2018 Fiat 500L Walkaround. Crossover FCA held the annual What's New product display for 2018 models at the Chelsea Proving Grounds Chelsea, MI, for invited journalists to drive the product. 06.27.17
SOURCEAccording to iSeeCars.com, the fastest-selling used car in America spends an average of 22.2 days on the market, which is rather curious considering how awful the Fiat 500e is when compared to other electric vehicles. As for the models ranked fourth to tenth, these are the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Hyundai Veloster Turbo, Nissan Leaf, Scion FR-S, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Ford Fusion Energi, and Tesla Model S.
As you might have guessed by now, hybrid and electric vehicles rule supreme, making up six places of the study’s top ten. On the flip side, the top 10 most popular cars in the United States in the same period looks very different.
Here goes: Honda Civic (26.8 days on the market on average), Nissan Sentra, Toyota Corolla, Honda CR-V, Honda Accord, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Camry, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Altima, Nissan Rogue. Notice anything strange? Yup, they’re all from Asian brands, not the Big Three from Detroit. The Chevy Silverado 1500 ranks as the most popular American vehicle in the iSeeCars study, coming in 11th place.
“With the exception of the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, the more expensive SUVs and trucks all take more than 33 days to sell, compared to the cheaper sedans, again illustrating the effect of price on moving cars off of dealers' lots,” notes Phong Ly.
SOURCEDesigned by master engraver Claudia Momoni, it was unveiled by the Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance, and it has a €5 ($6) face value.
It depicts the 1957 Fiat 500, along with the current generation in perspective on one side, surrounded by the words 'Republica Italiana', while on the other side it shows the profile of the classic car, with the dates 1957 and 2017 engraved.
Only 4,000 examples of the anniversary coin will be available, and each one can be ordered from the 'Istituto del Poligrafico e della Zecca', for €40 ($47).
Fiat has really went the extra mile when it comes to celebrating the 60th birthday of the 500, as this follows the introduction of a commemorative stamp, launched by the Italian Post Office a few months ago.
Moreover, the automaker continues to constantly release special and limited edition versions of the 500, which are meant to keep consumers interested in it until its successor arrives, probably after 2019.