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2018 Fiat 124 Spider Model Changes

What's new for the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Fiat 500e and 124 Abarth on Coolest Cars List

Fiat 124 Abarth Spider

Fiats can be very practical cars, but arguably their most celebrated attribute is how much fun they are. From the cheerful 500 to the exciting 124 Abarth Spider, each one packs character and enjoyment into their just-the-right-size dimensions. It seems the experts at Driving Today agree and just listed the Fiat 500e and 124 Abarth Spider in the Top 10 List of Coolest Cars Under $35,000. Another FCA vehicle, the high-performance Dodge Challenger R/T was also named.

Fiat 500e

Driving Today was established in 1999, and their mission is to provide all you all you need to know to make satisfying car-buying and car-ownership decisions. Their automotive experts put together a list of cars the coolest cars under $35K - the average price of a new car today. The cars chosen go beyond solid transportation and are for those who want something with personality. They can be fast, stylish and/or technologically advanced. This is an excellent way to describe the whole Fiat line up, and the Fiat 500e and 124 Spider Abarth were placed high on the list of cars.

Jack R. Nerad, contributing editor, Driving Today, is quoted in FCA press release saying:

"From a pure electric vehicle, to a classic two-seat sports car, to what has to be the best muscle car bargain on the planet, FCA is offering some of the coolest cars out there. The Fiat 500e is the cheekiest EV on the street; the Fiat 124 channels the best aspects of the traditional sports car, and then there is the Dodge Challenger R/T and its beefy HEMI V-8. Each one of them is cool."

124 Abarth Spider


The Fiat 124 Spider Abarth was ranked number two coolest car and beat out notable competition including the Number 4 MINI Cooper S Convertible, Number 5 Chevrolet Camaro, Number 7 Ford Mustang and even the Number 9 Mazda MX-5 Miata! The experts at Driving Today voted the 124 Spider ahead of the Miata for its exotic Fiat / Italian heritage and design and more powerful engine.

Fiat 500e Electric Car


The Fiat 500e was ranked number six on the list, ahead of the Number 8 VW Beetle convertible, the Mustang, the Miata and the Number 10 Chevy Volt. The editors thought the limited production 500e all-electric vehicles was stylish, fun and packed with technology.


Read more:

Source: Driving Today, FCA US LLC
Images:FCA

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

2018 Fiat 500 / 500 Abarth Colors

2018 Fiat 500 Billet Argento


The 2018 Fiat 500 is available in up to 11 exterior colors, depending on model. This year, there are three models to choose from:
• Pop
• Lounge
• Abarth

Fiat has added three new colors for 2018 and has changed the name on carry over colors from the previous year. Below are all available colors, including their former name.

Available Exterior Colors for 2018:
• Brillante Red (new for 2018; late availability)
• Luminosa Orange (Formerly known as Spitfire Orange)(not available on Abarth)
• Oliva Green Pearl
• Metallo Gray (Formerly known as Rhino Clear Coat)
• Laser Blue Metallic (Formerly known as Laser Blu (Bright Metallic Blue)
• Mezzanotte Blue Pearl (new for 2018; late availability)(not available on Abarth)
• Granito Gray (Formerly known as Granito Lucente (Granite Crystal)
• Pompei Silver (Formerly known as Billet Argento (Silver)
• Vesuvio Black Pearl (new for 2018; late availability)
• Perla White Tri-coat (Formerly known as Bianco Perla (Pearl White Tri-Coat)
• Bianco White Ice (Formerly known as Bianco (White) (not available on Abarth)

The eye catching Giallo Moderna Perla color has been discontinued for 2018.


Abarth fans will be sad to see Giallo Moderna Perla (Modern Yellow Pearl) Tri-coat is no longer available. Retired for 2018 are the following colors.

  • Giallo Moderna Perla (Modern Yellow Pearl) Tri-coat
  • Grigio Cenre (Light Gray) Clear Coat
  • Celeste Blue (Light Blue) Clear Coat
  • Latte Menta (Light Green) Clear Coat
  • Nero Puro (Black Gloss) Clear Coat
  • Rosso (Red) Clear Coat
  • Verde Chiaro (Green) Clear Coat


For reference, below are the color names and paint codes available for 2018:

2018 Fiat 500 Pop and Lounge Color Codes and Names


BIANCO WHITE ICE Color Code PW3
Formerly known as Bianco (White)

BRILLANTE RED Color Code PRM
Late Availability

GRANITO GRAY Color Code PAU
Formerly known as Granito Lucente (Granite Crystal)

LASER BLUE METALLIC Color Code PBJ
Formerly known as Laser Blu (Bright Metallic Blue)

LUMINOSA ORANGE Color Code PF2
Formerly known as Spitfire Orange

METALLO GRAY Color Code PSQ
Formerly known as Rhino Clear Coat

MEZZANOTTE BLUE PEARL Color Code PBX
Late Availability

OLIVA GREEN PEARL Color Code PFP
Formerly known as Verde Oliva (Olive Green)

PERLA WHITE TRI-COAT Color Code PWH
Formerly known as Bianco Perla (Pearl White Tri-Coat)

POMPEI SILVER Color Code PSC
Formerly known as Billet Argento (Silver)

VESUVIO BLACK PEARL Color Code PXJ
Late Availability

Fiat 500 Abarth LASER BLUE METALLIC

2018 Fiat 500 ABARTH Color Codes and Names

BRILLANTE RED Color Code PRM*
Late Availability

GRANITO GRAY Color Code PAU*
Formerly known as Granito Lucente (Granite Crystal)

LASER BLUE METALLIC Color Code PBJ*
Formerly known as Laser Blu (Bright Metallic Blue)

METALLO GRAY Color Code PSQ
Formerly known as Rhino Clear Coat

OLIVA GREEN PEARL Color Code PFP*
Formerly known as Verde Oliva (Olive Green)

PERLA WHITE TRI-COAT Color Code PWH
Formerly known as Bianco Perla (Pearl White Tri-Coat)

POMPEI SILVER Color Code PSC*
Formerly known as Billet Argento (Silver)

VESUVIO BLACK PEARL Color Code PXJ*
Late Availability

*Newly available on Abarth

Learn more:




Source:FCAUS LLC
Images:Author and FCA

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Fiat Sales for June 2018

Fiat 500C and Friends

Fiat sales for June 2018 show the brand sold a total of 1,426 cars last month, a 36% drop compared to the same month a year ago.  The lack of availability of the traditional best selling hatch and Cabrio models has continued taking its toll on sales. Fiat closed the 500's production line last September to retool for the 2018 model year. While production of the 2018 500 has begun, the arrival of the new models have been painfully slow, and there is still a dramatic lack of cars at dealerships.

Fiat 500L night on the town

Sales of the Fiat 500L MPV have benefited from the lack of 500 hatch and Cabrio models, and while the sales show a drop of 15 percent compared to the same month last year, 500L sales year-to-date are still running 21 percent ahead of last year.

Sales of Fiat 500X and Spider were also down for June, 7 and 21 percent respectively.

As 2018 500 hatch and Cabrio models start filling dealer inventories this month it is expected sales of these models will rebound. How much they do, we will have to wait and see.


2019 Alfa Romeo 8C


Fiat News for June
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles presented their 5-year business plan on June 1st. The highlight of the presentation is FCA has reduced its debt dramatically and will for the first time since the Fiat/ Chrysler merger in 2009, have more cash on hand than debt at the close of business in June. While the Fiat brand was not featured in the business plan outline, comments by FCA's CEO Marchionne indicate the brand will become heavily involved in Electric and Hybrid-Technology. The new 500, which is due out in the 2020 model year, will feature these alternative powertrains. With luck, we'll see the new 500 here in this country. Meanwhile, 2019 Fiat models are on in the pipeline, with 2019 model year 124 Spiders being produced and 2019 500L MPVs in dealer order books.

Released during the 5-year business plan was Alfa Romeo's 2018-2023 model roadmap. The exciting news is there will be a new GTV Coupe, an 8C supercar, a smaller crossover utility and some stretched versions of various models. We posted the complete business plan here for your enjoyment:



500X Adventurer Edition

Joining the recently announced Fiat 500X Blue Sky Edition is a new 500X Adventurer Edition. The 500X Adventurer trim enhances the 500X's rugged, athletic good looks.


Fiat 500L Best Value Winner

The versatile and roomy Fiat 500L won the best value and lowest ownership cost award in Automotive Science Group's Annual award study. The Best Economic Performance Award is given to the vehicle with the lowest cost of ownership in its class. The Fiat 500L beat all its competitors in its segment.


Finally, the Fiat Club America Fiat FreakOut National Convention will feature Anneliese Abarth, the wife of the late Carlo Abarth, as the keynote speaker. The Fiat FreakOut is a fun, five day event filled with activities, great people and cool cars. It shouldn't be missed.


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

    354
    157
    514
    401
    1,426

 995
 184
 553
 510
  2,242

  -64%
   -15%
   -7%
   -21%
   -36%

    2262
    904
    3225
    1894
    8,285

        7,456
       746
       3980
          2500
        14682

    -70%
    21%
    -19%
    -24%
    -44%
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.

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.

Read more

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)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Two Millionth Fiat 500 Made in Europe

2 Millionth Fiat 500

The two millionth Fiat 500 was made at the Tychy Plant in Poland last Thursday, the 10th of May. The Fiat 500 is a worldwide sales phenomenon being sold in over 100 countries. Over 80 percent of sales are outside of Italy. In Europe, the Fiat 500 has been a consistent best seller in the city car segment since its introduction in 2007.

Fiat 500 assembly line

Eleven years after its debut, the 500 had its best quarter ever this year, selling 60,000 units making it the market leader in nine countries ( Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, UK and Slovenia) and in the top three in seven others ( Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, and Sweden.).


Fiat 500 being manufactured

The Fiat 500 for the European, Middle East, African as well as Chinese and Vietnam markets is produced at the FCA factory in Tychy, Poland. Cars sold in the NAFTA region, as well as South America, are built at FCA's Toluca, Mexico plant. Fiat's Tychy factory is one of Europe's largest and the most advanced. Additionally, Tychy is FCA's most productive European factory, and at peak production, one car rolls off the assembly line approximately every 46 seconds. Sheet metal stock can be converted into a finished car in under 12 technological hours.

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NAFTA Fiat 500 assembly line

For those of us on this side of the Atlantic and interested in the NAFTA Fiat 500, the factory in Toluca Mexico received a $550 million investment to upgrade and build our 500. Production of the NAFTA Fiat 500 began in December 2010 and to date, has reached 296,397 units. Fiat has sold a total of 237,681 500s in North America as of April.

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Sources: Images and figures provided by FCA

Friday, May 4, 2018

Fiat 500 Abarth One of Fastest Cars for the Money

Fiat 500 Abarth

Six years after its introduction, the Fiat 500 Abarth is still winning awards. This time the Fiat 500 Abarth made U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list of “Fastest Cars for the Money.” According to the website, the list comprises of exciting vehicles that blend an affordable price tag with plenty of power, nimble handling, and fun-to-drive attitudes.


U.S. News & World Report says of the Fiat 500 Abarth:

"... excellent performance, a rockin' exhaust note, and a suspension setup that makes it a blast to toss around corners."

"The Abarth is named for legendary Italian Fiat tuner Carlo Abarth, who began tuning Fiat vehicles in the 1950s. He’s noted for his upgraded exhausts, which gave his cars a distinct sound. That tradition continues with the impressive rasp from the 500 Abarth’s 160-horsepower four-cylinder turbo."

"... one bright spot is the 500’s tech. It comes standard with a 5-inch UConnect infotainment system, which is one of the most intuitive systems available in the class."

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Source: U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list of “Fastest Cars for the Money.”

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Fiat 500X Blue Sky Edition Coming Soon

2018 Fiat 500X Blue Sky Edition

Fiat announced there will be a new 500X edition out later this Spring. The new 2018 Fiat 500X Blue Sky Edition features a large, dual-pane power sunroof along with satin-chrome exterior accents and unique blue interior trim. The car looks based on the European 500X "Mirror" edition which offers similar if not exactly the same trim and features.

Steve Beahm, Head of the Fiat Brand – North America describes the 500X Sky Blue Edition saying:

“With all-wheel-drive confidence, best-in-class torque and room for five, the Fiat 500X is fun to drive and wrapped in iconic Italian design. The new Blue Sky Edition offers yet another unique customization option for our Fiat 500X customers.”


Fiat 500X Blue Sky Edition

The 2018 Fiat 500X Blue Sky Edition comes with automatic headlamps, fog lamps and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

500X Blue Sky Edition Valance

Satin chrome mirror caps, door handles, body-side moldings, fog-lamp bezels, front and rear badges, tail lamp bezels and liftgate handle complete the exterior look.

Fiat 500X Sky Blue Dash
This is the European 500X "Mirror" edition's dashboard which features a color called "Denim Blue". It is likely that the US 500X Sky Blue dashboard will be the same. We will investigate this and let you know. UPDATE: We have gotten confirmation that the Blue Sky is based on the Mirror package and the dash and interior are the same.

The interior of the Blue Sky sports blue-toned trim with unique blue-patterned cloth seats, blue instrument panel and a dual-pane powered sunroof.

Fiat 500X Blue Sky Interior
Another shot of the 500X Mirror edition's interior with blue trim. This should give a preview of what the Sky Blue's interior will look like.

The 2018 Fiat 500X Blue Sky Edition comes in four exterior paint colors: Blue Sky Metallic, Nero Cinema (Black Clear Coat), Grigio Graphite (Graphite Grey) and Bianco Gelato (White Clear Coat).

The Blue Sky Edition package is available on Pop models for $1,495 for front-wheel-drive cars and $1,195 for all-wheel-drive cars. The 500X Pop models start at $19,995 and $23,890 U.S. MSRP, respectively, excluding destination.



Source and images: FCA

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Fiat Sales for April 2018

Fiat 500


Fiat brand April sales numbers are in and show a 45 percent decline compared to the same month last year. In April, Fiat sold a total of 1,404 cars compared to 2,539 last year.   Sales of all models except for the 500L MPV were down last month, with 500 hatch and Cabrio models particularly having a rough month.  Production of these 500 models ended last September and what was once Fiat's best selling model is now scarce at dealers.  Production of the 2018 500 has begun and will arrive this summer, meaning the lack of cars will continue until then.

Fiat 500L Trekking


As mentioned, sales of all Fiat models were down except for the 500L MPV.  The versatile 500L has enjoyed a sales rally since last August and year-to-date are up 41 percent.


2018 Fiat 500 Lineup

Fiat News for April
Fiat displayed the new, 2018 Fiat 500 Urbana edition at the NY Auto Show last month. The 500 Urbana is similar to the 500 Turbo of previous years. We have images of the Urbana and all the details, including the differences between it and the older 500T.



Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Trim Preview


Fiat500USA.com got the inside scoop there will be an Urbana edition of the Fiat 124 Spider coming out for the 2019 model year. All the details here:


Fiat Spider Colors


Speaking of the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider, we also broke the news there will be a new color available in 2019. Additionally, we published a list of all the paint / color codes available on the 124 Spider for people's convenience.


Fiat had a Spring Savings Sale in April offering substantial savings across the model lineup. We had the details, plus an important link to the Fiat Incentives page that should always be checked whenever you are in the market to buy.



Fiat Brand Sales in the United States January through April 2018
Fiat 500Current MonthLast YearVol ChangeCurrent YTDLast Year YTDVol Change
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