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Nuevo Classic: The 1957 Edition FIAT 500 is Cuter than Cute

The FIAT 500 is already flush with retro cool, hailing as it does from the button-cute Cinquecento which debuted in 1957 and took Italy by storm. When the modern 500 arrived on our shores over a decade ago, it gave our roads a much-needed dash of Italian seasoning, thanks to its fantastic color palate and unique looks. At that point, the only new Italian cars available to American buyers were models from Ferrari and Maserati, which are makes that are basically synonymous with exclusivity. That said, if you’re looking to pick…

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2019 FIAT Spider 124 Abarth (1) Automotive News Featured FIAT 

Listen to the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth: Video

There aren’t a ton of changes in store for the 2019 FIAT 124 Spider Abarth — and really, that’s just fine. AutoNation Drive’s own Jeffery N. Ross tested the current model, and came away impressed. Here’s what he said about the Mazda Miata’s Italian cousin: More than just a redesigned Miata, the FIAT 124 Spider is a fitting successor to FIAT’s classic roadster, and the sport-tuned Abarth is the ultimate expression of this car’s performance. Whether you’re looking for a fun daily driver or a weekend toy, you’re probably not…

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FIAT Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has Passed Away

Sergio Marchionne, the charismatic automotive executive who rescued both FIAT and Chrysler, has passed away. He was 66 years old. Over the years his unconventional style, in both business strategy and — see his standard uniform of black sweaters — fashion choices won him many admirers in the industry. AutoNation’s own Mike Jackson counted Marchionne as a personal friend, and spoke with the New York Times this morning about what set him apart, saying “He could take a fire hose of complexity and reduce it to its fundamentals in minutes,” and that “he…

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FIAT 124 Spider Abarth Featured FIAT Test Drive Reviews 

2018 FIAT 124 Spider Abarth Test Drive Review

The last time I drove a FIAT vehicle, it was the oddly rewarding 2016 FIAT 500C Abarth. This time around, I’m in a different droptop Abarth model, the 2018 FIAT 124 Spider Abarth. Although it was developed alongside the current ND Mazda MX-5 Miata, FIAT made sure to give the 124 Spider a unique character with retro-inspired styling, exclusive chassis tuning and, of course, a turbocharged engine. This car takes the best attributes from the Miata and FIAT 500 Abarth and combines them into one. So what’s it like to…

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FIAT 124 Spider Featured FIAT Test Drive Reviews 

2018 FIAT 124 Spider Classica Test Drive Review

As the FIAT brand continues to grow in North America, so does its lineup, which now includes the revival of an automotive icon, the 124 Spider. This ultimate roadster blends Italian style with impressive driving agility to bring about one of the most exciting and dynamic on-road experiences available today. Let’s explore our 2018 FIAT 124 Spider test model to see how this storied nameplate introduces the joy of driving to a new generation of enthusiasts. 2018 FIAT 124 Spider Classica Exterior Taking a big departure from the rest of…

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