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2012-2016 Fiat 500 recalled for transmission problems: 80,000 cars affected
2012-2016 Fiat 500 recalled for transmission problems: 80,000 cars affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 80,000 Fiat 500 vehicles from the 2012 to 2016 model years. According to a statement from the automaker, some of those cars may experience serious transmission problems. The recall is limited to models equipped with manual transmissions. FCA reports...Read More»

2016 Fiat 500
FCA has a new plan to save Fiat. Can it work?

It seems like just yesterday that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles--then known as Chrysler--was preparing for the return of Fiat and its pint-sized 500 model to the U.S. The company had big, big hopes for its well-known European brand, but things haven't played out exactly as FCA expected. In fact, Fiat...Read More»

2014 Fiat 500e  -  Quick Drive, September 2014
Six Reasons Why The Fiat 500e Electric Car Beats The Abarth

The Fiat 500e is a rare sight in most parts of the U.S., and as a 'compliance car,' only offered in California and Oregon and aimed to satisfy the framework of fuel-efficiency rules, it's not a viable option for many American small-car shoppers. That's a shame, as it ranks as one of the most...Read More»

2015 Fiat 500
2015 Fiat 500 Adds Tech, Optional Automatic for Abarth

Ever since marking its return to the U.S. with the Fiat 500, Fiat has been steadily expanding the breadth of this nameplate to include the all-electric 500e, the sporty Abarth, the bigger 500L and soon, the 500X. Circling back to the standard 500, Fiat is giving its iconic little hatchback a...Read More»

Fiat & Conde Nast present the limited-edition Fiat 500c GQ Edition
2014 Fiat 500c GQ Special Edition Serves The Needs Of The Modern Man

Fiat is no stranger to special editions. First, there was the "So Pink" version of the 500, which titillated Mary Kay representatives around the globe. It was followed by the "Pink Ribbon" edition, which promoted breast cancer awareness. And then we saw the "500 by Gucci" model -- a model that...Read More»

Fiat's 'You Wear' Facebook fashion app
Fiat's 'You Wear' Facebook App Diagnoses Your Personality, Suggests Color Options

To some automakers, calling one of their creations a "chick car" is a slap in the face. They fight back, arguing that their cars have a broad customer base, not the narrow appeal that the name "chick car" implies. (It's worth noting that antonyms like "muscle car" don't elicit the same reaction. In...Read More»

'Body Paint' ad for the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio
Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio Recreated By Nude Women, Because Everyone Is Out Of Ideas

If you don't keep tabs on the advertising world, we have some very cool news: Fiat has unveiled a new ad for the 500 Abarth Cabrio in which the car itself is represented by nude, body-painted, female models! Stop reading here, watch the video clip above, and enjoy your day. On the other hand, if...Read More»

Fiat's 'Environmentally Sexy' matchmaking site
Fiat Is Your FWB In New, 'Environmentally Sexy' Campaign

F is for Friday. And Fiat. And Frivolous. And so, we present EnvironmentallySexy.com, Fiat's flashy, frivolous new website. Happy Friday. On the surface, "Environmentally Sexy" looks like an especially cheesy dating site, complete with lovey-dovey photos of models who found love with other models...Read More»

Model Natasha Poly and the Fiat 500 By Gucci
2013 Fiat 500 and 500c Gucci Edition Return To America

When Fiat returned to the U.S. market two years ago, many critics and car fans dismissed its one and only offering -- the pint-sized 500 -- as a "chick car" with limited appeal. They were only half-right. Yes, the Fiat 500 has proven appealing to women, but to categorize that appeal as "limited"...Read More»

2014 Fiat 500L
2014 Fiat 500L: Stylish, Room For Five, Starts Below $20,000

Considering the Kia Soul, MINI Countryman, or Nissan Juke? You might want to hold out another few weeks as there'll soon be another strong rival to throw in the mix: The new Fiat 500L begins arriving to dealerships this next month, and it's now been very competitively priced against those models...Read More»

2013 Fiat 500c Abarth
Fiat 500 Abarth Gets Automatic Transmission To Woo Female Shoppers

The launch of the Fiat 500 didn't go as smoothly as some had hoped. First, Chrysler dealers had to build special showrooms for the new model, since CEO Sergio Marchionne didn't want Fiats sold alongside other Chrysler brands. That slowed the rollout process. Then came the ads, featuring spokesmodel...Read More»

Screencap from 'The Motherhood' feat. the Fiat 500L
2014 Fiat 500L: A Perfect Ride For Cool, Rapping Moms

Not so long ago, June Cleaver was America's model mom -- someone who'd take care of the children and manage the household while the father journeyed out into the business world. Then came the 1960s and 70s, when mothers were expected to bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and do everything...Read More»

'Immigrant' commercial for the Fiat 500
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»

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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»

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»

2013 Fiat 500L
Trivia: Will The Fiat 500L Be First Serbian-Built Car Sold In The U.S.?

The 2012 Fiat 500 has been on sale in the U.S. for almost a year, as a three-door hatchback, a 500C cabrio with a roll-back cloth roof, and the just-launched 500 Abarth performance model. A new, larger 2013 Fiat 500L all-wheel drive crossover will be unveiled in Geneva next month to expand the...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion, Tesla Model S, Chrysler Diesels: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we introduced a new video section and Porsche's CEO says no to a small roadster. Chrysler is bringing back diesel engines and we spy a 2013 BMW M6 Grand Coupe. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We took a look at six ways to end...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»

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