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Our EVs Will Turn a Profit, Ford Says

As it prepares to launch a battery electric crossover, likely named Mach E, in 2020, Ford’s product boss told Blue Oval fans — and nervous investors — that the company isn’t in the habit of losing money with its products. As such, the upcoming Mustang-inspired crossover, like Ford’s other planned EVs, won’t be Fiat 500e-like […] The post Our EVs Will Turn a Profit, Ford Says appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Fiat, Trucks, EVs, Blue Oval, Vans, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Ford F-150, Product Planning

Was 2018 as Good a Year for Electric Vehicles as They Say?

Teslas galore. But at the Tesla factory, not on the streets of most cities. Supporters of battery electric vehicles (EV and/or BEV) are rapturous about the 81% increase in electric vehicles sold in 2018 compared to 2017.  This table shows the breakdown, with a total of 361,307 vehicles sold in the US in 2018, compared to 199,826 sold in 2017. We should add a disclaimer.  We love electric-powered vehicles.  We’d like nothing more than to get a fully loaded Tesla, and, failing that, just about an...
Tags: Travel, Cars, US, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Fiat, Toyota, Volkswagen, Bolt, Electric, Nissan, Volt, Chevrolet Bolt

Fiat 500: Still Influencing Design & History 60 Years On

A vintage Fiat 500 will be displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in 2019. The tiny, yet affordable car helped put Europe on wheels following World War II. MoMA’s exhibit includes the 500 as one of the world’s more significant design works. Last year, on its 60th birthday, the Fiat 500 joined the permanent collection of the MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, in New York. MoMA acquired a 500 F series, arguably the most popular 500, manufactured between 1965 and 1972. Fiat’s “great little car” becam...
Tags: Europe, New York, Magazine, Italy, Fca, Autos, Fiat, Detroit Lions, Museum of Modern Art, Abarth, Moma, Reina, Napolitano, Detroit Michigan, FCA US LLC, Philip Johnson

Fiat 1100C Spider: Pietro Frua's first original design on sale

This one-off classic Fiat 1100 Spider was legendary designer Pietro Frua's first ever design for his eponymous carrozzeria
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2018 Fiat 500 Abarth Review – Clinging To Hot Hatch Tradition

Anyone else fondly recall Sport Compact Car magazine? For over two decades, that dead-tree, updated-monthly blog brought the latest in import performance trends to newsstands and mailboxes. I know that I waited for my copy impatiently, just knowing that this month would be the one where I found the perfect stuff with which I could […] The post 2018 Fiat 500 Abarth Review – Clinging To Hot Hatch Tradition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Fiat, Fiat 500, Car Reviews, Car Review, Hot Hatch, Abarth Review, 2018 Fiat 500 Abarth

Junkyard Find: 1976 MG MGB

In all of my decades of visiting junkyards, one thing has remained constant: I’ll see a handful of Fiat 124 Sport Spiders and MG MGBs every year, about the same number in 2018 as I saw each year in 2001 or 1987. Here’s the latest: a red ’76 convertible in a self-service wrecking yard in […] The post Junkyard Find: 1976 MG MGB appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Autos, Fiat, 1970s, 1976, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, British cars, MG, MGB, MG MGB, Malaise, Malaise Era, British Leyland, 1976 MGB

Fiat 500 earns place in New York's Museum of Modern Art

Fiat's iconic 500 F city car has been selected by the Museum of Modern Art as a primary exhibit for its The Value of Good Design exhibit next yea
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Fiat 124 Spider: Spotted

For £25k you could buy a new Fiat 124 Spider - or this one...
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Boston Tech Watch: Gradifi, Numerated, Jibo, Corvus, Botkeeper

A wave of cash for finance and insurance tech startups, a robotic assistant goes dark, and a medical transportation startup’s move across the Bay State make up the latest in Boston technology news. Read on for details.—The former head of PayPal’s (NASDAQ: PYPL) Boston office, David Chang, has been named CEO of Gradifi, a Boston-based employee benefits startup offering student loan refinancing and college savings plans. Gradifi was bought by First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) two years ago for $32 ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Balderton Capital, Technology, College, Boston, Trends, Insurance, Paypal, Vc, Ford, Gm, Venture Capital, Fiat, SEC, Toyota

Fiat Chrysler Substituting Fiat Production, Adding More Jeeps in Italy

During Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne’s final days, he said his company would begin prioritizing Jeep production in Europe. This of course comes at the expense of the Fiat brand, which lost a sizable hunk of the European market after 2009 and appears to be outright failing in the United States. While the brand gained […] The post Fiat Chrysler Substituting Fiat Production, Adding More Jeeps in Italy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Jobs, Strategy, Industry, United States, Factories, Italy, Fca, Autos, Fiat, Automotive Industry, Jeep, Fiat. Chrysler, Industry News, Sergio Marchionne, Maserati

2019 Fiat 500X: New Engine, New Standard Equipment, Same Overall Look

Having already revealed the updated European version, Fiat is unveiling North America’s take on the facelifted 500X. While the subcompact crossover’s official LA Auto Show debut isn’t for another day or so, FCA decided not to sit on it. Likely a wise move, as the model will assuredly be overshadowed by higher profile vehicles appearing […] The post 2019 Fiat 500X: New Engine, New Standard Equipment, Same Overall Look appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Fiat, Crossovers, La Auto Show, Awd, North America, News Blog, Jeep Renegade, Fiat 500x, Fiat. Chrysler, Small Crossovers, 2019 Fiat 500X

The 2019 Fiat 500X Packs New Engine and Standard All-Wheel Drive beneath the Same Old Body

For its mid-cycle update, less attention was paid to restyling the 500X than re-engineering it.
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This electric Fiat 600 Mutipla is a mobile work of art

This fantastic electric restomod features a replica of the ‘Allegory of Divine Providence and Barberini Power’ painting in Rome. It's also trimmed in real gold!
Tags: News, Rome, Fiat, Providence, Mutipla, Barberini Power

How To Cash In On “Cute Culture”

When young business professionals start to think about establishing their business, naturally they will want to approach their start up with maturity. Yet, ‘cute’ doesn’t just sell in Japan, it sells all across the world, especially with the millennial market. Of course, the media will use any excuse to slam millennials in tabloids, and their spending habits are definitely no exception. However, it’s about time that entrepreneurs looking for the best way to hit the ground running with their sta...
Tags: Startups, Japan, Ebay, Marketing, Fiat, Others, Cooper, Millennial Marketing, Cute Culture, Natwest Pigs

You Can't Help But Love A Fiat Cinquecento With A 1400cc Superbike Engine

This Cinquecento is powered by a high-revving inline-four from the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
Tags: Autos, Fiat, Kawasaki Ninja

Ghosn’s Arrest Creates Uncertainties for Nissan-Renault and Its Brands

The implications for the Nissan and Infiniti brands in the US, and for brands such as Renault in Europe, aren’t at all clear. And maybe there won’t be huge effects. But the news that Carlos Ghosn is likely to be removed from his post as head of Nissan and Renault over “financial misconduct” continues the stunning turnover at the top of some of the most important global automotive brands in just the last several months. And there’s no way that is a good thing as companies struggle for share in a...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Elon Musk, Advertising, US, Tesla, Vw, Fiat, Tokyo, SEC, Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault, Fiat Chrysler

Here Are TTAC Readers’ Choice for Worst Vehicles of 2018

There are those vehicles that are truly great. You love to look at them, to drive them (or dream of so doing), to buy them. Then there are the worst. The stinkers. The overpriced, the ugly, the awful-to-drive, the cars and trucks that just don’t make sense. We started out by asking you, the reader, […] The post Here Are TTAC Readers’ Choice for Worst Vehicles of 2018 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Features, Ford, Autos, Fiat, Dodge, Chevrolet, Mercedes-benz, Mitsubishi, Acura, News Blog, 10 Worst, 10 Best And Worst, Ten Worst Vehicles

The Latest Mobility Breakthrough: a ‘Fiat’

Lime, the company that sent electric scooters driven by traffic-unaware short-term renters to every corner of the continent, has a new mobility plan. While e-scooters and bikes are great for travelling short distances in the city (a fact many pedestrians and motorists would disagree with), sometimes you need to go up hills, or perhaps travel […] The post The Latest Mobility Breakthrough: a ‘Fiat’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, Fiat, Mobility, Car Sharing, Lime, News Blog

‘Big Finish’: 5 Questions With FCA CMO Olivier Francois

Fiat Chrysler has rolled out a “Big Finish” advertising campaign for the year-end push to sell automobiles and, as usual, the company and its brands are relying heavily on the appeal of music to help get attention. The riffs involved in FCA’s suite of ads include Gwen Stefani’s first-ever rendition of a new Christmas song for Ram, and a reworking of White Christmas by OneRepublic for Jeep. There’s also actress Kathryn Hahn hip-hopping to “dancing” music emanating from a Chrysler Pacifica miniva...
Tags: Advertising, US, CMO, Fca, Gwen Stefani, Fiat, Santa, Kia, Fiat Chrysler, Jingle Bells, Sergio, Chrysler Pacifica, Sergio Marchionne, Mike, Mike Manley, Kathryn Hahn

Lime is debuting its line of shareable vehicles in Seattle this week

Lime, the well-funded startup known for its fleet of brightly colored dockless bicycles and electric scooters, has a new way for its customers to get around: cars. Beginning this week, Lime users in Seattle will be able to reserve a “LimePod,” a Lime-branded 2018 Fiat 500, within the Lime mobile app. There will be 50 cars available to start as part of the company’s initial rollout. Lime plans to increase that number at the end of the month. “LimePods, Lime’s car-sharing product line, a conven...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Uber, Australia, California, Tech, Venture Capital, Fiat, Andreessen Horowitz, Seattle, Berkeley, Alphabet, Ggv Capital, Lime, Peter Dempster

Get Yer Fiats Out: Hilariously Unlikely FCA Marketing Tie-up Includes an Unfortunate Typo

Some police operations are only made possible by the inclusion of vehicles with 164 horsepower, a (debatably) has-been reggae/pop singer, and the guy from Dune. The latest marketing coup, if it can be called that, on Fiat Chrysler’s plate involves these three elements, combined with an ’80s-themed, Crockett & Tubbs-like storyline and a hysterical typo […] The post Get Yer Fiats Out: Hilariously Unlikely FCA Marketing Tie-up Includes an Unfortunate Typo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Autos, Fiat, Synchronicity, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Fiat 124 Spider, Black Hat Caught In a High Treetop, Don't Stand So Close To Me, Crockett Tubbs

Fiat Fastback concept unveiled at Sao Paulo Motor Show 2018 [Video]

Fiat has taken the wraps off the Fastback concept at the Sao Paulo Motor Show...
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Fiat Toro SUV concept teased, to debut at the Sao Paulo Motor Show [Update]

Update: Fiat has released a new teaser video of the concept. 30 October - Two...
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Concept Cars That Never Made It: Vol. 2

Concept Cars That Never Made It is a five-part series that documents production concept automobiles from years and eras ago. Some are bewildering, while others are beautiful, and the only thing common between them is the fact that somewhere down the line, these concepts remained just figments of imagination and creative spirit, and never saw the light of day. Check out the ongoing series here.Holden Hurricane (1969) Unveiled back in 1969, the Hurricane was Australian carmaker (and a GM-owned bra...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Car, Automotive, Ford, Gm, James Bond, Fiat, Tokyo, Bmw, Citroën, Concept, Holden, North American International Auto Show, Bertone, Suzuki

No, comedian Dennis Miller really isn’t that cranky

With a his snark and unabashed opinions on everything from politics to social media, comedian Dennis Miller has been making people laugh for decades with his laid-back, somewhat cranky attitude. After touring around on the stand-up comedy circuit for several years, Miller landed the coveted spot anchoring Weekend Update on “Saturday Night Live” in 1985, a post he held until 1991. A jack-of-all comedy trades, he garnered five Emmy Awards for “Dennis Miller Live” on HBO, co-anchored Monday Night F...
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No Tricks Only Treats: These 13 Vehicles Were Made For Halloween!

With Mega Millions turning into Mega Billions these days, it makes you wonder what you might do with a winning ticket. Hence why we came up with this list of Halloween vehicles. Since money would then be no object, what “scary” vehicles would we put in the driveway? What vehicles would be a real treat this Halloween season? The Rundown The vehicles below are in no particular order, and our requirements were relatively simple. Mostly, they needed to have certain capabilities beyond the scope of...
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2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth first drive review

The marriage of Japanese engineering to Italian heart and soul reminds us that horsepower isn't the final word in performance. While the light weight roadster impresses on the the road course, a lack of meaningful updates threatens to tarnish its luster. The post 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth first drive review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Fiat, Abarth, Spider Abarth, 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth

Juventus president 'very calm' over Cristiano Ronaldo rape case

Cristiano Ronaldo is aware of his status as a role model and remains confident allegations made against him will come out as untruthful. Cristiano Ronaldo says Juventus must show respect to his former club as they prepare to face off in the Champions League at Old Trafford on Tuesday. ESPN FC's Dan Thomas and Steve Nicol look ahead to Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus' Champions match against Manchester United. Juventus president Andrea Agnelli is standing by Cristiano ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, United States, Old Trafford, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fiat, Juventus, Espn, Turin, Ballon, Steve Nicol, Dan Thomas, Andrea Agnelli, Agnelli, Manchester United Juventus

New electric carmaker going ‘Solo’ with single-passenger, 3-wheeled car opens first U.S. dealership in Studio City

In a state with a goal of 5 million electric vehicles on the roads by 2030, the idea of “strange” is being redefined in the expanding field of electric transportation with a funny-looking, three-wheeled, single-passenger car. Game changer? Not exactly. Some experts describe Electra Meccanica’s new “Solo” as a niche car that won’t change the paradigm of electrified transportation. But, they say, it could push the envelope, stressing funky design and eye-catching innovation at a price — $16,000 — ...
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