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  • 2017 Fiat 500/500c and 500/500c Abarth Fact Sheet

    Reminiscent of the original Cinquecento, the 2017 Fiat 500 builds on the vehicle's global popularity. Since its initial launch in 2007, more than 1 million Fiat 500 vehicles have been sold in more than 110 countries around the world. The model's unquestionable popularity is the result of the Fiat 500's great ability to deliver unmatched personalization options with advanced solutions in terms of quality, engine performance and passenger comfort. In addition to success on the sales...

  • Fiat 500 Models Add Technology, Trim Level and Exterior Colors for 2016

    Beautiful Italian styling combined with functionality, efficient design and innovative technology have been hallmark attributes for the Fiat 500 (Cinquecento) - making it a timeless icon for nearly 60 years. And for 2016, the Fiat 500 will continue to deliver on these attributes by introducing new features and exterior paint colors to enhance the customer's driving experience and personalization options. For 2016, the Fiat 500 lineup features the Uconnect 5.0 system with a 5-inch touchscreen that...

  • 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio Now Equipped with Automatic Transmission

    The Fiat 500 Abarth brought world-class performance, aggressive styling, high power-to-weight ratio and limited-production volume to the small-car segment in North America. The "small but wicked" Abarth models provide one of the most visceral driving experiences in the industry, inspired by the racing traditions that made Abarth a success on international racetracks. Optional automatic transmission allows more customers to enjoy track-ready Abarth The 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio are available with an optional six-speed...

  • Fiat 500 Models Deliver More Driver Convenience for 2015

    Beautiful Italian styling combined with functionality, efficient design and innovative technology have been hallmark attributes for the Fiat 500 (Cinquecento) - making it a timeless icon for more than 50 years. And for 2015, the Fiat 500 will continue to deliver on these attributes by introducing a broad array of features aimed at enhancing the customer's driving experience. Interior improvements for added driver convenience and ease of use For 2015, the Fiat 500 lineup features an...

  • 2015 Fiat 500 Lineup Now Features Innovative Instrument Panel With New 7-inch High-Definition Display

    The 2015 Fiat 500 vehicle lineup, to be showcased at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, will include a number of interior enhancements for increased driver convenience and ease of use, including an advanced instrument panel with a 7-inch high-definition TFT (Thin Film Transistor) cluster display. The new 7-inch TFT cluster allows drivers to easily monitor data like speed, fuel level, Eco index and trip information. While on the main screen, an image of the...

  • Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio Offer Automatic Transmission Option for 2015

    The high-performance 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio, to be showcased at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, will be available with an optional six-speed automatic transmission, helping to broaden the customer base for the high-performance version of the Fiat 500. "Adding an optional automatic transmission makes the Abarth and Abarth Cabrio accessible to an entirely new group of customers who want to enjoy the thrilling driving experience of the Fiat 500 Abarth with...

  • New 2014 Fiat 500 "1957 Edition" Highlights 57 Years of the Legendary Icon

    Celebrating the 57th anniversary of the original 1957 "Nuova" Cinquecento (New 500), the new 2014 Fiat 500 "1957 Edition" combines iconic Italian design with engaging driving dynamics and vintage styling appointments - all for a limited-edition model enthusiasts are sure to love. "The 1957 Edition celebrates the Cinquecento, the icon of our brand, and its unique cachet of Italian style, efficiency and engaging road manners," said Jason Stoicevich, Head of FIAT Brand for North America, Chrysler...

  • The Ultimate in Affordable High-performance Italian Cars: 2014 Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio

    The Fiat 500 Abarth brought world-class performance and precision, purposeful and aggressive styling, high power-to-weight ratio and limited-production volume to the small-car segment in North America. Adding even more excitement to the "small but wicked" lineup, in 2013 the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio (500c) arrived, harking back to the open-air track cars of the 1960s. The Abarth models provide one of the most visceral driving experiences in the industry, inspired by the racing traditions that made...

  • 2014 Fiat 500 Models Offer a Unique Combination of Italian Style, Efficiency and Engaging Driving Dynamics at an Incredible Value

    Beautiful Italian styling combined with timeless functionality, efficient design and innovative technology have been hallmark attributes for the Fiat 500 (Cinquecento) - making it a timeless icon for more than 50 years. And with the multiple varieties, including the Fiat 500 Cabrio (500c) and 500 Turbo models, the Cinquecento continues to provide Americans with a unique combination of style, European handling, technology and personalization options at an incredible value. Continuous improvements to style and functionality For...

  • A "Naughty" Fiat 500 to Debut at Concorso Italiano

    In Italian, "Cattiva" can describe a person or situation that is naughty yet cool. With that inspiration in mind, FIAT designers developed a standout, factory-customized Cinquecento with a "blacked out" look and an aggressive demeanor: the Fiat 500 Cattiva. "The FIAT brand is all about personalization and self-expression," said Jason Stoicevich, Head of FIAT Brand for North America, Chrysler Group LLC. "Now, Fiat 500 customers have a chance to showcase a different side of their personalities...

  • Amplified for 2013, Fiat 500 Lineup Now Delivers Up To 34 Percent More Power, 40 mpg Highway Fuel Efficiency and Beats Audio for Studio-quality Sound

    Beautiful Italian styling combined with timeless functionality, efficient design and innovative technology have been hallmark attributes for the Fiat 500 (Cinquecento) - making it a timeless icon for more than 50 years. And the legendary Cinquecento marks a new chapter in 2013, as the Fiat 500 and 500 Cabrio (500c) lineup have been amplified with the addition of the new Fiat 500 Turbo, delivering 34 percent more power in a more athletically styled package, and the...

  • 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth: The Ultimate High-performance Small Car with the Pedigree of an Exclusive Italian Exotic

    Faithful to the "small but wicked" saying coined for Karl Abarth's cars in the 1960s, the 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth embodies the racing traditions that have made it a success on European roadways and racetracks - world-class performance and precision, purposeful and aggressive styling, high power-to-weight ratio and limited-production volume. Building on the excitement of the 2013 Fiat 500 (Cinquecento), the Fiat 500 Abarth is designed for track-day enthusiasts and driving purists who want the ultimate...

  • New 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo: a New Flavor Hits the Sweet Spot in the Cinquecento Line-up

    Today at the Concorso Italiano - one of the largest gatherings of Italian vehicles in North America - the FIAT Brand introduced the new 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo, touting a 135-horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir(R) Turbo engine, sport-tuned suspension, track-proven brakes, dynamic exterior design and sport-styled interior. The new Fiat 500 Turbo answers the call for enthusiasts who are drawn to the Italian style of the Fiat 500 but want more power and performance for their daily drive....

  • 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth: INTRODUCTION

    Faithful to the "small but wicked" saying coined for Karl Abarth's cars in the 1960s, the new 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth arrives to America with the racing traditions that have made it a success on European roadways and racetracks - world-class performance and precision, purposeful and aggressive styling, high power-to-weight ratio and limited-production volume. "Bringing the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth to the U.S. enables us to reach out to driving enthusiasts who want Italian performance at...

  • New 2012 Fiat 500

    Beautiful Italian styling combined with timeless functionality, efficient design and innovative technology - these are the attributes that made the original Fiat 500 (Cinquecento) a timeless icon. More than 50 years later, the same qualities make the new 2012 Fiat 500 relevant for an entirely new generation of drivers. "The Fiat 500 has always been the right car at the right time," said Laura Soave, Head of Fiat Brand North America. "The new Fiat 500 brings...

  • New Fiat 500 Brings Italian Style Blended with World-class Craftsmanship, Efficiency and Technology to the USA

    The Fiat brand marks its return to the North American market today with the reveal of the 2012 Fiat 500 (Cinquecento) at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. With its beautiful Italian styling, timeless functionality, efficient design and innovative technology - the same attributes that made the original version a timeless icon - the new Fiat 500 is relevant for an entirely new generation of drivers. "The Fiat 500 has always been the right car at...

  • The Fiat 500 Sport - Arriving Soon to America

    The reborn and reimagined Fiat 500 is arriving soon to America. Born in Italy, perfectly tailored for America, the Cinquecento is as vibrant and engaging as it is fit and nimble. The Sport model, featured in these images, illustrates Fiat's smart and stylish design aesthetic. Like the original Fiat 500 a half-century ago, the new Cinquecento continues its timeless value while embracing individual expression and opportunity - all infused with world-class craftsmanship. The Cinquecento offers unique...