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Fiat 500: 140 Awards and Counting

The Fiat 500 is one of the most awarded cars on the road today. Here is a look at some of the accolades the 500 has won.

Fiat 500X All- Wheel-Drive System Explored

The Fiat 500X has an advanced All-Wheel-Drive system. See how it outperforms the competition.

Driving the New Fiat 124 Spider and Abarth!

A look at how the new Fiat 124 Spider stacks up against the original

Fiat 500L Design

Within its compact dimensions, the Fiat 500L has the room of a full-sized car. See how Fiat did it and the concept and goals of the design team

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Debut

Watch the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Debut Video at the LA Autoshow

Fiat 500X Uconnect Update

How to update the Uconnect 6.5 in a Fiat 500X

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Fiat Big Finish Sale Happening Now!

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The Fiat Big Finish Event sale is going on now so get to your Fiat dealer and check out the deals. Fiat is clearing out the 2016s to make way for the 2017 models and is offering significant incentives. There are large cash allowances, special lease rates and financing down to 0% for certain models. What's more is the sale even covers some 2017s, like the Fiat 124 Spider!


The Fiat Big Finish Event is a national incentive and doesn't include whatever discounts and savings your local dealer is giving. Substantial savings are being offered so make sure you get to you Fiat dealers before it is too late!*

Check out the savings at these dealers:



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*Sale ends on 01-03-2017.

Source and image: FCA US LLC

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Alfa Romeo Giulia Pricing Released!


Update 12/9/16 Now with Giulia vs. competition price comparison chart

Breaking news: Alfa Romeo USA has released pricing on the new Giulia lineup. We will be updating this story with more information shortly. But a tiny taste of the value offered are:

  • Class leading power and performance - For example the base Giulia -280hp and 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds
  • Leather seating standard- not vinyl like most competitors
  • Keyless entry with Push Button Start and Proximity Sensors and Remote Start - no other competitor offers all these features standard
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights - Not Halogen Headlamps like BMW, Mercedes or Jaguar
  • 7-inch TFT, Rear Backup Camera with Sensors, Bright Chrome Window Trim

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Series Pricing*



  • Giulia $37,995, $39,995 AWD version
  • Giulia Ti $39,995, $41,995 AWD version
  • Giulia Quadrifoglio $72,000

*excludes $995 destination charge for Giulia and $1,595 for Quadrifoglio


Looking at Giulia and Giulia Ti Pricing

The Giulia lineup is simple to understand. There are three trim levels: Giulia, Giulia Ti and Giulia Quadrifoglio and three major option packages: Sport appearance for the both the Giulia and Giulia Ti and an additional Lusso and performance package available for the Giulia Ti.

All models have a high level of standard equipment and option packages that allow you to tailor the car to your personal style. The cars are so well equipped there are a limited number of individual options, and those are focused on high demand items.

The Giulia offers more standard equipment than its competitors. For example, comparing the $37,995 Giulia to the $38,750 BMW 330i, the Giulia has standard: HID headlights ( a $800 option on the BMW), Passive entry (part of a $2,450 package on the BMW), Remote Start (not available on the BMW), Leather seating (a $1,450 option on the BMW) and a Back-up Camera and Rear sensors (part of a $995 BMW package).

The Giulia also has a 280 hp / 306 lbs-ft of torque engine, while the BMW engine makes due with just 248 hp / 358 lbs-ft of torque.



The Giulia Ti also has a similar story. Comparing the $39,995 Giulia Ti to the $39,500 Mercedes C300, you may think the C300 has a $400 price advantage. However, that is until you factor the Giulia Ti comes standard with: 18-inch wheels (a $500 option on the C300), Passive Entry (part of a $1,300 package on the C300), Remote Start (not available on the C300), Leather Seating (a $2,050 option on the C300 ), Heated Seats (a $580 option on the C300), and a Heated Steering Wheel (a $250 option on the C300 ).



Alfa Romeo dealers will be getting the Giulia Quadrifoglio towards the end of this month, with deliveries of the other Giulia models arriving in January. Currently, there are 60 Giulia Quadrifoglios at the port of Baltimore and a shipment of 600 Giulia and Giulia Ti models coming in the next few weeks. Alfa Romeo currently has 156 dealers located across the country.

Now is the time to contact your Alfa Romeo dealer for additional information. The Alfa Romeo USA website has logged 65,000 handraisers for the Giulia so you may have to get in line!


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Source and images: FCA

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Fiat Spider Accessories Part Numbers


Mopar has been steadily working on accessories for lucky owners of the new Fiat 124 Spider. They sent us an updated list of available accessories complete with part numbers and suggested retail prices. These accessories are the first wave of items for the new Spider, and we were given a heads up that there will be a performance parts release that may have a few surprises. We can hardly wait!

Make sure you bookmark the Mopar Accessory Website listed below and check with your Fiat dealer for details. Don't forget to stop by the Fiat 124 Spider Forum for a discussion on this topic.


Fiat Spider Record Monza Exhaust

Record Monza dual mode exhaust - part number - 82215034 - $995.00

Fiat Spider Alcantara Shift and Hand Brake Boot

Shift and Hand Brake Boot in Black Alcantara with Red Stiching.

  • Parking Brake Boot - part number -  68307698AA -  $210
  • Manual Shift Boot - part number - 68307695AA -  $205
  • Automatic Shift Boot -  part number - 68307697AA - $205



Fiat Spider Bright Pedal Kit Manual Transmission

Fiat 124 Spider Bright Pedal Kit, Manual Transmission
part number - 68307704AA - $175

Fiat Spider Bright Pedal Kit Auto Transmission

Fiat 124 Spider Bright Pedal Kit, Automatic
part number - 68307703AA - $117



Fiat Spider All - Weather Mats

All - Weather Mats - FIAT logo on LHD
part number - 82215026 - $85

Fiat Spider Premium Carpet Mats

Premium Carpet Mats - FIAT Logo on LHD
part number - 82215025AB - $125

Fiat Spider Molded Cargo Tray,

Molded Cargo Tray, Black, no logo - part number - 82215032 - $95

Fiat Wheel Locks

Wheel Locks - part number - 82214871 - $50


Fiat Spider Full Vehicle Cover

Full Vehicle Cover - Grey, TriGuard, FIAT Spider Logo, outdoor use
part number -  82215035  $150


Fiat Valve Stem Caps- Black
Valve Stem Caps- Black FIAT logo, four per set
part number - 82213717AB - $18


Abarth Valve Stem Caps- Black

Valve Stem Caps - Black, Scorpion logo, four per set
part number -  82213719AB   $18


Fiat Valve Stem Caps - Silver

Valve Stem Caps - Silver, FIAT logo, four per set
part number - 82213716AB - $18.00


Fiat Spider Air Vent Bezel - Black

Air Vent Bezel - Black Gloss - part number - 68307699AA - $282.00


Fiat Spider Air Vent Bezel - Red

Air Vent Bezel- Red Gloss - part number - 68307700AA - $282.00


Fiat Spider Front Pillar Bar Bezel

Front Windshield Pillar Bar Bezel Available in three finishes

  • Gun Metal finish  68307693AA  $282
  • Bright Silver finish 68307692AA  $314
  • Piano Black 68328781AA   $282





Fiat Spider Mirror Cover - Bright Silver

Mirror Cover - Bright Silver  - part number -  68307689AA - $182.00


Fiat Spider Mirror Cover - Black

Mirror Cover - Solid Black  - part number - 68307687AA - $182.00


Fiat Spider Mirror Cover - Red

Mirror Cover - Solid Red - part number - 68307688AA  - $182.00


Fiat Spider Seat Back Pillar Bar Silver

Seat Back Pillar Bar Bezel - Bright Silver
part number - 68307690AA - $182.00

Also shown between the pillar bars is a glass windscreen which dramatically reduces wind buffting. I'm told it is a must have item for top down driving comfort.

Windscreen - part number - 68307694AA - $439.00

Fiat Spider Seat Back Pillar Bar Gun Metal

Seat Back Pillar Bar Bezel -Gun Metal
part number - 68307691AA - $182.00


Fiat Spider Seat Back Pillar Bar Black

Piano Black Seat - Back Bezel
part number - 68328782AA - $182.00


Windscreen - part number - 68307694AA - $439.00

124 Logo Emblem Red

124 Logo Emblem, Red background, White numbers, Grille-mounted

  • part number -  82215036 - $49.50


124 Logo Grille Emblem

124 Logo Grille Emblem. Black background with white numbers

  • part number - 82215037 - $49.50





Source and images: FCA US LLC

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Fiat Sales for November 2016

Fiat 500 Abarth


Fiat 500 sales in November were up 18 % compared to the same month a year ago. This is the second month in a row the 500 has recorded a net gain over last year. However, this good news was not able to offset slower sales of the 500L MPV and 500X crossover.

The Fiat brand sold a total of 2,415 cars last month, down 15 percent compared to November 2015. So far this year, Fiat sales are running 19 percent behind last year. Year-to-date, Fiat has sold 30,136 cars compared to the 37,303 sold over the same period last year.

Fiat 500X European Version


Much of the slowing sales has to do with cheap gas and buyers shunning smaller cars. Consumer preference shifting away from passenger cars and towards crossovers and SUVs has also impacted Fiat sales, and while the 500X crossover should be taking advantage of this change it hasn't been able to grab much of a share in the market.

Fiat 124 Spider Classic and Modern


Some of this may have to do with the relative lack of Fiat dealers compare to more established brands. For example, the rugged Jeep Renegade is built on the same chassis of the sporty 500X. So far this year Jeep has sold a total of 94,561 Renegades through its 2000 plus dealers, while Fiat has sold a total of 10,869 500Xs through about 200 dealers. Comparing Fiat's 200 dealer total to other brands like Hyundai and Kia each with about 750 plus dealers, Toyota with 1,200 and VW with 650 dealers, there is a definite lack of exposure and availability. To help counteract that, Fiat has been adding more dealers throughout the country.


Besides adding new dealers, a new pricing structure and consolidating trim levels will be introduced for the upcoming 2017 model year and is aimed at reversing this slumping sales trend. Fiat is clearing out the remaining 2016 cars before the 2017 models hit showrooms in any appreciable numbers.


Fiat 124 Spider Classic with Modern


November News Recap
November was an exciting month for Fiat enthusiasts. The Fiat 124 Spider celebrated its 50th anniversary, and we documented that here, with videos, images and more.


We talked about the upcoming 2017 model year changes for the Fiat 500X. New lower pricing and a simplified lineup are great news.


Alfa Romeo Stelvio


Speaking of great news, Alfa Romeo introduced the fantastic new Stelvio at the LA Auto Show last month. The Alfa Stelvio is a not your typical SUV. With a Ferrari derived twin-turbo engine and premium performance and luxury features, it is more ferocious sports car than jacked up utility vehicle. We have the full press event introduction and information on this important enthusiasts automobile.



Fiat 500 European Car of The Year


Finally, we looked at the awards the Fiat 500 has won since its introduction. Some cars are called award winning, but few have earned the number of awards the Fiat 500 has won.



Fiat Brand Sales in the United States, January - November 2016
Fiat 500Current MonthLast Year 2015Vol ChangeCurrent YTD TotalLast Year YTD TotalChange  %
Nov
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,147
     96
     822
    350
    2,415

 974
   231
    1,621
   0
   2,826

   18%
   -58%
   -49%
    New
   -15%

    14,026
    3,016
    10,869
    2,225
    30,136

      22,243
       7,275
        7,785
        0
      37,303

   -37%
   -59%
   40%
   New
   -19%
Oct
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,276
     119
     783
    444
    2,622

  1,180
   290
    1,994
    0
  3,464

   8%
   -59%
   -61%
    New
   -24%

    12,879
    2,920
    10,047
    1,875
    27,721

      21,269
       7,044
        6,164
        0
       34,477

   -39%
   -59%
   63%
   New
   -20%
Sept
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,481
     103
     839
    490
    2,913

  1,981
   332
    1,856
    0
  4,169

   -25%
   -69%
   -55%
    New
   -30%

    11,603
    2,801
    9,264
    1,431
    25,099

      20,089
       6,754
        4,170
        0
      31,013

   -42%
   -59%
   122
   New
   -19%
Aug
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,243
     131
     898
    460
    2,732

  2,102
   314
    1,061
    0
  3,477

   -41%
   -58%
   -15%
    New
   -21%

    10,095
    2,687
    8,348
    885
    22,015

      17,982
       6,334
        2,279
        0
      26,595

   -44%
   -58%
   266
   New
   -17%
July
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,097
     227
     950
    480
    2,754

  1,940
   314
    942
    0
  3,196

   -43%
   -28%
   1%
    New
   -14%

    8,857
    2,527
    7,481
    481
    19,346

      15,880
       6,020
        1,218
       0
      23,118

   -44%
   -58%
   514
   New
   -16%
June
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,113
     274
    1,156
    1
    2,544

  2,283
   530
    324
    0
  3,137

   -51%
   -48%
   257
    New
   -19%

    7,932
    2,338
    7,464
    1
    17,735

      15,390
       6,076
         332
        0
      21,798

   -48%
   -62%
   2148
   New
   -19%
May
500
500L
500X

    1,553
     334
    1,250
    3,137

  2,614
   1,245
     8
  3,867

   -41%
   -73%
 15K
   -19%

    6,819
    2,064
    6,308
    15,911

      13,107
       5,546
         8
      18,661

   -48%
   -63%
   7.9K
   -19%
April
500
500L
500X

    1,488
     463
    1,094
    3,045

  2,498
   1,258
     0
  3,756

   -40%
   -63%
    New
   -19%

    5,266
    1,730
    5,058
    12,054

      10,493
       4,301
        0
      14,794

   -50%
   -60%
   New
   -19%
Mar
500
500L
500X

    1,490
     533
    1,399
    3,422

  3,276
   1,218
     0
  4,494

   -55%
   -56%
    New
   -24%

    3,778
    1,267
    3,964
    9,009

      7,995
       3,043
         0
      11,038

   -53%
   -58%
   New
   -18%
Feb
500
500L
500X

    1,081
     365
    1,547
    2,993

  2,333
   956
     0
  3,289

   -54%
   -62%
    New
   -9%

    2,288
     734
    2,565
    5,587

      4,719
       1,825
        0
       6,544

   -52%
   -60%
   New
   -15%
Jan
500
500L
500X

    1,207
     369
    1,018
    2,594

  2,386
   869
     0
  3,255

   -49%
   -58%
    New
   -20%

    1,207
     369
    1,018
    2,594

      2,386
       869
         0
      3,255

   -49%
   -58%
   New
   -20%





Figures and sources: FCA US LLC,
Images: FCA US LLC and author