The Type family welcomes two new and interesting introductions. The well-known model of Fiat debuted this week in Europe two special editions of the most striking. These are the Mirror and Street editions, which come to the Fiat Tipo line to offer an extra of exclusivity and, more importantly, an excellent relation between standard equipment and price. For European customers who were thinking of purchasing a Fiat Tipo, now may be the ideal time for this, because in both cases, these special editions allow you to benefit from a more complete equipment along with a series of exclusive finishes that are not found in other trim levels that make up the offer of each of the body versions that are available: Hatch, Station Wagon and Sedan. Both the new Fiat Type Mirror and the new Fiat Type Street offer connectivity, accessibility and a more attractive image. The first one is aimed at drivers looking for complete technological equipment in terms of connectivity, while the second is aimed at young people seeking comfort, complete equipment and a reduced price.

Fiat Mirror Type

The new Fiat Type Mirror quickly attracts attention thanks to the new and exclusive Azul Venezia body color (optionally available) and contrasts with different silver exterior elements, such as door handles, side frames and the lower profile of the grille, as well as the antinebline headlamps and external rearview mirror housings. It also differs from the other finishes by the ‘Mirror’ logo on the B-pillar and by the beautiful 16-inch diamond alloy wheels. In the passenger compartment, a 7.0-inch touchscreen appears for use of the UconnectTM HD LIVE infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Optionally, it is also possible to equip access to Mopar Connect connected services. Fiat offers different mechanical options for the new Type Mirror. In the gasoline line it is possible to opt for a 1.4 liter engine with 95 hp and a 1.4 T-Jet of 120 hp, while in the diesel line the offer passes through a 1.3 MultiJet engine of 95 hp and by a 1.6 MultiJet of 120 hp. Depending on the chosen engine, it will be coupled to a manual transmission or a DCT automatic.

Fiat Street Type

With regard to the special edition Street that lands in the line of the Fiat Tipo, emphasizes its urban image and with sporty touches. It equips 16-inch alloy wheels in glossy black and the rear windows are darkened. The outer rearview mirror housings show a dark finish, as well as the grille and the door’s internal and external door handles. In relation to the rear, attention is drawn to the specific logo of the special edition Street. Equipped with LED daytime running lights. Mechanically the options are much reduced, as everything passes through a 1.4 liter petrol engine with 95 hp, which comes coupled to a six-speed manual transmission.


In the coming days the line of the Abarth 124 Spider will be enriched with the arrival to the European dealers of new and interesting versions. One of the most eye-catching news is undoubtedly the new Abarth 124 GT. This is the fixed ceiling version that is already on sale. However, there is also room for the arrival of new levels of finish. Abarth decided to add the Tourism finish to the line of the Fiat 124 Spider. This new level of finish will be positioned as the intermediate option between the access version and the so-called GT. It offers a complete standard equipment with certain elements focused for daily use, while other characteristics will captivate the audience that seeks to highlight the character of the Italian roadster. For example, among the equipment offered by the Abarth 124 Spider Tourism stand out the Abarth Record Monza exhaust system with a total of four outlets and the 17-inch aluminum wheels. BOSE sound equipment and Corsa by Sabelt seats give the finishing touch to the interior of the model. With this finish, the line of the Abarth 124 Spider is composed by the following finishes: Spider, Tourism and GT. Below we describe the most relevant equipment offered in the Tourism finish that is already available in the configurator of the Abarth 124 Spider: leather seats Corsa by Sabelt; AM / FM radio with MP3, USB connection and Aux-in; BOSE audio system with 9 speakers and 2 subwoofers; keyless entry and exit system; manual air conditioning; electric windows; rear-view mirrors for electric and heated adjustment; steering wheel Multifunctional performance; Abarth Monza exhaust system with four outputs; antinebline front lights; bi-xenon lights; pack Radio Plus with 7.0-inch touch screen; 17-inch aluminum wheels Abarth Corsa; tire pressure sensor; heated front seats; chrome pedals; black leather upholstery; soft touch instrument panel. Regarding the mechanical part of the new Abarth 124 Spider Turismo, it will be available with the 1.4 literMultiAir Turbo petrol engine of 170 hp and 250 Nm of maximum torque. It can be coupled either to a manual or automatic transmission, both with six speeds and in combination with a rear-wheel drive system.


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has prepared a series of innovations for the Fiat Tipo line in this year of 2019. In addition to the already well-known Mirror and Street versions, now also incorporates the new Sport Type Fiat, more dynamic and equipped with some accessories exclusive to this version. The new Fiat Tipo Sport is renowned for its body kit which includes specially designed bumpers, new fog lights, side skirts, rear airfoil and a rear diffuser integrated into the bumper. In addition, the rearview mirror housings and the roof have a glossy black finish. It also features the main optical groups darkened with bi-xenon headlights, darkened rear windows and specific designed 18-inch alloy wheels. The interior of the Fiat Tipo Sport has also received slight adjustments and a more sporting look thanks to the ‘Total Black’ interior that includes black color coverings for the doors, pillars and ceiling, as well as black leather upholstery with contrast, steering wheel and shift lever lined in leather, etc. The most relevant equipment includes a Uconnect infotainment system with touch screen of 7.0 inches with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, four electric windows, on-board computer with screen of 3.2 inches, multifunctional steering wheel, etc. The engine line of the new Sport finish does not show any new features compared to the rest of the Type line, with several petrol and diesel alternatives. In gasoline the offer contemplates the 1.4 liter with 95 hp, as well as the 1.4 T-Jet of 120 hp, while in diesel customers can choose between the Multijet 1.3 with 95 hp and the Multijet 1.6 that develops 120 hp, in combination with a six-speed manual or automatic DCT transmission. The Sport finish for the Fiat Tipo will only be available with the five-door body and for the time being the manufacturer has not stated what their prices will be.

2018 – FIAT 124 ABARTH GT

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will present several new features at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show 2018, which will be celebrated in a few days, including a new version of the Fiat 124 Abarth that bears the surname ‘GT’, which as a more relevant detail incorporates a new roof made of carbon fiber. The new Fiat 124 Abarth GT has a carbon fiber roof that weighs only 16 pounds that can be removed manually. The hard top is lined inside and features a built-in rear window with trip function that improves visibility. In addition to the improved sound insulation, the hard top provides the 124 with a coupe look. In addition, the 124 Abarth GT debuts a new carbon fiber finish for the front splitter, rear aerofoil and mirrors, plus new 17-inch OZ alloy wheels painted in ‘Gun Metal’ which are 3 pounds lighter than the standard ones. It also offers a new exclusive color for the bodywork called ‘AlpiOrientali’. Regarding the mechanics there is no news, since the model retains the same T-Jet turbo engine of 1.4 liters that develops 170 horsepower and a maximum torque of 250 Nm, appearing coupled to a manual or automatic transmission, in both cases of six speeds. This mechanical configuration allows the Italian brand convertible to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 232 km / h. For now the manufacturer has not provided details on the price of this new version of the Fiat 124 Abarth Spider, nor when it will start marketing.


With the aim of highlighting the multifunctionality of Fiat Toro, launched two and a half years ago and the sales leader of its segment, this Rescue version, in fact a showcar, is based on the Freedom 2.0 AT9 4×4 Turbodiesel engine, and is inspired by a rescue unit for beach or camping and comes equipped with various Mopar accessories.


Since its arrival in the market has already arisen a huge number of special editions of the Fiat 500. The small urban Italian is always ready to receive such series of limited production and time-bound commercialization. Now Fiat has announced a new special edition for the convertible version of its model. This is the new Fiat 500 Collezione. Taking as its starting point the current Fiat 500, the Italian brand made a series of adjustments to equip it with a specific exterior and interior finish and differentiated. Fiat wanted to highlight the different features of the 500 to achieve a more sophisticated and elegant image. It will be available in Europe for the two types of body that make up the line: coupe and cabrio. Analyzing the exterior of the new Fiat 500 Collezione, a series of chrome frames appear on the front bumper, the hood and the exterior rear-view mirror housings. Also featured are the 16-inch alloy wheels. The ‘Collezione’ logo is present and the body can be painted in two colors: Spring (White and Gray) and Aquamarine (White and Green).  To these two-tone finishes it is necessary to add other shades that will completely cover the exterior of the vehicle: Taormina Ivory, Gelato White and Blu Dipinto Blu Blue. It should be noted that in the case of the convertible version, the color of the body will contrast with the color of the hood. If we take a look at the interior images, in addition to matching the colors of the exterior and show the logo of this special edition, the interior of the Fiat 500 Collezione stands out for the technological equipment where Uconnect infotainment system comes with a screen of 7.0 inches compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. And for music lovers, it has Beats Audio Hi-Fi sound equipment.

Although Fiat has not gone into more detail, it ensures that the Collezione edition will be available for a wide range of Fiat 500 and 500 C engines. It can be configured with a gasoline, gasoline + LPG and diesel engine, with a variety of power ratings will cover between 69 and 105 hp. The new Fiat 500 Collezione will begin its commercialization in the market this same year. It will be on sale soon after its passage by the Hall of Geneva 2018. At the moment it is not known the prices that will have and the markets where will be available.


How To Store A Classic Car During Winter

Owning a classic car can be a proud feeling. No matter what the vehicle, be it a vintage Aston Martin, a rare Chevy, or an original Bentley, it is important to pay careful attention to how it is stored. If you are planning to keep your pride and joy safely locked away in a garage during the winter months, you must take steps to ensure that come the spring the engine and other components are still in good working order. Leaving a vehicle sitting unused can be as damaging as driving it recklessly. The tips outlined below should help ensure that your classic car does not suffer any ill effect if left not driven for a number of months. A basic understanding of the correct storage techniques can keep the engine, chassis, and body in perfect condition. Today your car may have a perfect finish, but if you were not to give the paintwork a thorough cleaning and waxing before storage it may not look so great when you next take it out on the road. Make the effort to remove dirt, this includes mud splashes, dead bugs, and so on. Before locking the vehicle up for the winter, make sure you have emptied from inside any items that do not need to remain. Even a misplaced ballpoint pen can be a problem if it was to freeze it may leak ink over the interior. You should only leave the most essential items in the car when it is not in use. Did you know that if you were to leave your classic with a tank full of gasoline this can damage the fuel system? To help prevent this problem from developing, you should add a fuel stabilizer into the tank and allow the engine to run for five minutes to mix in the agent. It would also be of value to have a full tank of fuel as if there was too much empty space this can result in the air condensing internally leading to rust. If you live in a region where the ambient outdoor temperature fluctuates, this can cause your car’s bodywork to appear as if it is sweating. What this actually is is moisture condensing on the paintwork. This best way to prevent this problem from blemishing the paneling is to compare and choose from a selection of car covers. You should also park the vehicle on top of rubber matting to prevent moisture from evaporating from the garage floor causing a problem.

How To Protect Your Car From Environmental Factors

Different covers are used to protect cars from the effects of the sun, acid rain, bird droppings, and animals. They also safeguard vehicles against airborne dirt, ultraviolet radiation, and eyes of thieves. They can also be used inside garages to protect cars from rodents. A cover should be used properly because it can cause damage to the car. It should be the right size to fit the vehicle well. A loose cover may cause scratching to the paint when it is flapped by the wind. You should order a cover that is made for your vehicle specifically. Quality covers have a system for locking them to the bottom of the vehicle to ensure they are tight. The vehicle should also be clean. There are three types of covers. These are waterproof, non-water resistant and water resistant. Each one of these types has its own pros and cons. A cover that is waterproof will keep raindrops away from your car because it is made of a fabric that is coated with plastic. The disadvantage is that the condensation trapped between the vehicle and the cover attacks the paint. The moisture can be devastating especially during winter. To avoid this you can use a soft cloth on the surface of the vehicle and then the plastic cover on top. The cloth will absorb any moisture while the cover provides a tougher layer for protection against other effects. The water-resistant cover comes in many variations of fabrics and weight. This cover is designed to allow air to pass through it but repel water particles and thus prevent condensation. Most covers of this kind are resistant to mildew and they can withstand degradation by sunlight because they have ultraviolet screens in their mesh. If you plan on parking your vehicle outdoors for long this is the best choice. A non-water resistant cover is usually made from pure cotton or a blend of cotton and polyester. Cotton is more preferable because polyester fibers can scratch the paint. A cover made of 100% cotton is gentle on paint and for indoor use, it is the best choice. It should not be used outside for long because it lets water through.

Car covers are easy to take care of. They should be cleaned occasionally according to the instructions provided with them. Most of them may be washed by using a washing machine and a detergent that is mild. Fabric softener should not be used. They should also be dried well according to the instructions from the manufacturer. Car covers – why? I can tell you, not only are they a wise investment for your car but they serve equally well for any vehicle. Whether you wish to protect your car, truck, SUV, boat, snowmobile, jet ski, limousine or RV there is a cover available in today’s market. Why they make sense. Sun, dirt, bird droppings and sap are all enemies to your vehicle. Snow and ice can make for a long morning cleaning your vehicle before work or play. The harmful UV rays of the sun can really take a toll on your vehicle’s finish, fading that shine prematurely. The interior can also suffer, fading the upholstery and drying out the dashboard which can lead to cracks. Covering your vehicle can also hide valuable stereo components leaving less to tempt would-be thieves. Dirt and dust can scratch the surface, even the finest dust can cause damage. Bird droppings can be difficult to remove and also can harm the finish if left unattended. Sap can also be difficult to remove and can also harm the finish. Snow and ice can be a real pain to remove. If you do not have a garage, you need to allow extra time just to leave. Removing snow and scraping ice can be a headache. If your vehicle were covered, there would be no scraping required. Just peel off the cover, shake it off and you are on your way. Even if you have a garage it can help to cover your vehicle, especially if it is not used all that often. Dust buildup can still happen and carelessness as well. Taking out the garbage, kids being kids, working in the garage. All can lead to dings and scratches.

There are numerous covers to choose from these days. There are inexpensive one layer covers, perfect for the garage scenario. There are top of the line four layer fleece lined covers and everything in between. The environment where you live and or park your vehicle will determine the best cover for your car, truck, SUV, limousine, boat or another vehicle. One layer disposable covers are great for short term use such as parking at the airport for a week or so or storing your vehicle for a short time. The two-layer economy covers are great for indoor long-term use or short-term outdoor use. Most two layer covers are water repellent as well as breathable. Three-layer covers are waterproof, UV resistant and most are mildew resistant as well. Then there is the ultimate four layer, fleece lined cover. UV treated, waterproof and especially nice to your finish with the fleece lining. These are top of the line when it comes to protecting your ride. When you are ready to purchase your cover. Shop online, you’ll have more to choose from and most likely a better price. There are many websites to choose from today so be sure to shop around for the best deal. Many sites offer free shipping but don’t be fooled, be sure to check out there return policy and warranty.

The whys and how of covering your vehicle cannot be more important in today’s economy. You must protect your investment. Why let Mother Nature have her way with your hard earned money? Cover your vehicle today. People invest a lot of money and time to acquire assets. The items acquired after a long struggle should be protected from external factors that might cause damages to them. Many asset owners do not take enough time to select a suitable auto wrapper to use in guarding their precious assets against bad weather conditions. It is common to find beautiful vehicle covers so worn out that they should be disposed of. Items used in protecting the vehicle or other assets have evolved technologically making them amazing ways of vehicle protection. There are many brands available in the market which the buyer can select from. Brands should not be a determining factor in making the final choice. The main motivation should be the kind of protection needed for the vehicle. Modern protection for vehicles has been made with features intended to suit a wide cross-section of consumer interests. When shopping for the proper item to protect your asset with, there are various factors you need to consider before making a choice. These considerations will help you to make the best choice in your case. The first consideration should be to know what you are protecting the vehicle from. Different auto owners will have their own reasons for seeking protection. Weather conditions are not the same in various places. Some people will be seeking protection from the sun, snow, rain, sleet or dead leaves from trees. Whatever the cause for the need for protection is, having the right item for the purpose is important. You can be able to get protection for both out and indoor conditions. These protection items are designed to withstand the effects of weather conditions prevailing to keep the vehicle in the best possible condition.

Protection for outdoors should allow the exchange of air to avoid air being trapped under the cover. Accumulated moisture and the direct rays of the sun are damaging to the vehicle paint. Ultra-violet rays of the sun have the effect of making the paint of the auto to fade and lose its luster. Even the people who keep their assets indoors do need the waterproof outdoor chevrolet car cover as well. Protection designed for indoors has various features distinct from those for the outside. People who make use of internal garages are mainly concerned with dust and objects dropping on their assets. Most internal garages are used for other purpose making it possible to cause harm to an unprotected vehicle.