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The FIAT brand just announced pricing for the 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio. To knock off more than your socks, the MSRP for the small-but-wicked Cabrio is $26,000. This track-ready Cabrio offers enthusiasts the award-winning 1.4-liter MultiAir® Turbo engine, generating 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque while boasting Abarth-tuned suspension, dual exhaust and an analog turbo-boost gauge with integrated LED shift light. Included with the purchase of each vehicle is a full-day Abarth Driving Experience with professional instructors. At $4,000 more than its hatchback sibling, the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio is clearly one of the most affordable, fuel efficient, high-performance ways to go topless in America.
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Two Fiat 500 concepts to debut at Detroit auto show



Fiat will show off two new Fiat 500 design concepts at the Detroit auto show. First is the Tenebra, which sports an Abarth logo on the roof. The other is called the Cattiva, which has a two-tone exterior and blacked-out trim. The design concepts will join the 2013 Fiat 500e, the 2014 Fiat 500L and the Fiat 500L Trekking.

The Tenebra concept is based on the Abarth and wears a shade of matte gray exterior paint. It also gets black chrome exterior accents, black headlight bezels and new 16-inch wheels. The Abarth body stripe and mirror cap are also gray, as is the roof-size scorpion logo.

Inside, the contrast of black and gray continues. Abarth seats are covered in black leather with gray piping and accent stitching. The instrument panel is also wrapped in black with gray accents.

The Tenebra adds a high-definition music experience with a Beats Audio system that includes six speakers, an 8-inch subwoofer and eight-channel amplifier. Power is provided by the stellar Abarth engine, which makes 160 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque.

The Fiat 500 Cattiva wears a copper-colored coat of paint with black accents and a set of 16-inch, ten-spoke Fiat wheels. Like the Tenebra, the Cattiva has black exterior accents, including the head- and taillights.

Inside, the Cattiva is covered mostly in black, with silver accents on the gear shift, steering wheel and instrument panel. It also has the Beats Audio system, which we may or may not get to play with at the show.

Read more: Two Fiat 500 concepts to debut at Detroit auto show - Autoweek
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FIAT Brand to Debut Fiat 500 Design Concepts at the 2013 North American International Auto Show

Two new design concepts expand the appeal of the Fiat 500 Abarth and the Fiat 500 Turbo with unique exterior and interior appointments


Fiat 500 Abarth “Tenebra” design concept displays unique Matte Grigio (gray) paint and special appointments including a roof-size Abarth scorpion logo



New Fiat 500 “Cattiva” design concept highlights 500 Turbo’s sophisticated appearance featuring sporty bi-color look and blacked-out appearance


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The FIAT brand continues to showcase the design potential of the Fiat 500 lineup with two new design concepts that will debut this month at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. The models are based on the successful high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth and the recently launched Fiat 500 Turbo, and they showcase how unique, sporty and personal their 500s can look.

At the show, the FIAT brand will also display the 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio, the all-new battery-electric 2013 Fiat 500e, and the 2014 Fiat 500L and Fiat 500L Trekking, which expand the Italian design and character of the 500 by adding two more doors plus comfortable accommodation for five passengers. All of these models were revealed at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2012.

“We are not standing still,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of FIAT Brand North America. “In 2012, we broke a record by selling more than 50,000 units in North America. A few months ago, we revealed four all-new vehicles that will carry our sales momentum into 2013. Now, at the Detroit show, we showcase how the smart use of accessories and clever design elements enhance the personality of our 500, which becomes the perfect canvas for personalization and self-expression.”

Fiat 500 Abarth “Tenebra” design concept
Building on the success of the Fiat 500 Abarth – the brand’s halo model, which sold out in only two months after being first introduced – the Fiat 500 Abarth Tenebra is designed for driving purists who crave more exclusivity and style from the only high-performance small car with the pedigree of an Italian exotic in the U.S. market.

Matte Grigio (gray) exterior paint provides the new Fiat 500 Abarth Tenebra with an individualized look. This Cinquecento features new Nero (black) Chrome exterior accents, Gloss Nero headlamp, tail lamp and parking lamp bezels, and new lightweight 16-inch Hyper Nero Chrome Abarth design aluminum wheels. For even more distinction, the signature Abarth bodyside stripe and mirror cap are Grigio in color and remain glossy for added contrast. For a bold finishing touch, a Gloss Grigio roof-sized Abarth “Scorpion” logo delivers an unmistakable look.

The exclusive contrast of Grigio and Nero continues on the inside of the Fiat 500 Abarth Tenebra. Unique Abarth designed front performance seats with racing-harness pass through are finished in Nero leather with Grigio piping and accent stitching. For a touch of craftsmanship, the signature Abarth flat-bottom steering wheel and instrument-panel cluster brow are wrapped in Nero leather and finished with Grigio accent stitching. Providing a highly technical look, authentic carbon fiber with a matte finish spans the width of the instrument panel, while Grigio accent stitching has been added to the shift knob and parking brake handle.

Adding a high-definition music experience the way the artist intended, the segment-exclusive Beats Audio system is standard and includes six premium speakers, an 8-inch dual-voice coil (DVC) subwoofer with trunk-mounted enclosure and 8-channel amplifier with Beats Audio’s proprietary digital sound processing (DSP) algorithm.






Fiat 500 “Cattiva” design concept
The new Fiat 500 Cattiva adds even more excitement and style with its turbocharged engine, vibrant Rame (copper) exterior color and contrasting Nero accents for a bi-color appearance.

Inspired by the new 2013 Fiat 500 Sport and Turbo, the Fiat 500 Cattiva design concept includes Nero Chrome exterior accents, Gloss Nero headlamp, tail lamp and parking lamp bezels, and a sport-tuned suspension with unique 16-inch satin dark grey painted aluminum wheels. For a bold appearance to the iconic Cinquecento silhouette, the roof and aggressive liftgate spoiler are painted Gloss Nero for a distinctive bi-color look.

Inside, the Fiat 500 Cattiva features a Nero interior environment and leather sport seating with a unique Matte Nero instrument panel. For additional detail, a Nero leather-wrapped sport-designed steering wheel is hand-stitched with Argento (silver) stitching, as is the matching manual transmission shift knob. And for high-performance sound, this Cinquecento design concept includes the segment-exclusive Beats Audio system.

About FIAT brand
The FIAT brand stands for discovery through passionate self-expression. It encourages people to be in charge of their lives, live confidently and celebrate the smallest of things with infectious excitement. That philosophy is embodied by the North American introduction of the iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – a small car that lives big. Italian at heart and rooted in a rich heritage, the 500 is synonymous with modern, simple design blending form, function and a pride of ownership that is genuine.

Reminiscent of the original Cinquecento, the Fiat 500 and Fiat 500c (Cabrio) build on the vehicle’s global popularity. Since its initial launch in 2007, more than 1,000,000 Fiat 500 vehicles have been sold in more than 100 countries around the world. The model’s unquestionable popularity is the result of the Fiat 500’s great ability to deliver unmatched personalization options with advanced solutions in terms of quality, engine and passenger comfort. In addition to success on the sales front, the Fiat 500 has earned more than 80 international awards, including being named the 2008 European Car of the Year, 2009 World Car Design of the Year and Best New Engine of 2010 (Fiat MultiAir® Turbo). In the U.S., the 2012 Fiat 500 was named “Best Buy” in the subcompact category by Consumers Digest and was deemed a “Top Safety Pick” by the influential Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The FIAT brand portfolio in North America continues to expand with the arrival of the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth, Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio and the Fiat 500 Turbo. In 2013 the FIAT brand will launch the Fiat 500e, a full-electric version of the Fiat 500, and the Fiat 500L, a new five-passenger model that will expand FIAT’s brand style and efficiency into the growing B-segment.
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FIAT of Austin has been named the number one Fiat dealer in North America .. Not only have they claimed the number one spot in 2012, they sold 20% more vehicles than any other Fiat dealer in the US.

Marchionne Remarks at Fiat of Austin Ceremony - YouTube

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Remarks by Chrysler Group LLC Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne and scenes from ceremony celebrating 100th vehicle sold at the Fiat of Austin studio. Shot Monday, June 4, 2012. FIAT USA - Official US site of the 2013 FIAT 500, 500c, 500t & Abarth




Fiat of Austin opened its doors in March of 2011 and Fiat's iconic brand of sub compact with "personality took Austin by storm, selling over 450 Fiat 500's in 2011, and over 940 Fiat 500's in 2012. After earning the number spot for 2012, the general manager Lisa Copeland stated her team "...fully understands the Fiat philosophy and truly shared passion for the Fiat brand." She further stated that, "The Fiat 500 has been embraced enthusiastically by Austin drivers since the first day we opened."

In April of 2012 they set another record by selling 109 vehicles during that month. Not only was it the highest sales for any dealer that month, it was the highest monthly sales ever recorded for a Fiat Dealer in North America. They set yet another sales record by delivering more of the designer "Gucci" FIAT 500's and the halo FIAT 500 "Abarth" than any dealer in the Country.

In June of 2012 Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler Group LLC Chairman and CEO, made a visit to Fiat of Austin to personally congratulate Lisa Copeland and her team for becoming the first Fiat studio in the country to sell more than 100 Fiat 500's in any given month. Marchionne said " I know the passion and personal involvement all of you feel every day in what you do. The team has a passion to succeed, and there's no question that Lisa helps inspire the enthusiasm they bring to representing FIAT."

There are currently 161 open FIAT studios in the U.S, and 16 of them are in Texas.

Fiat of Austin is a member of the Nyle Maxwell family of dealerships, and is located in The Domain shopping center


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FIAT Brand January 2013 US Sales


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Fiat 500 sales were up 31 percent last month, a sales record for the month of January. It was the 11th-consecutive month in which the Fiat 500 has set a sales record, including an all-time sales record in September last year.

The FIAT brand unveiled two Fiat 500 design concepts at the NAIAS in January. The models are based on the successful high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth and the recently launched Fiat 500 Turbo, and they showcase how unique, sporty and personal the 500s can look. The Fiat 500 Abarth “Tenebra” design concept displays unique Matte Grigio (gray) paint and special appointments including a roof-size Abarth scorpion logo, while the Fiat 500 “Cattiva” design concept highlights the 500 Turbo’s sophisticated appearance featuring sporty bi-color look and blacked-out appearance.


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Fiat 500 sales were up 74 percent, and Fiat Ducato reached a 250-percent sales increase both during January 2013. This brand has had very good acceptance within the Mexican market. As a result, this year, the lineup will be complemented with the launch of the new Fiat Uno and new Fiat Palio. The brand will also extend its Strada models, the most recognized pickup around the world.
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