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HP Fiat 500 US Bound?

Fiat considering 500 Abarth for US market

FRANKFURT -- Fiat Abarth chief executive Harald Wester says Fiat is "seriously thinking" of bringing the higher-performance 500 Abarth version to U.S. markets in addition to the base model.

Fiat already has said it would bring its subcompact 500, or Cinquecento in Italian, to the U.S. market as part of its new partnership with Chrysler but hasn't said when.

Wester said Tuesday on the sidelines of the Frankfurt Auto Show that the Italian automaker is "seriously thinking the 500 Abarth might be an opportunity for U.S. customers."

Fiat is considering which technology to launch in the United States after gaining a foothold in North America with a 20-percent stake in Chrysler LLC in June.

Fiat models from the company's Abarth sub-brand are higher performance with sportier suspensions and steering.

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