This year, 2019 see’s the Abarth brand celebrate it’s 70th birthday and the popularity of the Scorpion is greater than ever. 2018 saw a 26.8 per cent year-on-year sales increase, as continued interest in the Abarth 595 and 124 range brings new customers to the brand. Abarth steals many hearts with it’s sporty attraction not just the seasoned petrolheads, but also the young car enthusiast’s who see Abarth as a brand with great appeal.
2019 will see some limited edition 70th Anniversary models, apart from a special logo, this means that the 595 models will be equipped with some extras as standard. Abarth is expected to drop the cabrio versions of the 595 and the special 695 Rivale will also be removed from the list this year.
The 124 roadster is set to continue despite the Fiat version having been temporarily dropped pending a new petrol engine to meet stringent emissions, which will arrive later this year. In 2019, fans will see the Abarth 124 rally continue to play a leading role on the international racing scene by competing in the European Rally Championship.
Beyond 2019 it is unclear at the moment what we can expect from Abarth, with rumours continuing to circulate that a certain Korean carmaker has approached FCA about buying the brand.