Fiat 500C Abarth, the extended, dynamic-looking spoiler is an instant reminder that the Abarth
version of the 500C means business .....
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Fiat 500 Abarth for rallying
27th September, 2009
The new Abarth 500 R3T will lend its name to a promotional rally
trophy in 2010, due to join the two track events (European and Italian) planned for the
Abarth 500 Assetto Corse .....
Fiat's hot 500 Abarth 695 “Tributo Ferrari”
16th September, 2009
The Frankfurt Motor Show will see the launch of the hottest version
yet of Fiat’s "Bambino", the Fiat 500, when Abarth unveil the Fiat 500 Abarth 695 “Tributo Ferrari” .....
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Centenary of Birth: Karl Abarth
16th November, 2008
The young Karl Abarth was a sports car driver, constructor and
tuner. But his great achievement was to make them accessible to everyone .....
Abarth at the Paris Motor Show
9th October, 2008
Carlo Abarth always concentrated his efforts on developing the
performance of standard production cars .....
Abarth at the Mille Miglia 2008
20th May, 2008
Abarth returns to track racing and it has chosen to do so with its
new ‘500 Abarth Assetto Corse’, the 'baby' sports car from Abarth, due to be produced as a Limited Edition of just
49 cars .....
Fiat 500 Abarth To Debut In Geneva
20th February, 2008
The Fiat 500 Abarth will make its international public debut at
the Geneva Motor Show in March .....
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The return of Abarth
21st September, 2007
Given the struggle that Fiat is having in re-establishing the brand
in Australia, it is considered unlikely that Abarth will be sold by Australian Fiat dealers .....