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Jennifer Lopez, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Fisker Karma: Today's Car News
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»

2011 Dodge Journey
2011 Dodge Journey A Sales Success... In Europe, As A Fiat

The 2011 Dodge Journey crossover hasn’t been the sales success in the U.S. that the automaker had hoped for. Despite an all-new-for 2011 interior that’s among the best in Chrysler’s lineup, the Journey has sold only 27,105 units through June. That’s just a five-percent...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»

Sergio Marchionne
Chrysler And Fiat Move Closer To Merger: Report

It’s been a whirlwind romance for both Chrysler and Fiat. Just two years ago the pair weren't even dating, and now comes word that their marriage is imminent. The Detroit News is reporting that upcoming management changes, expected to be announced next week, will streamline the merger of...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»

Vinsetta Garage
Just Another Day At The Garage

There's always tension at an auto repair shop, but not much excitement. The closest anyone gets to an adrenalin rush is when something remarkable is noticed when a car makes it to the lift. Oddities like a squirrel setting up housekeeping in the air filter housing, or discovering that the little...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»

Chrysler and Fiat logos
Fiat Ten Days Away From Majority Stake In Chrysler

By June 6, Fiat will own a controlling stake in American automaker Chrysler. The Wall Street Journal reports that Fiat will exercise an option in its contract to invest in Chrysler, to buy a 6-percent stake held by the U.S. Treasury. The purchase, to be executed within 10 days, eventually will...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»

2008 Maybach 62S
The Most Embarrassing Cars Of All Time: The European Edition

Big mistakes, we make them all. Lame ideas, we have all had them and acted on them. Like the woman at my gym who looks like she spent the better part of her youth on a sun-tanning bed, while smoking two packs a day. Think spent and leathery and you’ll be close. Humans also make some really...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»

2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio
2012 Fiat 500 Cabriolet: 2011 New York Auto Show

Late last year, the Fiat 500 emerged to strong reviews, with a promise from executives that a cabriolet version was on the way. As promised, the convertible version, the 2012 Fiat 500c, is coming to the brand's boutiques later this year--via the 2011 New York Auto Show. The differences between the...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300
Fiat Ups Stake in Chrysler To 30 Percent

Fiat has announced that it is increasing its ownership stake in Chrysler from 25 percent to 30 percent, effective immediately. This is due to Chrysler meeting the second of three performance milestones laid out by Fiat in its operating agreement with the Detroit automaker on June 10, 2009. The new...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 live photos. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
A Few Thoughts on the L.A. Auto Show

Beverly Hills. I woke up to a rainy Saturday thinking that by getting to the L.A. Convention Center first thing in the a.m. I’d have the place to myself; instead I was surprised that there was quite a crowd waiting to get in. So much so that the show opened 5 minutes early to process the...Read More»

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