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Get Your Own Popemobile And Help A Catholic Charity 12
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, celebrities, Fiat, Fiat 500L, Fiat Videos, video on 12 12th, 2017


Celebrity provenance can add a lot to the value of a car on the open market. And for some, this might be the ultimate.

What you’re looking at is a 2015 Fiat 500L – one of two that Pope Francis used that September during a visit to the United States. The first was put up for auction almost two years ago, and now the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is putting the second up for grabs, too.

The vehicle is trimmed in dark grey metallic with a black leather interior, and equipped with a 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo four mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It has just 458 miles on the odometer, leaving it in practically new condition – save for its papal use during the Holy Father’s visit to the World Meeting of Families in September 2015.

With nine days left before the auction closes, bidding on Charitybuzz (at the time of writing) stands just shy of $40,000, and has yet to meet the reserve price. Though you can pick up an ordinary new 500L for less than $21,000, the Archdiocese estimates this one’s value at $75,000. (The other one, incidentally, sold for $82,000.)

“I’m deeply grateful to Fiat Chrysler for its generosity in giving the Archdiocese of Philadelphia the two Fiats used by Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia on September 26-27, 2015,” said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput. “Our partnership with Charitybuzz provides an excellent opportunity to benefit society’s most vulnerable and marginalized members.”

Proceeds from the auction are earmarked towards the 2017 Catholic Charities Appeal – the benevolent arm of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. There’s just one catch: the buyer must agree, in writing, that the vehicle “is not represented in such a manner that would improperly or immorally reflect upon His Holiness” and “not to use the property in contravention of the moral, ethical and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.” So if you’re planning on using the Papal Fiat as a shuttle for Planned Parenthood or your satanic cult, better think again.

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New Fiat 500L Arrives In The UK, Priced From £16,195 2
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Fiat, Fiat 500L, Galleries, new cars, prices, UK on 12 2nd, 2017


The updated Fiat 500L hits the UK market, bringing a refreshed range and more new features than meets the eye.

Fiat claims that the new 500L packs 40% new components and is introducing three separate models in the range: Urban, Cross and Wagon.

The Cross is playing the role of the pseudo-crossover, sporting specific bumpers and a skid plate, a raised ground clearance by 25mm and the new Mode Selector, which comes with Normal, Traction+ and Gravity Control modes.

Overall, the visual differences from the previous model include new LED daytime running lights, redesigned bumpers and new chrome strips all around. Fiat offers three different ways of configuring the roof in the 500L as well: body-colored, gloss black or white and matt black, while no less than 36 color combos are available.

The Wagon version of the new Fiat 500L is the longer model, offering an optional third row for carrying seven passengers and thus making it the most compact seven-seater in the market.

The engine range in the UK starts with a 95hp 1.4-liter four-cylinder petrol, followed by a turbocharged 120hp 1.4-liter unit. If you prefer a diesel, the 500L is also available with a 95hp 1.3-litre and a 120hp 1.6-liter oil burner.

Pricing for the new Fiat 500L in the UK kick off at £16,195 for the entry-level 95hp petrol version.

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Fiat 500L Lineup Gets New City Cross Special Edition 29
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Fiat, Fiat 500L, new cars on 09 29th, 2017


A few months after significantly updating the 500L, Fiat has introduced a new version to complement the lineup – the City Cross.
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Mopar’s Ready To Customize Your New Fiat 500L 24
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Fiat, Fiat 500L, Mopar, Reports, tuning on 05 24th, 2017


With Fiat having just released a revised version of the 500L, FCA's parts department Mopar has wasted no time in releasing a full catalog of products to upgrade the quirky retro crossover-minivan-thing.
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Mopar’s Ready To Customize Your New Fiat 500L 24
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Fiat, Fiat 500L, Mopar, Reports, tuning on 05 24th, 2017


With Fiat having just released a revised version of the 500L, FCA's parts department Mopar has wasted no time in releasing a full catalog of products to upgrade the quirky retro crossover-minivan-thing.
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Fiat Updates 2017 500L With 40 Percent New Parts And Three Distinct Flavors 22
May
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Fiat, Fiat 500L, Galleries, new cars on 05 22nd, 2017


This is the new 2017 Fiat 500L, the roomiest model that wears the cinquecento nameplate, with Fiat claiming a much deeper update than your usual facelift.
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Consumer Reports Says FCA Builds 4 Of The Worst 10 Vehicles Of 2017 4
Mar
Posted by Brad Anderson in Cadillac Escalade, Chrysler 200, Consumer Reports, Dodge Journey, FCA, Fiat 500L, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Maserati Ghibli, Mercedes CLA, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Mitsubishi Mirage, SUV, Toyota Tacoma, Trucks on 03 4th, 2017


Alongside naming its best vehicles currently on sale, Consumer Reports has announced the lowest-rated vehicles in each of its 10 categories and it isn’t good news for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
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Fiat 500X And Tipo Hatch Gain Special S-Design Versions For Geneva 2
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Fiat, Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, Fiat 500X, Fiat Fullback, Fiat Panda, Fiat Tipo, Geneva Motor Show, new cars on 03 2nd, 2017


Fiat's offerings for this year's Geneva Motor Show include not just special editions of the 500 and 124 Spider, but also for the 500X and Tipo models as well.
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Year In Review: The 10 Biggest Winners And Losers Of 2016 31
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Audi TT, BMW 6-Series, BMW X1, Chrysler 200, Fiat 500L, honda-fit, Infiniti QX50, Kia K900, Mercedes GLE, Reports, Study, Volvo XC90 on 12 31st, 2016


If you're looking to find the most popular and unpopular cars of the past year, the best way to do so is to crunch some numbers.
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Facelifted Fiat 500L Spotted Testing In Sweden 15
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Fiat, Fiat 500L, Fiat Scoops, new cars, Scoops on 12 15th, 2016


Fiat is currently working on updating the 500L, which has always been far from replicating the regular 500's cuteness on the street.
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Fiat Planning Big Discounts On Its US Lineup Next Year 22
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Fiat, Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, Fiat 500X, Reports on 11 22nd, 2016


Fiat is set to slash the prices of its 2017 models in the United States as part of a new pricing structure aimed at saving the marque’s dwindling local sales.
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Italians Can Now Buy Their Fiats On Amazon.it 21
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Amazon, Fiat, Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, Fiat Panda on 11 21st, 2016


You can buy just about anything you want on Amazon… except for a car, right? Well that's beginning to change. At least, that is, in some countries outside of the North American market.
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Italians Can Now Buy Their Fiats On Amazon.it 21
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Amazon, Fiat, Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, Fiat Panda on 11 21st, 2016


You can buy just about anything you want on Amazon… except for a car, right? Well that's beginning to change. At least, that is, in some countries outside of the North American market.
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These Are The 10 Least Reliable New Cars For 2016, According To CR 27
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chrysler 200, Consumer Reports, Fiat 500L, Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, GMC Yukon, Jeep Renegade, RAM, Reports, Tesla Model X, video on 10 27th, 2016


The annual Auto Reliability Survey from Consumer Reports is not only for crowning the most reliable new car you can get in the USA, but also finding out which ones were the poorest performers.
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Fiat And Abarth’s Paris Auto Show Lineup Doesn’t Include Any Surprises 20
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Abarth, Fiat, Fiat 124 Spider, Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, Fiat 500X, Fiat Panda, Galleries, new cars, Paris Auto Show on 09 20th, 2016


Fiat and its performance brand Abarth are heading to next week's Paris Auto Show with their latest models.
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