Fiat is reportedly working on adding a hybrid-powered version of its highly popular Fiat 500 super-mini to their product line. Although even while equipped with a conventional powertrain, the Italian compact car is not particularly thirsty, the car manufacturer still wants to kill at least two birds with one stone: make the car even easier on your wallet, while still allowing it to be fun to drive. And there is also a matter of swag: everybody seems to be so proud of owning a hybrid these days.
The British NICE Car Company (they actually called their company “NICE”? well, that’s nice) is going to start selling yet another city electric vehicle. The reason behind the move is pretty obvious: since in the foreseeable future accumulators are not going to last for more than 200-250 kilometers on a single charge and electric cars will not be feasible for long range travel, it would be more efficient to downsize a car from the usual full-size sedan to something more compact (like a VW Polo or, perhaps, a Fiat 500) and limit its use to short, emissions-free trips around town.
Ferrari has ordered a party of 200 special edition 2008 Fiat 500 hatchbacks to put them to work as spare vehicles at its European service centers.
Trying to reinforce its position in Latin America, the Italian car maker introduces yet another model to one of the local markets.
The new 2008 Fiat 500 Cinquecento mini car has finally been unveiled in Turin, Italy, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the original 500. Dwelling on the legacy of the legendary Fiat 500 that managed to stay in production for almost 18 years from 1957 to 1975 and was the real “people car” of the post-war era, the new version of the vehicle is a trifle larger, a lot more comfortable, and, while a little less affordable, is still very cute.
The 2007 Fiat Bravo is the next, err, ultimate weapon of the Italian car maker in re-conquering the European market after years of financial problems. Developed and built together with the Austrian coach builder Magna Steyr, the new compact family hatchback is built on their middle-aged Fiat C-Platform that was first used back in 2001 when the Italian brand presented their elegant Fiat Stilo hatchback, which will soon be succeeded by the 2007 Bravo.
The new Fiat Ducato ‘Truckster’ concept was unveiled during the Madrid International Motor Show (from 25 May to 6 June 2006) and has generated pretty good press the last weekend.