Fiat 500

2015 Fiat 500 Adds Tech, Optional Automatic for Abarth
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»

2013 Honda Fit - IIHS small-overlap front crash test
Minicars Cars Are Mega-Hot, But Only One Passes Tougher IIHS Crash Test

Minicars are big business nowadays. That's often because they earn good gas mileage -- nothing to sneeze at, given today's increasingly higher fuel prices. They're also easy to maneuver and park, which is a nice bonus for urban dwellers. What most minicars don't do well, however, is protect their...Read More»

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Coming To Some Fiat Dealers, But Not All

Last week, we discussed Alfa Romeo's return to the U.S., led by the late-2013 arrival of the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C. While the car looks great, we had some questions about Fiat's sales strategy for the sleek two-seater. Here's the problem: the 4C is essentially an intro-level supercar. (Alfa Romeo even...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 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler’s New Product Plans: Reduce Duplication Among Brands

Streamlining product lines is nothing new among automakers, but Chrysler’s plans for future products may catch some consumers by surprise. The idea is to reduce duplication across brands, eliminate customer confusion and, obviously, increase sales. What’s on tap for Chrysler Group in...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»

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»

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»

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»

Mustang Row
Father's Day Gift Idea: Take Him To A Car Show

Father's Day is a less than a week away. What better way to show your Dad that you care than to bond with him for a few hours over some seriously beautiful examples of automotive art? Best of all, some of them are free or charge a small fee that goes to charity. Here are a random 10 spanning coast...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»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Today at High Gear Media: Cadillac ATS, Chrysler Goes Green

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt makes its TV-ad debut tonight during the World Series. By the way, did you know it's American? So we hear. [PoliticsAndCars] Can you really get a deal on a car you really want? Lucky you, we've found five vehicles that have become a little more wheely-dealy lately...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2011 Fiat 500 Sport
Will Cars Like Junior and Fiat 500 Be the New Upscale for Echo Generation?

With the buzz around the introduction to the U.S. of the 2011 Fiat 500, I figured there had to be something about this tiny car that appeals to a growing segment of the population. I mean, we’ve already got some pretty cool small cars zipping around and doing quite well sales-wise, including...Read More»

Fiat 500 Abarth
Chrysler Flooded With Applications For Fiat Dealerships

Back in August, some Chrysler dealers were worried about CEO Sergio Marchionne's plans to launch Fiat in the U.S. They were concerned about the expense (Marchionne wants to sell the Fiat in new, Fiat-branded showrooms), the logic of adding another brand to the Chrysler family, and the demand for...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200
Chrysler Uses Social Media To Tease & Reveal Updated 2011 Models

Today was huge for Chrysler! They announced/revealed pictures and some details on four new or refreshed 2011 models. From the refreshed Chrysler 200 (which is the new name for the Sebring) to the new Fiat 500 Sport, it was a frenzy of news. Chrysler took the social media route in releasing the...Read More»

Abarth Fiat 500C
Video: Fiat Launching This Year With 165 Dealerships In 119 U.S. Markets

A week ago, we told you that Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne was planning to meet potential Fiat dealers and explain his vision of the American Fiat network. Yesterday, the CEO did just that, and he seems to have generated lots of enthusiasm among attendees -- even though other dealers are clearly...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Today at High Gear Media: Sonata Hybrid, Tesla and A Melted Italia

Just when you think you've seen enough green, High Gear Media is rounding out the week with more coverage of hybrids and electric cars today. Batting lead: the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which turns in Fusion-like fuel economy and has big tax credits in its arsenal--and sports a comely new front...Read More»

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