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 |  Jun 23 2014, 5:31 PM

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Production of the Fiat 500 Abarth equipped with an automatic transmission has begun.

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 |  Jun 18 2014, 8:05 AM

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Fiat has released a new series of commercials based around the culture of Internet memes.

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 |  May 06 2014, 2:17 PM

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Fiat has given a glimpse into its future, and it’s looking bright.

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 |  May 06 2014, 8:03 AM

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Godzilla’s making a stop on his way to the big screen to grab lunch as part of a new commercial campaign.

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 |  Mar 17 2014, 2:02 PM

Maximizing Fuel Efficiency on a Budget


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Would you believe that you could get a vehicle with a 50-mpg combined rating for under $25,000?

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 |  Mar 07 2014, 12:42 PM

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Pricing for the Fiat 500 1957 Edition has been announced, with the retro-inspired compact going on sale at $21,200 including destination.

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 |  Mar 05 2014, 11:44 AM

Abarth 695 Biposte

It isn’t a race car, but some of the parts certainly make the Abarth 695 Biposte look like a track-specific machine. 

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 |  Feb 14 2014, 5:51 PM

Love Me or Love Me Not?


Top 10 Cars to Date or Marry

Love is in the air; either that or exhaust fumes mixed with a whiff of burnt transmission fluid. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day and people around the world are hugging, kissing and handing out heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. But how boring is that? This holiday is a bigger cliché than every Disney princess movie combined and raised to the power of a Jared jewelry commercial.

Upping the excitement factor here’s a list of five vehicles you might be interested in “dating” and five you could actually “marry;” each one is fun in its own special way but they’re not all keepers. You know, as enamored as you were of that cocktail waitress in Vegas you probably wouldn’t want to introduce her to your parents or show her off at church.

 |  Feb 13 2014, 6:02 PM

2014 Fiat 500 Abarth

A new program that Chrysler announced today is targeting Fiat 500 Abarth owners who want to learn more about performance driving.

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 |  Nov 21 2013, 11:18 AM

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It seems like it was just yesterday that the Fiat 500 made its official North American debut at the LA Auto Show, but that was three years ago.

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 |  Nov 14 2013, 12:31 PM

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To celebrate 57 years of its iconic model, Fiat has released a special 1957 Edition variant of its popular 500 compact car.

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 |  Sep 02 2013, 2:01 PM

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The most powerful Abarth 595 ever will be will be heading to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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 |  Aug 17 2013, 12:51 PM

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Few vehicles have the majesty to rival an Italian supercar. Magnificent machines graced with prancing ponies or raging bulls are some of the most sought-after automobiles in the world. But you don’t necessarily have to be a “one-percenter” to drive something with the same passion. Fiat is bringing some of that excitement to the rest of us, revealing TWO special-edition models at the historic Concorso Italiano.

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 |  Aug 13 2013, 3:01 PM

2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva. This limited-edition Fiat 500 will debut

The Fiat 500 Cattiva, a new style package that can be added to the 500 Sport and 500 Turbo, will be making its debut at the Concorso Italiano event that takes place on August 16 in Monterey, California.

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 |  Jul 11 2013, 9:44 PM

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Fiat is unveiling a one-of-a-kind print ad in the annual ESPN The Magazine’s ”Body Issue” and the Italian automaker has released a behind-the-scenes video on how that ad became a reality.

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 |  Jun 19 2013, 12:01 PM

Fiat-500-Cattiva Concept

Unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, the Fiat 500 Cattiva Concept is now confirmed for production. 

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 |  May 24 2013, 3:23 PM

2014 Fiat 500L Trekking

The Fiat lineup is growing with the addition of the 500L which will arrive at American dealerships in June, 2013 with a starting price of $19,100, plus an $800 destination fee. 

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 |  May 13 2013, 11:17 AM

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Fiat dealers in America are unsurprisingly finding it difficult to turn a profit by selling just a subcompact, and are hoping that the new products hitting the US will help boost sales. Continue Reading…

 |  Apr 22 2013, 4:01 PM

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Fiat has reached a milestone with its 500 model, producing the one millionth unit at the Tychy factory on April 19.

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 |  Apr 10 2013, 10:23 AM

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Fiat is planning on adding an automatic transmission to the 500 Abarth in an effort to make the car more accessible to a wider range of customers. 

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 |  Feb 04 2013, 5:32 PM

Fiat is looking into building a low-cost brand that would rival Nissan-Renault’s Dacia, according to CEO Sergio Marchionne. 

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 |  Jan 31 2013, 8:31 AM

Despite smaller, lighter cars being safer than they used to be, bigger and heavier vehicles still offer more protection in crashes.

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 |  Jan 13 2013, 9:01 AM

Fiat has unveiled two design studies that will make their official debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show tomorrow.

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 |  Jan 04 2013, 12:49 PM

The number-crunchers have been earning their keep the last few weeks. With their mathematical weapon of choice in hand, be it a calculator, tally counter or even a trusty abacus, they’ve kept an exacting total of how many vehicles automakers sold over the past 12 months. How did things shake out? Which brand nearly doubled its sales for the year?

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