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joi, 21 aprilie 2016

Jeep® Renegade and Jeep Wrangler are “Cars of the Year” according to Auto Bild allrad

  • Jeep® Renegade named best "Off-road vehicle and SUV up to €30,000"
  • Jeep Wrangler is the winner in the category "Off-road vehicles and SUVs from €30,000 - €50,000"
  • Second top placing in a row for the Renegade since 2015

For the second consecutive year,  the expert readers of the German SUV and 4×4 specialist magazine "Auto Bild allrad" selected the Jeep® Renegade as their favourite car in the import class of "Off-road vehicles and SUVs up to €30,000". A very important recognition that demostrates that the first Jeep compact SUV, and latest addition to the Jeep family, comes immediately to mind of the German reader.

The Auto Bild allrad readers also chose Jeep Wrangler, the icon of the number one SUV brand, as the winner in the import class of the "Off-road vehicles and SUVs from €30,000 - €50,000" category.

Auto Bild allrad is one of the leading magazines for 4x4 enthusiasts on and off the road in Europe. First published in 2002, it has a monthly circulation of almost 70,000 copies and 260,000 readers.

In addition to the two prestigous awards, the Auto Bild allrad readers awarded both the Wrangler and the Renegade the second place in the respective overall classes incuding all German national brands, further confirming the strong appreciation of the German public for the Jeep icon and its top selling model.

A total of 170 models split into 10 categories participated in the contest. The readers' vote proved that both the Jeep Renegade and the Jeep Wrangler can boast unsurpassed on and off road performance.

Jeep Renegade was introduced in September 2014 throughout the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa) where it is available with a full-range comprising four different trim levels - Sport, Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk - and a choice of efficient turbo diesel and petrol engines combined with four-wheel drive or front wheel-drive configurations.

Jeep Renegade is the top-selling model of the Jeep range and the main driver of Jeep commercial success in the region. Its record-setting pace is confirmed in the first quarter of 2016 where, with 19,159 units sold in Europe, Renegade recorded a 51.25% growth compared with the same period in 2015. Through March, Renegade also achieved its best ever quarter in Europe as well as in several markets such as Italy, the UK, France, Spain and Austria.

 The list of awards gained by the Jeep compact SUV in EMEA since its launch includes:

"New Car of the Year 2015"
- Quattroruote (Italy);
"Best SUV of the Year 2015"
- Coches.net (Spain);
"Car of the Year 2016"
- Autoesporte (Brazil);
"4x4 of the Year 2015"
- 4x4 Magazine (France);
"SUV of the Year 2015"
- 4x4 Tout-Terrain Magazine (France);
"Car of the Year 2016" awarded by a panel of specialist journalists in Greece;
"Best Buy Award 2016" in the Subcompact-SUV category for US Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy;
"4x4 of the Year 2016"
- 4x4 Magazine (UK);
"Car of the Year" and "SUV of the Year"
-  Motor24 (Estonia);  
"Best Crossover Basta!"
- BilMagasinet (Denmark);
"Offroad Vehicle of the Year 2015" category subcompact SUV
- OFF ROAD (Germany)

Turin, 20th April 2016

miercuri, 13 aprilie 2016

Nasce Ypsilon Mya. Lancia si veste di fascino e novità

Lancia Newsletter Aprile 2016


  Nasce Ypsilon Mya. Look esclusivo, design seducente, stile unico.
Ti conquista all’istante con le sue nuance di colore dagli effetti cangianti e con i suoi dettagli preziosi.
Ha un’anima romantica ma dal carattere grintoso. Lasciati catturare. E poi sarai tu a catturare chi vuoi.
Nel weekend vieni a conoscere Mya: ti aspetta in concessionaria il 16 e 17 Aprile.
Ypsilon Mya. Non può essere che tua.


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Scegli la tua nuova Ypsilon da sfoggiare in questa stagione.
  Benvenuto su Lancia.it  


  Nel mese che invita ad aprirsi al sole, all’aria e alle novità, lasciati sorprendere dalle proposte di Y.O.U. con i suoi servizi e i suoi contenuti esclusivi, e con la classe e lo stile Ypsilon di sempre. Esplora la piattaforma di Ypsilon Owners United e unisciti alla community dedicata ai proprietari e fan Lancia.
Per te, un mondo di sconti, vantaggi e promozioni tutto da gustare. Una golosa primizia di stagione.
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  Approfitta della promozione di Aprile:
Gamma Ypsilon è tua con finanziamento a 9.000 Euro, oltre oneri finanziari.
TAN 5,35% e TAEG 8,53% con 5 porte e clima.
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The Successful Partnership Between the Jeep® and Harley-Davidson® Brands Continues in 2016

  • The two brands will be joining forces for the third consecutive year.
  • The entire line-up of the most awarded SUV range ever available for test drives.
  • The official HOG and JOG clubs' members to be Ambassadors and stars of the events.
  • The EMEA tour activities can be followed on all Jeep social channels.

For the third year running, the Jeep® brand will be the official partner of Harley-Davidson® and will attend the main events organized by the legendary motorcycling brand in the EMEA region. The prestigious collaboration is based on the authentic shared values of passion, freedom and team spirit.

The partnership between the two American icons has been renewed for 2016 in the wake of the success of the past two editions, which attracted more than 600,000 participants in 2014 and over one million in 2015. From end April to September, the program is packed and consists of 13 events in eight European countries (e.g. France, Germany, Netherlands , Austria, UK, Italy, Slovenia and the Czech Republic) plus one event in South Africa. The first gathering will be at the Euro Festival, from April 28th to May 1st, on the Gulf of Saint-Tropez at the same time as the event in South Africa.

The Harley Village, set up for each event, will host the Jeep stand where the public will be able to discover and test drive the full Jeep SUV line-up beside a selection of Jeep showcars customized with exclusive Mopar accessories.

The JOG (Jeep Owners Group) and the HOG (Harley Owners Group) will be stars of the various European gatherings. Launched in August 2014, JOG is 'the one and only' official fan club run centrally by the Jeep brand, and it is active in 24 countries across the EMEA region with 64,000 members. HOG was born in 1983, and it counts a total of 116,000 members in the EMEA region.

The two official clubs gather owners and enthusiasts who share common values: the pride of driving an icon, the longing for freedom and the desire for adventure. But affinities do not end there. The members of both clubs share the passion for travel and adventure, and transfer their own personalities to the vehicles they drive, in terms of loyalty and customization. Not by chance, Jeep drivers and Harley-Davidson riders feel that they belong to a great community.

Follow Jeep EMEA news and video on:
Brand blog: www.jeep-people.com
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Twitter: www.twitter.com/Jeep_People
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Turin, 11 April 2016

joi, 7 aprilie 2016

Alfa Romeo and Abarth Triumph at the “Motor Klassik Awards 2016”

The readers of the German magazine "Motor Klassik" have crowned the brand-new Alfa Romeo Giulia as "Future Classic" in the "mid-size" category and Abarth 595 in the "small" category, the latter for the second year running. Alfa Romeo 4C was the winner in the "coupé" class for the third time in a row. The title of "Classic Car of the Year" went to the rare 1930s Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring luxury sports car.

The award ceremony of the "Motor Klassik 2016" competition organised by the German specialised motoring magazine with a readership of over 22,000 experts, most of whom are classic car owners, took place at the Dyck medieval castle, a short distance away from Düsseldorf, yesterday evening.

The survey, divided by model category, aimed at identifying what current cars have the potential of becoming timeless icons - or "Future Classics", in their words. The accolade is an important indicator of the collectable car trends of tomorrow.

This year's champions were Alfa Romeo and Abarth and their winning models confirm the everlasting allure of Italian design and racing-inspired technology. This is what the readers of the German magazine thought by electing the new Alfa Romeo Giulia as "Future Classic" in the "mid-size" category and Alfa Romeo 4C in the "coupé" class, the latter for the third time in a row. Abarth 595 successfully reconfirmed the title won last year in the "small" category. Alfa Romeo also earned a "Classic Car of the Year" title with the 8C 2900B Touring, an extremely rare 1930s sports car and arguably one of Alfa Romeo's most beautiful cars ever.

Some eighty years separate the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B from today's Alfa Romeo 4C and Alfa Romeo Giulia but the models still have some crucial features in common. For instance, all three transfer the best technology developed for racing to the road. The chassis and the eight-cylinder engine of the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B, in particular, derived from the successful versions used in competitions. Similarly, the modern Alfa Romeo 4C and Alfa Romeo Giulia have components originally developed for Formula 1.

An example is the carbon fibre (monocoque) cockpit which, together with the ample use of aluminium and special composite materials, allows the Alfa Romeo 4C to achieve an empty weight of just 895 kilograms and a weight-to-power ratio of less than 4 kilograms: a record even for a supercar.

Furthermore, the engine of Alfa Romeo 4C is a four-cylinder direct injection turbo with a displacement of 1750 cubic centimetres that delivers 240 HP.

The new 2.9-litre petrol BiTurbo engine developed for Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is the ultimate expression of the "meccanica delle emozioni" concept. Inspired by Ferrari technologies and engineering skills, the engine is entirely made of aluminium and delivers 510 HP of power and over 600 Nm of torque. Performance is exhilarating: top speed of 307 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.9 seconds. The generous use of ultra-light materials (such as carbon fibre, aluminium and aluminium composite and plastic material) and the adoption of exclusive features, such as the Active Aero Splitter which actively manages downforce at fast speed, are also taken from the world of racing.

Abarth 595 also has racing car DNA. The name itself is homage to one of the most successful racing cars of the 1960s which contributed to the fame of car tuner and maker Carlo Abarth. The classic Abarth 595 reaped win and after win with its (modest to today's standards) 32 HP engine, while its modern counterpart unleashes up to five times more power for an exhilarating driving experience. Available in sedan or convertible, the Abarth 595 range features three trim levels ("Elaborabile," "Turismo," and "Competizione"), three power levels of the 1.4-litre T-jet engine (140 HP, 160 HP, and 180 HP) and two transmissions (five-speed manual or robotised sequential). Abarth 695 Biposto, known as the "smallest supercar," completes the line-up. Delivering 190 HP, the car secures the thrills and technology of a real racing car on everyday roads.

The third title for Alfa Romeo 4C, the second success for Abarth 595 and the first victory of Alfa Romeo Giulia add to the FCA prize record placing the brand at the top of the "Motor Klassik Awards" ranking. Titles won in the past include those of Alfa Romeo 159 and Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione in 2009, and those taken by Fiat 500 in 2012 and 2013. Worth remembering is the 1930s Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 named "Classic Car of the Year" by the readers of "Klassik Awards" in 2012.

Turin, 6 April 2016

FCA Star of the “2016 Techno Classica” Motor Show in Essen

From 6 to 10 April the German town will host the prestigious event dedicated to vintage vehicles. Among the participants is FCA - with its Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Fiat brands which will be parading a number of precious historic models alongside the latest new releases.

Launch of the 28th edition of "Techno Classica" hosted in Gruga Hallen (Essen) and ready to welcome fans and exhibitors from around the world. FCA will attend the event, confirming its interest in this sector pervading contemporary society and enjoying continuous growth, which adds value to the modern automotive sector. In particular, the public can admire several historical models of the Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Abarth brands together with the latest current production models. It is the best way to strongly reiterate the uniqueness of each brand in the international arena, a heritage of cars and designers, races and engines, style and innovation that have marked technological progress and the sporting events of the twentieth century.

Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo's collection focuses on its sports saloons, a concept that the Italian brand itself invented and which has now been updated and upgraded with the new Giulia. Visitors to the Essen show can see four precious models from the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese called "La macchina del tempo": the 1900 (1950), the Giulia TI Super (1963), the 75 Turbo Evoluzione (1987) and the 156 D2 "SuperTurismo" (1998). Alongside these rarities is a captivating Giulia Quadrifoglio, the quintessence of the new Alfa Romeo style and the ultimate expression of the "meccanica delle emozioni" concept.
The sports saloon concept originated back in 1950 with the 1900 (L4, 1884 cc, 80 HP) which opened the way to a new era for the brand. Alfa Romeo's first car built entirely on a production line, it was also the first to be designed according to industrial criteria, including the monocoque, and the first with a four-cylinder engine developed for mass production. The most significant features of the 1900 are its dynamic performance characteristics. Speed, road holding, handling and active safety made this model the first high-performance three-box saloon (it was also highly appreciated by private drivers).
In 1963, the Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Super further developed the concept of "sports saloon". Built in 501 units, it is the ready-to-race version of the Giulia, with the 4-cylinder 1.6 litre engine increased to 112 HP lightened by a hundred or so kilos and with a top speed of 190 km/h. Another star of the German show will be the 1987 Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evolution (L4, 1762 cc, 155 HP, turbo) that, similarly to what happened 24 years before with the Giulia TI Super, was produced in a limited edition of 500 units specifically made for type approval in "Group A" of the Touring Car category. The rules of touring cars changed a decade later. Since 1998, Alfa Romeo has raced the so-called Class 2 version of the 156 model (L4, 1995 cc, 310 HP). And so, tradition continues. Like the 1900, the Giulia and the 75, the 156 confirmed the winning concept of "sports saloon" that we find today in the brand-new Giulia.
Finally, two vintage models will be on display at "Techno Classica" in Essen: the Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider "Duetto" and the Giulia Sprint GTA, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of two important events in the brand's history. In fact, in 1966 the Alfa Romeo Spider, the famous "Duetto", made its début. It was the renowned two-seater driven by Dustin Hoffman in the cult movie "The Graduate". And in that same year Alfa Romeo won the European Touring Car Championship for the first time with the Giulia Sprint GTA, and clinched a repeat victory the following year. The GTA soon became the undisputed queen of touring racing. In addition, also in 1966 it set another record: it was the first touring car to complete the Nürburgring circuit in less than 10 minutes. With De Adamich-Zeccoli, the Autodelta coupé finished the Nordschleife in 9'59".

Another brand making a comeback to the "Techno Classica" is Fiat, which is presenting an icon of the '60s to the general public: the Fiat 124 Sport Spider. Launched in 1966, the model on display dates to 1969 and retains all of its original charm still today. Developed from the Fiat 124 saloon, the Spider version was a sports car that very soon everyone fell in love with, also because of Pininfarina's design. Pininfarina is a historic partner of the Italian car maker and a prominent name in the automotive sector. The 124 Spider was fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox, a 1438 cm3 twin camshaft engine and disc brakes on all four wheels.
Americans were mad about the proportions and noticeably Italian style of the Fiat 124 Spider, as well as its waterproof soft top that could be lowered directly from the driver's seat very quickly and simply. Over 200,000 units were produced between 1966 and 1985, and more than three-quarters of them crossed the Atlantic.
The new Fiat 124 Spider will also be on stand at "Techno Classica". Its advanced style houses the classic beauty of its ancestor without betraying its essence. A tribute to the iconic car launched 50 years ago and whose name it carries, the new Fiat 124 Spider follows the tradition of its legendary ancestor and brings its classic styling and performance to a new generation. The new Fiat Spider is equipped with the reliable 1.4-litre turbo four-cylinder engine with MultiAir technology, which delivers 140 HP and 240 Nm of torque, and is available with a six-speed manual transmission.

Completing the line-up at the "2016 Techno Classica" is the Scorpion brand, Abarth. It is presenting a historic Fiat Abarth 124 in the road version and the new Abarth 124 spider, which is making its official début in Germany precisely in Essen.
Designed to satisfy even the most demanding drivers, the car can already be ordered anywhere in Europe for Euro 40,000 and will be available in dealerships starting from September. The new Abarth 124 spider can also be purchased with the FCA Bank solution by paying 300-Euro monthly instalments.
The new Abarth 124 spider is fitted with rear-wheel drive, sophisticated suspension and a four-cylinder 1.4 MultiAir Turbo engine with 170 HP, paired with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic Sequenziale Sportivo gearbox with steering-wheel paddle shifters.
The fusion between historic heritage and the hunger for continuous technical progress is part of the Scorpion brand's DNA, as also demonstrated by the cars showcased in Essen and by the ambitious "Abarth Classiche" initiative. This project, first launched last November at the Officine Abarth in Mirafiori in Turin, is organised on various levels, from the restoration atelier to the Abarth Register which coordinates shows, events, rallies and competitions. As expected, the programme has been a great success, with numerous certifications already carried out and a long waiting list of bookings. The coherence between current models and those which set so many motoring records is one of the secrets of the brand's commercial success. More information is available on the brand-new website: http://www.abarthclassiche.com. As for digital resources, "The Scorpionship", the only Abarth official community dedicated to owners, collectors, Abarth club members and fans, opened on March 1. Anyone can register by filling out the form on the http://scorpionship.abarth.com website. "The Scorpionship" members will have access to plenty of exciting advantages, promotions and racing opportunities as well as exclusive invites to meetings for fans.

Turin, 5 April 2016