2012 FIAT 500

Contest: Fiat Wants To Send You On A European Vacation!
Contest: Fiat Wants To Send You On A European Vacation!

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about Fiat's latest ad for the 500, parts of which were filmed along the coasts of Amalfi and Sorrento, Italy. While we generally like the commercial, we like the accompanying contest even better: Fiat is giving fans a shot at an Italian vacation, where one lucky...Read More»

'Immigrant' commercial for the Fiat 500
Fiat's 'Immigrant' Campaign: Better Or Worse Than J-Lo?

Fiat has kicked Jennifer Lopez to the curb in a new marketing campaign designed to show off the growing Fiat 500 family. That in itself isn't so strange. For Fiat's accounting team, J-Lo was probably a very spicy meatball -- one that would've been expensive to keep onboard. And in fairness, J-Lo...Read More»

The Fiat 500 America
Fiat Sold A Car Via An Auction On Twitter

Automakers using social media is nothing new, as many automakers have used different social platforms to unveil new vehicles, run contests, and even live-stream events. But running a public auction of a special-edition car on Twitter? That's a new one, and Fiat has just claimed the title as the...Read More»

2013 Kia Rio
2013 Kia Rio Reviewed, Audi Created A Chair, Fiat Giving Away Cars: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Guy Fieri is going to drive the pace car at the Indianapolis 500 and someone is posing as a fake cop and killing people. Audi designed a chair and we reviewed the 2013 Kia Rio. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The 2012 Hyundai...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 Pink Ribbon Edition
Fiat's Giving Away Ten 2012 500s To Lucky Facebook Fans

Fiat has reached the 500,000 fan mark on Facebook and it is looking to celebrate. It is running a sweepstakes for all of its Facebook fans, and 10 lucky fans will win a brand new 2012 Fiat 500. Along with giving away ten 500s, Fiat is also giving the first 500,000 eligible fans $500 towards the...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2012 Fiat 500c
Can A Fiat 500 Station Wagon Save Fiat In The U.S.?

No doubt about it: sales of the Fiat 500 have been disappointing. But Fiat's marketing chief, Olivier Francois, says that there's a new Fiat heading to America, which could shake things up: a Fiat 500-based station wagon. Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne blames the 500's weak sales figures in...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
The Top Car News Stories Of 2011

The year 2011 will not go down in history as the happiest year for the auto industry. From March's destructive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, to the year-long Saab saga that's ending sadly, it's been a difficult, sometimes tragic, year for the people who work in the auto industry. There is...Read More»

Fiat's latest ad for the U.S.-spec 500 Abarth
The 15 Best Car Commercials Of 2011

As highly as we might think of the Web, there's nothing quite as powerful as a television commercial. It takes millions of ad budget dollars and the perfect slot during the most widely watched show of the week. When it's done correctly, a great car commercial doesn't just capture eyeballs, it...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 'Seduction' commercial
Sexy 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Ad Gets The Pop-Up Video Treatment

By now, you've probably seen the sexy new "Seduction" commercial for the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth -- the one where a humdrum cubicle clone has a close encounter with an Italian supermodel, only to discover that she is, in fact, a car. Now, VH1 has given that clip the pop-up video treatment. Among the...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500C Cabrio, Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, NY
Chrysler Recalls 2012 Fiat 500 And 2012 Dodge Journey Models

Chrysler has announced the recall of certain Fiat 500 and Dodge Journey models built for the 2012 model year. All 340 vehicles affected were assembled between October 24 and October 26, 2011, and may contain contaminated brake fluid. Vehicles in question may have power steering fluid, or a mixture...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth
2012 Fiat 500 Sales Hit The Skids: Will It Survive?

Many folks in the auto industry have praised Sergio Marchionne for revitalizing Chrysler. But according to a report in Automotive News, Marchionne may have made a major miscalculation about Fiat's prospects on this side of the pond. Will Fiat and its poster child, the Fiat 500, survive -- and...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 IIHS crash testing
2012 Fiat 500 Is An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2012 Fiat 500 has earned Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), signifying that it’s scored a rating of “good” (the agency’s highest) in frontal offset and side impact crash testing, as well as in roof strength testing. Top Safety...Read More»

2012 Audi A7 3.0T
Motor Press Guild Announces Vehicle Of The Year Finalists

The Motor Press Guild (MPG) is the largest automotive media association in North America, and it’s membership includes some of the best known names in automotive print and broadcast journalism. While other media associations have awarded “Car of the Year” trophies for decades, the...Read More»

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
Chrysler's Upcoming Product Plan Calls For Less Duplication

In an effort to reduce product overlap and customer confusion, Chrysler will kill off the Dodge Grand Caravan in 2013, leaving the Chrysler Town & Country as it’s sole remaining full-size minivan offering. Big changes are coming to other parts of the Chrysler portfolio as well, as CEO...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 Pink Ribbon Edition
2012 Fiat 500 Pink Ribbon Edition Benefits Breast Cancer Research

Fiat's rollout of the 2012 500 is ramping up to warp speed. Not only have we seen special Gucci editions of the city car, but we recently spotted a new commercial for the 500 starring Jennifer Lopez zooming rapidly around the block from whence she comes. Now, there's another 500 special edition on...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
Jennifer Lopez And 2012 Fiat 500c, Saab Cheats Death: Today's Car News

Saab lives another day, and we finally understand the 2012 Fiat 500c commercial starring Jennifer Lopez. The Prius gets refreshed and GM won't tell China its secrets. All this and more in today's car news, right here at TheCarConnection. Confused by the 2012 Fiat 500c commercial starring Jennifer...Read More»

Jennifer Lopez in an ad for the 2012 Fiat 500c
2012 Fiat 500c Commercial Starring Jennifer Lopez, Explained

Last week, we told you about Fiat's new commercial for the 500c, starring singer/actress Jennifer Lopez. But watching that ad is a little confusing, like joining an episode of Cheaters halfway through. Why, for example, are those men beating the crap out of one another? Why are they chasing J-Lo?...Read More»

First factory-built Fisker Karma live photos
Jennifer Lopez, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Fisker Karma: Today's Car News

Jennifer Lopez stars in a new ad for the Fiat 500c. [TheCarConnection] Henrik Fisker says the Karma will hit dealerships in October or November. [GreenCarReports] U.S. motorists are driving less as gas prices hold steady. [TheCarConnection] The last production Mitsubishi Eclipse will be auctioned...Read More»

Jennifer Lopez in an ad for the 2012 Fiat 500c
Jennifer Lopez Joins Eminem's Chrysler Crew, Flaunts Fiat 500

Newly single mamí-from-the-block Jennifer Lopez has gone boldly where few A-List celebs are willing to go: deep into the belly of a car commercial. For now, at least, it appears that J-Lo is the face of the 2012 Fiat 500c. In an ad that debuted this week on Monday Night Football, Lopez...Read More»

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