Pope Francis just rolled up to America in a black Fiat 500L. Well.. he flew here, and then hopped in the stubby little Italian car. Look at him - he loves it!
I recently had the chance to drive a Fiat 500L in Istanbul, Turkey, a wonderful Eastern European city that’s home to a wide range of beautiful mosques, and excellent restaurants, and lovely neighborhoods, and people who drive like they’re fleeing the Kraken.
While most small cars performed well in the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's latest crash tests, family cars such as the Mazda 5 or the Fiat 500L and the world's most popular electric car, the Nissan Leaf left a lot to be desired. Ouch!
For the record, the Fiat 500L gets some good ratings in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests. That's not really mentioned here. In a tie-in with the new Godzilla movie, Fiat wants to show that its 500L can, in fact, withstand large reptile attacks.
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It's no secret that the Fiat 500 Abarth is a favorite among your Jalopnik staff. It's quick, it handles ridiculously well for a front-driver, and it emits sounds that put some Ferraris to shame. Now Fiat is considering spreading the Abarth love around their lineup a little more.
Just how huge can the Fiat 500 get? Even huger than the five seat Fiat 500L, if you can believe it! Meet the 500L Living, which has seven whole seats full of Yugo-built Italian chicness. Sort of. I guess.
After a rocky start in America that included a series of strangely schizophrenic ad campaigns, Fiat says that sales of their adorably Italian 500 are finally surging. But dealers and customers alike have been clamoring for something larger but equally cute and Euro-chic. Can the embiggened 500L fit the bill?
When some automaker puts a styling touch into a car and you've never seen it before, it's bound to prompt others to quickly follow and adopt a trend. But as time wears on, too many models in too many segments start to get trendy and that styling loses its distinctiveness and just becomes overplayed.
We've said before that the MINI Countryman is a strange offering from a nameplate that gets its mojo from smallness. But we understand the company's desire to attract customers who can't quite give up the idea of owning a minivan.