The model year 2023 Abarth 695 is about to land in Australia, bringing in refreshed exterior colours while packing the same power-punch attitude and Italian flair as before.
Just one variant remains, called the 695 Competizione. It’s powered by a potent little 1.4-litre turbo that develops 132kW. Buyers can opt for either a five-speed manual or automated-manual (auto). Acceleration across 0-100km/h takes 6.7 seconds in the manual and 6.9 seconds in the auto.
The Abarth 695 Competizione, despite its performance focus, makes for a great city car thanks to its lightweight stature (1045kg tare for the manual), petite proportions and good fuel economy. The manual is officially rated at 6.0L/100km and the auto is stamped at 5.8L/100km.
For the MY23 version, standard features include 17-inch Montecarlo alloy wheels, yellow-painted Brembo brakes, Koni sports suspension, and a new bi-modal Record Monza exhaust system arranged in a vertical stack design.
Inside, there’s a 7.0-inch TFT instrument cluster, a 7.0-inch touch-screen media interface running Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital radio, and an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel. A new matt black dash is also introduced.
A range of nine colour combinations are being offered, and Abarth is welcoming a new Racing Orange option for the MY23 version. Buyers can also option for a two-tone/contrast roof for $1600.