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Old 22nd November 2010, 17:01   #1
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Default FIAT revisiting America

Fiat returns to US with big hopes for small car. After 30 years of out of market.

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Old 22nd November 2010, 17:28   #2
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Good to hear; look at the alloy wheels on page 3, looking really awesome.
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Pricing won't be announced until Wednesday, but Fiat said the 500 will be "significantly less" than iBMW AG's Mini Cooper, a similar car, which starts at $20,000
And look at the age of leadership guy, should be very talented.
Laura Soave, 38, who was appointed head of the Fiat brand in North America earlier this year
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Old 22nd November 2010, 23:08   #3
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Yes Fiat is launching their 500 and they were present at the LA auto show.

Link to the pics from LA Auto Show (LA Auto show 2010)

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Strategically, this is the right time by Fiat for a move on the U.S market. With Chrysler group under their wings, Fiat will have the advantage of a fully capable delaer network spread all over U.S and a production facility for the 500 in Mexico.

As per the current info Fiat has made lot of changes from the EU model including a 1.4l engine made in US with 101 hp and 133 nm torque, a new six speed auto box, larger fuel tank, improved body stiffness, revised suspension, updated heating and colling system, better brake system, new audio controls on steering wheel and a new Bose audio system.
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AFAIK, Fiat 500 is among the most trusted "every day use" car in UK.

I wonder why it is positioned very differently in India!
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