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October 15, 2014

Chrysler Teases its Mopar-Modified 2014 SEMA Lineup

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Chrysler has released a few teasers of its Mopar-modified Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, and Fiat vehicles headed to this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas.

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October 2, 2014

Fiat 500X Crossover Officially Debuts in Paris

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Fiat has officially unveiled its newest model, the 500X crossover at the Paris Motor Show today. The 500X is now the sixth member of the 500 family and will be sold in more than 100 countries worldwide, including the U.S.

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October 1, 2014

2016 Fiat 500X Official Photos Leaked on the Eve of its Paris Debut

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The Fiat 500X crossover is finally going to be unwrapped tomorrow at the Paris Motor Show, but two official photos have leaked a little early.

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September 25, 2014

2015 Fiat 500e Heads to Oregon

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Fiat has announced that the electric 2015 Fiat 500e is now available in Oregon. For the past two years the 500e has only been available in California, but now buyers in both states can get one for $199 a month for 36 months.

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September 23, 2014

2016 Fiat 500X Teased Ahead of its Paris Debut [VIDEO]

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Fiat has released a creepy new video that teases the upcoming Fiat 500X crossover, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. We've already seen a few photos of the 500X, but in this video we get to see some of its angles up closer and a quick look at its interior.

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September 17, 2014

Fiat 500X Crossover Leaked Again

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We now have a few more leaked photos of the Fiat 500X crossover ahead of its debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The photos were captured during a commercial shoot for the 500X in Italy.

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September 15, 2014

Fiat 500X Small Crossover Leaked

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The first official photo of the small Fiat 500X crossover has leaked ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show next month.

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September 9, 2014

Fiat 500L Production Halted Since No One Wants It

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Fiat has temporarily stopped production of the Fiat 500L at its plant in Serbia, since sales have failed to meet expectations. Production of the Fiat 500L kicked off in July 2012 and since sales are a problem, production is expected to be halted for at least a few days.

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May 6, 2014

Fiat-Chrysler Five Year Plan Revealed: Dodge Swallows SRT Brand, Maserati Alfieri Approved and Chrysler 100 Announced

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Today Fiat Chrysler Automobiles released the details of its five year business plan, which includes several changes for the Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati brands.

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April 7, 2014

2015 Fiat 500 Gets New 7-inch Display, 500 Abarth Gets an Automatic

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Fiat has announced the updates to the 2015 Fiat 500, which will debut at the New York Auto Show later this month. On the outside, the 2015 Fiat 500 will look the same, but on the inside there are significant updates, which includes a new 7-inch display and a new center console.

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March 7, 2014

2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition Arrives This Spring at $20,400

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Fiat has announced that the 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition is going to begin arriving in showrooms in late spring. The special 500 1957 Edition will start at $20,400.

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March 6, 2014

Next-Gen Mazda MX-5 Miata May Peek Out Next Month in NYC, Alfa Romeo Version Canned?

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It seems like everyday more news trickles out about the next-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Fiat/ Alfa Romeo version. First it was originally reported that the next MX-5 Miata would debut next year at the Chicago Auto Show, but now those plans have been shelved. Second the Alfa Romeo version may actually be badged a Fiat or Abarth.

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January 23, 2014

2015 Fiat 500X Patent Photos Leaked

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Patent photos of the upcoming 2015 Fiat 500X crossover have leaked online ahead of its debut later this year. The Fiat 500X crossover is expected to debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show and will borrow styling cues from the small 500, but will have four doors and a raised ground clearance.

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November 14, 2013

2014 Fiat 500 "1957 Edition" Celebrates the Past

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Fiat has unveiled the new 2014 Fiat 500 "1957 Edition," which celebrates the 57th anniversary of the original 1957 "Nuova" Cinquecento. Based on the 2014 Fiat 500 Lounge model, the 1957 Edition enhances its iconic silhouette with a vintage look, thanks to classic exterior colors, including Bianco, or for a bi-color look, Verde Chiaro or exclusive Celeste paired with a Bianco painted roof and mirror caps. It also gets exclusive 16-inch retro wheels with the historic Fiat emblem.

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October 30, 2013

Chrysler Unveils Its Mopar-Modified Lineup for the 2013 SEMA Show

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Chrysler is going to unveil twenty customized vehicles at the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, and Fiat vehicles will be customized with Mopar parts and accessories. Chrysler has revealed five of the vehicles that will debut at the show.

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October 29, 2013

2014 Fiat 500L and Jeep Cherokee Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

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Both the new 2014 Fiat 500L and Jeep Cherokee have been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS. Top Safety Pick testing simulates a side impact, front moderate-overlap impact, roof-crush consistent with a rollover, and a rear collision capable of inducing whiplash. The 500L and Cherokee recorded the highest-possible rating of "good."

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October 9, 2013

Chrysler Plans 20 Mopar-Modified Vehicles for SEMA

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Chrysler is going to unveil 20 Mopar-modified Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat and SRT vehicles at the SEMA show next month. Chrysler has released some early sketches of four of the vehicles and in addition, the automaker will highlight Jeep Performance Parts developed by its newly created Mopar Off-Road Division at the show.

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September 5, 2013

Maserati Levante SUV to Enter Production in Italy Next Year

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Late next year Maserati's first ever SUV, the Levante will go into production at its factory in Turin, Italy, although it was originally expected to be built in Detroit. Fiat is currently investing 1 billion euros at its Mirafiori factory for the new SUV.

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August 16, 2013

Fiat Teams Up with Conde Naste for the 2014 500c GQ Edition

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Fiat has unveiled its latest special edition model, the 2014 Fiat 500c GQ Edition. Fiat says that its designers strived to capture the essence of the GQ man by creating a 500 that reflects an athletic yet style-conscious lifestyle.

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August 13, 2013

2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva to Debut at Concorso Italiano

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Fiat has announced plans to unveil the new 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva at Concorso Italiano, which takes place August 16 at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey, California. The 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva is based on the 500 Sport, but adds a new "blacked out" look.

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August 7, 2013

Chrysler-Fiat Place a Higher Priority on Diesel and Turbocharged Engines than EVs

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Chrysler and Fiat currently only offer one electrified model in the US, the California only Fiat 500e. If you're hoping for more hybrid and electric models from Chrysler, unfortunately it won't happen anytime soon. Bob Lee, head of Fiat and Chrysler global powertrain recently stated that there are no plans to invest in electrified powertrains until consumers are willing to pay for the technology.

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July 23, 2013

Fiat Turns the Fiat 500 into a Boat

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Fiat has created three special versions of the Fiat 500, which are built on top of a high-powered personal watercraft for the 2013 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. A Fiat 500 in Rame (orange), Fiat 500 Cabrio in Bianco Perla (pearl white) and a Fiat 500 Abarth in Rosso (red) glided across the surface of the Pacific, entertaining thousands of surf fans during the competition's opening day. Fiat has also built a watercraft version of the all-new Fiat 500L.

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July 6, 2013

Fiat and Chrysler to Build 280,000 Small SUVs in Europe, Jeep Version Looks Like a Mini Wrangler

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Fiat and Chrysler are currently working on a new small SUV for the Fiat and Jeep brands that will be built in Italy and share the same platform as the Fiat 500L. Fiat has already revealed the Fiat version that will be dubbed the 500X, but it's reportedly been tweaked a bit to give it more curves. Chrysler has yet to unveil the Jeep version, but according to sources it will look like a baby Wrangler.

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June 27, 2013

Fiat's Electric 500e is Sold Out

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EV buyers in California that were hoping to get the keys to the new Fiat 500e will be disappointed to hear that the electric 500e is sold out for the rest of the year. Jason Stoicevich, president and CEO of the Fiat brand in North America told Wards Auto, "We're pretty much sold out for the year."

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June 11, 2013

Fiat Announces the Return of the 500 Gucci Editions

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Fiat has announced that the Fiat 500 and 500c by Gucci Edition will return with a new discrete appearance inside and out while continuing to meet the popularity and market demand of the previous edition. For 2013, the Fiat 500 and 500c by Gucci Edition models now offer a new black monotone interior environment that complements Gucci Nero or contrasts Gucci white exterior paint and Gloss black lighting bezels.

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May 24, 2013

2014 Fiat 500L Arrives This June and Starts at 19,100

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For buyers that love the Fiat 500, but need more room, Fiat is introducing the longer 2014 Fiat 500L. The 2014 Fiat 500L expands the 500's appeal by offering 42 percent extra interior space with seating for five and a 160-horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine. The 2014 Fiat 500L starts at $19,100.

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April 13, 2013

2013 Fiat 500e Starts at $32,500 or $199 a Month

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This summer the electric 2013 Fiat 500e will go on sale in California. Fiat has announced that buyers can purchase the 500e for $32,500, which drops as low as $20,500 after the available federal and tax credits, which is about $200 less than a comparably-equipped Fiat 500 Lounge. If you dont want to actually buy the 500e, Fiat is also offering a cheap $199 a month/ $999 due at signing 36 month lease.

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April 1, 2013

Fiat 500e Buyers Get Free Rental Cars to Ease Range Anxiety

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When the electric version of the Fiat 500, 500e arrives this summer buyers will get free access to rental cars as part of the package. A national auto rental chain program called ePass will give buyers access to rental cars for up to 12 days a year to help ease range anxiety.

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January 12, 2013

Fiat to Debut 500 Tenebra and Cattiva Design Concepts in Detroit

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Fiat is going to bring two new design concepts of the 500 to the 2013 Detroit Auto Show next week. The two concepts are meant to expand the appeal of the Fiat 500 Abarth and the Fiat 500 Turbo. The Fiat 500 Abarth "Tenebra" design concept displays unique Matte Grigio paint and special appointments including a roof-size Abarth scorpion logo, while the Fiat 500 "Cattiva" design concept is based on the 500 Turbo and features a sporty bi-color look and blacked-out appearance.

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January 5, 2013

2013 Fiat 500e Gets 108 Highway MPGe Rating and 87 Mile Range

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The 2013 Fiat 500e electric vehicle is slated to arrive in the second quarter of this year. Fiat has just announced that the Fiat 500e has an EPA rating of 108 MPGe on the highway, 122 MPGe rating in the city and a 116 MPGe combined rating. Its highway rating is higher than other electric models like the Honda Fit EV and Nissan Leaf, but the Fit EV has a higher combined and city rating.

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November 28, 2012

2014 Fiat 500L and 500L Trekking Debut in LA

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Fiat's lineup is getting bigger, literally. Fiat has unveiled two new models that will arrive for the 2014 model year, the 2014 Fiat 500L and 500L Trekking. The 500L models expand the 500 lineup with 42 percent more interior space and room for five passengers. The "L" sums up the six dimensions of the 500L : leveraging, large, loft, lifestyle, light and liters.


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2013 Fiat 500c Abarth Takes Its Top Off

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Fans of the Fiat 500 Abarth, now another variant to choose from. Fiat has unveiled the 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth, which combines the style and open top design of the 500c, with the more powerful engine from the 500 Abarth. With 160 horsepower under the hood, the Fiat 500c Abarth will reach 0-60 mph in the low second range and with the push of a button the cloth top retracts at speeds up to 60 mph.

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2013 Fiat 500e Officially Debuts in LA

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Fiat has taken the wraps off the electric version of the Fiat 500, the 2013 Fiat 500e. On the outside the Fiat 500e looks almost identical to the standard 500, but under the hood it's powered by an 111 horsepower electric motor and 24 kWh lithium-ion battery. Fiat has dubbed the electric drive system, "e-Drive", which is showcased by a studded, logo-adorned engine cover.

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November 22, 2012

One-Millionth Fiat 500 Produced

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Since its re-launch in 2007, Fiat has sold the 500 in more than 100 countries around the world and now the one-millionth Fiat 500 has rolled off the Fiat Auto Poland production line. The one-millionth Fiat 500 is a Lounge model 'dressed' in three-layer Bianco Perla exterior paint.

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November 17, 2012

Fiat Previews the 2013 Fiat 500e Ahead of LA Debut

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Fiat is going to unveil the electric 2013 Fiat 500e at the 2012 LA Auto Show later this month, but in the meantime Fiat has released two photos of the new EV.

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October 12, 2012

Chrysler Has Unveiled its Custom Models for SEMA

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This year's 2012 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show kicks off in Las Vegas on Oct. 30. Chrysler is bringing 24 custom "Mopar-modified" models to the show. Unique Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT and FIAT brand vehicles outfitted with more than 500 Mopar performance parts and accessories will be on display.

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September 27, 2012

Chrysler Releases Sketches of its Mopar-Modified Models for SEMA

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Chrysler has released sketches of the Moparized vehicles that it is bringing to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas at the end of next month.

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September 4, 2012

2013 Fiat 500 Now Gets Up to 40 MPG and Beats Audio System

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For the 2013 model year the Fiat 500 lineup has been expanded with the introduction of the Fiat 500 Turbo that packs a 135 horsepower engine and gets other styling and performance upgrades over the lesser powered 500 models. Fiat has just announced that the 2013 Fiat 500 and 500 Cabrio models are also getting a few updates for the new year.

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August 17, 2012

2013 Fiat 500 Turbo Unveiled With 135 Horsepower, Starts at $19,500

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Well we new this was coming, but Fiat has now made it official. What you have here is the 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo, which is more powerful than the standard 500, but doesn't pack quite as much power as the 500 Abarth.

The 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo is powered by a 1.4L turbocharged engine with 135 horsepower and 150 lb-ft. of torque. That means that the 500 Turbo has 34 more horsepower than the standard 500, but 25 less than the 500 Abarth. The 500 Turbo also gets a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes and a unique exterior to set it apart.

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July 5, 2012

Fiat Previews the 500X Crossover

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Fiat is set to increase the 500 lineup with new models like the 500L and the 500X crossover. Fiat gave us our first look at the 500L at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and now we have a preview of the 500X crossover, that arrives sometime in 2014.

At a recent launch event for the 500L, Fiat gave journalists a quick preview of the 500X. Fiat boss Olivier Francois showed a full-size styling model of the 500X during the media launch on the 500L in Turin on Wednesday. The 500X will be the fifth 500 model and will also be the longest. The 500X, like the 500L will ride on the Fiat Punto platform.

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