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Fiat 'Immigrants' Ad Shows How Eager the Car is to Reach America

By: Katherine Vong - Published: • References: nytimes & brandingmagazine
In an another effort to promote the Fiat in the United States, the Italian automaker has launched the Fiat 'Immigrants' commercial to demonstrate just how eager the little Italian vehicle is to get to American soil.

The Fiat 'Immigrants' commercial is the first to promote all three Fiat models -- the Fiat 500, Fiat 500c and the Fiat Abarth -- and it shows them diving off cliffs and driving into the ocean in order to "swim" all the way to the United States. The commercial, created by Dallas-based Richards Group, is a funny attempt to get more Americans to embrace the car after a less-than-stellar period of sales in 2011 and a couple of commercials featuring J-Lo that garnered very cool reception.

According to Olivier Francois, entering the North American market has been tougher than expected. He says, "It is a segment that is kind of challenging. Connecting the product in the United States to its Italian heritage and putting the 500 in its context are what we need to do." Stats for Cliff-Diving Cars Trending: Older & Average
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