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post #321 of 323 (permalink) Old 03-22-2016, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Smile 2016 Fiat 500X Receives Test Drive Award

2016 Fiat 500X Receives Autotrader Must Test Drive Award



2016 Fiat 500X combines iconic Italian style with functionality, performance and all-wheel-drive confidence
Features advanced drive systems, including two engine options, available nine-speed automatic transmission, and available all-wheel drive with disconnecting rear axle for improved fuel efficiency
Named Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; Loaded with up to 70 advanced safety and security features, including seven standard air bags, Forward Collision Warning Plus, and LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus
Available in five trim models and 12 exterior colors to offer the personality that FIAT vehicles are known for


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After a thorough, in-depth evaluation by the staff at Autotrader, the 2016 Fiat 500X earned a Must Test Drive award.

“The Fiat 500X is a baby SUV that’s a bargain, but can feel like a luxury ride too,” said Autotrader. “This model has plenty of high-end options like rain-sensing wipers, a blind-spot monitoring system and rear cross-path detection, all of which add to the premium feel.”

As the new crossover in the FIAT family, the 2016 Fiat 500X expanded the reach of the FIAT brand in North America by offering a unique combination of attainable Italian style, technology and advanced all-wheel-drive capability.

“The Fiat 500X is the brand’s first all-wheel-drive vehicle and continues to gain traction in the marketplace with sales up 52 percent last month,” said Olivier Francois, Head of FIAT Brand, FCA - Global. “In this ultra-competitive small crossover segment, we are honored to have the Fiat 500X receive the Autotrader 2016 Must Test Drive Award.”

The Autotrader Must Test Drive Awards (Must Test Drive - AutoTrader.com) is a uniquely consumer-driven awards program designed to highlight 10 vehicles that car shoppers must see to believe. Selected vehicles are ones that can change the way a consumer perceives the model or even the entire brand.

The awarded vehicles are chosen based on a diverse set of criteria outlined by Autotrader’s editorial experts, who log thousands of miles test driving the latest cars, trucks and SUVs on the road. Consideration is only given to vehicles that car shoppers can buy at the time of the award announcement; are of the current or next model year; have a base price under $75,000; offer significant value for the asking price; and scored no lower than a “four” on Autotrader’s five-point scale. With the seal of the Autotrader Must Test Drive Awards on them, these vehicles are truly unexpectedly good.

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Recall Alert : 2014 Fiat 500L

March 21, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V192000
Incorrect PCM Software Calibration

If the vehicle does not accelerate as expected, there may be an increased risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V192000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 25,593

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014 Fiat 500L vehicles. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software calibration maybe incorrect, limiting the engine to idle speed and torque even when accelerator pedal is fully pressed.

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Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the PCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 5, 2017. Owners may the Fiat Information Center at 1-888-242-6342. Chrysler's number for this recall is T19.

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Fiat 500 with Engine SWAP!



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Now this is something you don't see every day! In this video I'll take you onboard a mid engine, single seat 1995 Fiat Cinquecento built from scratch! This little beast features a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R engine swap that revs up to 12k rpm and produces 250 horsepower!

VIdeo has been filmed during the 8° Formula Challenge del Lupo 2018 at Castelletto di Branduzzo circuit, in Italy.

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