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Chrysler Offers 'No Payments For 90 Days' Summer Promo
Chrysler Offers 'No Payments For 90 Days' Summer Promo

Yesterday, we told you about the debut of General Motors' "Chevy Confidence" program, which offers Chevrolet shoppers no-haggle pricing and the opportunity to return their 2012 and 2013 model-year vehicles within 60 days of purchase. Not to be outdone, Chrysler has announced a promotion of its own...Read More»

Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Fiat Ups Stake In Chrysler, Volkswagen Buys Rest Of Porsche

While Americans were celebrating independence yesterday, two European automakers announced plans to gobble up more of their partners -- including one very American company. Fiat and Chrysler Here in the U.S., Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne announced that Fiat's ownership stake in Chrysler...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»

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»

2011 Alfa Romeo 4C Concept
Alfa Romeo 4C Inches Closer To Its 2013 U.S. Debut

In December, our colleagues at Motor Authority told you that Alfa Romeo was on-track for its scheduled 2013 return to the U.S. The company's first American car in a generation will be the Alfa Romeo 4C, which should start around $45,000. However, Alfa's owner, Fiat, has seen some trouble the past...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart
Dart Launch Pushed Back To Dodge April Fool's 'Jinx'

A little bad news for Dodge fans today: at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne told reporters that he may postpone the launch of the eagerly awaited Dodge Dart. Why? Because the Dart is scheduled to roll out on April 1 -- also known as April Fools' -- and he's worried about...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»

2011 Jeep Compass
Jeep Compass And Patriot Replacement Delayed Until 2014

According to Automotive News Europe, the SUV planned to replace both the Jeep Compass and Patriot, has been delayed until 2014. Originally intended to go into production in 2013, the code-named B-SUV has been delayed so that Fiat can expedite engineering on its European products, like the Sedici...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»

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»

Chrysler's online Owner's Center for Jeep vehicles
Chrysler & Mopar Launch Site For Car Owners At 2011 LA Auto Show

Looking for a digital owner's manual for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram vehicle? How about an easy way to order replacement parts or customized gear for your ride? Chrysler and its service, parts, and customer-care brand, Mopar, have created a series of websites to meet those needs and more --...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»

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