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Founded in 1899 by Giovanni Agnelli along with the help of several investors, Fiat is one of the world's longest running automobile manufacturers and Italy's largest. However, hardly an Italian anomaly, Fiat (which is an acronym for Italian Automobile Factory of Turin) produces and sells cars across the globe and has gained a worldwide fan base thanks to its iconic designs and distinctly European point of view. Now, after a two decade absence from American roadways, Fiat has once again returned stateside with a controlling interest in Chrysler and the all-new 500, a city-friendly three-door hatchback that draws upon the automaker's storied history with its cool, retro looks.

MAY 2014

2014 Fiat 500e

2014 Fiat 500e
Swapping the Fiat 500's four-cylinder gas engine for an electric motor, the 500e becomes an energy-efficient city car with an 86 mile range. As a bonus, it feels quicker and more refined than the base Fiat 500.

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A three-quarter front view of a 2014 Fiat 500L
Fiat 500L
Dubbed an urban utility vehicle by Fiat, this small station wagon features the same distinctive styling as the original 500 in a slightly larger package that is perfect for young families.

JUNE 2013

Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio
This turbocharged version of Fiat's Cinquecento adds an aggressive edge to the iconic Italian car. Fitted with a stiffer suspension, responsive vented front disc brakes and a retractable soft top, the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio makes for a fun summer drive.
A side view of a 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio

MAY 2012

A three-quarter rear view of a prototype of Fiat 500 BEV
Fiat 500 BEV
Scheduled for a late 2012 release date, the Italian-made electric minicar is sure to be a clever mix of fun and efficiency. While specifications have yet to be released, expect the hatchback's high-power electric powertrain to offer the equivalent of 100 horsepower and achieve a range of 100 miles between charges.

APRIL 2012

Fiat 500c by Gucci
In this collaboration between two famed Italian design houses, the Fiat 500c gets the Gucci treatment with a couture take on the cabriolet. Satin chrome details give the car a refined, understated elegance, while unobrtrusive Gucci branding adds a bit of fashionista flair.
A three-quarter front view of a white 2012 Fiat 500c by Gucci

MARCH 2012

A three-quarter front view of a black 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth
Fiat 500 Abarth
Inspired by the legendary racer and car tuner Karl Abarth, this sports version of Fiat's iconic Italian car features a quick, 160-horsepower turbocharged inline-4 along with sport-tuned suspension and brakes.

JUNE 2011

Fiat 500 Sport
The Fiat 500 Sport runs on the same peppy yet practical 1.4-liter MultiAir inline-4 as the base model 500, with the addition of driver-focused features like a sport-tuned suspension, modified springs, shock tuning and enhanced steering calibration for a firmer ride and more responsive handling.
A three-quarter rear view of a yellow 2012 Fiat 500 Sport

MAY 2011

A three-quarter front view of a yellow 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio
Fiat 500 Cabrio
Perfect for cruising to the beach on a warm day, this diminutive drop-top is all about having fun in the sun. And with 11 body colors, 3 soft top colors and 20 types of badges to choose from, the Fiat 500 Cabrio is fully customizable for a truly one-of-a-kind driving experience.

MARCH 2011

Fiat 500
Featuring an ultra-efficient inline-4 and cool, Mini Cooper-inspired retro styling, this Italian-made 3-door hatchback is sure to cause a splash in the city car segment when it makes the trip stateside in late 2011.
A three-quarter front view of a red 2012 Fiat 500

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