Category: Autos

May 2

2017 – FIAT 500 RIVA

Anticipated earlier this month with a teaser, Fiat today introduced the new Fiat 500 Riva, the most luxurious version of the little Italian. Joining two Italian icons, such as the Fiat 500 and the Riva Aquarama boats, is born the most luxurious and refined segment 'A' segment with many souvenirs from 'Dolce Vita'his limited edition will be available on all European dealers of the brand and only 500 copies will be marketed. Its body will be easily recognized thanks to the 'Evening Blue' body color, exclusive to the Fiat 500 Riva series and the most popular in the Aquariva Super boats, the current descendants of the old Aquarama. The Fiat 500 Cabriolet will also be available in the limited edition Riva with a blue canvas roofther features of the Fiat 500 Riva are the chrome details, such as the rearview mirror housings, the door handles and a frame that surrounds the central part of the hood. An aquamarine-colored double line runs along the Fiat 500 Riva's waistline, which comes on 16-inch alloy wheels with a blue bottom, unique to this special seriesside the most characteristic details are the shift lever, door sills and the central part of the panel, which are made of authentic hand painted mahogany wood on a carbon base for maximum stability and flexibility. This piece makes each Fiat 500 Riva unique, with a detail reminiscent of the famous Riva Aquarama boats. The lightweight leather upholstery carries the signature of Poltrona Frau, seeking to recreate the interior of the Riva Aquariva Super boats terms of equipment, the Fiat 500 Riva has air conditioning, fog lights, LED daytime running lights, Riva specific TFT frame and Uconnect Live multimedia equipment with Bluetooth, voice control, USB and AUX. The DAB radio and TomTom navigator are optional, as is the Beats signed 440-watt audio equipment and eight-channel digital amplifier. In the mechanical line of the Fiat 500 Riva will not be present the modified Cadillac or Chrysler engines of the famous Aquarama. In its place, the usual engines of the Fiat 500 line appear. On the side of the gasoline blocks is the 1.2 of 69 hp, as well as the 0.9 TwinAir of 85 and 105 hp of power. The diesel line offers a single engine: the 1.3 MultiJet of 95 hp.


Fiat will arrive at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show loaded with news. One of them will be an interesting limited edition that celebrates the anniversary of one of its most important current and historical models: the Fiat 500. July 4, 1957 is a date that will remember the history of the Italian manufacturer, since it was when the assembly line of its factory in Turin saw the first 500 come out. The 'big car' is already close to reaching retirement age, but the truth is that Cinquecento still has many years of active life.To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 500, Fiat personnel will show in Geneva the new Fiat 500 Sessantesimo, a limited edition of which only 560 units will be produced. With a specific image, a complete equipment and an interesting mechanical offer, the new 500 Sessantesimo will be a perfect homage to the important date. Part of the base of the Fiat 500 C, the convertible version of the model. Taking a look at the images from the outside, we find a body with a bicolor paint that receives the name of 'Dolce Vita' and that combines a White for the body of the vehicle and an Ivory for the hood and part of the sides. There is also a vintage logo on the front between the chrome 'mustaches', the rear cover and the steering wheel, as well as chrome trim on the hood and other elements with the same chrome finish. In addition, it features 16-inch alloy wheels and the hood is gray.nside Fiat 500 Sessantesimo, in addition to the relevant numbered plate, Fiat staff created a new leather upholstery in Ivory with Bordô seams, as well as specific bicolour rugs and a central panel strip also in Bordô. terms of standard equipment, this limited edition of the Fiat 500 will be very complete, as it includes, among other elements, the gear lever and multifunction steering wheel leather upholstery, Uconnect Radio Live infotainment system with 7.0-inch touch screen, Bluetooth and USB connection, satellite navigator, auxiliary audio jack, automatic climate control, fog lights, rear parking sensors, cruise control and cruise control. Optionally it is possible to count on the light and rain sensor, bi-xenon headlights, tinted rear windows and the Beats Audio system. In mechanical terms, the engine line of the new Fiat 500 Sessantesimo will be composed by gasoline and diesel options. In the first case it will be possible to opt for a 1.2-liter 69-hp engine or a 0.9-liter TwinAir of 85 hp, respectively. The diesel alternative will be the small 1.3-liter 16V MultiJet II 95 hp turbodiesel engine. Despite its price not being disclosed, the new 500 Sessantesimo will be on sale from March 9 in the main EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets. The first deliveries will not take place before July 4 of this year.

2017 - FIAT 595 ABARTH

Abarth introduced the renewed line 595. Available in hatchback and convertible format, it has the 595, 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione versions - with different power levels and adjustments. One of the great news is the increased power of the 1.4 T-Jet enginee basic version now has 145 hp (10 hp more) and in the 595 version Turismo offers 165 hp (5 hp more) with a turbo Garrett. At the top of the line emerges the 595 Competizione, which has the optional mechanical self-locking differential (Abarth DAM).lly highlighted for a new air intake more prominent, a new rear diffuser and new inserts in the body. It also has new daytime running lights and LEDs as standard. Xenon headlights are optional. It also features the new 17-inch Granturismo wheels, 7% lighter and with a 50% larger ventilated surfaceExternally new body colors emerge: Modena Yellow, Abarth Red, Iridato White three-tiered and two-color combinations Scorpione Black / Podio Blue, Scorpione Black / Gray Record and Gray / Abarth Red Track. Finally, 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione now have Koni FSD shock absorbersside there are new materials, specifically details on carbon fiber and Alcantara. As an option, Salbert Corsa carbon-lined leather seats and Alcantara. There is also a flat-bottomed steering wheel and an instrument panel adapted from the competition. Also debut is the Uconnect system, with 5.0 or 7.0-inch screen option, 480 W BeatsAudio sound system with seven speakers.


At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, which opens its doors in a few days, the scorpion brand decided to expand its family of models by introducing a special version of its well-known Abarth 500. This is the Abarth 595 Pista, and taking its name, it shares the largest part of the traits with the family 595, 595 Tourism and 595 Competizione, with the exception of a long list of specifications of high yield, especially arranged to the small Italian. Underneath its curved hood is a 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces a power of 160 hp, enough to catapult this vitaminized version of the Fiat 500 from 0 to 100 km / h in just 7.3 seconds, while its maximum speed is estimated at 215 km / h. But if we add up the list of high performance components included, that number should go up a bit more.he new 595 Track features a high-performance brake system, a Koni rear suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, an Abarth Record Monza exhaust system, such as the Abarth 124 Spider, and a telemetry system board, among others. In addition, buyers can choose the color of the brake calipers and the details of the front and rear bumpers, while the propeller will be available with both manual and six-speed sequential. 2017 - FIAT 695 ABARTH RIVALE 175 ANNIVERSARYat continues its partnership with Riva and to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the boat manufacturer, a special edition with the Abarth emblem and the name Abarth 695 Rivale comes on the markeivale comes with a two-tone exterior painting that combines the colors 'Shera Riva Blue' and 'Gray Shark' with a thin double line in 'Navy Blue' color, plus some chrome appliqués. In relation to the interior, we highlight the Poltrona Frau leather upholstery in blue color, plus some elements in carbon fiber, steering wheel and shift lever lined in blue leather, black rugs with details in blue, etc. The equipment of the Abarth 695 Rivale is very complete and includes a Uconnect infotainment system with touch screen of 7.0 inches with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB and Bluetooth. In addition, the special edition '695 Rivale 175 Anniversary' features a numbered handwritten plaque that can optionally include the owner's boat name. The Abarth 695 Rivale uses the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with 180 hp and a maximum torque of 250 Nm, which comes coupled with a manual or automatic transmission, an Akrapovic Slovenian-certified exhaust system, Brembo brakes and Koni suspension. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 225 km / From the special edition called '695 Rivale 175 Anniversary' will be produced only 175 copies in the closed version and another 175 in the convertible versionlò has just arrived at the Fiat dealership network with its 2017 line even more equipped, with more complete versions that increase the attractiveness of the modelventure version of the Doblò 2017 gains new external characterization with alloy wheels + 16 inch steppe wiarkened paint exclusive to the version and new dark gray finish on the front bumper frame. Internally, the Doblò Adventure expands its list of standard contents with leather steering wheel with radio controls, armrest in the driver's seat, split rear seat with three-point belt, thus offering more comfort and safety to the occupants. For more adventurous consumers, the version features the optional Adventure Locker - differential locking system that allows you to overcome adverse terrain.

The Essence versions, 5 and 7 seats, have also won new items: a split rear seat with a three-point belt and armrest in the driver's seat. They complete the list of equipment that already has air conditioning, power steering, electric locks, longitudinal bars on the roof, among others. As an option, the Doblò Essence offers the Evolution Kit, consisting of MP3 / WMA Connect CD radio, external electric mirrors, fog lights, leather steering wheel with radio controls (6 buttons) plus rear parking sensor. The Fiat Doblò can also be further equipped with the various Mopar accessories. Among them, Central Multimedia with rear camera, partition partition, back seat, antitheft alarm, cross bars, Car Bag, among others. With more standard equipment, the 2017 Fiat Doblò line is even more attractive and competitive. Check the prices below: Doblò Essence 5 places 1.8 - R $ 76.890 Doblò Essence 7 places 1.8 - R $ 78.290 Doblò Adventure 1.8 - R $ 85,230

Oct 10

Cozy Car Seat Covers for Your Baby

Your choice of car seat covers matters a lot when you have to let the baby ride with you in your car. Especially when used frequently, auto seat covers should not only fit yours and the car's needs but most importantly, the baby's as well. You should identify the primary concerns when choosing a seat cover for your baby. It would help if you know what kind of features that the cover has which will be perfect during any travel with the family especially with a baby in tow. When buying a car seat covers that are considered to be baby- friendly, you have to choose those that are:

  1. Made with the best materials. Cotton is a good choice when you are considering the baby. Other fabrics may be too thick that it will make the baby feel hot and uncomfortable on the journey. Some fabrics can even irritate the baby's sensitive skin and produce rashes. Cotton is a soft and breathable fabric which means air could flow in between the fibers ensuring well-ventilated covers. It does not irritate the skin so the baby will not feel itchy. It is also washable so you can easily wash off dirt from the baby's food and drink spills. You just have to make sure that the seat cover is washed and dried thoroughly before every travel.
  1. Padded car covers. Riding the car could sometimes be bumpy especially when you are headed to exotic places where you will have a family picnic. You wouldn't want the baby to be so stressed with the bumpy ride would you? A properly padded cover ensures that the baby can still have adequate sleep without getting disturbed from the movement of the vehicle. The pads will promote a relaxed environment for the baby however long the ride may be. A padded cover ensures that the baby stays comfortable and cushioned all throughout the journey.
  1. Colorful. Babies learn pretty quickly. Do not waste the chance to teach your baby with colors and patterns whenever you travel. Aside from the learning opportunity, it is also one way to entertain the baby during long drives. Choose those that are printed with colorful designs such as flowers and animals. For sure the baby will be delighted and will not mind traveling with you.

Taking the baby out of the house does not mean she has to endure a stressful journey towards the destination. Even with the simple choice of car seat covers could make a difference in maintaining her comfort and safety during the travel. Ensuring that the auto car seats are made with the best fabric will help promote a comfy and snuggly ride. Padded ones ensure a safe and less bumpy travel experience. Lovely decorated car seat covers promote learning as well as keeping the baby entertained. Those are the things that you need to consider when buying car covers. Never jeopardize the baby's comfort and safety whenever she is in the car with you. Automobile seat covers are one of the most essential elements of car accessories. These car covers can help in enhancing the looks of one's automobile. Consumers can be overwhelmed by the choices available for classic ford model a best fitting car cover.

Automobile seat covers depend on the personal choice or preference of the car owner. There are ample options and designs available in the market. Cotton is one of the most commonly chosen fabrics for the seats. One of the most essential factors while selecting the seat cover is the comfort offered by it. Leather seats can turn hot in summers. Nobody would want leather stick to his or her back or thighs during a blazing summer afternoon. Cotton covered car seat is a natural choice for consumers who reside in the torrid or temperate zone. Consumers staying in cooler climates may prefer leather to cotton. The market for car seat covers is extensive. One may opt for sheepskin or faux sheepskin fabric as their automobile seat cover. Another option available to consumers is the acrylic fur. Consumers who are style conscious and who want to accentuate the look of their cars can opt for acrylic fur seats. Car owners residing in a cold climate may also opt for fur as the preferred fabric for car interiors. One must keep in mind that fur and acrylic fur require extensive cleaning in short intervals. Fur and acrylic fur have the tendency of accumulating dust hence; they fall in the category of high maintenance fabrics. Both of these fabrics will absorb water hence, one needs to be extremely careful to avoid any food spillage. Leather, on the other hand, is easier to clean.

Consumers who look for stylish options can choose from animal prints, bold stripes, or solid colors. One can also customize the design as per their liking. Few consumers may opt for having family pictures printed on plain covers, to make a memorabilia. Some consumers may prefer the camouflage covers as they give a rugged look to the automobile. One must always ensure that the seat covers are in harmony with the interiors of the car. Consumers who prefer utility to style may opt for vinyl seats. Vinyl is low maintenance fabric. Neoprene is the latest entrant in the car seat cover market. Neoprene is similar to Vinyl. It can be cleaned easily, and it offers strong resistance to water and moisture. Vinyl and Neoprene are two fabrics that fall in a cost-efficient, utilitarian and low maintenance category. Once the design and colors are finalized, consumers must look out for padding options. It is essential that the car seat is well contoured to provide comfort to the driver and passengers. One can customize the padding options as per their comfort. Car covers should fit the seat like the hand in glove. Many consumers prefer ordering custom cut seat covers to avoid hassles. It is essential to have spare covers that can be used when the existing ones are being cleaned.

Getting a new car is always very exciting and thrilling, especially the part where you'll outfit it with the right items that you can use while you're on the road. Things are even more special with a sports car, as most people see owning these vehicles as a dream come true. Now, aside from being a very happy experience, accessorizing your new sports car is also challenging. Of course, you need to get the right items that will help you get the most out of these great wheels, so you need to choose wisely and appropriately. To help you get an idea what are the most important things in outfitting your new sports car, here's a short list of items that you should definitely consider getting:

  1. Phone or gadget docks

A lot of people who own sports cars also have very busy schedules, so they may still need to be available even while driving. To make it safer, though, hands-free systems are more attractive options. These docks aren't even too intrusive and wouldn't mess the interior of your ride. Also, you can choose something that will match the design of your dash, so it can fit in sleekly into the whole scheme.

  1. Car cover

Of course, you'll want your car to be pristine and spotless at all times. This makes them a lot prettier and more valuable, and it says a lot about its owner. This is why most owners make it a point to park them in a covered garage, where no intruders can damage or mess up the car's exterior. However, this may not be enough protection for your ride.

To ensure that no falling debris will damage your car's exterior, a car cover could help you give it another "coating" that can prevent scratching or any kind of damage happening on your paint job.

  1. Special car seat covers

The inside of the car is also very important to beautify as much as the outside of it. This makes it a complete wondrous package altogether. The great thing here is that by just outfitting your car with a sleek and attractive car seat covers, you can easily make it even prettier and envy-worthy. As these items come in a wide array of designs and styles, you can really find something that will best decorate your sports car without a fuss.

  1. Rugs and mats

Covering the floors of your car is another important thing to do. These things can help complete the look you're trying to go for in your vehicle, so make sure to find something that will match or even complement the seat covers that you have.

  1. GPS system

A GPS system is a definite essential for every vehicle, not just a sports car. They're extremely useful in so many ways. This is why having them should be your top priority.

  1. Tools

Although these items aren't exactly what you can call as an "accessory", they're still extremely important to have. Being prepared is one of the most vital things you should be while on the road, so having the right items to help you in facing almost any incident while traveling could be very helpful. Aside from these five examples, there are still tons of other accessories that could be very useful for new sports car owners. Make sure to do ample research for these things, so you can be prepared in taking your new luxury car for a ride. Your vehicle is your most prized possession and now that you have decided to protect it with a cover, you need to purchase the right one. Look for a manufacturer that offers a variety of outdoor covers that excel in different environments so that your vehicle is protected no matter what the weather.

 A fleece layered car cover will protect your vehicle's fine finish.

If your vehicle has an antenna, you will need a cover that comes with a small patch made of the same material, with an adhesive backing and a perforated hole in the center. This will allow you to create a reinforced hole in your vehicle cover. Covers will accommodate your mirrors without pocketing them. This ensures that you will get maximum durability from your cover, as mirror pockets are unnecessary and are usually the first part of a cover to deteriorate or rip. If you're located in a high wind area be sure to tie down your cover using the grommets provided. Do not rely on the elasticized hems at the bottom of your vehicle cover to keep on during strong winds. When trailering your snowmobile, ATV, UTV or motorcycle, make sure that the tie downs are securely in place. Never use your cover while trailering your car, truck or SUV. Many manufacturers provide a decent warranty for your vehicle cover. You can often find ten-year warranties for premium vehicle covers through various companies. Whereas the basic all-purpose vehicle covers come with limited short-term warranties. Whatever your budget is you should be able to find a quality cover for your vehicle. Ranging from economy covers at 39.99 to the Supreme 4 layers fleeced lined covers at 99.99; there is a cover that fits your budget. The size depends on your vehicle so you need to know the make and model of your vehicle to make sure you select the correct fit Whether your need is for indoor or light outdoor use, waterproof, heavy downpours, UV protection, and heat reduction, snow, and ice, or all types of weather, there is a vehicle cover that fits your vehicle.