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What's New for 2019: Fiat

What's New for 2019: Fiat



December 27, 2018


The Fiat 500X crossover SUV offers a new engine option for 2019, a pint-size turbo-4 that spins out surprising power and promises improved fuel economy.

We already liked the 500X and the new 1.3-liter turbo-4's 177 horsepower offer us 177 new reasons to be intrigued. The 500X is only available with all-wheel drive now, too.

Elsewhere in the Fiat lineup, the 124 Spider gains an available Monza sport exhaust for its 1.4-liter turbo-4 and a retro-inspired appearance package that recalls the original Fiat Cinquecento returns to the 500 lineup after dropping from dealers last year.






2019 Fiat 500X

Here's a more comprehensive look at what you'll find in a Fiat showroom this year:

2019 Fiat 124 Spider
- Monza sport exhaust now available.
- Two exterior tape stripe packages available for $295.
- Abarth-inspired Veleno Appearance Package includes black and red accents.

2019 Fiat 500

- Retro-style 1957 Edition returns to lineup after one-year absence.
- Rearview camera now standard.

2019 Fiat 500L
- Two new paint colors.
- Garage door opener newly standard on 500L Trekking and Lounge trim levels.

2019 Fiat 500X
- New 1.3-liter turbo-4 rated at 177 hp paired to 9-speed automatic transmission takes over as sole engine option.
- All-wheel drive now standard.
- Mild exterior styling revisions including available LED headlights.

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Alfa Romeo Considering More Crossovers

Alfa Romeo Considering More Crossovers and Alternative Powertrains

Jan 15, 2019



Not even legendary Italian automaker Alfa Romeo is immune to regulatory pressure.

“I think alternative powertrain are a primary focus of all automotive manufacturers,” said Ben Lyon, head of product marketing at Alfa Romeo North America. “I believe every manufacturer is there and we’ll be included in that as well.”

In Europe, this prestigious FCA brand already offers diesel-powered versions of its Giulia sports sedan and Stelvio crossover, but do not expect any oil-burning love on this side of the Atlantic. “We don’t see [a] volume opportunity in the U.S. given the fact that we are still a growing brand,” admitted Lyon. “We don’t have enough buyers, we believe right now, to make diesel a value proposition for the United States. We’re focused right now on gasoline propulsion.”

But even in the old-world, compression-ignition’s popularity is waning as government regulation clamps down on tailpipe emissions. Still, Alfa Romeo is likely considering other propulsion options for future vehicles. This includes going all electric.


Lyon said a battery-powered Alfa is totally on the table as long as it’s in line with the brand’s core DNA. “So, I think No. 1 is our Italian roots. These vehicles are built, bred, designed, manufactured in Italy.” Beyond that, the company is absolutely focused on delivering products with best-in-segment driving dynamics.

“I don’t think it matters what’s under the hood. I think that you’re going to have your purists that say that, you know, ‘It’s got to burn gasoline and it’s got to be loud,’” Lyon said. “[But] as long as we’re staying true to our roots… we can deliver on that regardless of the type of propulsion.”



Currently, Alfa Romeo’s lineup is rather limited. The brand offers a sports sedan, one crossover and an exotically styled coupe, hardly a broad enough range to compete with the likes of Mercedes-Benz or Audi, not that they necessarily need to. Still, this company is eyeing the ever-growing utility segment.

“When you look to the volume-growth opportunities in the premium markets… the opportunity really is there with utility vehicles,” noted Lyon, hinting at the C- and E-segments. He also added, “We’re obviously looking to the biggest and fastest-growing segments when we’re taking a look at future product opportunities.” This seems to indicate that Alfa Romeo is exploring crossover segments, models larger and smaller than the current Giulia.

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Limited-edition 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Limited-edition 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia Unveiled for North America at Chicago Auto Show

Handcrafted in Modena, Italy, the 4C Spider Italia is limited to a run of only 15 vehicles and is available for an additional $5,000 above the 4C Spider’s MSRP
Alfa Romeo confirms 2020 model year run for the 4C Spider in North America

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Alfa Romeo today unveiled the limited-edition 2020 4C Spider Italia for North America, limited to only 15 vehicles.

The 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia offers driving enthusiasts a mid-engine design inspired by the brand’s legendary racing history and represents the essential sportiness embedded in the brand’s DNA.


The limited-edition 4C Spider Italia’s special standard features include:

Exclusive Misano Blue Metallic exterior color (not available on any other 4C variant)
Piano black front air intake and rear diffuser
Unique livery with dedicated ‘’4C Spider Italia’’ graphics
Aluminum dashboard insert with ‘’4C Spider Italia’’ logo
Progressively numbered plate on the center console

For customers who are interested in learning more or reserving one of these limited-edition vehicles, please contact [email protected].




With seating for two, panoramic views and the soundtrack of an Italian performance-tuned engine and exhaust, 4C Spiders are among the most exhilarating experiences in motoring and represent the very core of Alfa Romeo’s DNA and heritage.

Advanced technologies include the all-aluminum 1750cc turbocharged engine with direct-injection, dual intercoolers and variable-valve timing, enabling supercar-level performance while also weighing less than 2,500 pounds. The 4C Spider Italia offers drivers superb all-around performance with 237 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque, powering it from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 160 mph.

Handcrafted in Modena, Italy, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider offers seductive Italian styling and a state-of-the-art Formula 1-inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis that enables an incredible 10.4 power-to-weight ratio. A rear backup camera, cruise control and rear park sensors are standard fare as well.

About Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. Born from the world’s greatest driving road – the Stelvio Pass – the Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV that could only be from Italy. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size sedan segment. Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Italy, the Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with best-in-class 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Rounding out Alfa Romeo’s world-class lineup is the handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, which represents the purest form of La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion), with its race-inspired, mid-engine design and state-of-the-art, Formula 1-inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
 

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The New Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept Vehicle:

The New Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept Vehicle: Electrification Meets Beauty And Dynamism

First Alfa Romeo plug-in hybrid premium compact SUV makes its debut at 2019 Geneva International Motor Show
Distinctive features of Italian style are projected into the future, striking the perfect blend of valued heritage and anticipation of a new evolution for Alfa Romeo
In keeping with Alfa Romeo’s DNA, every detail is designed according to the driver's needs
Tonale premium compact SUV concept is Alfa Romeo’s take on electrification: state-of-the-art technology and enticing driving dynamics

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Alfa Romeo is breaking into the electric vehicle world at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, revealing the new concept of the Alfa Romeo Tonale premium compact SUV. The Tonale is the first plug-in hybrid and the first premium compact SUV for Alfa Romeo. It rewrites the rules of today's fastest growing segment using the brand’s trademark language made up of gorgeous Italian design and unparalleled driving dynamics.

A Premium Compact SUV Inspired By Beauty And Alfa Romeo’s Design DNA
The design of the Tonale is an expression that looks fondly into our future. Its compact dimensions embody unique Italian design and the unmistakable original and modern style typical of Alfa Romeo, striking the perfect blend of valued heritage and anticipation of a new evolution. Alfa Romeo holds dear the essence of Italian art and sculpture through the timeless “artigianale” experience of hand sculpting.


The Tonale is inspired by the beauty and nuances associated with human forms, and the organic movement of light resulted by pure lines and volumes. Its design tangibly recalls a number of time-honored style elements that are synonymous with the rich history of Alfa Romeo, with an execution that excites a modern approach to the new Alfa Romeo anatomy.

An element that echoes the tradition of Alfa Romeo’s DNA is the phone dial wheel. The Tonale’s 21-inch wheel design displays this through a lightweight architectural construction, creating an honest and impactful execution of the circular theme. The lineage of the phone dial wheel dates back to the 1960s, worn proudly on the iconic 33 Stradale. The distinctive Tonale wheel design is also celebrated harmoniously with an exclusive Pirelli tire scheme.

The bold, elegant volumes of the body side make reference to a seemingly distant past, recalling the sensual qualities found in the pure forms of the Duetto and the Disco Volante Spider, while the Tonale’s “Linea GT” interprets the tension and confidence of the pouncing stance found on the beloved GT Junior. The front end sports Alfa Romeo’s signature “Trilobo” and the distinctive “Scudetto” grille that serves as the central point of strength, driving the speed and fluidity that moves throughout the Tonale. Flanking the iconic “Scudetto” and completing the front monographic is the “3 plus 3” forward lighting that evokes the proud gaze reflective of the SZ and Brera. The rear of the Tonale is elegantly defined by an enveloping window volume, complemented on top by the suspended wing that enhances the continuity between the transparent roof and the rear window itself. As every Alfa Romeo design is cared for through the human touch, the rear lighting is reminiscent of an artistic signature, rather than an optical lighting element … a sort of luminous signature born directly from the artist’s hand.

With the inspiration of Alfa Romeo’s racing history at the core, the Tonale interior design conjures the passion associated with providing a spirited drive through dynamic form and pure sculpture. The interior of the Tonale is very driver oriented and the overall layout is designed comfortably for four passengers. The hand-drawn gestural lines stretch throughout the environment to create a muscular tension, as if what surrounds you is ready to lunge forward. The emotional significance of the Tonale interior is also generated by the contrast of rich materials, such as the cold solidity of aluminum combined with the soft and welcoming warmth of the leather and Alcantara. Inside there are translucent backlit panels, such as the central tunnel, providing the perfect location for the essential Alfa Romeo element, the DNA drive mode selector. The Tonale interior provides an inclusive experience, with details typically reserved for the exclusive. The interior is immersive and welcoming, with the dynamic attributes appreciated by those who love to drive.

The Tonale concept vehicle is equipped with the highest levels of technology to ensure a connected, comfortable and dynamic user experience, while keeping the pleasure of a sporty drive at the forefront.

The driver's attention will be on the road, with the peripheral focus on a 12.3-inch full digital cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen central head unit. The new infotainment features a seamless and fluid multitasking interface that allows the driver to have all the latest features and functionality readily available at their fingertips. The Tonale allows the driver to be fully connected to the Alfa Romeo Lifestyle and Social communities, realized and presented through the new infotainment features, “Alfista” and “Paddock”.


"Alfista”
is an immersive Alfa Romeo Lifestyle experience, providing a fully connected interface with select Alfa Romeo clubs and community events, such as gatherings, drives and meets. This in-vehicle app allows the driver access to live news and updates about the current happenings of the Alfa Romeo brand. The customer has the ability to confirm attendance to events and gatherings, order Alfa Romeo Racing tickets, as well as apply for opportunities to win VIP access to special Alfa Romeo sponsored events, just to name a few.
“Paddock” is the Alfa Romeo Tonale in-vehicle garage and market for real-time viewing and purchasing of the latest interior and exterior performance upgrades and equipment. The Paddock app also enables the customer to scroll through the latest offerings of Alfa Romeo Merchandise and Apparel, which can be ordered direct with the touch of the screen.


The Alfa Romeo Tonale is our look into the future of the premium compact SUV segment, creating a holistic creative expression and through the blend of beauty and technology. For Alfa Romeo Design, it is our “opera d’arte,” or piece of art … otherwise expressed as our Alfa Romeo Tonale.

Authentically Alfa Romeo
The Tonale marks the debut of the brand in the premium compact utility vehicle segment and does so in line with the characteristics that have always identified each Alfa Romeo model. The goal is to deliver the best driving dynamics in the segment and to apply electrification in perfect Alfa Romeo style.

It is the natural evolution of the brand on the way toward propulsive synergy capable of enhancing performance and driving dynamics. Rather than simply adapting to new standards, with the Tonale concept car Alfa Romeo is reinterpreting its own DNA to capture the new idea of beauty, energy, harmony, efficiency and driving user-friendliness.

The electrification of Alfa Romeo comes at the service of sportiness and emphasizes the famous "Mechanics of Emotions" mission of the brand. For this reason, it has no need to express itself through signatures or decided livery, but just with small details such as the Alfa logo, or “Biscione” in hybrid optics, a small yet definitive detail that enhances the Tonale. The rear electric engine opens the way to new technological solutions that offer driving dynamics, maximizes the drive and the pleasure of sporty driving. The evolution is also evident in the drive modes managed by Alfa D.N.A. From the beginning on the 4C and through the development with Giulia and Stelvio, it has reached the Tonale and now implements specific energy management functions.


"Dynamic" mode evolves into "Dual Power" mode and guarantees maximum output from the two engines
"Natural" mode continues to maintain the best performance optimization, and the compromise between using electric and internal combustion engines is managed automatically. This translates into everyday energy and fuel savings, but not at the detriment of performance
The “Advance Efficiency” mode becomes “Advance E” for performance in full electric mode. So, in line with the principles of the brand, the plug-in hybrid propulsion enhances the beauty, sporty and dynamic driving characteristics of each Alfa Romeo model, taking them to a new level. In Tonale, electrification embraces performance and represents a new way to achieve high performance and outstanding driving fun
The infotainment touch screen features an “E-mozione” button, which offers specific throttle settings, sharper braking and a more direct steering response


Alfa Romeo Tonale
The Tonale embodies the adventure potential of a premium compact, dynamic sport utility vehicle capable of guaranteeing the adrenaline of sporty driving inherent in the legend of the brand, in urban settings with the same ease. The hum of the electric motor accompanies the genuinely Alfa Romeo roar creating an efficient, exciting synergy at the service of driving pleasure. The energy switch to electric is the latest key page in the 109-year-long history of the Alfa Romeo legend and one which will propel the brand into the future.

This is also behind the name chosen for the new concept car. The Tonale Pass, not far from the Stelvio Pass in the Alps, is a large natural amphitheater famous for its majestic peaks, the natural spectacle of frothy waterfalls and snow all year round in a breath-taking natural setting. Directly connected to the Stelvio Pass, excitement and harmony coexist in the Tonale Pass area. The Tonale is an important development under the sign of continuity and geographical proximity, an evolution traced in time in an evocative association.

About Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. Born from the world’s greatest driving road – the Stelvio Pass – the Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV that could only be from Italy. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size sedan segment. Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Italy, the Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with best-in-class 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Rounding out Alfa Romeo’s world-class lineup is the handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, which represents the purest form of La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion), with its race-inspired, mid-engine design and state-of-the-art, Formula 1-inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
 

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Fully Electric Fiat 500 lands next year

The all-new, fully electric Fiat 500 lands next year, folks

Rear-drive? Possibly. Abarth version? Maybe. Price? Under €25k. Get the full scoop here

6 Mar 2019




The Fiat 500 is the latest smash-hit car to be confirmed for a fully electric future. And it’s coming sooner than you think. Fiat’s marketing boss Francois Olivier has told TopGear.com he’ll be revealing the new 500 EV on the Fiat stand at next year’s Geneva motor show.

A curious move, as the 2019 star of Fiat’s show is the adorable, boxy, deliberately utilitarian Centoventi concept – basically a new, all-electric Panda? Here’s why Olivier says it makes sense.

“Collectively as carmakers we’ve been thinking about giving people a choice of 200km range, because we didn’t dare say 100km range – it sounds too low. 200km is a compromise, and while 400km is nice, it’s expensive. If you have something premium and expensive that’s perfect, but you wouldn’t see a Tesla with a base model of range. It makes sense to make the best offer of range and embed it in a premium priced car. That’s the way we’ll go with the 500.”

So, it’ll be electric, premium-priced, and the finished, production-ready version will be revealed in 364 days-time.

How much? Well, Olivier says that the idea is to pitch the price towards the toppy end of what people pay for the current 500. He explains: “The natural entry price for a B-segment car is €15-16, but over half of Fiat 500s sold in 2018 cost €22-24,000.” That’s where Fiat will aim to price the 500 EV.

Though the all-new 500 will be electric-only, Olivier confirmed the existing 500 will remain on sale alongside it, with petrol power. He hinted there are more upgrades to come to keep that car fresh, for as long as it can be sold. It’s already a 12-year old design underneath.


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Recall Alert: Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Recalls Vehicles; Cruise Control Can Go Haywire

March 9, 2019


Fiat Chrysler is warning owners of more than 60,000 Alfa Romeo cars and SUVs worldwide not to use the adaptive cruise control because it might not stop working even when a driver taps the brakes.

The recall covers certain Giulia cars and Stelvio SUV models from 2017 through 2019.

The company says a software error caused the problem, and the vehicles could even accelerate if the brakes are tapped.

Adaptive cruise control is an advanced safety feature that keeps moving vehicles at a set distance from the cars in front of them. The problem is an example of how complex computerized safety devices can sometimes develop glitches.

Fiat Chrysler says the feature can be turned off by stepping on the brakes for a longer, sustained period of time. The company says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries from the problem, which was discovered during a test drive by an employee.

Owners will be notified next month when they can schedule an update to the brake system software.

The recall covers about 19,000 vehicles in the U.S., 1,600 in Canada, 86 in Mexico and more than 40,000 outside North America.

Fiat Chrysler said Friday that many of the vehicles are still at dealerships.
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Recall Alert: 2017-2019 Fiat Spider 124

February 5, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V068000
Transmission Software May Cause Abrupt Downshift

If a downshift occurs, the vehicle will suddenly decrease speed, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V068000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 8,933

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Fiat Spider 124 vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. Due to incorrect programming of the Transmission Control Module (TCM), certain conditions may cause the vehicle to unexpectedly downshift and abruptly decelerate.

Remedy


Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the TCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V20.
 

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Recall Alert: 2018-2019 Alfa Romeo

March 1, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V148000
Adaptive Cruse Control May Fail To Deactivate

The driver's inability to deactivate the ACC can increase the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V148000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

Potential Number of Units Affected 19,114

Summary

FCA US LLC (Alfa Romeo) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and 2017-2019 Giulia vehicles. The Brake System Module (BSM) software may prevent the driver from disabling the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) after the traction control system detects a specific wheel slip.

Remedy

Alfa Romeo has notified owners, and dealers will update the BSM software, free of charge. The recall began March 25, 2019. Owners may contact Alfa Romeo customer service 1-800-853-1403. The Alfa Romeo number for this recall is V27.
 

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Named a Car and Driver Editors’ Choice for Second Consecutive Year

Alfa Romeo Giulia, Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Named a Car and Driver Editors’ Choice for Second Consecutive Year

Alfa Romeo Giulia lineup reinvents the premium midsize sedan segment with an unprecedented level of Italian design, class-leading performance, state-of-the-art technology and a true passion for driving
Stelvio Quadrifoglio continues to highlight Alfa Romeo’s performance expertise with best-in-class 505 horsepower and segment-leading V-6 torque, powering it from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 176 mph

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The editors of Car and Driver once again named the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio to its 2019 Editors’ Choice list, an annual list recognizing the best vehicles on the market for 2019.

“In 2018, the editors here at Car and Driver tested almost 500 cars. We counted cupholders, rated seat comfort, loaded them with luggage to measure their cargo room, and took them to our test track to see how well they accelerated, braked and turned,” said Kirk Seaman, Executive Editor at Car and Driver. “From this wide range of cars, we have selected our 2019 Editors' Choice winners. In our collective opinion, these are the best cars for 2019, the ones we would recommend to those shopping in each of the categories.”


Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Italy, the award-winning Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Giulia lineup are a testament to Alfa Romeo’s perfect balance of engineering and emotion, creating a premium midsize SUV and sedan for driving enthusiasts.

About Car and Driver

Car and Driver is known for its expert editorial team that is highly regarded by car enthusiasts and automotive manufacturers for their integrity, engineering backgrounds and high standards. The magazine is published monthly by Hearst, boasting the largest audience of any monthly automotive magazine. The Car and Driver brand is a leading source of information for automotive enthusiasts and in-market car buyers. The brand also extends to many platforms, including websites, mobile sites, radio, iPhone/iPad apps, events, custom marketing programs and integrated marketing databases. Follow Car and Driver on Twitter at @CarAndDriver.

About Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. Born from the world’s greatest driving road – the Stelvio Pass – the Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV that could only be from Italy. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size sedan segment. Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Italy, the Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with best-in-class 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Rounding out Alfa Romeo’s world-class lineup is the handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, which represents the purest form of La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion), with its race-inspired, mid-engine design and state-of-the-art, Formula 1-inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
 

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2019 124 Spider Urbana Edition

FIAT Kicks Off Convertible Season With Introduction of New 2019 124 Spider Urbana Edition

New 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition to be displayed at 2019 New York International Auto Show
Urbana Edition offers sporty, unique look and feel with Piano Black-painted exterior elements and Matte Gray interior accents
124 Spider Urbana Edition is available for $995 on 2019 124 Spider Classica models, which start at $25,190 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) — the most affordable roadster in its class
2019 Fiat 124 Spider offers a number of class-leading features:
Most powerful four-cylinder turbo engine in its class
FIAT is now the only lineup in the market that provides turbocharged power standard
Best-in-class cargo volume
Class-exclusive turbo engine
Class-exclusive quad exhaust tips
Both automatic and manual transmission offerings provide best-in-class highway fuel economy of 36 and 35 miles per gallon (mpg)
Italian-designed, fun-to-drive 2019 Fiat 124 Spider lineup is available in three models: Classica, Lusso and performance-tuned Abarth
2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition is now available in FIAT studios
2019 marks 120th anniversary of the FIAT brand and 70th anniversary of Abarth

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Just in time for the spring convertible season, the FIAT brand announced today the new 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition.

The Urbana Edition will offer another option for Fiat 124 Spider customers to customize their roadster with dark exterior and interior accents that create a sporty appearance. This latest addition to the Fiat Urbana lineup will be on display this month at the New York International Auto Show.

“With the most powerful four-cylinder turbo engine in its class, our Italian-designed Fiat 124 Spider offers an authentic top-down roadster experience with fun-to-drive dynamics,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands - Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA - North America. “The new Urbana Edition offers a head-turning, custom appearance for the Fiat 124 Spider.”

Based off the Classica model, the Urbana Edition includes Black Diamond 17-inch aluminum wheels with performance tires, dual bright exhaust tips and Piano Black exterior accents, plus a Gloss Black finish on the front pillar bar bezel, seat-back pillar and mirror caps. The Urbana Edition also offers front fog lamps for enhanced visibility.

Interior features include matte gray accents, Urbana leather/microfiber seats along with a wrapped instrument cluster hood and instrument panel.

The Urbana Edition package is available for $995 on 2019 124 Spider Classica models, which start at $25,190 U.S. MSRP, excluding destination and is now available in FIAT studios. The Italian-designed, fun-to-drive Fiat 124 Spider is the most affordable roadster in its class. With the new Urbana Edition, this package now offers a unique look for just over $26,000 MSRP.

About the Fiat 124 Spider

The Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider more than 50 years after its introduction, the Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design.

The Fiat 124 Spider, designed at the Centro Stile center in Turin, Italy, borrows cues from the original Spider, widely considered one of Fiat’s most beautiful cars of all time, and reinterprets them for today. The 124 Spider has a timeless low-slung presence, with a classically beautiful body side, well-balanced proportions and a sporty cabin-to-hood ratio.

For 2019, three new options have been added to the head-turning 124 Spider lineup. They include a new Record Monza Exhaust, a new Veleno Appearance Group and new custom center stripes.

The roadster comes standard with the proven 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine, the engine’s first application in a rear-wheel-drive vehicle. The engine delivers 164 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque on Abarth and is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.

The 124 Spider’s suspension uses a double-wishbone layout in front and a multi-link in the rear, specifically tuned for greater stability while braking and turning. Steering is light and responsive with the use of an electric power-assist (dual pinion) system. NVH enhancements, including an acoustic front windshield and insulation treatments, help deliver a refined, quiet ride.

The vehicle is available with an array of safety and security features, including full LED-adaptive front headlamps, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and a ParkView rear backup camera.

Technology and convenience features include Keyless Enter ‘n Go, Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats, available Bose premium nine-speaker audio system and FIAT Connect 7.0 with a 7-inch touchscreen display.

About FIAT Brand

Head-turning Italian design and the ultimate fun-to-drive factor come standard with every FIAT. That philosophy is embodied by the iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – a small car that lives big. Born in Italy and rooted in a rich heritage, the 500 is now sold in more than 100 countries.

In North America, the Fiat 500 was introduced in March 2011 and was soon followed by the Fiat 500c (Cabrio), the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio, the fully electric Fiat 500e, the five-passenger Fiat 500L and the all-wheel-drive Fiat 500X crossover. The FIAT brand continued its expansion with the introduction of the Fiat 124 Spider, a revival of the iconic roadster that combines Italian style, performance and engaging driving dynamics.
 

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Limited-edition 2019 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio

Limited-edition 2019 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio NRING Vehicles for North America Unveiled at New York International Auto Show

Only 110 total examples of these limited-edition vehicles available for North America
NRING Editions pay homage to Alfa Romeo’s winning ways at Nürburgring
Stelvio Quadrifoglio continues to highlight Alfa Romeo’s performance pedigree with best-in-class 505 horsepower and segment-leading V-6 torque, launching it from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 176 mph
Giulia Quadrifoglio features distinct styling and the most powerful production Alfa Romeo engine ever with a 505-hp 2.9L twin-turbocharged and intercooled V-6 engine


April 17, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

Alfa Romeo today unveiled the limited-edition 2019 Quadrifoglio NRING (Nürburgring) vehicles for North America, limited to only 110 total examples between Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

“Alfa Romeo has always been something truly special in the automotive world, whether on the race circuit or the open road,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo. “Today, we honor not only what Alfa Romeo represents to the automotive community, but what it stands for as a storied brand with historic racing victories and record-setting laps at the Nürburgring. Enthusiasts in North America can now experience that tradition firsthand with these special, limited-edition Quadrifoglio NRING vehicles.”


The NRING editions take the Quadrifoglio lineup to its extreme, celebrating Alfa Romeo’s century-plus history in racing and its unique connection to one of motorsport’s most celebrated and challenging racetracks. The Quadrifoglio lineup was designed to be the fastest sedan and SUV at Nürburgring, accomplished with Italian engineering and the most powerful production Alfa Romeo engine ever.

The NRING editions pay homage to Alfa Romeo’s performance at the 73-turn, 12.9-mile, world-renowned Nürburgring track. Giulia Quadrifoglio cinched a 7:32 lap time, earning the claim of fastest five-passenger vehicle in the world; and Stelvio Quadrifoglio delivered an impressive 7:51.7 lap time that made it the fastest production SUV sold in the U.S.

The limited-edition NRING models feature:

Exterior:

Circuito Gray matte paint
Carbon fiber mirror caps
Carbon fiber “V” scudetto front grille
Dark miron exterior badging
Red brake calipers with white Alfa Romeo script
Dark 19-inch (Giulia) or 20-inch (Stelvio) 5-hole aluminum wheels
Exposed carbon fiber roof (Giulia only)
Dual-pane sunroof (Stelvio only)
Carbon fiber side sills (Stelvio only)
Optional ultra-high-performance, six-piston front and four-piston rear Brembo® carbon ceramic material (CCM) brake system

Interior:

Serialized number inlay on the passenger console
Carbon fiber steering wheel
Carbon fiber shifter bezel
Two-tone red/black leather interior with red stitching
Illuminated carbon fiber side sills (Giulia only)
Optional Sparco® carbon fiber frame racing seats

Additional:

Convenience package, premium alarm system and driver assistance dynamic package (adaptive cruise control plus with full stop, Lane Departure Warning, automatic high-beam system and infrared windshield)

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP):

2019 Giulia Quadrifoglio NRING: $89,890 (excludes $1,595 destination)
2019 Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING $95,890 (excludes $1,595 destination)

Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Italy, the award-winning Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio are testaments to Alfa Romeo’s perfect balance of engineering and emotion, delivering a premium midsize sports sedan and SUV for driving enthusiasts that stands out among the entire marketplace.

As the brand’s “halo” models, Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio highlight Alfa Romeo’s motorsports expertise with world-class performance, state-of-the-art technology, seductive Italian styling and an exhilarating driving experience.

For more information or to reserve one of these limited-edition vehicles, please contact [email protected]. The Quadrifoglio NRING models will arrive on North American shores near the end of the second quarter of 2019.

About Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. Born from the world’s greatest driving road – the Stelvio Pass – the Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV that could only be from Italy. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size sedan segment. Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Italy, the Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with best-in-class 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Rounding out Alfa Romeo’s world-class lineup is the handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, which represents the purest form of La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion), with its race-inspired, mid-engine design and state-of-the-art, Formula 1-inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
 

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Motor City Pride 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Experience Fiat at Motor City Pride 2019; Fiat 124 Spiders Lead 2019 Pride Parade
Who: Fiat brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US LLC)

What: Fiat 124 Spider leads the LGBTQ Pride Parade. At the Fiat space in Hart Plaza during the festival, attendees will have the opportunity to experience a 124 Spider Abarth, 500 Abarth and 500X models and to speak with knowledgeable product specialists

Where: Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 1 - 9 p.m. (festival)
Sunday, June 9, 2019, noon - 7 p.m. (press conference, parade and festival)

Why: At the Fiat booth in Hart Plaza, enter for a chance to win the 2019 FCA US LLC Sweepstakes where one (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a vehicle credit in the amount of $70,000 valid toward the winner’s choice of an FCA US LLC vehicle from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram or Fiat.

Info: For additional information about 2019 Motor City Pride, visit Motor City Pride. For information about the 2019 Fiat lineup, visit www.fiatusa.com.
 

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36th Annual ‘FreakOut’ Celebration

FIAT Fans Gear Up for 36th Annual ‘FreakOut’ Celebration

2019 marks 120th anniversary of FIAT and the 70th anniversary of Abarth
FIAT Club America prepares to celebrate upcoming 36th annual “FIAT FreakOut” convention in North Carolina, July 10- 14
Hundreds of FIAT owners and aficionados from around the world to gather for four-day extravaganza
Planned activities include scenic driving tours throughout the North Carolina rolling hillside, historic towns and action-packed fun at the track, plus much more
Main event - Concorso Di Eleganza car display and awards banquet to showcase FIAT vehicles that span multiple decades
Annual members’ banquet will feature an award ceremony, including special recognitions and the coveted “Best of Show” award
Deadline for registration is June 10: Visit FiatClubAmerica.com for details


June 7, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

FIAT Club America is preparing to host its 36th annual “FIAT FreakOut” (FFO) national convention from July 10 – 14 in Greensboro, North Carolina. This year’s event also coincides with the 120th anniversary of FIAT and the 70th anniversary of Abarth high-performance vehicles.

Building off of last year’s event, which was one of the most highly attended national conventions in FIAT Club America’s history, this year’s FFO promises to be an action-packed four-day adventure.

Located amongst the rolling hills of the Carolina Piedmont and halfway between the Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains, the luxurious Grandover Resort in Greensboro will provide a stunning backdrop for FIAT Club America’s signature event.

“This year is special as it marks the 120th anniversary of the FIAT brand and the 70th anniversary of Abarth,” said Doug Von Koenig, president of FIAT Club America. “Our close family of FIAT owners are passionate about the brand’s Italian-designed, fun-to-drive vehicles and we’re looking forward to reuniting and celebrating the occasion.”

Created and executed by FIAT enthusiasts, the FFO event is a fun-filled, annual four-day event that rotates throughout the country on an annual basis. This year's event is scheduled to include a full autocross course for owners to show off their vehicles and driving skills, as well as an opportunity for members to run their street or race cars on the world-famous Virginia International Raceway (VIR).

Other highlights will include taking a scenic road trip to the Richard Petty Museum, as well as a visit to the historic town of Winston-Salem.

Members will also be treated to a drive-in movie under the stars for an outdoor screening of the 1969 classic “The Italian Job,” with commentary and introduction by original stunt driver Phil Wicks. In addition, members will have the opportunity to head down to the historic Bowman Gray quarter-mile oval track, NASCAR’S first and longest running weekly track since 1949, in downtown Winston-Salem to take in Saturday Night at the Races, featuring Modified, Sportsman, Street Stock and Stadium Stock racing.

The weekend’s main event, the Concorso Di Eleganza vintage car display located on the grounds of the Grandover Resort, will take place on Saturday, July 13. The event will be followed by a banquet and award ceremony that will highlight show awards and special recognitions.

Previous events have featured new and classic FIAT vehicles from far and wide, including a 1952 Fiat 500c Topolino, 1977 Lancia Scorpion, 1984 Pininfarina Spider Volumex, 1986 Bertone X 1/9 Dallarlra, a highly modified 2008 Fiat 500 Abarth Meifestofile and an original factory-raced Fiat Abarth 131 rally car to name a few.

Also, continuing an FFO tradition, at the conclusion of this year’s members banquet, the club will announce the location of the 2020 FIAT FreakOut event.

Owners and participants who are interested in attending have until June 10 to register. Full details are available at FiatClubAmerica.com.

About FIAT Club America
FIAT Club America was founded in 1983 and has been loyally dedicated to the enjoyment of FIAT brand vehicles and other Italian cars since. The club has local chapters holding regional shows and events. The annual national convention called “FIAT FreakOut” will be held July 10-14 in Greensboro, North Carolina. This event draws hundreds of FIAT and other Italian automobiles and even more attendees. FIAT Club America maintains a website www.FiatClubAmerica.com and publishes “Ricambi,” its official, full-color bi-monthly magazine, which includes member-written articles, adventure stories, technical tips and classified ads.

About FIAT Brand
Celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2019, head-turning Italian design and the ultimate fun-to-drive factor come standard with every FIAT. That philosophy is embodied by the iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – a small car that lives big. Born in Italy and rooted in a rich heritage, the 500 is now sold in more than 100 countries.

In North America, the Fiat 500 was introduced in March 2011 and was soon followed by the Fiat 500c (Cabrio), the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio, the fully electric Fiat 500e, the five-passenger Fiat 500L and the all-wheel-drive Fiat 500X crossover. The FIAT brand continued its expansion with the introduction of the Fiat 124 Spider, a revival of the iconic roadster that combines Italian style, performance and engaging driving dynamics.

The FIAT brand now offers standard turbo powertrains that deliver at least 30 mpg across the entire product lineup.
 

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It’s Time To Hit The Road

It’s Time To Hit The Road

Jun 21, 2019
From Turin to Barcelona on board the Abarth 595 Esseesse and the Abarth 595 Competizione. Don't miss out the #AbarthToCatalunyaGP experience!
 

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July 25, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V551000
Fuel Gauge may Read Higher than Actual Level


The vehicle may be operated without enough fuel in the tank causing a stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V551000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 21,915

Summary

Alfa Romeo (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Giulia and Stelvio vehicles. The Body Control Module (BCM) may indicate an inaccurate fuel level that displays higher than the actual amount.

Remedy

Alfa Romeo will notify owners, and dealers will update the BCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 13, 2019. Owners may contact Alfa Romeo customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Alfa Romeo's number for this recall is V84.
 

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2020 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Running Footage


Sep 1, 2019
Running footage and beauty shots of the 2020 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.
 
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