Fiat 500C Sales UnderWhelming But the Italians Will Fight Back
The Fiat 500C was expected to sell 50,000 units in the U.S. It only sold 20,000, but Sergio Marchionne is fighting back by introducing a 500C wagon at the Geneva Auto Show. MINI took 10 years to build it's brand in America. Fiat says it will do the same.
Novitec Alfa Romeo Giulietta: Coming to America
Though not official, the Novitec Alfa Romeo Giulietta will join its normal
brother, the Giulietta at American showrooms sometime in 2012. With a
strong dealer network, Alfa and Fiat have a fighting chance in the States.
Fiat Abarth 500 SS:Little Rocket Coming To America
Now that Fiat owns Chrysler, the U.S. market will get the Fiat line-up of
cars including the highly tuned Abarth models. The first to hit will be the
Abarth 500 SS. The little car can easily compete with the Mini-Cooper and
others. It's a tuner ready to go. www.thedrivechannel.com
New Lexus LF-LC Already Star of Detroit Auto Show
With the leaks time released it appears as if Lexus and their new LF-LC
Concept have already stolen the show. The 2+2 sports car is said to be a
hybrid, and probably will be, but the American press releases have omitted
that. The Detroit Auto Show should be a hit for this beautiful car.
Sergio Marchionne Resurrecting Chrysler
In 2009, Chrysler was sputtering toward collapse, with tens of thousands of
jobs in jeopardy. But one man bet that he could save the company and make
it profitable again. He's Sergio Marchionne. He'd already turned around
Fiat and felt the two companies were a good fit -- and clearly he likes a
good challenge. So Marchionne took a $6 billion, high-interest U.S.
Treasury loan and promised to pay it all back by 2017. Chrysler beat the
deadline by six years. Steve Kroft interviews Marchionne as Chrysler rolls
out a new car.
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Fiat 500 convertible vs Fiat 500 drag race Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Fiat 500 convertible is a tiny small
and very European Car. The 2012 Fiat 500 is also a tiny small and somewhat
European Car. We put these two to the test to see which one is better for
American sized roads. In the process we also wanted to see which one is faster...the convertible with the
automatic six speed transmission or the hardtop with the five speed. Both
cars have the same engine. Check this fun TFLcar Mashup review.
2012 Fiat 500C test drive and review
New York City is the perfect place to test out an urban-friendly car like
the 2012 Fiat 500C. This convertible comes to the US, inspired by the
original Cinquecento. Automotive journalist Scott Newell finds a rainy day
no obstacle to having fun in the 500C.
RWD Abarth 500 Drifting and Burnouts!
I had fun with the Motore Centrale R230, a massively tuned 500 Abarth with
the RWD system and the middle engine position. This car is made in
collaboration with Lucarelli-Monza and Aznom companies. The R230 has been
lightweighted of 50kg and the power increased up to 230hp, so now
accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7s and a top speed of 245 km/h.
There are much more mods like the Tar-Ox brakes system, Bilstein B14 race
suspensions, new turbo and more things.
More infos about this car at www.motorecentrale.com
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Marchettino's Abarth playlist videos here:
2012 Fiat 500C Lounge Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2012 Fiat 500C lounge. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
2012 Fiat 500C
Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the 2012 Fiat 500C. Full
review can be found at: http://www.cars.com/fiat/500c/2012/
Fiat 500 with Subaru engine
This is a Fiat 500 modified by ZCars Ltd to the specification of a customer
from Greece. The design brief was to fix his 500 in an interesting way so
that it would have more useable power to enable him to drive his family
around town in comfort. Whilst he was tempted to have the Suzuki Hayabusa
conversion ZCars also produce he decided that he wanted to keep the rear
seats. As that is where the 200bhp motorcycle would be installed that
option was ruled out!
The engine is an EA81 Subaru engine (1800cc flat 4) which is quite an old
engine although still widely used as an aviation engine we are told. This
engine was used due to its simplicity, power and torque characteristics and
not least its size and shape. This was mated to the original gearbox with
clutch and drive shafts up rated. Also up-rated were the brakes with discs
all around and the suspension at the front. The transverse leaf spring was
removed and adjustable alloy dampers were used with coil springs. A new
front subframe was fitted to allow the use of wishbone suspension arms.
Obviously as it is a water cooled engine, radiators were required. This was
inserted into the front boot space (trunk) and water pipes run underneath
the car. A new stainless steel Exhaust
finished the conversion and new wheels and tyres were fitted as an optional
2012 Fiat 500C Lounge Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Review
Much thanks to the management and staff at Holt Fiat of Hurst, TX for
making this review possible.
For more information on the 500 or 500C, and scheduling possible test
drives, head to fiatusaofhurst.com or visit their studio (showroom) at 555
NE Loop 820, Hurst, TX 76053.
In the Driver's Seat: 2012 Fiat 500C (WVEC)
13News anchor Vanessa Coria and Virginian-Pilot automotive editor Larry
Printz take a look at the 2012 Fiat 500C. Watch more videos on