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  • 1965 Fiat 500 at New York Museum of Modern Art

    The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York has a new exhibition piece: a 1965 Fiat 500. Fiat highlighted the car's induction in a Monday announcement, and the mini car is on display as part of a new exhibit called "The Value of Good Design." The chosen pieces aim to tell the story of industrial design, and the classic Fiat connects themes found in other pieces in the collection. The original Fiat 500 was designed by Dante Giacosa and introduced in 1957 as Italy's attempt at an affordable car for post-war Europe. The 500 quickly became a roaring success, and the Museum of Modern Art acquired...

  • 2017 Fiat 500e
    Fiat plans new 500e and 500 Giardiniera wagon

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles delivered a lot of news at its investor presentation detailing its latest five-year plan on Friday, and the plans include a new 500e electric car and a 500 wagon variant. Come 2020, Fiat will launch a new 500e alongside what the brand plans to name the Fiat 500...

  • 2018 Fiat 500
    2018 Fiat 500 goes all-turbo, all the time

    To put a little more pep in the 2018 Fiat 500 lineup's step, the Italian announced Thursday at the Chicago auto show that it is making a more powerful turbocharged engine standard equipment. The new 1.4-liter turbo-4 engine represents a 33 percent increase in horsepower over last year's non-turbo...

  • 2017 Fiat 500 Abarth facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Fiat 500 Abarth spy shots

    It seems like the current Fiat 500 has been around forever—it was actually in 2007 that we first saw the covers come off—but the car has a few years left in it until a complete redesign is introduced so in the meantime the designers are giving it an update. The updated version of the...

  • 2017 Fiat 500S
    2017 Fiat 500S: Small car, big statement, bigger stereo

    While the Abarth 124 Spider took the spotlight on Fiat's stand at this week's 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the 500 received a little love too. Fiat showed off in Geneva its 500S, a sportier-looking version of the updated 500. The model—which won't have any significant performance advantages over...

  • 2016 Fiat 500 (European spec)
    2016 Fiat 500 Revealed With Revised Styling, More Tech

    The current Fiat 500 subcompact landed on these shores in 2010 but it’s been in showrooms overseas since 2007 and thus is getting rather long in the tooth. An all-new new model is still some way off but an updated version is being introduced in the meantime to keep fans satisfied. ALSO SEE...

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    Fiat will unveil an updated version of its 500 hatchback on July 4th. This particular date has great significance for Fiat—no, not because of Independence Day—as it was on July 4th of 2007 that the current 500 was first introduced and it was on the same day back in 1957 that the original 500, the Cinquecento, made its debut. Fiat is calling the latest 500 a new car but it will be an updated version of the model on sale here since the 2011 model year. Prototypes spotted testing in Europe confirm minimal updates for the exterior, with the only changes spotted being revised lights...

  • 2015 Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio
    Fiat Launches Retro 500 1957 Edition Cabrio

    If you’re a fan of the original Fiat 500 but can’t live with a car that’s decades old, then the Fiat 500 1957 Edition may just be for you. It was launched last year to celebrate the 57 years since the launch of the original 'Cinquecento' back in 1957 and came with retro styling...

  • Parallel Parking Record
    Parallel Parking Record Shaved Down To Just 7.5 Centimeters: Video

    Yes, I know you think you're good at parallel parking. You can whip your car into the spot in a matter of seconds, with your wheels placed a clean distance from the curb and plenty of room between the other cars and your fore and aft bumpers. Let me tell you something though, you've got nothing on...

  • Dodge Viper ACR Concept, 2014 SEMA
    Dodge Viper ACR Concept Headlines Mopar’s 2014 SEMA Fleet

    This year’s SEMA show is just a couple of weeks away but we’ve been given an early look at what’s destined to be one of the stars of the upcoming tuning fest. Revealed today is the Dodge Viper ACR Concept, which unashamedly previews the ultimate track-focused but street legal...

  • Abarth 695 Biposto
    Abarth 695 Biposto Named Official Car Of The 2014 Gumball 3000 Rally

    The Gumball 3000 rally is gearing up for another year of mayhem, with participants scheduled to take off from Miami on June 4 and travel across the U.S. and Europe before ending in Ibiza one week later. Now, for the first time in the event’s history (the first was in 1999), the Gumball 3000...

  • 2015 Fiat 500
    2015 Fiat 500 Gets Tech Updates, Automatic Option For Sporty Models

    The Fiat 500 lineup is set to receive a handful of updates for the 2015 model year that should keep the cars competitive against the all-new MINI that’s just gone on sale and a new generation of the Smart Fortwo that’s just around the corner. The headline update is a new seven-inch...

  • Abarth 695 Biposto

    Plenty of car companies tell us their new products are "race cars for the road", but rarely does the term have any credence. Anyone who has ever set foot in a race car, let alone driven one, will tell you how dissimilar they are to the average road car. Some get close though, such as Abarth's new 695 Biposto, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. Positioned on Abarth's stand next to an original Abarth 695 Assetto Corse, the modern car dwarfed the older one, but both are clearly cut from the same cloth. As with all good hardcore hot hatchbacks, it has a healthy power output. 190 horses may not be...

  • 2014 Fiat 500 Abarth
    Fiat Launches Abarth Track Experience In U.S.

    Back in the day, buying a fast car meant just that: You walked into a dealer, put your money down and drove out with something quick. Nowadays, the fashion is to offer drivers of performance cars special driver training packages to enhance their skills in a safe environment, and the latest to do so...

  • 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition
    2014 Fiat 500 ‘1957 Edition’ To Debut At L.A. Auto Show

    Fiat is celebrating its original 1957 ‘Nuova’ Cinquecento with a special edition 500 that goes on sale in 2014.

  • 2013 Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition
    Fiat Celebrates Abarth 595’s 50th Anniversary With Special 500

    Fiat is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the original Abarth 595 at the 1963 Turin Motor Show by launching a tribute edition based on its latest 500 hatch. The modern version will don the famous red and white livery of the original but will make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt...

  • 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva
    Meet The 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva

    The Fiat 500 Cattiva can be ordered either in 500 Sport or 500 Turbo trim.

  • 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio by Gucci
    Fiat Still Wants You To Get Your Gucci On

    One of the fanciest trim lines in the industry is back for another model year. The Gucci-edition Fiat 500 is coming back for another round of ultra-compact fanciness. While not quite filled with the finest Corinthian leather, the 2013 Fiat 500 and 500C are both outfitted with Gucci embroidery...

  • Fiat SMEG 500

    Italian stye is oft imitated but hard to actually get right. The Italians have knack for producing all sorts of goods that simply look fantastic, and this extends from their suits to their cars on to their... appliances? Yes, now that Fiat has teamed up with SMEG to create the SMEG 500 refrigerator. We're not talking about the modern Fiat 500. No, this is the still-good-looking Cinquecento which has been cut down and reworked into a machine that will keep your food and beverages icy cold. This quirky home decor talking point is the latest design piece to join the Fiat 500 Design Collection...

  • Abarth 695 Fuori Serie Record
    Abarth To Show Four New "Fuori Serie" Creations In Geneva

    Fiat, like MINI, knows that that buyers of its 500 Abarth models want to personalize their rides. Unlike MINI, which specializes in primarily cosmetic changes, Abarth has launched a program that gives customers an even broader-scope upgrade and customization path. Introduced at last...

  • 2014 Fiat 500L live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show
    Coming Soon To A Car Near You: Plastic Windows

    If you wear glasses to correct your vision, chances are good you already know the benefits of polycarbonate lenses over glass ones. Not only are polycarbonate lenses significantly lighter, they’re also much more impact-resistant than glass. Polycarbonate windows have been used in racing cars...

  • Fiat 500 Turbo ‘Cattiva’ concept, 2013 Detroit Auto Show
    Fiat Unveils Racy 500 Design Concepts: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

    Fiat isn’t making a big deal of this week’s 2013 Detroit Auto Show but the Italian brand, now in control of Chrysler, hasn’t forgotten the show altogether. Fiat has unveiled two new design concepts in Detroit based on its sporty 500 Abarth and 500 Turbo models. The automaker says...

  • 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show
    2013 Fiat 500c Abarth Live Photos: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Depending on your priorities, Fiat may have just made the 500 Abarth a better vehicle. That is, if your priority is hearing that beefy exhaust note and if it involves having an open-air experience. These two things have now been accomplished with the introduction of the new 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth at...

  • 2013 Fiat 500e
    2013 Fiat 500e Electric Hatch Makes L.A. Debut

    The electric version of the Fiat 500 goes on sale in the summer of 2013, but only in limited markets.

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