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The 15 Best Car Commercials Of 2011
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 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»

Model Natasha Poly and the Fiat 500 By Gucci
Fiat 500 By Gucci Debuts During New York Fashion Week: Video

If you're considering the purchase of a 2011 Fiat 500, you may want to hold off a few weeks longer. In addition to the standard model currently in showrooms, Fiat is also launching a very special edition of the 500 -- one that's tricked out by Gucci. Like many human models, it's set to debut during...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2011 Fiat 500 Sport
Fiat USA Is Beating Scion And MINI USA On Social Media

Fiat is finally back in the U.S. and it's looking to take the market by storm with the new 500. Within a matter of months Fiat has already blown past the small car competition on social media. When it comes to niche automakers in the U.S., MINI and Scion are the two big players in the small car...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500
Fiat Offers Discounted Financing, Leases On 2012 Fiat 500

Fiat has some ambitious plans for their 2012 Fiat 500 in the U.S. market. The automaker wants to sell a minimum of 30,000 Fiat 500s in the United States this year, but delays in dealership openings have put that plan in jeopardy. Through June, Fiat sold just 4,944 500s in America; to reach its...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500C Cabrio, Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, NY
2012 Fiat 500 Yields Some Post-Launch Surprises

No one really knew how well the Fiat 500 would sell in the United States. Brand champions, such as Fiat North America head Laura Soave, predicted success, based on the car’s novelty factor and pent-up demand for the Fiat brand in the United States. Escalating fuel prices played into...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2012 Fiat 500c
Report: In Small Cars And EVs, Smaller Tires Could Save Fuel

With signs that minicars might finally be taking off in the U.S.—signaled by the arrival of models like the Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta, Scion iQ, and a host of potential ones—it could be time to give smaller wheels a new chance. Why? Because, Motor Trend reports, a new generation of...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
Sun Sippers: 6 Convertibles With The Best Gas Mileage

At the first hints of summer, after just a few sun-soaked days, it's tempting to put aside all your plans for a sensible new vehicle and instead go for one that tousles your hair a bit. Trouble is, in shopping for a convertible, it's easy to lose sight about what happens come fall, or what you're...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500C Cabrio, Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, NY
Is Fiat Ready To Return To The U.S.? #YouTellUs

Fiat has already launched the new 500 here in the U.S., and it's about to launch the 2012 500c Cabriolet.. But is chic styling and a reasonable price enough to relaunch this brand in the U.S. market? Many baby boomers have a bad taste in their mouth when it comes to remembering Fiat. The saying...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500C Cabrio, SoHo district, New York City
2012 Fiat 500C Cabrio: First Drive

When a guy in a glossy black twin-cab diesel pickup truck leans out the passenger window with a camera to take your picture--and you're driving a tiny avocado green 2012 Fiat 500C Cabrio with the roof rolled down--you know this is an unusual car. Not since the introduction of the 2002 Mini Cooper...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2012 Fiat 500c
2012 Fiat 500 Cabriolet Priced Under $20,000

Fiat's put a price on its retracting-roof 500 hatchback. The subcompact 500c goes on sale late this spring in two flavors, 500c Pop and 500c Lounge, wearing some minor differentiation in the badging, wheels and details to distinguish it from the hardtop. Then there's the fabric roof panel, which...Read More»

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