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First Look: 2016 Fiat 500X

First Look: 2016 Fiat 500X

The 2016 Fiat 500X is based on Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s new global platform, which it shares with the 2015 Jeep Renegade. The 500X looks similar to the traditional Fiat 500 hatchback but was designed with the North American market in mind from the beginning. The new compact crossover opens the door for more customers who are […]

June Sales Report

June Sales Report

Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles all posted sales gains last month.  Each manufacturer saw an increase in demand and overall sales for their models. Mercedes-Benz, Kia Motors, and Hyundai all saw record sales too, while Mazda logged their best June in 13 years. Ford Motor Company The Dearborn, Michigan automaker increased […]

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Posts Record April Sales

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Posts Record April Sales

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC is coming off a strong April in sales.  In the United States, the automaker moved 189,027 units, a 6 percent increase compared with April figures of last year at 178,652 units. This is the Auburn Hills, Michigan based automaker’s best April sales since 2007. Nine FCA vehicles posted sales records […]

Top 5 Car Commercials of Super Bowl XLIX

Top 5 Car Commercials of Super Bowl XLIX

While the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks battled on the gridiron and Katy Perry debuted a new kids show (or tuna awareness program) the automakers were jockeying for position on the airwaves. Here is a recap of the most memorable auto commercials of Super Bowl XLIX: #1 Nissan’s “With Dad” Happy Chapin’s 1974 […]

4 Strange, Yet Effective Celebrity Car Endorsements

4 Strange, Yet Effective Celebrity Car Endorsements

With news of LeBron James’s endorsement of the Kia K900 spreading farther than news of most celebrity car endorsements, now is a great time to discuss odd celebrity-automotive partnerships. These are born out of a brand’s desire to latch onto a celebrity for the “cool-by-association” effect. (Yes, that’s how they actually think.) While brands like […]

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Happy Mother’s Day! Here are the Four Best ‘Mom’ Car Commercials

Ah, Mother’s Day, the second favorite day of the year for flower shops and chocolatiers. In an attempt to sell SUVs and minivans to modern family-goers, car companies have come up with some funny and clever commercials aimed at making these vehicles slightly less boring. Take a look at a few good commercials aimed at […]

Fiat 500s

Three Flavors of Italian – The Three Sportiest Fiat 500s Driven

  Since its introduction 5 years ago, the Fiat 500 has surpassed one million vehicles sold worldwide.  It’s going into its second year in the US and sales here are just a fraction of that.  Fiat is hoping to change that by expanding our 500 line-up.  In 2012, they introduced the Abarth, which sold out […]

Fiat 500 becomes friends with brick wall

The Fiat 500 is Trying to Kill You

If you’ve got a Fiat 500 sitting in your garage right now, then…well, my condolences. Not that it’s a bad car, or…actually maybe it is, since it was just rated as the least safe car on the road. Or more specifically, the worst vehicle for protecting passengers from injuries. So who earned the #2-5 spots? […]

Fiat Tries To Conquest VW Sales With $1,000 Rebate

Fiat Tries To Conquest VW Sales With $1,000 Rebate

You’ve got to love corporate rivalry. In some ways, spirited competition can be a good thing. General Motors and Ford have had a long-standing rivalry. It seems to have died down a bit, but it is still there underneath the surface. Usually issues like this emerge when these companies have large personalities as their leaders. […]

2013 Fiat 500L

LA(ME) AUTO SHOW 2012

Los Angeles is what some might consider the center of car culture. In terms of car design and moving the needle, the LA auto show was as exciting to look at as star on the walk of fame. With so many cars getting better fuel economy, better handling, quicker 0-60 times, loaded with tech, and […]

LA: 2014 Fiat 500C Abarth

LA: 2014 Fiat 500C Abarth

Fiat is getting busy expanding its line-up next year. For the 2013 calendar year the 500L, 500E, 500 Turbo and 500C Abarth will be joining the line-up. The Turbo was announced at the Pebble Beach Concourse d’Eleganza Auto Show in Monterey, California earlier this year. This model is a bridge between the under-powered 500 and […]

LA: 2014 Fiat 500L Adds Two Doors, Interior Space

LA: 2014 Fiat 500L Adds Two Doors, Interior Space

Los Angeles takeover: with California being one of Fiat’s largest markets, Fiat is making a big splash at the LA Auto Show. There are three debuts: the 500L, 500C Abarth, and electric 500E. The biggest launch (literally and figuratively) is the 500L. Fiat re-launched it’s brand with just one model, the hatchback 500. Needless to […]

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