15 Feb 2019
Abarth 595 Wins Best Cars Awards 2019 for the Fourth Time in Spain
For the fourth year in a row, Abarth 595 has been voted the best in the "City Car" category in the prestigious Best Cars Awards 2019 competition, now in its twenty-sixth year, by the readers of "Autopista", "Automóvil", "Coche Actual" and "Autovía". The Fiat 500 came second, reasserting its timeless iconic status.
"We are very proud that the Abarth 595 has won this important award for the fourth year running. It confirms that our 'little super car' is an undisputed symbol of quintessentially Italian creativity, sportiness and attention to detail and is always highly appreciated by the Spanish readers", declared Luca Napolitano, Head of Fiat and Abarth brands EMEA. "This prestigious win also reasserts the increasing appeal of the brand with the scorpion badge outside Italy: with nearly 23,500 cars sold in Europe and a 36.5% growth, Abarth set its best sales record last year. Results were excellent on many markets, like the UK, where more than 5,600 cars were sold with a 27% growth which is a new sales record in its own right and in Spain with 1,450 cars and a 27% growth. Extraordinary results make us optimistic about 2019, the year in which we are celebrating our 70th anniversary."
Undisputed symbol of Italian style and performance, the Abarth 595 range is the evolution of the icon of the brand expressed on various power levels, from 145 to 180 HP and with Euro 6D-Temp engines to respond to the needs of each customer. The Competizione and Turismo versions of the range express the two souls of Abarth - performance the first and style the second. The 595, which with its 145 HP is the Abarth entry level, and the performance-oriented 595 Pista complete the line-up.
The Spanish award is being added to the long list of accolades that the 595 has received this year, after being named Best Car 2019 also in Germany and Switzerland in the "Mini Cars" category.
Turin, 15 February 2019