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Fiat 500X All-Wheel-Drive System-Explored

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Fiat 124 Spider!

Everything you need to know about the new Iconic Fiat 124 Spider.

The Roomy Fiat 500L

The Fiat 500L has the room of a full-sized car within its subcompact dimensions. Learn more about this versatile car

Alfa Romeo Stelvio!

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Why are Fiat enthusiasts crazy about their cars?

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Fiat 500 Celebrates 62nd Birthday

2019 Fiat 500 Birthday Celebration Lingotto

July 4th, 2019 marked the Fiat 500's 62nd birthday. To commemorate the occasion, employees of Fiat's Mirafiori plant and 500 owners who, with their cars arranged their them to form the words "HAPPY BIRTHDAY 500" on the roof of Fiat's famous Lingotto factory, in Torino.



Fiat traditionally has celebrations across Italy to celebrate its iconic 500 model, a car that allowed an average person in Italy and across Europe to have an affordable 4 seat passenger car. The Nuovo 500, born on July 4th, 1957, was produced until 1975 with 4 million examples sold. Fifty years later, on July 4th, 2007, the new 500 was introduced and quickly became a modern icon, receiving over 140 international awards and racking up 2 million sales during its first 10 years being on the market.


Below are a few highlights of various celebrations over the years with links to the complete stories.

2017

In 2017, the Fiat 500 celebrated its 60th birthday with a tour of Turin and historic Fiat sites.


The Fiat 500 birthday tour starts off at the Fiat's Mirafiori plant (est.1939), travels to the Fiat Corso Dante factory (est.1900) which now houses Fiat's Historical Center and Archives, then passes by Palazzo Reale and ends at Fiat's Lingotto plant for a party on the roof of the factory. Follow the link below to read more and watch classic Fiat factory videos

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Fiat also marked the 2017 July 4th celebration with the news that the Metropolitan Museum for Modern Art in New York City would be displaying a 500 in their collection. In Italy, a commemorative stamp dedicated to the Fiat 500 was also unveiled.


2016



For the 59th anniversary, Fiat held a celebration on the Island of Capri. The location was chosen in part to highlight the new, limited production 500 Riva model.


2015




Fiat held events all over Italy starting the July 4th weekend to celebrate the 58th anniversary and to roll out the new, redesigned 500.


2010




The modern-day Fiat 500's 3rd birthday celebrated the 500's newly opened online store and the debut of the 500 TwinAir. The new model equipped with the revolutionary turbo two-cylinder engine boasted the lowest CO2 emission of any gasoline engine.


2009




For the 500's 2nd birthday, celebrations were held all over the world, and a video was produced. Represented in the video are festivities in Milan, Rome, Naples, Athens, Bruxelles, Tokyo, Berlin, Casablanca, Gdansk, Ljubljana, Copenhagen, Cyprus, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Riga, Vienna, Volendam, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, and Johannesburg.

However, the big news was Fiat also debuted the new 500c Cabrio model.


2007




In 2007, Fiat unveiled the 500 on the 50th anniversary of the Nuova 500 and pulled out all stops. Follow the link to watch the entire spectacular launch. Every Fiat fan should see these!




Source, images and video: FCA
launch video: Andre Sos YouTube Channel

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Fiat Brand Sales for June 2019

Fiat 124 Spider

Fiat brand sales for June 2019 totaled 933 units, a 38% decline compared to the same month last year. Fiat sales totals have been consistently hovering around the 900 - 1000 units mark for the past few months.

Fiat 500L MPV


The 500L MPV enjoyed a 30 % sales increase in June compared to May. The 500L was updated and received a mild restyling for 2018 and sales of the model have recently been on the rise compared to earlier in the year.


Fiat 500 Turbo


To celebrate the upcoming 4th of July, Fiat is offering big cash incentives up to $5,000 and special lease rates on certain models, so now is a good time to check with your dealer.


FCA has announced it will no longer be reporting sales figures monthly and starting in October, will begin reporting sales figures quarterly. This matches what the other Detroit automakers have been doing for a while now. The first quarterly sales report will occur on Oct. 1, covering the months of July, August, and September.


Fiat 500c Turbo


June Fiat News
The big news for June is the proposed merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles with Group Renault of France was withdrawn by FCA due to interference by the French government. Combining the two global companies would have created the world's third-largest car company, saving billions of dollars in development costs of meeting upcoming government mandates and regulations. There have recently been reports that the merger talks may resume at some point.



Fiat X1/9 with Dallara Kit


The Fiat Club America has been gearing up for its national convention called Fiat FreakOut, being held July 10-14th. The FreakOut is in its 36th year and draws Fiat fans from all over the country, Canada and beyond. You can read more about this fun event below in the Fiat FreakOut archives:



Fiat Brand Sales in the United States, January thru June 2019
Fiat 500Current MonthLast YearVol ChangeCurrent YTDLast Year YTDVol Change
June
500
500L
500X
124

    306
    90
    200
    337
    933

 354
 157
 514
 401
  1426

  -14%
   -43%
   -61%
   -16%
   -35%

    1692
    399
    1484
    1528
    5103

        2262
       904
       3225
         1894
        8285

    -25%
    -56%
    -54%
    -19%
    -38%
May
500
500L
500X
124

    335
    69
    272
    349
    1025

 264
 184
 568
 425
  1441

  27%
   -63%
   -52%
   -18%
   -29%

    1386
    309
    1284
    1191
    4170

        1908
       747
       2711
         1493
        6859

    -27%
    -59%
    -53%
    -20%
    -39%
Apr
500
500L
500X
124

    273
    72
    257
    329
    931

 335
 168
 564
 337
  1404

  -19%
   -57%
   -54%
   -2%
   -34%

    1051
    240
    1012
    842
    3145

        1644
       563
       2143
         1068
        5418

    -36%
    -57%
    -53%
    -21%
    -42%
Mar
500
500L
500X
124

    310
    61
    262
    214
    847

 439
 173
 607
 325
  1544

  -29%
   -65%
   -57%
   -34%
   -45%

    778
    168
    755
    513
    2214

        1309
       395
       1579
          731
        4014

    -41%
    -57%
    -52%
    -30%
    -45%
Feb
500
500L
500X
124

    207
    51
    219
    139
    616

 416
 118
 484
 223
  1241

  -50%
   -57%
   -55%
   -38%
   -50%

    468
    107
    493
    299
    1367

        870
       222
       972
          406
        2470

    -46%
    -52%
    -49%
    -26%
    -45%
Jan
500
500L
500X
124

    261
    56
    274
    160
    751

 454
 104
 488
 183
  1229

  -43%
   -46%
   -44%
   -13%
   -39%

    261
    56
    274
    160
    751

        454
       104
       488
           183
        1229

    -43%
    -46%
    -44%
    -13%
    -39%



Sources: FCA US LLC.
Images: FCA and Fiat500USA.com

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Fiat Brand Sales for May 2019

Fiat 500 Turbo

Fiat brand sales for May 2019 show a gain of 10 percent over April sales. Fiat sales totals have been steadily on the rise since February. In particular, the Fiat 500 hatch and Cabrio models had their best sales month since last December, and the 124 Spider recorded its best sales since July of last year.

Fiat 124 Spider Abarth


While that is some good news, year-to-date Fiat sales are running 39 percent behind last year. To counter this, Fiat is running significant incentives worth thousands of dollars on specific models through July 1st.



Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio


May Fiat News

The big news for May is the proposed merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles with Group Renault of France. Combining the two global companies will create the world's third-largest car company and will save billions of dollars in development costs of new technology and meeting government mandates and regulations. We have the details here:


Fiat FreakOut


The Fiat Club America is gearing up for its annual convention called the Fiat FreakOut. The Fiat FreakOut, now in its 36th year, is the must-attend Fiat event of the year. We posted the details, plus some images from past Fiat FreakOuts:



Owning a Fiat is all about having fun and enjoying life. Joining the Fiat Club America and sharing your time with other like-minded owners is a great way to increase that pleasure. We published a list of local chapters to get you started.


Fiat Brand Sales in the United States, January thru May 2019
Fiat 500Current MonthLast YearVol ChangeCurrent YTDLast Year YTDVol Change
May
500
500L
500X
124

    335
    69
    272
    349
    1025

 264
 184
 568
 425
  1441

  -27%
   -63%
   -52%
   -18%
   -29%

    1386
    309
    1284
    1191
    4170

        1908
       747
       2711
         1493
        6859

    -27%
    -59%
    -53%
    -20%
    -39%
Apr
500
500L
500X
124

    273
    72
    257
    329
    931

 335
 168
 564
 337
  1404

  -19%
   -57%
   -54%
   -2%
   -34%

    1051
    240
    1012
    842
    3145

        1644
       563
       2143
         1068
        5418

    -36%
    -57%
    -53%
    -21%
    -42%
Mar
500
500L
500X
124

    310
    61
    262
    214
    847

 439
 173
 607
 325
  1544

  -29%
   -65%
   -57%
   -34%
   -45%

    778
    168
    755
    513
    2214

        1309
       395
       1579
          731
        4014

    -41%
    -57%
    -52%
    -30%
    -45%
Feb
500
500L
500X
124

    207
    51
    219
    139
    616

 416
 118
 484
 223
  1241

  -50%
   -57%
   -55%
   -38%
   -50%

    468
    107
    493
    299
    1367

        870
       222
       972
          406
        2470

    -46%
    -52%
    -49%
    -26%
    -45%
Jan
500
500L
500X
124

    261
    56
    274
    160
    751

 454
 104
 488
 183
  1229

  -43%
   -46%
   -44%
   -13%
   -39%

    261
    56
    274
    160
    751

        454
       104
       488
           183
        1229

    -43%
    -46%
    -44%
    -13%
    -39%



Sources: FCA US LLC.
Images: FCA and Fiat500USA.com

Monday, May 27, 2019

Fiat Chrysler - Renault Merger Proposed

Fiat SpA Logo

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has made a proposal to France's Renault to create the world's third-biggest automaker, just behind Toyota and Volkswagen.

This proposal is in response to the staggering costs of upcoming forced governmental regulations, technology mandates, and changing markets. A so-called merger of equals will generate 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) in annual savings and give a strong presence across key regions, automotive markets, and technologies according to the press release.

Renault Logo

Fiat's founding Agnelli family, through its Exor holding company that controls 29 percent of FCA, would become the single largest shareholder in the alliance. Preliminary news reports speak of John Elkann, head of the Agnelli family, being chairman of the new company with Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard likely becoming CEO.

As can be imagined, the $35 + billion merger will not be without its challenges, some likely arising from the French government's 15 percent stake in Renault, with potential opposition from politicians and workers to any cutbacks. There are already talks of Italian government officials wanting to gain a stake in the combined group to counter France's holding.

Fiat 500 Assembly Line


Benefits would see $5.6 billion of estimated annual cost savings principally from the merging of platforms, the consolidation of powertrain and electrification investment, and the benefits of scale. The full cost savings is expected to be achieved at the end of year six of the merger, taking into account the impact of the approximately $2.7-3.6 billion in cumulative implementation costs. The proposal estimates cost saving would be net cash flow neutral in year one and positive from year two onward.


Below is the full FCA press release:

FCA SUBMITS PROPOSAL FOR A TRANSFORMATIVE MERGER WITH GROUPE RENAULT TO CREATE PREEMINENT GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE GROUP



  • Combined business to be 50% owned by FCA shareholders and 50% by Groupe Renault shareholders – balanced governance structure and majority of Board of Directors being independent
  • Combination would create the 3rd largest global OEM with 8.7m vehicle sales and a strong market presence in key regions and vehicle segments
  • Broad and complementary brand portfolio would provide full market coverage, from luxury to mainstream
  • Combined company would be a world leader in the rapidly changing automotive industry with a strong position in transforming technologies, including electrification and autonomous driving
  • No plant closures as a result of the combination
  • In excess of €5 billion estimated annual run rate synergies incremental to existing Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance (Alliance) synergies
  • Strong combined balance sheet allowing for flexible capital allocation and robust dividend policy
  • Significant benefits to the other Alliance partners including ~€1 billion of additional estimated run rate synergies


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. has today delivered a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault proposing a combination of their respective businesses as a 50/50 merger.

The FCA proposal follows initial operational discussions between the two companies to identify products and geographies where they could collaborate, particularly as they develop and commercialize new technologies. These discussions made clear that broader collaboration through a combination would substantially improve capital efficiency and the speed of product development. The case for combination is also strengthened by the need to take bold decisions to capture at scale the opportunities created by the transformation of the auto industry in areas like connectivity, electrification and autonomous driving.

The proposed combination would create a global automaker, preeminent in terms of revenue, volumes, profitability and technology, benefitting the companies’ respective shareholders and stakeholders. The combined business would sell approximately 8.7 million vehicles annually, would be a world leader in EV technologies, premium brands, SUVs, pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles and would have a broader and more balanced global presence than either company on a standalone basis.

The benefits of the proposed transaction are not predicated on plant closures, but would be achieved through more capital efficient investment in common global vehicle platforms, architectures, powertrains and technologies. FCA has a history of successfully combining OEMs with disparate cultures to create strong leadership teams and organizations dedicated to a single purpose. Therefore, FCA’s Board strongly believes that this combination, which would have the scale, expertise and resources to navigate the rapidly changing automotive industry, would create new opportunities for employees of both companies and for other key stakeholders.

Under the terms of the proposal, shareholders in each company would receive an equivalent equity stake in the combined company. The combination would be carried out as a merger transaction under a Dutch parent company. The Board of the combined entity would initially be composed of 11 members, with the majority being independent and with equal representation of four members each for both FCA and Groupe Renault, as well as one nominee from Nissan. Further, there would be no carryover of existing double voting rights. However, all shareholders would have the opportunity to earn loyalty voting rights from the completion of the transaction under a loyalty voting program. The parent company would be listed on the Borsa Italiana (Milan), Euronext (Paris) and the New York Stock Exchange.

The benefits flowing from the combination of the two businesses would be shared, 50% by current FCA shareholders and 50% by current Groupe Renault shareholders. Before the transaction is closed, to mitigate the disparity in equity market values, FCA shareholders would also receive a dividend of €2.5 billion (see Appendix). In addition, prior to closing, there would be a distribution of Comau’s shares to FCA’s shareholders or an incremental €250 million dividend if the Comau spin-off does not occur.

Combining the businesses will bring together complementary strengths. The combination would create a brand portfolio that would provide full market coverage with a presence in all key segments from luxury/premium brands, such as Maserati and Alfa Romeo, to the strong access brands of Dacia and Lada, and would include the well-known Fiat, Renault, Jeep and Ram brands as well as commercial vehicles. Groupe Renault has a strong presence across Europe, Russia, Africa and Middle East, while FCA is uniquely positioned in the high margin segments in North America and is a market leader in Latin America. FCA’s evolving capability in autonomous driving, which includes partnerships with Waymo, BMW and Aptiv, is complemented by Groupe Renault’s decade of experience in EV technology where it is the highest selling EV OEM in Europe. Groupe Renault also has a well-established and profitable financing business (RCI Banque).

The combination would be highly value accretive for both FCA and Groupe Renault shareholders, delivering in excess of €5 billion of estimated annual run rate synergies, incremental to existing Alliance synergies. These synergies would arise principally from the convergence of platforms, the consolidation of powertrain and electrification investment and the benefits of scale. FCA estimates based on its experience, that approximately 90% of synergies would come from purchasing savings (~40%), R&D efficiencies (~30%), and manufacturing and tooling efficiencies (~20%). Included in these estimated savings would be the potential to reduce the combined number of vehicle platforms by approximately 20% and engine families by approximately 30%. The full run rate of estimated synergies is expected to be achieved by the end of year six following closing, with about 80% achieved in year four. Taking into account the impact of the approximately €3-4 billion in cumulative implementation costs, it is estimated that the synergies would be net cash flow neutral in year one and positive from year two onward.

Geographically, based on FCA and Groupe Renault’s 2018 global sales, the combined company would be #4 in North America, #2 in EMEA and #1 in Latin America and would have the increased resources necessary to grow its footprint in the APAC region. On a simple aggregated basis of 2018 results, the combined company’s annual revenues would be nearly €170 billion with operating profit of more than €10 billion and net profit of more than €8 billion.

While the proposal focuses on a combination of FCA and Groupe Renault, FCA looks forward – as part of a combined enterprise with Groupe Renault – to working with Groupe Renault’s Alliance partner companies on ways to create additional value for all Alliance members. FCA recognizes the standing and achievements of Groupe Renault’s partners and sees significant expected benefits to all parties from the expanded partnership. The FCA and Groupe Renault combination together with its Nissan and Mitsubishi partners would be the largest global OEM alliance, selling more than 15 million vehicles annually. The additional synergies stemming from the merger of FCA and Groupe Renault that are expected to accrue to Nissan and Mitsubishi purely as members of the Alliance are estimated to be worth an incremental €1 billion annually.

This proposal offers the opportunity to create the #3 global automotive company with broad, complementary and strong brand and geographic presence and important strengths in transforming technologies. It also confirms and enhances the value of the existing Alliance and its potential to become even stronger in the future. While there is no certainty that this proposal will result in a transaction, the Board of FCA has strongly supported and approved the proposal which will now be reviewed by the Groupe Renault Board of Directors. The definitive agreements for the proposed combination are subject to negotiation and to final review and approval by the FCA and Groupe Renault Boards. Completion of the proposed combination would also be subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by each company’s shareholders, as applicable, and the satisfaction of antitrust and other regulatory requirements.

Information related to the proposal will be made available from time to time on the FCA website


London, 27 May 2019

APPENDIX
ECONOMIC TERMS EXCLUDING VALUE UPSIDE FROM SYNERGIES
in €

  • FCA share price (May 24 2019 Borsa Italiana closing share price) : 11.46
  • Less: €2.5 billion equalizing dividend corresponding to €1.60 dividend per share: (1.60)
  • Less: €250 million minimum incremental dividend corresponding to €0.16 dividend per share (if no Comau spin-off or sale with net proceeds being distributed) : (0.16)
  • Adjusted FCA reference price: 9.70
  • Exchange ratio to achieve 50/50 ownership: X 5.328
  • Implied value per Groupe Renault share: 51.68
  • PLUS: Groupe Renault proposed ordinary dividend (ex-date Jun 18 2019)*: 3.55
  • Implied total value per Groupe Renault share: 55.23

*Subject to approval at Groupe Renault June 12 2019 Shareholders’ Annual General Meeting

Read more:

Source and images: FCA

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Fiat Club America Chapters List

FCA Tail of The Dragon Event

Owning a Fiat is all about having fun, and sharing your passion with like-minded owners is a great way to increase that enjoyment. The Fiat Club America is the largest Fiat club in America, and has chapters all over and we've put together a list of them with links for your convenience. With great driving weather around the corner, now is the time to join!

Also, make sure you stop by the Fiat 500 USA Forum for great discussions with friendly Fiat owners.


Fiat Club America Chapters List*


Alabama
Alabama Fiat Club

Arkansas
MO-AR-OK-KS chapter of Fiat Club America

California
Fiat Club SoCal Chapter

Carolinas
Fiat Club America - Carolinas Chapter

Colorado
Fiat Club America Rocky Mountain Chapter

Connecticut
Fiat Club America North East Coast Chapter

Delaware
Fiat Club America Delaware Valley Chapter

Florida
Fiat Club America Florida

Georgia
Fiat Club America Savannah Georgia

Illinois
Fiat Club America - Chicagoland Chapter


FCA members enjoying event


Indiana
Central Indiana Italian Car Association

Iowa
Fiat Club America Iowa Chapter

Kansas
MO-AR-OK-KS chapter of Fiat Club America

Michigan
Fiat Club Detroit Chapter

Fiat Club America West Michigan Chapter

Missouri
MO-AR-OK-KS chapter of Fiat Club America 

New England
Fiat Club Northern New England Chapter

New York
Fiat Club America Long Island Chapter

Fiat Club America West NY Chapter

New Jersey
Fiat Club America NJ Chapter

Fiat Club America Delaware Valley Chapter

Ohio
Fiat Club Ohio Chapter

Oklahoma
MO-AR-OK-KS chapter of Fiat Club America 

Pennsylvania
Fiat Club America Central Pennsylvania 

Philadelphia Area

Tennessee
East Tennessee Fiat Club America

Texas
Austin Fiat Club America

Dallas/Fort Worth Fiat Club America

Wisconsin
Cream City Fiat Club - Milwaukee

CANADA
Fiat Club America - Toronto Chapter

*More chapters are being added. Contact the club for more info or to start one of your own.




Images courtesy of Fiat on The Dragon and
Wednesday's Light's Photography

Friday, May 3, 2019

Don't Miss The Fiat Club America Car Show!

Fiat Dino Spider

For the past 36 years, the Fiat Club America has held its annual convention called the Fiat FreakOut. This fun, five day event is packed with activities, one of them is a fantastic car show featuring great examples of modern and classic Italian cars. Here are some of the cars you typically see at a Fiat FreakOut. Don't miss this year's. Register now!






Images: Author

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Fiat Sales for April 2019

2019 Fiat 500X

Overall Fiat brand sales for April were up 10 percent compared to March. Fiat sales totals have been steadily increasing the past few months this year.

Fiat at 2019 New York Auto Show

The Fiat 500L MPV and 124 Spider both posted their best sales month so far this year.  Fiat is offering huge incentives in May on many models, some over $4,000, so it is a  good time to visit your Fiat dealer.


2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana

Fiat News of April
Fiat showed off its full 2019 model lineup at the New York Auto Show. We covered that with pictures and information on the cars.


Fiat unveiled the new, 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition at the NY Auto Show. Fiat500USA.com broke the news way back in April of 2018 that there was going to be a Urbana Edition of the Spider. Fiat Urbana Editions combine exclusive features for a bargain price. Get the details below:



Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio NRING


Alfa Romeo unveiled the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING Editions which celebrate the Giulia and Stelvio setting the fastest lap times in their class on Germany's Nurburgring. We streamed the unveiling video live on our the Fiat500USA.com Facebook page and you can view the presentation below:



Fiat FreakOut

The Fiat Club America's Fiat FreakOut is the must attend event of the year for any Fiat or Italian car enthusiast and we posted all the details below.


Fiat Brand Sales in the United States, January thru April 2019
Fiat 500Current MonthLast YearVol ChangeCurrent YTDLast Year YTDVol Change
Apr
500
500L
500X
124

    273
    72
    257
    329
    931

 335
 168
 564
 337
  1404

  -19%
   -57%
   -54%
   -2%
   -34%

    1051
    240
    1012
    842
    3145

        1644
       563
       2143
         1068
        5418

    -36%
    -57%
    -53%
    -21%
    -42%
Mar
500
500L
500X
124

    310
    61
    262
    214
    847

 439
 173
 607
 325
  1544

  -29%
   -65%
   -57%
   -34%
   -45%

    778
    168
    755
    513
    2214

        1309
       395
       1579
          731
        4014

    -41%
    -57%
    -52%
    -30%
    -45%
Feb
500
500L
500X
124

    207
    51
    219
    139
    616

 416
 118
 484
 223
  1241

  -50%
   -57%
   -55%
   -38%
   -50%

    468
    107
    493
    299
    1367

        870
       222
       972
          406
        2470

    -46%
    -52%
    -49%
    -26%
    -45%
Jan
500
500L
500X
124

    261
    56
    274
    160
    751

 454
 104
 488
 183
  1229

  -43%
   -46%
   -44%
   -13%
   -39%

    261
    56
    274
    160
    751

        454
       104
       488
           183
        1229

    -43%
    -46%
    -44%
    -13%
    -39%



Sources: FCA US LLC.
Images: Fiat500USA.com

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Alfa Romeo QV NRING Unveiled at NY Auto Show

Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio NRING Models at NYIAS

Alfa Romeo unveiled two limited-edition 2019 Quadrifoglio NRING (Nürburgring) models at the 2019 NY Auto Show.

Giuila Quadrifoglio NRING

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giuila Quadrifoglio NRING celebrate Alfa Romeo holding the fastest lap times in their respective classes and earning the title as the fastest sedan and SUV on Germany's Nürburgring race track. Below is the press introduction we streamed live at the NY Show.




The Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giuila Quadrifoglio NRING are limited production vehicles - only 55 of each model will be built. Each Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio NRING is exclusively equipped with the following:

Exterior:

  • Circuito Gray matte paint
  • Carbon fiber mirror caps
  • Carbon fiber “V” scudetto front grille
  • Dark miron exterior badging
  • Red brake calipers with white Alfa Romeo script
  • Dark 19-inch (Giulia) or 20-inch (Stelvio) 5-hole aluminum wheels
  • Exposed carbon fiber roof (Giulia only)
  • Dual-pane sunroof (Stelvio only)
  • Carbon fiber side sills (Stelvio only)
  • Optional ultra-high-performance, six-piston front and four-piston rear Brembo® carbon ceramic material (CCM) brake system


Interior:

  • Serialized number inlay on the passenger console
  • Carbon fiber steering wheel
  • Carbon fiber shifter bezel
  • Two-tone red/black leather interior with red stitching
  • Illuminated carbon fiber side sills (Giulia only)
  • Optional Sparco® carbon fiber frame racing seats


Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING

Additional:
Convenience package, premium alarm system and driver assistance dynamic package (adaptive cruise control plus with full stop, Lane Departure Warning, automatic high-beam system and infrared windshield).

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* for the 2019 Giulia Quadrifoglio NRING is $89,890 and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING is $95,890.





*(excludes $1,595 destination)
Source: FCA USA
Images: Fiat500USA.com


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fiat at The 2019 NY Auto Show

Fiat at the 2019 NY Auto Show

Fiat is displaying their 2019 model lineup at the 2019 NY Auto Show, going on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 – Sun, Apr 28, 2019. Here is a sneak peek at the cars on display.

Fiat 500X Adventurer Edition

The 2019 Fiat 500X was prominently displayed with the Adventurer Edition package. Note the new LED headlight design!


2019 Fiat 500X Adventurer Edition


2019 Fiat FireFly Turbo Engine

The 2019 Fiat 500X has a new standard engine- the powerful 1.3 FireFly Turbo -which gives the 500X the best-in-class torque rating of 210 lb.-ft.

Fiat 500 Abarth

The Fiat 500 Abarth was on display and is unchanged from the 2019 model year, other than some color changes.


Fiat 500 Abarth at NY Auto Show

Technically, the model on display was a late build (November) 2018 car. The 2018 Fiat 500 hatch and Cabrio models had a delayed introduction last year and is one of the reasons there are no real changes for 2019.

Fiat 124 Spider Urbana

The recently announced, Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition made its public introduction.

We broke the story that there was going to be an Urbana package available for the Spider one year ago nearly to the day.


Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Interior

The Urbana Edition is an option package on the base Classica model and offers numerous upgrades and enhancements at a terrific price point.


Fiat 124 Spider Abarth

The Fiat 124 Spider Abarth with the Veleno Appearance Group makes the North American Abarth Spider look like the European model.

124 Abarth Veleno

The 124 Abarth Veleno Appearance package is available on cars painted Brillante White and  adds the following:

  • Abarth Carpeted Floor Mats 
  • Bright Dead Pedal 
  • Red Fascia Lower Lip
  • Red Mirror Cap
  • Red Tow Eye Opening Cap

Priced at $495, it is a bargain.


Fiat 500L

The Fiat 500L is the ultimate family car with that offers subcompact exterior dimensions with the interior room of a full-sized car.

Fiat 500L Trekking



Fiat Brand Ambassador Megan Cylkowski

Fiat Brand Ambassador Megan Cylkowski



Images: Fiat500USA.com

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Register Now for The 2019 Fiat FreakOut!

Fiat Freak Out cars

Mark your calendars for the must-attend Fiat event of the year! July 10-14, 2019. Those are the days the Fiat Club America will be holding its annual convention called the Fiat FreakOut.

Now in its 36th year, the Fiat FreakOut is a fun, family-oriented event, packed with activities. This year, the Fiat FreakOut will be held in Greensboro, North Carolina located in the state's beautiful Piedmont region, midway between the Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains.



Images from the 2015 Fiat FreakOut Car Show


Expect to see the largest gathering in North America of both new and classic Fiats as well as various Lancias, Alfa Romeos and other exciting Italian cars. Plan on lots of socializing and car talk with friendly fellow owners. Along with being around great people and treated to all the fantastic cars, attendees will enjoy a jam-packed schedule of events, including a Concours car show, scenic drives to historic places, a track day, an autocross, and a visit to the oldest NASCAR track in history. There's something for everyone.

Cars you typically see at the Freakout

Lancia Delta HF at the FreakOut

Abarths at Freakout

Plenty of new Fiats at FreakOut


The Grandover Resort in Greensboro is home base this year and is a fabulous venue featuring golf courses, dining facilities, a luxurious pool and spa, fitness center and exclusive club parking lot. The resort will also be the convenient site of the Concours field.



The club has secured a special rate that ends June 10, 2019. The rooms are filling up fast, so you need to jump on this fast. June 10th is also the deadline to register for the FreakOut, and registering now will help the club organizers ensure a smooth event.

Visit the Club's website for all the details. See you there!

Important links:


Below are some of the activities planned for the 2019 Fiat FreakOut:

Exotica at Fiat FreakOut

TUESDAY, JULY 9TH

  • VIR TRACK DAY

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10TH

Race Shop Tour Drive (Group 1)
  • Richard Petty Museum
  • Fiat Alfa Specialty visit
  • Lunch
  • RCR Museum

Covered Bridge/Pottery/Fruitcake Factory Tour Drive (Group 2)
  • Pisgah Covered Bridge
  • Seagrove pottery district
  • Westmoore Family Restaurant – lunch
  • Southern Supreme Fruitcake Factory