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  • Smeg launches red variant of SMEG500, a chopped up Fiat 500 fridge
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    Smeg launches red variant of SMEG500, a chopped up Fiat 500 fridge

    By 8 January 2014

    Smeg has announced that the red variant of its SMEG500, a retro refrigerator made from an old Fiat 500, is now available in the UK. The appliance manufacturer teamed up with Fiat in June last year to produce the fridge, by removing the back end and engine...

  • Smeg chops up old Fiat 500s, turns them into fridges
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    Smeg chops up old Fiat 500s, turns them into fridges

    By 7 June 2013

    Fiat 500 fans look away, unless you want to see your favourite car chopped into bits. Fiat has teamed up with Smeg to produce a set of retro refrigerators built out of old Fiat 500s. Smeg has taken out the back end of the car, along with the engine,...

  • Fiat Panda 4x4  review
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    Fiat Panda 4x4 review

    By 25 March 2013

    The Fiat Panda 4x4 has a real go-anywhere, do-anything feel about it. A light clutch, raised suspension and fairly impressive traction even with a tiny TwinAir engine, make it genuinely feel like a capable off-road vehicle. Fiat has been making some excellent...

  • TomTom powering in-dash navigation for Fiat, debuts on Fiat 500L
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    TomTom powering in-dash navigation for Fiat, debuts on Fiat 500L

    By 5 March 2013

    TomTom has announced that it will be powering the next in-dash navigation solution for Fiat, with the quirky Fiat 500L being the first car to get the new navigation solution. Announced at the Geneva Motor Show, TomTom will be incorporated into the 5-inch...

  • Fiat Panda Easy TwinAir  review
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    Fiat Panda Easy TwinAir review

    By 3 January 2013

    The squircle. It’s one of those slightly ridiculous, post-millennial words that any writer worth his or her salt ought to avoid. Yet before long, it’ll probably be making an appearance in the Oxford English Dictionary. And given that the squared-off...

  • Which car works best with your iPhone?
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    Which car works best with your iPhone?

    By 6 September 2012

    Nearly every new car on the market now has some method of connecting with the iPhone. Some come as standard, others are expensive systems that add all sorts of clevel bells and whistles. No drive is complete without a decent selection of music and most...

  • Fiat 500 TwinAir Plus review
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    Fiat 500 TwinAir Plus review

    By 25 January 2012

    We try not to get too hung up with engine size, the torque curve, 0-60 times and the like here at Pocket-lint. But for this Fiat 500 TwinAir review, forgive us if we make an exception to our own rule. Why? We hear you ask. Well, this 500’s only got...

  • Nokia Terminal Mode wants cars to embrace phones
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    Nokia Terminal Mode wants cars to embrace phones

    By 4 March 2010

    Mobile phone makers have only just managed to come to some kind of agreement over standardising the power socket, but that isn't stopping Nokia lobbying for a unified way of connecting your phone to your car.  Talking at the Geneva Motor Show, Nokia...

  • "Hunk" painting car pink with nail varnish live on Web
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    "Hunk" painting car pink with nail varnish live on Web

    By 22 January 2010

    You might well ask why, as indeed I am, but a Welshman is attempting to paint a Fiat 500 pink, live online, using tiny pots of nail varnish to try and get a Guinness World Record, as well, of course, as gaining some publicity for Fiat's new, limited edition,...

  • Fiat 500 smallest car to achieve 5-star safety
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    Fiat 500 smallest car to achieve 5-star safety

    By 30 August 2007

    The impossibly cute new Fiat 500 has become the first ever car of its size to achieve top marks for accident safety. The Euro NCAP five-star crash safety rating, which looks at all aspects of driver and passenger protection, is reserved for only the sturdiest...

  • Fiat warms up its Grande Punto
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    Fiat warms up its Grande Punto

    By 3 August 2007

    Fiat has added a hot (more like warm) hatch to its Grande Punto lineup. The 1.4 T-Jet 120 Sporting features a turbo-charged petrol engine without compromising too hard on emissions and fuel consumption. Available in both three- and five-door versions,...

  • Fiat 500 gets makeover for 2007
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    Fiat 500 gets makeover for 2007

    By 21 March 2007

    Fiat has taken its iconic Fiat 500 the way of the VW Beetle and BMW mini and revamped it for the 21st century. Releasing details earlier today, the new 500 will be launched in Turin on July 4, the 50th anniversary of the launch of the original 500. It...

  • Fiat Grande Punto Abarth announced
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    Fiat Grande Punto Abarth announced

    By 28 February 2007

    Fiat is relaunching one of the motor industry’s legendary performance and sporting car brands at next week’s Geneva International Motor Show. The wraps are coming off the new Grande Punto Abarth, the first of a new range of high performance and sporting...

  • Fiat launches new look Fiat Bravo
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    Fiat launches new look Fiat Bravo

    By 27 October 2006

    Fiat (stop yawning at the back) has stunned everyone by unveiling its best looking car in decades - the new Fiat Bravo. Available from summer 2007, the Bravo sure is pretty. A curved, wedge-lie shape and a ridiculously raked waste line and varying window...

  • New top-of-the-range Panda to be unveiled at the MPH '06 show
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    New top-of-the-range Panda to be unveiled at the MPH '06 show

    By 20 October 2006

    Italian, powerful and iconic … it’s either a Ferrari or Jake La Motta, si? Actually it’s the Panda 100HP … the new range-topping city car in the Fiat catalogue. The 100bhp "goliath" is making it’s debut at the MPH’06 show later this month,...

  • Fiat 500 named as World's Sexiest Car
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    Fiat 500 named as World's Sexiest Car

    By 30 July 2006

    You would expect that the title of the World's Sexiest Car would go to a Ferrari, or maybe an Aston Martin, but not a Fiat, surely? Well according to Top Gear Magazine who asked its readers to vote for the world's sexiest car the Fiat 500 came out top....

  • Panda crosses the English Channel
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    Panda crosses the English Channel

    By 23 July 2006

    A panda crossed the English channel on Friday to the amazement of French and English holiday makers. Yes, you read that right, however the panda in question wasn't of the black and white furry variety, but a Fiat Panda Terramare 4 designed by Italian...