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 |  Dec 18 2012, 3:15 PM

To celebrate the lives of the mothers who will drive them, Fiat has just released a music video entitled “The Motherhood’ feat. Fiat 500L,” which the brand says is “dedicated to all those women who have to be all things to all people and live it large on a daily basis.”

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 |  Dec 03 2012, 7:45 PM

The freshly announced Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio already has a cheeky commercial, focusing on the topless theme of the car by showing off a certain super model, completely topless. 

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 |  Nov 28 2012, 4:32 PM

Aiming to broaden appeal for the performance-oriented version of its city car, the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio made its U.S. debut on the L.A. show floor today.

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 |  Nov 19 2012, 2:27 PM

Fiat has produced its one millionth 500 model after five years of being on the market, symbolizing the compact car’s continued growth in over 100 countries around the world.

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 |  Nov 18 2012, 12:01 PM

As expected, the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabriolet will be making its North American debut at the upcoming 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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 |  Nov 02 2012, 9:20 AM

Mopar and Fiat came out swinging at the 2012 SEMA Show, bringing a trio of modified Fiat 500 models to show off the versatility of the Italian automaker’s compact model.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 3:10 PM

As expected, Fiat unveiled several modified 500 models at the 2012 SEMA Show: The Fiat 500 Beach Cruiser, Fiat Abarth Cafe Racer, and a modified Fiat Argento from Magneti Marelli.

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 |  Oct 29 2012, 12:29 PM

Alongside the California ready 500 Beach Cruiser, Fiat will be bringing a hot-rod style 500 to the 2012 SEMA show, dubbed the Fiat 500 Cafe Racer.

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 |  Oct 24 2012, 8:32 AM

At this year’s LA Auto Show, Fiat will reveal two new models, the 500 Abarth Cabriolet and 500E electric car.

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 |  Oct 12 2012, 2:15 PM

We now have a better look at the widebody Fiat 500 that was originally teased by Mopar at the end of last month. Sporting a beach cruiser theme, the Fiat 500 is decked out with surf-friendly modifications in a retro-style build that will be shown off at this year’s SEMA Show.

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 |  Oct 01 2012, 2:32 PM

If money talks then the word on the street has it that Chevrolet’s Spark mini car is one of the newest cool kids.

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 |  Sep 08 2012, 4:01 PM

The Fiat 500 model can finally claim that it gets an EPA estimated 40-mpg on the highway, thanks to its 2013 model year tweaks.

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 |  Aug 30 2012, 8:41 PM

Heading into this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge season finale in Sonoma, California, Jonathan Start and the Fiat 500 team looked poised to claim the inaugural B-Spec Championship. A win would also mark the first-ever series championship in North America for the Italian automaker.

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 |  Aug 20 2012, 8:01 AM

Last month, Jay Leno announced that he’d be auctioning off his personal Fiat 500 Prima Edizione with all the proceeds going to benefit the Fisher House Foundation.

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 |  Aug 17 2012, 12:02 PM

To slot in between the regular Fiat 500 and the tuned up Abarth model, Fiat has just unveiled the 500 Turbo, starting at a base MSRP of $19,500.

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 |  Aug 10 2012, 2:02 PM

Fiat is taking the 500 back to its roots, announcing a new trim level called ‘color therapy,’ which incorporates five new paint colors meant to give the car some retro style. 

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 |  Aug 07 2012, 6:02 PM

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of G-Tech, which released a custom Abarth 500 tuning package a couple of years ago. The company has continued tuning the Italian compact Fiat 500 model, and its Sportster is the coolest one yet.

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 |  Aug 02 2012, 11:45 AM

Abarth will be adding two new models to its lineup in the UK market, with the 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione heading to dealerships sporting a turbocharged 1.4-liter, T-Jet powerplant with 160-hp.

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 |  Jul 28 2012, 11:01 AM

It takes a lot for Jay Leno to let go of one of the cars from his extensive collection; but the Tonight Show host is doing just that, auctioning off his 2012 Fiat 500 Prima Edizione with all proceeds going to benefit the Fisher House Foundation.

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 |  Jul 19 2012, 11:31 AM

10. Mazda2: 1.5L (1498 cc)


 

In an effort to make the most fuel efficient vehicles, automakers are looking at smaller displacement engines, which have made it into plenty of compact and subcompact vehicles.

The motors in these vehicles don’t pack much power, or torque, and are all aimed to use the least amount of fuel. These cars are all ranked in order, right down to the cubic centimeter from most displacement, to least, so take a look below, to see the list of smallest engines available today.

The subcompact Mazda2 is the first on our list, with the biggest engine here. Thanks to its 1498cc four-cylinder engine, the Mazda2 makes 100-hp at 6000 rpm. Of course, that’s not much but what else do you need in a 2300-lb city car? The Mazda2 starts at $14,530 which isn’t too much for a car that gets 29/35 mpg city/highway with the manual or 28/34 mpg city/highway with the auto.

 |  Jul 17 2012, 2:02 PM

Fiat’s latest commercial, “Immigrants,” gives a cinematic portrayal of the 500 making its journey from Italy to the U.S., but as anyone who watched it will know, several cars were apparently sacrificed in the process.

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 |  Jul 12 2012, 3:55 PM

The Fiat 500L is the big brother of the Fiat 500, and along with the added size, comes some added convenience, in the form of an incorporated espresso maker right in the car. 

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 |  Jul 03 2012, 10:02 AM

Fiat is planning on extending the versatility of the 500 lineup to include a small crossover that is going to take on the likes of the Nissan Juke and the MINI Countryman.

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 |  Jul 01 2012, 7:01 PM

The Prince of Monaco, Albert II, is deciding to reorganize the car collection his late father so painstakingly assembled and will begin by auctioning off 38 of them with no reserve.

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