Abarth 595 review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Interior

Abarth 595 2020 RHD dashboard
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  • Abarth 595 2020 infotainment
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  • Abarth 595 2020 front seats
  • Abarth 595 2020
  • Abarth 595 2020 rear cornering
  • Abarth 595 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Abarth 595 2020 rear seats
  • Abarth 595 2020 infotainment
  • Abarth 595 2020 right tracking
  • Abarth 595 2020 right panning
  • Abarth 595 2020 left rear panning
  • Abarth 595 2019 rear right static
  • Abarth 595 2020 front seats
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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Open the door and it’s immediately obvious that you're inside an Abarth rather than a regular Fiat 500. The general interior layout mirrors that of the Fiat, of course, but the detailing is pure Abarth.

Even in the ‘standard’ Abarth 595 you’ll find alloy ‘racing’ pedals in the footwell, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and an Abarth-specific 7.0in digital instrument cluster. On top of that the high-mounted aluminium alloy gearlever and boost-gauge-cum-shift-indicator add a welcome bit of theatre.

Compared with a Volkswagen Up GTI, you feel like you’re sitting on the 595’s seat rather than in it, and you have to contort your left foot to feather the clutch because the pedal area is cramped, while the lack of a proper left-foot rest is annoying on longer motorway journeys. 

The seating position of the 595 does at least mean that you have a good view out of the front and the small dimensions mean that you have a good idea of what’s around you. Parking is also made easy, thanks to rear parking sensors coming as standard on all versions.

Abarth 595 2020 RHD dashboard
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