Abarth has recently revealed its final combustion-powered 695 model, and it's set to hit Australian dealerships in November. This particular variant will be exclusively available in the 695 Competizione trim, and it will kick off at a price of AU$37,900 ($23,898). Yes, pretty affordable.
The 2023 Abarth 695 model destined for Australia is identical to the one introduced in Europe about a year ago. Under the hood of the 2023 Abarth 695 Competizione lies a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that churns out a respectable 177 hp.
Buyers can opt for either a five-speed manual transmission or an automatic gearbox to pair with this engine. Regardless of the transmission choice, power is directed to the front wheels, and the car is fitted with Abarth's signature Record Monza quad exhausts.
Notable features of the 2023 Abarth 695 Competizione include Koni suspension for both the front and rear, 17-inch alloy wheels, yellow Brembo brake calipers, tinted privacy glass, a 7-inch infotainment system boasting support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 7-inch digital instrument cluster. The dashboard has a striking matte black finish, and the steering wheel has a luxurious black Alcantara wrap with carbon fiber accents.
What's also new for 2023 is the introduction of Racing Orange, a vibrant color option now offered within the Abarth color palette. Starting at AU$37,900, there are optional upgrades to consider. An automatic transmission can be added for an extra AU$2,000 ($1,261), a Beats premium audio system and 17-inch Competizione wheels can be equipped for an additional $1,700 ($1,071), and for those seeking two-tone paint finishes, there's a supplementary cost of AU$1,600 ($1,008).