2013 Fiat 500e Test Drive

?2013 Fiat 500e expands Cinquecento lineup with electrifying personality? ? New this year, is the availability of a battery, electric version Fiat 500 in coupe form ? the 2013 Fiat 500e. The all-new 2013 Fiat 500e is set to recharge the electric vehicle market segment with its state-of-the-art innovation coupled with Fiat?s Italian style and…

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Fiat and Mazda Developing Roadster Together

Fiat and Mazda announced plans to jointly develop and build a new roadster.? The car is expected to be built at Mazda?s Hiroshima plant and sold globally starting in 2015, according to a report by Automotive News.? The Fiat version will be sold as the Alfa Spider in the United States as the brand reenters…

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Test Drive: Fiat 500 Abarth

By Bill Schaffer Automotive press introductions are a great place to listen to a bunch of self-proclaimed ?auto experts? expound and argue the merits of the last new car they drove, or the fastest, or perhaps the short coming of the car we are currently driving . The only debate I heard about the Fiat…

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Test Drive: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

?2012 Fiat 500 Abarth: An affordable Italian performance car” By Arv Voss Las Vegas, Nevada – What?s in a name? In the case of Fiat, the Abarth moniker, with its iconic scorpion logo, is a highly recognizable symbol not only in Italian performance circles, but worldwide. The name comes from Karl Abarth ? a man,…

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Test Drive: Fiat 500

Anyone who hasn?t been keeping up with auto industry news, or is under 40 years old, might not know that Fiat is back, and it?s a part of Chrysler, or vice versa. When the Iranian oil crisis ended in the 1980s and people started buying SUVs the small fuel-efficient Fiats fell out of favor and…

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The Gucci Fiat 500

New York Fashion week September 8 this year will kick off with the introduction of a Gucci limited edition Fiat 500 and 500 Cabrio. Working with Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini in partnership with Fiat’s Centro Stile, the Fiat models are inspired by neo-classic black-and-white film.? The new black-and-white Fiat 500 and 500c by Gucci…

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Test Drive: 2012 Fiat 500

Driving?the New Fiat at 500 Smiles Per Hour San Diego — I am not sure if it was the small size of the car or the inherent lovability that caused my driving partner, Mary, and me to react the way we did.? There we were in a busy parking garage of a major downtown San…

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Test Drive: 2012 Fiat 500 Sport

? Fiat returns to North America after long hiatus? The iconic Fiat 500 has been absent from the North American marketplace for more than 25 years. It?s possible that it disappeared due to dependability issues and the premise that FIAT was an acronym for ?Fix It Again Tony?. Whether or not that was a factual…

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Fiat Comes Back to U.S. in Little Way

Pricing starts at $15,500 After months of talk about bringing the Fiat 500 to the United States, Chrysler finally pulled the cover off the little car at the 2010 LA Auto Show. The 500 (Cinquecento), is cute, with its Italian styling, efficient design and innovative technology. ?The Fiat 500 has always been the right car…

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