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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Anneliese Abarth Attending the Fiat FreakOut!


Anneliese Abarth, the wife of Carlo Abarth, will be attending this year's Fiat FreakOut. The Fiat FreakOut is the Fiat Club America's national convention and the largest Fiat event of the year. This is the 35th year the Fiat FreakOut has been held and to celebrate the occasion; it is being held in Disney World, Florida. Every year the FreakOut gets bigger and better, and this year is no exception. We have a mini itinerary of some of what's happening this year, but one of the big treats is Anneliese Abarth will be the keynote speaker.




A lifelong car and racing enthusiast, Mrs. Abarth was by her husband's side and deeply involved in every momentous occasion, event, and race throughout the peak of the brand's most historic time. Anneliese Abarth is Brand Ambassador and actively represents Abarth & C. S.p.A. at many car events and international club meetings to communicate the brand's values and passion. It is fitting she is the brand's ambassador. It will be a rare opportunity for us in America to meet a person so involved with the legendary company.

Anneliese Abarth is also president of the Carlo Abarth Foundation, an organization that preserves and promotes the Abarth legacy. Every car enthusiast should know who Carlo Abarth is and what he achieved.





About Fiat FreakOut
The Fiat FreakOut is the largest get together of Fiat Group cars in North America. The four-day event is filled with cars, activities and enjoyable, fun people. The 2018 Fiat FreakOut runs from August 15 – August 19. It is the must-attend event of the year so don't miss it.

You can read more and register online here:


Note there are special discount rates for the hotel and the July 15th registration deadline is fast approaching, so make sure you register now.

Below are some of the activities planned. Make sure you visit the Fiat Club America website for complete details. You can also visit the Fiat Club America Forum for more discussions.



Images from the 2015 Fiat FreakOut Car Show


Wednesday, August 15th – Early Arrivals

  • AMPHICAR/WATER TAXI CRUISES & DINNER
  • OTHER OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: For those not interested in experiencing the magic of Disney Springs, an optional activity is offered at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games.


Thursday, August 16th

  • ‘LUIGI’S CRUISIN’ CUGINI’ GUIDED DRIVING TOUR OF THE WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT
  • EXPLORE WALT DISNEY WORLD/REST AND RELAXATION TIME
  • ‘MIX AND MINGLE’
  • ‘FRESH FROM FLORIDA’ KICKOFF DINNER AND EVENT OVERVIEW


Friday, August 17th

  • FRANCE – LAKERIDGE WINERY IN THE HEART OF FLORIDA’S WINE COUNTRY
  • OPTIONAL ACTIVITY FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNGER ATTENDEES
    Florida Showcase of Citrus. Monster Truck Rides, Citrus Groves, Florida-themed souvenirs.
  • GERMANY – YALAHA BAKERY"
    enjoy a leisurely drive through some of Florida’s wide open countryside along hilly backroads to Yalaha Country Bakery.
  • ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY:
    Florida moonshine distillery tour and shop next door!
  • ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY
    Orange grove photo op around the corner
  • ‘DECOMPRESSION’ TIME
  • ITALY – EPCOT CENTER’S ITALY PAVILION/FIREWORKS DESSERT PARTY


Saturday, August 18th

  • CONCORSO DI ELEGANZ
    Our annual peer-judged Concorso Di Eleganza
  • EXPO ITALIANO 2018
    Join us for a collection of enthusiast-driven showcases like you’ve never seen!
  • Chapter Showcases 
  • Studio Showcases 
  • Vendors Showcases
  • Symposiums – On the hour each hour, sit back and enjoy conversations ranging from “Tech Sessions” to “Restoration Tips” to “Getting the Most out of Your Fiat”.
  • “Tame the Gator Tail” – Departing from the Expo at various times throughout the day, interested drivers will be able to experience a Florida backroads drive through twisting roads and hilly terrain.
  • ‘MIX AND MINGLE’
  • ‘FEAST OF A HUNDRED FIATS’ DINNER AND AWARDS PRESENTATION


Sunday, August 19th

  • BRUNCH AND RAFFLE.
  • VACATION PLANNING ASSISTANCE
    For anyone planning on visiting the theme parks as a way to close out the FreakOut, we’ll have a knowledgeable Disney Cast Member on hand to help them plan their day!
  • THEME PARK EXCURSION
    For those interested in heading to the parks together, we’ll board our complimentary Disney transportation from Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Source: Fiat Club America

Friday, June 15, 2018

Fiat 500L Wins Best Value, Lowest Ownership Cost Award

Fiat 500L Trekking


The 2018 Fiat 500L offers the best value and has the best economic performance in its class according to the Automotive Science Group's (ASG) annual Automotive Performance Index (API) study. The Fiat 500L won the ‘Best Economic Performance Award’ in the 2018 study, beating out all of its 26 competitors which includes cars like the Subaru Outback and Volvo V60.

The ASG Best Economic Performance Award is given to the vehicle with the lowest cost of ownership in its class. The assessment is based on initial vehicle purchase price and forecasted fuel and operating costs.

Fiat 500L


The 500L is the lowest priced vehicle in its class with an MSRP of $20,995 and has the lowest cost of ownership when considering purchase and operating costs across the first 6.5 years / 87,594 miles of its lifecycle.

Fiat 500L Polycarbonate Window

The Fiat 500L utilizes advanced design to keep it lightweight, yet strong. An example is the use of polycarbonate for the rear-quarter window. Polycarbonate is typically used in aircraft canopies, and the 500L is the first volume production car in the world to use it.

Fiat 500L Safety Cage


According to the study, ASG says the 500L lightweight maximizes operational efficiency. The 500L has the lightest vehicle architecture in its class, coming in at 590 pounds less than its average competitor. Fewer resources used add up to a reduced environmental footprint, increased operational efficiency and reduced life-cycle operating costs.

Fiat 500L Luggage Capacity


The 500L’s weight advantage, combined with its best-in-class retail price and a fuel economy rating, helped it achieve a combined total cost savings of 35 percent over the initial 6.5 years of ownership when compared with the average vehicle in its class.

Fiat 500L Trunk


Besides being economical, the Fiat 500L is also a terrific family car, having the interior room of a full-size car within its sub-compact outer dimensions. The versatile 500L has best in class cargo room and the most storage and seating configurations compared to its competition. Being an Italian car also means the 500L is fun to drive, with sure-footed handling, excellent high-speed stability, strong brakes and a lively engine that features 184 ft.lbs of torque - the most of any car in its class. No wonder it is the best selling car of its kind in Europe over the past five years.

The 2018 Fiat 500L has been revamped with the following updates and enhancements:
  • Redesigned front and rear fascia design, bodyside molding design, wheel designs, daytime running light lens and rear side reflector design
  • Standard ParkView rear backup camera
  • New exterior paint colors available: Blu Denim, Arancio Pastello (Pastel Orange) and Bronzo Metallizzato (Metallic Bronze)
Fiat 500L USA Interior


Revamped interior with features that include:
  • Thin-film transistor (TFT) cluster display
  • Improved center console with relocated cup holders, new gear shifter and new parking brake handle
  • Additional USB port
  • LED interior ambient lighting
  • New steering wheel and HVAC control knob position
  • Uconnect 4 system standard on all 2018 Fiat 500L models, and includes a 7-inch display and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability





*Update 6/18: Corrected number of competitors. There were 26, not the 27 that I originally posted.

Source:FCA, Automotive Science Group
Images: FCA and Author

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fiat 500X Adventurer Edition Coming Soon

2018 Fiat 500X Adventurer Edition

Continuing its tradition of offering special versions of all its models, Fiat has announced the new 2018 Fiat 500X Adventurer Edition. The 500X is known for being fun and capable, and the new 2018 Fiat 500X Adventurer Edition is aimed at owners with an active lifestyle. Built on the off-road styling of the Trekking model, the Adventurer Edition joins the recently introduced 500X Blue Sky Edition, which is built on the urban styled Pop model.

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Fiat 500X Adventurer Stripe

The 2018 Fiat 500X Adventurer Edition comes with 18-inch aluminum wheels, black roof rails, orange mirror caps and lower body-side graphic, roof cross bows, splash guards front and rear, molded rear cargo tray and all-weather front and rear slush mats. The Adventurer Edition is available in four colors: Nero Cinema (Black Clear Coat), Bianco Gelato (White Clear Coat), Grigio Graphite (Graphite Grey) and Grigio Argentino (Grey Metallic).


Fiat 500X Adventurer Cross Bows

The Adventurer Edition package retails for $945 and is available on both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive models, which start at $23,685 and $25,585 MSRP respectively*. Look for the 2018 Fiat 500X Adventurer Edition at Fiat dealers this summer.




*excluding destination
Source:FCA US LLC

Friday, June 1, 2018

Fiat Sales for May 2018

Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat brand sales for May were down 45 percent compared to the same month last year.  The scarcity of the brand's traditionally best selling 500 hatch and Cabrio model has continued to severely impact sales this year.  Production of those models ended last September to retool the factory for the 2018 model year.  Production of the 2018 500 with its new standard engine has recently begun, but it will be weeks before these new cars will arrive at showrooms around the county.


Fiat 500L MPV

In the meantime, Fiat 500L MPV sales have continued their upward trend this year, with year-to-date sales running 33 percent higher than the same period last year.  Sales of the 500L have been up substantially since August 2017.

Fiat 500X and 124 Spider sales were both up compared to April, but are still running behind last year.


2018 Fiat 500

May Fiat News Recap
Fiat500USA.com took a look at 2018 Fiat 500 model pricing. We published a complete price list, including option prices before they were posted on the official Fiat USA website.  An interesting note is the new 2018 500 complete with its standard turbo motor is $3,200 less than the comparable 500 Turbo model sold in 2016.



Fiat 500 Production Line


The 2 millionth Fiat 500 rolled off the assembly line in Tychy, Poland. The 500 is a worldwide sales phenomenon being sold in over 100 countries. The article has links to Fiat 500 production stories, plus, has exclusive totals on Fiat 500 production and sales for the NAFTA region.



Fiat 500 Abarth made U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list of “Fastest Cars for the Money" list. Six years after its introduction, the Fiat 500 Abarth still wows drivers and earns awards.



The new 2018 Fiat 500X Blue Sky Edition was unveiled and we published images of its interior ahead of others in the media. The new model is arriving at showrooms as you read this.



Fiat Brand Sales in the United States January through May 2018
Fiat 500Current MonthLast YearVol ChangeCurrent YTDLast Year YTDVol Change
May
500
500L
500X
124

    264
    184
    568
    425
    1,441

 1240
 163
 703
 564
  2,670

  -79%
   13%
   -19%
   -25%
   -46%

    1908
    747
    2711
    1493
    6,859

        6,461
       562
       3427
          1990
        12440

    -70%
    33%
    -21%
    -25%
    -45%
April
500
500L
500X
124

    335
    168
    564
    337
    1,404

 1201
 115
 758
 465
  2,539

  -72%
   46%
   -26%
   -28%
   -45%

    1644
    563
    2143
    1068
    5,418

        5,221
       399
       2724
          1426
        9770

    -69%
    41%
    -21%
    -25%
    -45%
March
500
500L
500X
124

    439
    173
    607
    325
    1,544

 1671
 106
 726
 419
  2,922

  -74%
   63%
   -16%
   -22%
   -47%

    1309
    395
    1579
    731
    4,014

        4,020
       284
       1,966
           961
        7,231

    -67%
    39%
    -20%
    -24%
    -44%
Feb
500
500L
500X
124

    416
    118
    484
    223
    1,241

 1131
 72
 640
 302
  2,145

  -63%
   64%
   -24%
   -26%
   -42%

    870
    222
    972
    406
    2,470

        2,349
       178
       1,240
           542
        4,309

    -63%
    25%
    -22%
    -25%
    -43%
Jan
500
500L
500X
124

    454
    104
    488
    183
    1,229

 1218
 106
 606
 240
  2,164

  -63%
   -2%
   -19%
   -24%
   -43%

    454
    104
    488
    183
    1,229

        1,218
       106
       600
           240
        2,164

    -63%
    -2%
    -19%
    -24%
    -43%



Sources: FCA US LLC.
Images: FCA and Author

Alfa Romeo 2018 5-Year Business Plan

Alfa Romeo New Generation

The Alfa Romeo five-year business plan was unveiled today at Balocco, Italy, the home of Alfa's legendary proving grounds. The plan outlines where the company is heading over the next five years and includes references to new models and technology that will be introduced. We have posted the full presentation for your convenience.

2018-2022 Alfa Romeo Lineup

Summarizing the presentation, you see Alfa plans to launch seven models, including a new 8C Supercar and GTV Coupe, plus C-segment models.
  • C-Segment: Giulietta MCA
  • C Segment: Crossover
  • D-Segment Giulia MCA and Long Wheel Base model
  • D-Segment: Stelvio MCA and Long Wheel Base model
  • E-Segment: E UV
  • Specialty Car Segment: GTV
  • Specialty Car Segment: 8C

2019 Alfa Romeo 8C

The 8C Supercar will feature a carbon fiber shell and be hybrid powered with a mid-engine twin-turbo V6 behind the seats and an electric motor on the front axle. With over 700 combined horsepower, it promises a "0-100 Km/h" under three seconds. The long-awaited GTV Coupe will have 600 horsepower with electric E-Booster, all-wheel-drive and 50-50 weight distribution. The E-Booster gives up to 25% more powerful and zero turbo lag.

The Giulia will undergo restyling and will get stretched long-wheelbase versions. The Alfa Romeo brand will have a heavy emphasis on electrification, plug-in hybrids, and autonomous driving technology.




Source:FCA

Monday, May 28, 2018

2018 Fiat 500 Pricing Explored

2018 Fiat 500 Urbana

Fiat has released pricing to dealers for its 2018 model lineup.  Manufacturer suggested list prices for the 2018 Fiat 500 Pop and Lounge models now equipped with the new standard turbocharged engine are up $1,245 compared to 2017 models that weren't turbocharged.  Destination charges for 2018 model year cars also rise and when you factor that in the difference is $1,500.

Suggested retail prices for 2018 Fiat 500 Abarth models go up $500 compared to last year. The 2018 Abarth remains the same as the previous year's model except for an added back up camera and color changes.

2018 Fiat 500


Fiat 500 Prices
The base 2018 Fiat 500 Pop, now standard equipped with a turbocharged motor starts at $17,490 with destination charges, or $1,500 more than last year's non-turbocharged Pop.

Breaking down the cost, the MSRP of the 2018 500 Pop is $16,245 compared to $14,995 for the 2017 500 Pop.  Destination charges for 2018 also rise to $1,245 compared to $995 for last year's fee.

Model 2018 MSRP 2017 MSRP
500 Pop $16,245 $14,995
500c Pop Cabrio $17,740 $16,490
500 Lounge $19,745 $18,495
500c Lounge Cabrio $21,240 $19,990
500 Abarth $20,495 $19,995
500c Abarth Cabrio $21,990 $21,490

Destination charges for 2018 model year cars are $1,245. 2017 model year cars were $995. Hawaii residents add $50 to these prices.

For perspective of where the pricing sits compared to the cars of previous years, if we look at the pricing of the $17,490 2018 500 Pop compared to the old 2016 500 Turbo (which is basically what the new Pop is) that was $20,695, the new car is actually a substantial $3,205 less. The prices of the 500 Pop when it was introduced in 2011 was $16,000, and the 500 Sport was $18,000, and those models didn't have a turbocharged engine and came with less equipment.

Below is pricing for 2018 Fiat 500 models including options. Cars will be arriving at Fiat dealers this summer.


FIAT 500 POP HATCHBACK  - $16,245** (model code FFFS24)

  • 6-SPD AISIN AUTO TRANS -$995
  • BEATS PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM - $695
  • ENGINE BLOCK HEATER -$ 50
  • NAVIGATION & SATELLITE PACKAGE - $695
  • POPULAR EQUIPMENT PACKAGE -$495
  • POWER SUNROOF -$795
  • *ROOF & MIRROR CAP PKG-BLACK -$295
  • *ROOF & MIRROR CAP PKG-RED -$295
  • ROOF & MIRROR CAP PKG-WHITE -$295
  • SEATS - AVORIO (IVORY)
  • SEATS - NERO/GRIGIO (BLACK/GREY) N/C
  • SEATS - NERO/GRIGIO (BLACK/GREY) N/C
  • SMOKER'S GROUP -$30
  • URBANA APPEARANCE PACKAGE -$695
MOPAR OPTIONS
  • MOPAR ADVENTURE PACKAGE 435
  • MOPAR ALL WEATHER PACKAGE 225

*Late Availability

Fiat 500 POP CABRIO -$17,740** (model code FFFS27)

  • 6-SPD AISIN AUTO TRANS -$995
  • BEATS PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM - $695
  • ENGINE BLOCK HEATER -$50
  • NAVIGATION & SATELLITE PACKAGE -$695
  • POP CABRIO SPORT PACKAGE -$395 
  • POPULAR EQUIPMENT PACKAGE -$495
  • PREMIUM CLOTH BUCKET SEATS (S) N/C
  • SEATS - AVORIO (IVORY) -$250
  • SEATS - NERO/GRIGIO (BLACK/GREY) -N/C
  • SMOKER'S GROUP -$30
  • SOFT TOP - BORDEAUX N/C (n/a with/PFP -OLIVA GREEN PEARL PAINT)

MOPAR OPTIONS
  • MOPAR ALL WEATHER PACKAGE -$225
  • MOPAR WINDSCREEN -$200

FIAT 500 LOUNGE HATCHBACK -19,745** (model code FFFP24)

  • 6-SPD AISIN AUTO TRANS -$995
  • 16X6.5 BRIGHT ALUMINUM WHEELS -$445
  • BEATS PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM -$695
  • ENGINE BLOCK HEATER -$50
  • GPS NAVIGATION -$595
  • POWER SUNROOF -$795
  • SEATS - AVORIO (IVORY) -$250
  • LEATHER TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS (S) N/C
  • SEATS - MARRONE (BROWN)N/C
  • SEATS - NERO (BLACK) N/C
  • SEATS - ROSSO (RED) N/C
  • SMOKER'S GROUP -$30

MOPAR OPTIONS
  • MOPAR ALL WEATHER PACKAGE -$225

FIAT 500C LOUNGE CABRIO 21,240** (model code FFFP27)

  • 6-SPD AISIN AUTO TRANS-$995
  • 16X6.5 BRIGHT ALUMINUM WHEELS -$445
  • BEATS PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM -$695
  • ENGINE BLOCK HEATER -$50
  • GPS NAVIGATION -$595
  • LEATHER TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS (S) N/C
  • SEATS - AVORIO (IVORY) -$250
  • SEATS - MARRONE (BROWN) -N/C
  • SEATS - NERO (BLACK) N/C
  • SEATS - ROSSO (RED) N/C
  • SMOKER'S GROUP -$30
  • SOFT TOP - BEIGE N/C
  • SOFT TOP - BORDEAUX -N/C
  • N/A W/PFP -OLIVA GREEN PEARL PAINT

MOPAR OPTIONS
  • MOPAR ALL WEATHER PACKAGE -$225
  • MOPAR WINDSCREEN -$200

2018 Fiat 500 Abarth Models

FIAT 500 ABARTH HATCHBACK -  $20,495** (model code FFFX24)

  • 6-SPD AISIN F21-250 HD AUTO TRANS (DF4) - $995
  • 17X7.0 FORGED ALUMN HYPER BLACK WHLS -$1,395
  • 17X7.0 FORGED BRONZE WHEELS -$1,395
  • *ABARTH MIRROR CAP/STRIPE-BLACK - $295
  • ABARTH MIRROR CAP/STRIPE-GRAY -$295
  • *ABARTH MIRROR CAP/STRIPE-RED -$295
  • ABARTH MIRROR CAP/STRIPE-WHITE -$295
  • *ABARTH ROOF/MIRROR CAP/STRIPE-BLACK -$495
  • ABARTH ROOF/MIRROR CAP/STRIPE-GRAY -$495
  • *ABARTH ROOF/MIRROR CAP/STRIPE-RED -$495
  • ABARTH ROOF/MIRROR CAP/STRIPE-WHITE -$495
  • BEATS AUDIO PACKAGE -$695
  • BLACK TRIMMED LIGHTS -$245
  • ENGINE BLOCK HEATER -$50
  • GPS NAVIGATION -$595
  • POPULAR EQUIPMENT PACKAGE -$895
  • POWER SUNROOF -$795
  • PERF CLOTH HIGH-BACK BUCKET SEATS -(S) N/C
  • PREM LEATHER TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS -$1,195
  • SEATS - NERO/ROSSO (BLACK/RED) -N/C
  • SEATS - NERO (BLACK) -N/C
  • SMOKER'S GROUP -$30
  • PERLA WHITE TRI-COAT -$500 (Formerly known as Bianco Perla (Pearl White Tri-Coat))

MOPAR OPTIONS
  • MOPAR ADVENTURE PACKAGE -$435
  • MOPAR ALL WEATHER PACKAGE -$225
  • MOPAR SCORPION PACKAGE -$385

*Late Availability


FIAT 500C ABARTH CABRIO  - $21,990** (model codeFFFX27)

  • 6-SPD AISIN F21-250 HD AUTO TRANS (DF4) - $995
  • 17X7.0 FORGED ALUMN HYPER BLACK WHLS -$1,395
  • 17X7.0 FORGED BRONZE WHEELS -$1,395
  • *ABARTH MIRROR CAP/STRIPE-BLACK -$295
  • ABARTH MIRROR CAP/STRIPE-GRAY-$295
  • *ABARTH MIRROR CAP/STRIPE-RED -$295
  • ABARTH MIRROR CAP/STRIPE-WHITE -$295
  • BEATS AUDIO PACKAGE -$695
  • BLACK TRIMMED LIGHTS -$245
  • ENGINE BLOCK HEATER -$50
  • GPS NAVIGATION -$595
  • POPULAR EQUIPMENT PACKAGE -$895
  • PERF CLOTH HIGH-BACK BUCKET SEATS (S) N/C
  • PREM LEATHER TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS -$1,195
  • SEATS - NERO/ROSSO (BLACK/RED) -N/C
  • SEATS - NERO (BLACK) -N/C
  • SMOKER'S GROUP -$30
  • SOFT TOP - GRAY ABARTH -N/C
  • PERLA WHITE TRI-COAT -$500 (Formerly known as Bianco Perla (Pearl White Tri-Coat))

MOPAR OPTIONS
  • MOPAR ALL WEATHER PACKAGE -$225
  • MOPAR SCORPION PACKAGE -$385
  • MOPAR WINDSCREEN -$200
  • PERLA WHITE TRI-COAT -$500 Formerly known as Bianco Perla (Pearl White Tri-Coat)

*Late availability

**DESTINATION CHARGE- $1,245 ($1,295 in Hawaii)