500 and 500c (cabrio) Newsroom
January 15, 2014
The Chrysler Group starts off the 2014 calendar year by winning five Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards, presented by IHS Automotive. The Chrysler Town & Country won its 13th consecutive Loyalty Award taking the Non-Luxury Mid-size Van category, extending its own record of consecutive wins. The Jeep Grand Cherokee won its fifth award in the Non-Luxury Mid-size SUV category and the Dodge Challenger took Non-Luxury Sport Mid-size Car honors for the third time. Jeep Wrangler nabbed the Non-Luxury Compact SUV award and the Fiat 500 won the Non-Luxury Traditional Subcompact Car category, both winning their first Polk Loyalty Awards.
MSC Divina Completes Maiden Voyage to Miami in True Diva Style Welcomed by Fiat 500 Personal Watercraft
November 19, 2013
The dazzling MSC Divina made cruise history this morning, when it was escorted into PortMiami by a fleet of high-powered FIAT personal watercraft. With today’s arrival, MSC Divina becomes the first MSC Cruises ship to sail year-round from North America.
November 14, 2013
Celebrating the 57th anniversary of the original 1957 "Nuova" Cinquecento (New 500), the new 2014 Fiat 500 "1957 Edition" combines iconic Italian design with engaging driving dynamics and vintage styling appointments – all for a limited-edition model enthusiasts are sure to love.
November 1, 2013
Seven Chrysler Group vehicles, representing each vehicle brand, have earned a spot on Consumers Digest’s list of 2014 Best Buys. Vehicles chosen as “Best Buys” deliver the most value for the money in their respective segments; value is determined by purchase price and ownership costs as well as comfort, performance and utility among other factors, according to Consumers Digest.
2014 Fiat 500 Models Offer a Unique Combination of Italian Style, Efficiency and Engaging Driving Dynamics at an Incredible Value
September 1, 2013
Beautiful Italian styling combined with timeless functionality, efficient design and innovative technology have been hallmark attributes for the Fiat 500 (Cinquecento) – making it a timeless icon for more than 50 years.
August 16, 2013
Surrounded by some of the most influential Italian automotive designs, Concorso Italiano provided the perfect setting for the FIAT brand to debut its latest Cinquecento (500) cabrio model: the powerful yet tailored 2014 Fiat 500c GQ Edition. GQ’s style leadership of the modern man inspired the FIAT brand to create a new Fiat 500 variant that continues the brand’s tradition of fashionable, limited-production lifestyle cars for the discerning customer.
August 13, 2013
In Italian, “Cattiva” can describe a person or situation that is naughty yet cool. With that inspiration in mind, FIAT designers developed a standout, factory-customized Cinquecento with a “blacked out” look and an aggressive demeanor: the Fiat 500 Cattiva.
July 22, 2013
Three specially constructed Fiat 500 models built on top of high-powered personal watercraft entertained the audience during the 2013 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. A Fiat 500 in Rame (orange), Fiat 500 Cabrio in Bianco Perla (pearl white) and a Fiat 500 Abarth in Rosso (red) glided across the surface of the Pacific, entertaining thousands of surf fans during the competition’s opening day. The FIAT brand has built some extra watercraft, including a version of the all-new Fiat 500L, so stay tuned. The Italians keep on coming.
2013 Dodge Dart and 2013 Fiat 500 Named to the ‘10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000’ List by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com
June 20, 2013
Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com named the Chrysler Group’s 2013 Dodge Dart and 2013 Fiat 500 as picks for this year’s “10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000.” The Dodge Dart has a spot on KBB.com’s list of the “10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000” for the second consecutive year.
June 11, 2013
The Fiat 500 and 500c by Gucci Edition, the perfect combination of Italian craftsmanship and style in a small car, bring two of Italy's most respected brands together for an encore. The new limited-edition 2013 Fiat 500 and 500c Gucci Edition models will return to America with a new discrete appearance inside and out while continuing to meet the popularity and market demand of the previous edition.
December 20, 2012
For the second consecutive year, 12 Chrysler Group models have made the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s annual list of Top Safety Picks. Two – the Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200 mid-size sedans – earned the new IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award.
November 19, 2012
The one-millionth Fiat 500 has rolled off the Fiat Auto Poland production line. Since its re-launch in 2007, the iconic Cinquecento (500) has been sold in more than 100 countries around the world – from Italy to Brazil, South Africa to Japan, and the United States to the Middle East – while also being produced in Toluca, Mexico, since 2011.
Amplified for 2013, Fiat 500 Lineup Now Delivers Up To 34 Percent More Power, 40 mpg Highway Fuel Efficiency and Beats Audio for Studio-quality Sound
September 1, 2012
Beautiful Italian styling combined with timeless functionality, efficient design and innovative technology have been hallmark attributes for the Fiat 500 (Cinquecento) – making it a timeless icon for more than 50 years. And the legendary Cinquecento marks a new chapter in 2013, as the Fiat 500 and 500 Cabrio (500c) lineup have been amplified with the addition of the new Fiat 500 Turbo, delivering 34 percent more power in a more athletically styled package, and the Fiat 500’s innovative MultiAir engine now delivering up to 40 mpg highway for even more efficiency and value.
August 23, 2012
The 2012 season championship is on the line this weekend at Sonoma, Calif., in the World Challenge Touring Car B-spec series. Michigan-native Jonathan Start is looking to wrap up the B-spec title at the California road course in the No. 00 Fiat 500.
August 17, 2012
At the Concorso Italiano – one of the largest gatherings of Italian vehicles in North America – the FIAT Brand introduced the new 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo, touting a 135-horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir® Turbo engine, sport-tuned suspension, track-proven brakes, dynamic exterior design and sport-styled interior. The new Fiat 500 Turbo answers the call for enthusiasts who are drawn to the Italian style of the Fiat 500 but want more power and performance for their daily drive.
July 16, 2012
The FIAT brand is depicting the tale of its arrival to the U.S. market with a new commercial that features vehicles joyously cliff-diving and leaping into the sea as they make their way from Italy to the U.S. The new commercial, “Immigrants” features the Fiat 500 product portfolio and debuts tonight on various broadcast and cable networks.
2012 Fiat 500, 2013 Dodge Dart and 2012 Jeep® Patriot Named to Consumer Guide Automotive's '10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000' List
July 2, 2012
Consumer Guide Automotive’s Daily Drive editors named Chrysler Group LLC’s 2012 Fiat 500, all-new 2013 Dodge Dart and 2012 Jeep® Patriot as picks for their “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000” list.
2013 Dodge Dart and 2012 Fiat 500 Named Two of the ’10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000‘ by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com
June 20, 2012
Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com editors named the Chrysler Group’s all-new 2013 Dodge Dart and 2012 Fiat 500 as picks for the “10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000.” Vehicles chosen for the list were judged on two criteria — fun-to-drive and fun-to-own, which are the deciding factors of what the editors freely admit is a very subjective “cool factor.”
June 15, 2012
The Fiat 500 Cabrio by Gucci won “Best Small Convertible of the Year” at the “Topless in Miami” event held on June 14 by the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA). With exclusive design elements, stylish and functional interior, premium amenities and Gucci insignia, the Fiat 500c by Gucci made itself impossible to ignore by the more than 60 journalists attending this annual event.
April 30, 2012
In the first ever Touring Car-B class races in the Pirelli World Challenge, Jonathan Start, of Caledonia, Mich., drove his specially-prepared Fiat 500 to two consecutive Touring Car-B race wins on Saturday, April 28, at the 2.2-mile Miller Motorsports Park West Course configuration.