While I was testing the Fiat 500e, I found myself once again fortunate enough to be able to share a meal with some of Chrysler/Fiat's engineers and designers. As always, I took advantage of the opportunity to propose some ideas for cars that fit into my own perverse agenda, and I got some quality feedback.
Fiat announced the pricing for the 2013 500 Turbo we've known about since 2009 and have seen for two months now. At $20,200 (including $700 destination), the Turbo does a Goldilocks between the $18,200 500 Sport and the $22,700 Abarth.
A representative for FIAT confirmed to Jalopnik that Jennifer Lopez wasn't in the Bronx for a commercial about her being from the Bronx. The reason? In this "increasingly mobile" world, J. Lo is just too busy for the block, so they shot her wherever she was.
Fiat's been promising a Fiat 500 Abarth for those of us who don't own capri pants, but we've wondered if it would be the wimpy 135-hp lame one or the Bunga Bunga 160-hp version. Wonder no more. This new econobox is as wicked as Berlusconi.
The Fiat 500 set to invade American shores after a several-decade hiatus isn't the same car that's caught on in Europe. It's better, with more engine, revised suspension and upgraded safety. The Mini Cooper just got pwned.
The first U.S. Fiat dealership opened last week, meaning it's time for Fiat to explain to America why they're no longer the "Fix It Again Tony" brand. Sadly, their first commercial is just senseless b-roll of happy active people.