Fun, stylish, and practical, the 2015 Fiat 500X would have been an instant classic … if only it wasn’t saddled with that terrible transmission!
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These photos show the first 2015 Fiat 500x crossovers rolling off the assembly line camo-free, and the Jeep Renegade based little SUVs look pretty good!
It seems like only yesterday that Fiat was launching a reborn 500, intent on bringing it to the US market. That was, however, some five years ago, and five years is an eternity in the new car market. It should come as no surprise, then, that Fiat has been busily working on a replacement for […]
If you absolutely, positively must have a Fiat 500e, your last chance could be one of ten celebrity-customized Fiat EVs being auctioned off for charity.
While the Chrysler-Fiat alliance may have been dragged kicking and screaming into making an electric car, the Fiat 500E has been well-received by critics and customers alike. In fact, the limited numbers of the Fiat 500E are already sold out in California, despite reports suggesting that dealers are playing fast-and-loose with the attractive $199 lease deal.
Following on the heels of cars like the Nissan Leaf and Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, the Ford Focus Electric is getting a chunky price cut to make it more competitive with other electric cars. Unfortunately, even after hacking $4,000 off the MSRP, the Ford Focus Electric remains one of the most expensive EVs you can buy. When will Ford get serious about electric cars?
Despite feeling bullied into building electric cars, and complaining that each Fiat 500E built costs the Chrysler-Fiat alliance money, the news out of California for the Italian EV is overwhelmingly good. Having been on sale for just a couple of months, Fiat dealerships have gone through almost their entire allotment of Fiat 500Es for the year.
The Fiat 500e electric vehicle can be purchased outright for $32,500, or leased for a minimum of $199 per month for 36 months with $999 down in the state of California. That is substantially lower than the Honda Fit EV which is leased for $389 per month, also for 36 months, making the Fiat 500e one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market.
Fiat has decided to address the battery range anxiety issue by offering the Fiat 500e electric vehicle with access to a second car. They will offer access to the second car for free from Enterprise for 12 days per year, for the first three years of 500e ownership as part of its ePass program.
While Fiat has been busy playing down expectations for their California compliance car, the Fiat 500e, the release of the official specs paints a pretty impressive picture. With an EPA-rating of 87 miles per charge and 116 MPGe, the Fiat 500e has better stats than any other EV in its class. Now the big question is…what will it cost?
Once again bringing overpowering sex appeal to the LA Auto Show as only Italians can, Fiat delivered some very steamy videos to promote their latest offerings. The 500c Cabriolet video was especially thrilling and tastefully done. The 500e video was charming, but between the woman being in the passenger seat, and the overdose of analogies to Viagra by the announcer, it could’ve been better. Yes, you want to make a sexy electric car. We get that. But Tesla and Fisker have already been doing so for years now. Oh, a sexy affordable electric car.
Fiat has been bullish on re-entering the American car market, and sales of the compact Fiat 500 have been steadily gaining steam. Next up is an electric version of the Fiat 500, set to debut at the L.A. Auto Show next week as the officially-named Fiat 500e.