2012 Fiat 500 earns IIHS "Top Safety Pick" rating

The itty-bitty 2012 Fiat 500 is proof yet again that size doesn't matter (Hey, that must be what it tells J-Lo!), as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 2012 500 its "Top Safety Pick" award. The little Italian showed "good performance in front, side, rollover, and rear impact evaluations, and… » 10/18/11 10:30am 10/18/11 10:30am

Studiotorino Fiat 500 Diabolik Limited To Just 50 Italian Dragons

There's a lot you can do with a Fiat 500 » 9/12/08 3:20pm 9/12/08 3:20pm. You can make it into an or . If you're Studiotorino in Italy, you can use one as an homage to Italian comic hero Diabolik. In order to capture the essence of Diabolik, who is basically an Italian Omar, they've fixed it up in matte black paint, BORRANI spoked rims and a few…

Brits Lose Collective Mind: Fiat 500 Goes For Nearly $400,000

Fiat 500s sell for around $16,000 to $22,000 USD. A little high, perhaps, but not unreasonable. Fiat 500s with some artist's scribbles all over the place apparently sell for around £200,000 (or about $390,540 USD with today's kick ass exchange rate). That's practically brain numbing. Yep, some English artist named… » 6/10/08 4:00pm 6/10/08 4:00pm

Fiat 500 Convertible Confirmed, Jerry Seinfeld Spotted Helmet Shopping

Topless Fiat fans rejoice, a Cinquecento drop top is on the way. No word on when exactly we (or Europe, rather) will get it, but expect to be able to enjoy the wind in your hair, the sun on your face and the mocking stares of homophobic passersby combined with retro Italian styling by next summer. The 500… » 5/22/08 6:20pm 5/22/08 6:20pm

Woman Shifting Gears In Fiat 500 Oddly Entrancing

Apparently, the babes pumping pedals craze never gets old. But where we previously brought you video of a young woman shifting in a dinky Citroen hatchback, we've been hipped to a site run by, who else, the Italians. This time it's scantily clad girls in Bimmers, Porsches, Ferraris and even a Seven. All that being… » 5/16/08 10:40am 5/16/08 10:40am

Fiat 500 Euro Car of the Year, High Cinque!

Europe has selected its COTY and it's Fiat's itty-bitty 500/Cinquecento, a car that's impossible not to like. As you'll remember, last year's winner was the edgy and muscular Ford S-Max. In order to win the honors, the micocar had to best the second place Mazda 2 and third place Ford Mondeo. The award will be… » 11/15/07 1:15pm 11/15/07 1:15pm

First Run of Fiat 500s Sold, Production to Go Kerplow

Automotive News reports Fiat will start kicking more 500s out of its Polish plant to meet swelling demand for the nuovo cinquento. The company had planned for 120,000 cinquecenti annually, starting in 2008, but CEO Sergio Marchionne told analysts today the company's revising the number upward to 140,000. That's based… » 7/26/07 10:22am 7/26/07 10:22am

Accessorize Me: Fiat 500's Mondo Options List

If you thought Mini buyers had a lot of accessories to pore through, better sharpen your number-two pencil. The Fiat 500's order sheet is like sweating out the SATs, without the raging hangover. Need a refill for the "Summer citrus fruit+Essence of the night+Breath of freedom" diffuser? Better check it off. Frau… » 7/05/07 12:17pm 7/05/07 12:17pm

Marchionne Wants to Be Jobs, 500 to be His iPod

Sergio Marchionne is undoubtedly stocking up on black turtlenecks as we write this. The revived Cinquecento, according to the Fiat boss, is the cornerstone of his attempt to turn the company into "the Apple of cars, and the Cinquecento will be our iPod." The diminutive hatchback has already seen orders in excess of… » 7/04/07 4:15pm 7/04/07 4:15pm