Posted July 1st 2016
Fiat has announced a new special edition 500 in collaboration with yacht-maker Riva
Fiat has teamed up with luxury yacht manufacturer Riva to create a special edition of the retro 500. The new model supposedly combines the exquisite style of Riva yachts, with the dinky dimensions of the diminutive city car.
The Fiat 500 Riva includes many accents that have been inspired by Riva yachts, including a unique paint used known as Sera blue, a double aquamarine line running around the middle of the car, and brand...
Posted May 31st 2016
Fiat 500 at 50: How the little giant of cars has stood the test of time
Resurrection is not an easy act, especially in the car world.
But we come to the Fiat 500 Abarth, which presents us with a special case – an old car made not just new, but better. This came as a pleasant surprise. When Fiat announced back in the mid-2000s that it was bringing back the 500, a beloved car best known as the Cinquecento, I felt nothing but dread. The original 500, which dates back to 1957, is an icon. Creating a new one offered countless a...
Posted May 31st 2016
Heaven on wheels in Fiat 500!
I had driven the diminutive Fiat 500 in its two most enjoyable forms: the convertible version and the high-performance Abarth rendition. This time around, I spent a week prying into a marriage of the two, which proved to be as close as a Fiat 500 can get to an automotive hedonist's heaven.
The 500C Abarth Cabrio tester turned out to be a real hoot to drive, even if it wasn't equipped with the five-speed manual gearbox I found in the Abarth coupe I had d...
Posted May 17th 2016
Fiat introduces facelifted 500 Abarth in Europe
Visually, the 500 Abarth -- which is known as the Abarth 595 in select foreign markets -- follows the path blazed by the standard 500 by adopting new-look lights on both ends and oval LED daytime running lights up front. The hatchback also receives a redesigned front bumper with bigger air vents, and a new air diffuser out back.
Fiat explains it has spruced up the cabin with Alcantara and carbon fiber accents, but we'll have to take the company's word f...
Posted May 16th 2016
Playboy Playmate Of The Year Shows Off Her Fiat 124 Spider
Playboys 2016 Playmate of the Year next to a 2017 Fiat 124 Spider
Eugena Washington, an accomplished model and actress from Palmdale, California, has been named Playboy’s 2016 Playmate of the Year.
Along with her title, Washington receives $100,000 in prize money and a two-year lease on the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider.
Reviving the storied nameplate, the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider brings its classic Italian styling and performance to a new genera...
Posted May 11th 2016
2016 FIAT ABARTH 595 Review
Abarth used to translate as Italian for expensive. Not any more
WHAT IS IT?
The cheapest Abarth ever offered in Australia. The Abarth 595 is the new entry point to Fiat’s performance-focused line-up, and is designed to bridge the gap between the regular 500 range and the existing, and more expensive, Abarth models.
WHY WE’RE DRIVING IT
Because on paper the 595 has the potential to be the pick of the current Abarth range. It’s not only significantly c...
Posted May 5th 2016
What Does a Nineties Heartthrob Underwear Model Have in His Garage?
Antonio Sabato, Jr. was one of the hottest models of the Nineties. His first big automotive purchase? A Nissan Pathfinder. (But it gets better from there.)
Bck in 1996, when print advertising was still the only game in town, Antonio Sabato, Jr. caused a sensation when his debut ad as a Calvin Klein underwear model was unveiled on a 90-foot billboard in the middle of Times Square. That notoriety led to roles on Melrose Place and General Hospital, and lat...
Posted April 29th 2016
FIAT Announces Pricing for All-new 2017 124 Spider
The FIAT brand today announced that pricing for its all-new 2017 124 Spider lineup will start at $24,995 U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), not including destination. FIAT's all-new roadster is the lowest-priced turbocharged convertible in America.
The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation of vehicles and buyers. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider ...
Posted April 28th 2016
New Fiat 500: Like fine wine this funky Fiat improves with age
FIAT'S recently refreshed 500 may be only a very small car in size but it has become a gigantic sales success for the Italian company by helping Fiat UK to achieve their best monthly sales in almost 12 years writes Bryan Longworth.
Since the iconic 500 city car was launched in the UK nine years ago it has notched up sales of almost 258,000 and the 8,304 sales in March helped Fiat establish their best UK sales figures since September 2004.
When I first ...
Posted April 18th 2016
FIAT 500 With Pepsi Theme Customized By Garage Italia Customs
Celebrating the 2016 Milan Design Week, Garage Italia Customs presented stylish city car.
Lapo Elkann’s outfit intended to extend the essence of Pepsi beyond its expected bottle using the iconic brand’s blue, white and red colors on the 500's exterior and interior.
The result is using original street art on both the exterior and interior, including a Pepsi blue film on the lower part of the car and a tailor-made, digitally printed wrap on the top. Th...