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Under that subtly retouched body is a sport suspension that will ensured enhanced performance. Moving on to the interior, Fiat adds an automatic climate control system, cruise control and a leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob. The standard safety features list has been updated with adaptive cornering fog lights, rear parking sensors, Blue&Me Bluetooth
Posted on April 7, 2014 by kevin-brightAt the 2014 New York International Auto Show, Fiat is going to showcase the 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio models with a new, much-anticipated feature. Can you guess the one we are talking about? These high performance 500 models have offered plenty of features except for an automatic gearbox, but the 2015 iterations of the same will be available with an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. The new 6-speed transmission will be available alongside the standard 5-speed manual unit and have been specifically tuned to deliver performance.
To match the performance level of the potent engine that powers the 500 Abarth models, Fiat has added more clutch plates and have heat-treated the unit’s components to withstand high torque outputs. There will also be a Sport mode which when enabled offers an even more engaging experience. The new automatic transmission will not be available on the 500 Abarth and Abarth
Posted on March 7, 2014 by kevin-brightBack in 1964, the Fiat Abarth 695 made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The car introduced then had a 700 CC engine good enough for 30 hp of max output and a top speed of 130 km/h. Now, after nearly 50 years, Abarth is back to the Geneva Motor Show and has unveiled the all new Fiat Abarth 695. The car is named Abarth 695 Biposto and is claimed to be the best one yet. The 695 biposto is powered by a 1.4 liter T-Jet engine which produces a max of 190 hp. That impressive amount of power and a low weight of 997 kg imparts the car with a power-to-weight ratio of 5.2 kg/hp and 0 to 62 mph acceleration time of 5.9 seconds which happens to be best in its category.
The Abarth 695 biposto can reach a top speed of 143 mph. The 695 biposto
Posted on March 3, 2014 by kevin-brightFiat is going to unveil the 2014 Fiat 500 at the 84th International Motor Show which starts in Geneva tomorrow. The new Fiat 500 has been improved both in terms styling and technological features, and the most important introduction is a new, segment-first, 7 inch TFT digital instrument panel. Developed in collaboration with Magnetti Marelli, the display provides all the information relevant about various features of the car. While the earlier versions came fitted with analogue dials, the TFT display is a major step up yet it seems extremely familiar to the previous layout.
The center of the screen, which displays the car by default, can be configured to display distance travelled, fuel consumption, etc. The same screen also warns the driver in case of low fuel, open doors etc. Apart from the all new screen, another important addition is the new TwinAir engine. From 2014 onwards, the Fiat 500
Posted on February 19, 2014 by kevin-brightAt the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Fiat is going to unveil the all new Fiat Panda Cross, an even more capable vehicle based on the new Fiat Panda 4X4. To debut on March 4th, the car is claimed to be a performer both in city traffic and toughest off-road conditions. The Panda 4X4 is a capable car but the Panda Cross steps up the ladder thanks to its improved ground clearance, performance and new features. What makes the Panda Cross a capable vehicle is a range of features including the standard ‘Torque-on-Demand’ transmission system which works in conjunction with Panda Cross’ ELD (Electronic Locking Differential) and ESC (Electronic Stability Control) systems to deliver optimum torque according to the driving conditions.
Complementing the transmission system is the new Terrain Control selector which has three different driving modes: AUTO, LOCK, and HILL DESCENT. In comparison with the Panda 4X4, the Panda Cross
Posted on February 13, 2014 by kevin-brightWe all know how popular Fiat’s 500 family of vehicles is, and to get that extra attention of potential buyers Fiat has announced a new limited edition model of Fiat 500L. Dubbed the Fiat 500L Beats edition, as you must have guessed by now, the model has been developed in collaboration with premium audio brand Beats by Dr. Dre. To be honest, it is one of the most eye-catching hatchbacks seen lately, thanks to features like a two-tone gray/black paint scheme, 17-inch alloy wheels, extended wheel arches, black-finished side skirts and bumper inserts, mirror fairings, front “whiskers” and satin chrome finished tailgate handle.
The distinctive ‘Beats’ inspired look is further accentuated by red brake calipers and red inserts in mirror fairings. The interior of the Beats edition is also very special. Customers will get an automatic dual-zone climate control system, matte-grey dashboard panel, Total Black interior package featuring special black
Posted on January 23, 2014 by kevin-brightCelebrating the 30th anniversary and nearly half a million sales of the iconic Fiat Panda city car, Fiat has launched a special edition model called Panda 4X4 Antarctica for the UK. As far as the exterior is concerned, Fiat has given the Panda 4X4 Antarctica a slightly different look with the help of features like diamond-finish 15-inch alloy wheels, special badges, orange detailing and an exclusive white exterior color with a black roof. Just like the exterior, the interior of the special edition has also been updated to stand out from the standard Panda.
It comes with a grey and orange upholstery, a height adjustable driver’s seat, dark-tinted rear privacy glass, three-passenger rear seat with 60:40 split/folding backrests, ESC stability control, air conditioning, and an electronic locking differential (ELD). The special edition also features mud-and-snow tyres, side body cladding for better protection and a specially tuned suspension. The Panda 4X4
Posted on January 13, 2013 by carexpo2012Fiat has announced that it is all set to showcase its models in the detroit auto show – North American International Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013. Same model range was displayed at Los Angeles Auto Show 2012 in November, which is comprised of all-new 2013 Fiat 500e battery based electric vehicle, 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio, the 2014 Fiat 500L and Fiat 500L Trekking with the two more models of 500 design concept in the form of Italian design and character which have two more doors and provide 5 passenger comfortable room.
For those who love to drive small car with high performance with unique style in U.S., Fiat has provide that design concept in the form of Fiat 500 Abarth Tenebra, which is inspired from 500 Abarth and has unique exterior with aluminum wheels featured in 16-inch Hyper Nero Chrome Abarth design, Matte Grigio[gray] color, a Scorpion logo of Abarth in Gloss
Posted on January 5, 2013 by carexpo2012Among the Green Cars in the segment of Zero-Emission Hatchbacks, the 2013 Fiat 500e has improved a lot and proved the best-in-class driving range of 87 miles and highway MPGe of 108 MPGe as compared to any other Electric Vehicle[EV]. This rating has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency[EPA] which is for now, is more than any EV in that segment of U.S. market. The fully charged Fiat 500e can take you to a maximum of 140 kilometer[i.e. 87 miles] with a very affordable $500 annual cost to run the 500e which is derived by calculating the electric price consumption on a journey of 15,000 miles[i.e.
24140.16 kilometers]. The Italian Automaker – Fiat has done a lot for its vehicles to provide excellent style, fuel economy and efficiency. The Head of FIAT Brand North America, Mr. Tim Kuniskis described the electric vehicle in his own way by saying -”Our environmentally sexy Fiat 500e offers a