Why I Think The Fiat Panda 4X4 Is The Best Modern Small Car

It's small and cheap, very practical, doesn't need much fuel, comes in funky colors and has four-wheel drive to extend its capabilities. This Antarctica Edition also has a penguin, but that's hardly the point. » 1/22/14 1:20pm 1/22/14 1:20pm

Fiat Panda, one of the most fun press cars I've ever driven

Previous generation Fiat Panda just delivers, it'll run over rough stuff, climb things with ease, corners happily on loose stuff and is fun to drive due to compact size, especially if you take it to the narrow field paths. It was a really fun car and I almost wanted to return it to the dealer with all the dirt and… » 7/14/13 9:47am 7/14/13 9:47am

Clash of the Camera-Designing Car Designers

Walter de'Silva, head of Volkswagen design, has reinterpreted a Leica camera to the tune of $26,500. He's not the first car designer to venture into camera design. In the red corner is Giorgetto Giugiaro of Nikon and supercar fame. » 11/29/10 2:15pm 11/29/10 2:15pm

Jeep Pygmy: Fiat 4x4 Of The Future?

IED student Basil Kurkova figures , like the rest of Chrysler, Jeep's going to need to adopt some Fiat platforms. Before you grab your pitchforks know this: the Panda 4x4 is unbelievably capable on the dirty stuff. » 2/12/10 3:30pm 2/12/10 3:30pm

What Would A Chrysler-Fiat Future Look Like?

A Chrysler bankruptcy will more than likely be filed today, with Fiat picking carrion-bird-like at the automakers remains. That got us thinking about what a re-badged Fiat future would look like. The answer? It's grim. » 4/30/09 11:00am 4/30/09 11:00am

FIAT Gives Us A Nuanced Critique On The Auto Show Experience

When one thinks of great Italian directors, artists like Rosselini, de Sica and Fellini immediately come to mind. To this list we must add the cinematic genius behind this subtle yet humorous take on the auto show. It combines the camera work of the neorealists with the carefully constructed mise en scene of the… » 3/05/08 3:30pm 3/05/08 3:30pm

Fiat Panda Aria Concept Teases Us With Green Possibilities

We're big fans of the Fiat Panda, which manages to combine the most desirable attributes of an MPV and a 4x4 hatchback in a reliable package. It's no wonder then that Fiat has repeatedly used this platform to debut new technologies. The Fiat Panda Aria pictured here sans cover is the second generation of the… » 3/04/08 9:45am 3/04/08 9:45am