Posts from ‘Fiat’

Aug
14
Cadillac Super Cruise Subscriptions

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Aug
11
2020 Fiat 500X Sport AWD

2020 Fiat 500X Sport AWD in Grigio Moda (Graphite Gray Metallic)

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

2020 Fiat 500X Sport AWD

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 228

Fuel used: 10.2 gallons

Aug
05

Worst Selling Cars of 2020

Point taken: This is a strange time to try and make any sense of auto sales numbers. Pandemic-depressed auto sales plummeted 35 percent in May and were down 25 percent in June. There’s some indication that consumers are becoming accustomed to doing business in the era of social distancing however, as July sales were only down about 20 percent.

May
01
Electrification at Fiat Chrysler

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Dec
16
Classic Turbo Ads

1981 Fiat Spider Turbo

It’s a fairly simple concept: You force more air into an engine to improve volumetric efficiency and thus increase horsepower. Turbocharging is so common these days that cars are very rarely named or badged as turbos. Every single 2020 Ford Escape, for example, is turbocharged.

Oct
28
Worst Selling Cars of 2019

2019 Buick Regal TourX

It’s tough selling sedans today. American consumers have turned from the traditional sedan with surprising quickness and resolution. And while it’s possible we’ve seen a leveling off in the sales growth of crossovers, it’s almost certain that once-dominant sedan will remain a niche segment for years to come, if not permanently.

Sep
12
2020 Dodge Charger, 2020 Dodge News

2020 Dodge Charger

While there are no new or redesigned cars in the FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) fleet for 2020, there are a number of notable updates to existing ones … along with a deletion. Covered here are the corporation’s automotive makes; Jeep, Ram Trucks, and Ram Commercials are covered in a separate post.

Apr
16
2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition

2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition

No, your color screen didn’t just revert to black & white ….

But that’s certainly the effect given off by the Fiat 124 Spyder Urbana Edition that was unveiled in advance of the 2019 New York International Auto Show.

Dec
28
1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato

1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato

Note: The following story was excerpted from the June 2000 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Throughout his professional life, Carlo Abarth (1908-1979) won acclaim for wringing great amounts of performance from cars with tiny engines. On occasion, these were cars of his own design. More often than not, though, his shops in Turin, Italy, founded in 1949, turned out vigorous vehicles that took as their starting points other manufacturers’ products.

Sep
27
2019 Fiat 500 1957 Edition

After skipping the 2017 and 2018 model years, Fiat is reintroducing the 1957 Edition package for the 500.

After skipping the 2017 and 2018 model years, Fiat is again offering the 1957 Edition package on the subcompact 500 coupe and convertible for 2019.