Fiat Punto, Panda and 500L Rumored for Canada

Fiat Punto, Panda and 500L Rumored for Canada
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Fiat’s return to America has been met with limited success. Sales of the 500 mini car failed to even come close to expectations, selling just a third of expected volume or around 20,000 units last year. In Canada, however, with the higher costs of vehicles (and gas), not to mention a more European mindset towards… Continue Reading...

Abarth Workers Sold $1.3 Million In Stolen Parts

Abarth Workers Sold $1.3 Million In Stolen Parts
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Two employees at Italian tuning house Abarth have been arrested for selling $1.3 million in stolen parts, while 23 other employees and Italian postal service workers have been summoned for questioning after an 8-month investigation. Abarth became aware of the scam after several dealers complained that several tuning kits, used to upgrade Fiat 500 and… Continue Reading...

Alfa Romeo MiTo, Fiat Punto, To Get TwinAir 2-Cylinder Turbo Engine

Alfa Romeo MiTo, Fiat Punto, To Get TwinAir 2-Cylinder Turbo Engine
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Fiat’s 900cc TwinAir 2-cylinder turbocharged engine, currently available in the European market Fiat 500, has won critical acclaim for its performance and use of advanced technology, and the motor will soon be available in both the Alfa Romeo MiTo and Fiat Punto. The TwinAir will superceed the current base engines in both cars, rated at… Continue Reading...

Abarth Debuts Punto Evo, 500C Esseesse [Paris 2010]

Abarth Debuts Punto Evo, 500C Esseesse [Paris 2010]
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Abarth, Fiat’s in-house tuner, launched two new vehicles at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, both which feature the optional “esseesse” kits that give the cars a modest power boost. The Abarth 500C Esseesse is the most powerful version of Fiat’s 500 hatchback, and Abarth introduced a convertible version based on the 500C as a companion… Continue Reading...