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Fiat 500 ‘Mirror’ Family Priced From £13,965 In The UK 19
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Fiat, Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, Fiat 500X, Galleries, prices, UK on 01 19th, 2018

Buying a new Fiat 500 Mirror, regardless of body style, will immediately provide you with the latest infotainment tech as standard, not to mention a new livery with chrome details and special badges.
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Fiat Launches Special Mirror Edition For The 500 Family 3
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Fiat, Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, Fiat 500X, new cars on 01 3rd, 2018

Fiat has opened the order books in Europe for the special Mirror series of the 500 model family.

Following the success of the 500 Mirror that launched last April, Fiat expanded the Mirror treatment to the other two 500 models, the 500X crossover and the 500L minivan.

The normal 500 Mirror hatchback is marketed as the car for Millenials, thanks to the standard Uconnect infotainment that features a high-res 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and the Mopar Connect services.

Fiat has added Italia Blue to the paint options of the 500 Mirror, featuring chrome-plated accents on the front bumper, door mirrors and alloys. The Fiat 500 Mirror hatchback is available both as a hardtop and as a convertible.

The Fiat 500X Mirror features a one-of-a-kind Blue Jeans matte color, satin chrome details, 17-inch black diamond alloys and xenon headlights, as well as the special ‘Mirror’ badging. Its interior features a matching Blue Jeans dashboard fascia along with blue stitching accents.

As for the 500L Mirror, Fiat offers it in unique two-tone Venezia Blue with the roof finished in Maestro Grey, paired with chrome details and 17-inch alloy wheels.


Cinquone Qatar By Romeo Ferraris Is A 248HP Fiat 500 For The Persian Gulf 30
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Fiat, Fiat 500, Offbeat News, Romeo Ferraris, tuning on 12 30th, 2017

We’ve seen some Fiat 500s stripped out and powered up. We’ve seen others that were luxed out to the gills. We wouldn’t think the two ends of the spectrum would fit together in the same package, but Romeo Ferraris is here to show us otherwise.

The latest project from the Milanese tuning house is called the Cinquone Qatar, and channels the, um… “spirit” of the Persian Gulf by packing everything they could fit in a 500.

The widebody hatchback packs the Romeo Ferraris’ upgraded 248-horsepower engine, custom variable exhaust, oversized brakes and adjustable Bilstein dampers to give it far sportier levels of performance.

It’s also blinged out inside with white and burgundy leather, gold trim, and deep-pile carpeting. No back seats, though, as they have been removed to make way for a roll cage and a pair of racing helmets.

Finally, there is a little table extending from the dashboard with a pair of champagne flutes. In a Muslim country, no less. But you can always use them for a non-alcohol drink, right?

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Consumer Reports Says The Mercedes GLA Is The Least Satisfying Car In America 21
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Acura, Acura ILX, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Trax, Consumer Reports, Dodge, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Fiat, Fiat 500, Ford, Ford Transit, Infiniti, Infiniti QX60, mercedes, nissan, Nissan Sentra, Nissan Versa on 12 21st, 2017

New vehicles are typically one of the largest purchases that consumers make so it’s important that you buy something that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen and sometimes owners spend tens of thousands of dollars on something they regret buying in the first place. Consumer Reports want to help people avoid this mistake so they’ve used data from their Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey along with their own testing and reliability ratings to come up with a list of the ten least satisfying vehicles in America.

Dodge Grand Caravan

The Dodge Grand Caravan dates back to 2008 and its $25,995 price tag simply can’t make up for its many faults. As Consumer Reports notes, the minivan has the worst fuel economy rating in its class and its second-row seats are just plain lousy.

Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 bills itself as fun city car but it’s simply a small, overpriced hatchback with retro styling. There are a handful of interesting variants but CR says the model suffers from a choppy ride, an awkward driving position, and a noisy interior.

Ford Transit Connect

The Ford Transit Connect was designed as a commercial vehicle and the magazine says consumers shouldn’t think about it as a minivan replacement. While it offers good handling and a decent ride, there are plenty of faults including mediocre fuel economy ratings, a cheap interior, and a lack of features.

Infiniti QX60

Luxury vehicles are supposed to be comfortable, quick, and luxurious. The QX60 ticks a few of those boxes but there’s no hiding the fact that the crossover is a Nissan Pathfinder in an extra-large suit. Despite highlighting the model’s spacious and well-appointed interior, Consumer Reports say the QX60’s fuel-economy rating is “so-so” and the driving experience is “mushy.”

Dodge Journey

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is prominently featured on this year list and that’s largely due to aging vehicles such as the Journey. While it’s relatively affordable, with pricing starting at $21,195, it suffers from worst-in-class fuel economy ratings. Consumer Reports is brutal when it comes to the Journey as the publication says “This low-rated model is a poor value anywhere — even at the airport rental lot.”

Nissan Versa Sedan

The Nissan Versa is one of the most affordable sedans in America but buyers might want to simply shop the classifieds. That bargain basement price is a result of some major tradeoffs including a cheap interior and an underpowered engine that is paired to a continuously variable transmission. The model also suffers from a stiff ride and clumsy handling.

Chevrolet Trax

The Trax recently received a facelift but Consumer Reports says one of the biggest issues is the model’s turbocharged 1.4-liter engine which isn’t powerful or fuel-efficient. The organization also notes the Trax has a cramped interior, a stiff ride, and ambitious pricing.

Acura ILX

Like the Trax, the ILX was recently updated to fix its many shortfalls but these improvements didn’t address the car’s “stiff” and “jumpy ride.” Other disappointments include incessant road noise, a bad transmission, and a confusing infotainment system.

Nissan Sentra

The Sentra has a lot going for it but even responsive handling and a spacious interior can’t make up for a stiff ride and a driving experience that is described as “ho-hum and joyless.” The base model is particularly disappointing as it is one of the slowest accelerating cars in its class.

Mercedes GLA-Class

The most disappointing vehicle might come as a surprise because it’s made by Mercedes-Benz. Despite its luxury ambitions, the GLA is a high-riding hatchback that is small, cramped, and expensive as pricing starts at $33,400. Consumer Reports say the crossover suffers from a stiff ride, a loud interior, a bad gearbox, and poor visibility – just to name a few things.

Giannini 350 GP4 Is A Fiat 500 On Steroids 16
Posted by Brad Anderson in Alfa Romeo 4C, Fiat, Fiat 500, Reports, tuning on 11 16th, 2017

Range-topping Fiat 500 Abarth models are pretty cool but compared to this, they seem tame.

Officially dubbed the Giannini 350 GP4, the car you’re looking at is based on a Fiat 500 but has been radically overhauled into a performance beast.

For starters, a new engine sits at the front of the hatchback, delivering 350 hp. No confirmation has been given about what engine this is but we believe it’s the same Alfa Romeo 4C turbocharged four-cylinder unit found in the previously-revealed Giannini 350 GP.

As its name indicates, the 350 GP4 is distinguished from the ordinary ‘GP’ thanks to its adoption of an all-wheel drive system. When paired with a set of wide wheels and tires, the hot hatch should launch off the line at breakneck speeds.

Visually, the car is also radically different to a usual Fiat 500. Both the front and rear fascias have been customized, the wheel arches have been flared and numerous carbon fiber aerodynamic elements affixed to the exterior body panels.

No pricing details have been announced but interested parties should be prepared to part ways with over $175,000, the price of the rear-wheel drive 350 GP.


Heads Or Tails? Fiat 500 Gets Its Face Stamped On A Silver Coin 27
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Fiat, Fiat 500, Offbeat News, Reports on 10 27th, 2017

Since it has no successor to its 500 yet, Fiat continues to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the original model by releasing a silver coin made by the Italian State Mint.
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Consumer Reports’ Least Reliable Cars For 2017 Are… 21
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Camaro, Consumer Reports, Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, GMC Acadia, Jaguar F-Pace, Mercedes GLC, Reports, Tesla Model X, video, Volvo XC90 on 10 21st, 2017

The Annual Reliability Survey of Consumer Reports for the year 2017 is out and as with every year, we get a list of winners and losers.
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Consumer Reports’ Least Reliable Cars For 2017 Are… 21
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Camaro, Consumer Reports, Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, GMC Acadia, Jaguar F-Pace, Mercedes GLC, Reports, Tesla Model X, video, Volvo XC90 on 10 21st, 2017

The Annual Reliability Survey of Consumer Reports for the year 2017 is out and as with every year, we get a list of winners and losers.
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Unique Project Sees Vilner Boost Abarth 595’s Sporty Character 19
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Abarth, Fiat, Fiat 500, tuning on 10 19th, 2017

After getting their hands on an Abarth 595, art studio Vilner decided to enhance the car's Italian theme and make this sporty 500 look more distinguished.
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Marchionne Says FCA Loses $20,000 On Every Fiat 500e 5
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, FCA, Fiat, Fiat 500, Reports on 10 5th, 2017

Creating electric vehicles isn’t cheap and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is learning that the hard way.
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FCA CEO Says Fully-Autonomous Driving Is 10 Years Away, EVs Not The Solution 2
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Autonomous, Electric Vehicles, FCA, Fiat, Fiat 500, Maserati, Reports on 10 2nd, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne was recently presented with an honorary degree in industrial engineering from the University of Trento and the outspoken executive used the occasion to tell students the company's partnership with Waymo is part of a bigger push into autonomous vehicles.
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This One-Of-A-Kind Fiat 500C Missoni Edition Just Sold For $60k 25
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Fiat, Fiat 500 on 09 25th, 2017

From Ducati motorcycles to hybrid BMWs, we've seen Garage Italia Customs personalize all manner of vehicles – but none quite as frequently as the Fiat 500.
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This Fiat 500 Has An Alfa Romeo 4C Engine At The Back And RWD 20
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Fiat, Fiat 500, Fiat Videos, tuning, video on 09 20th, 2017

If you thought that the Scorpion-badged 500 models are exciting to drive, then you haven't seen this tuned Italian supermini.
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Fiat Delivers Two-Millionth 500 To German Customer 15
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Fiat, Fiat 500, Fiat Videos, video on 07 15th, 2017

The modern Fiat 500 is celebrating its 2,000,000th example built, with the company delivering the car to its new owner in Germany.
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The Fiat 500 Is Now Officially A Work Of Modern Art 4
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Classics, Fiat, Fiat 500 on 07 4th, 2017

The Fiat 500 has meant a lot of things to a lot of people. For countless citizens of post-War Italy, it meant mobility. For its manufacturer, it meant its first major commercial success. And for design aficionados, it now stands as a work of modern art.
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