With the huge rave that is FIAT, and the growing consumer interest for all things compact, Jeep has finally announced that it plans to launch a MINI rival in 2013. Many speculate that it will mimic a lot of what FIAT has done with the Fiat Panda Cross model.
The Jeep-mini will compete in what is the B-segment, with its expected direct competitors to be the MINI-Countryman, and the Audi Q1 crossover. Jeep CEO, Mike Manley believes that the knowledge and experience that FIAT engineers have with small-car designs will greatly help in the overall development of their B-segment vehicle. Some of Fiat’s technology will be brought over to Jeep in this process like their four-cylinder engine range and possibly the Fiat Grande Punto platform. The miniature model is expected to offer both front-wheel and all-wheel drive versions. Even though there will be some Italian inspiration from Fiat, there will be no denying it will be a Jeep. A true American Wrangler, but smaller of course.
To test the waters, initial launch will be focused on the European market, but a US launch will likely follow since there has been growing interest in b-segment vehicles like the Fiat 500. There has been no exact date of the mini-Jeep’s arrival, but the plan is for sometime in 2013.
The arrival of the FIAT Abarth model has been highly anticipated for many FIAT fans. The good news FIAT Abarth models are on their way to Arrigo FIAT West Palm Beach, and you can order yours today!
With its all-new 1.4-liter MultiAir® Turbo engine, Abarth-tuned suspension and brake systems, race-inspired design, and technology features not traditionally included on a small car, the new 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth unleashes the brand’s legendary performance heritage to American streets.
The Gucci FIAT 500 is available in Gucci Nero or Gucci Bianco colors. Both come with a unique Gucci Stripe and Unique 15? wheels. The car will feature green brake calipers, chrome hood spear, chrome door handles and mirror covers. The car will also feature Gucci front and rear seats, Gucci black leather door trim, Two-tone leather steering wheel, Gucci logo shift knob. The exterior is further customized with rims mounted on 195/45 R16 tyres, with the unmistakable retro spoked design, to match the color of the interiors, and embellished by the “diamanté” on the spokes, an absolute novelty on cars in this category.
FIAT has announced a collaboration with actress, entertainer, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Jennifer Lopez. The first element of the relationship includes the placement of the all-new 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio in Lopez’s new music video, “Papi.” As part of the alliance, Lopez will appear in commercials for the 2012 Fiat 500 which are scheduled to debut later in the year.
“Like the FIAT consumer, Jennifer Lopez sees the world as her canvas and is not afraid to express herself; she is continuously drawn to projects that are authentic and real,” said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, Chrysler Group LLC. “Jennifer fits perfectly with the brand not because of who she is but because of what she is – authentic, passionate, modern and a fighter determined to stand out from the rest. As you look at her career path, she embodies the FIAT philosophy, ‘Life is Best When Driven.’”
Fiat 500 Sport comes with firmer springs and shock tuning, tighter steering calibration, and a sharpened exhaust note. It comes with the 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. It’s distinctively styled, with front and rear fascias with black mesh openings, slightly flared fenders, rocker panel cladding, roof spoiler over the liftgate, and 16-inch aluminum wheels. Smaller touches include red brake calipers, chrome exhaust tip and foglamps. Inside, the Sport features seats in what Fiat calls a Gray/Black interior environment, six-speaker subwoofer Bose sound system, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, and BLUE&ME Handsfree Communication technology with USB port and iPod control.
FIAT is bringing some great cars to South Florida and Arrigo FIAT of West Palm has them in stock and ready for delivery. But you need to come in for a test drive first. FIAT is coming back to the American market in a big way with some small cars. Vehicles with great handling and even better gas mileage. FIAT has been out of America for a while, but with the reintroduction of the FIAT Pop they are coming back strong.
Arrigo FIAT of West Palm would like to reintroduce FIAT to you. Arrigo FIAT of West Palm has the New 2012 FIAT 500 in stock, ready for a test drive, ready for delivery. Come in or Call us Today 866-220-6110.
FIAT has returned to Florida. FIAT has introduced its first new car to the American market since its purchase of Chrysler in 2009. The FIAT 500 looks much like the model that has been sold in Europe for years, but it has some stylish upgrades to appeal to American car buyers. The FIAT 500 will be available in 3 different trims, the Lounge, the Pop and the Sport. The Arrigo dealerships in West Palm and Sawgrass locations have expanded their inventory to include the FIAT 500 and the FIAT 500C. These fine European vehicles will sold at the Arrigo FIAT of West Palm and Arrigo FIAT of Sawgrass locations.