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Volkswagen talks to Fiat Chrysler about possible takeover - report

Members of the families controlling Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler have reportedly met to discuss the possibility of the German giant taking over the Italian-American car maker...

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2014 Fiat Panda Cross revealed : New images and further details of 4x4 baby SUV
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2014 Fiat Panda Cross revealed : New images and further details of 4x4 baby SUV

Forget cumbersome large off-roaders: the tiny 2014 Fiat Panda Cross has been revealed, with dozens of new images and further details about the rough-and-tumble mini SUV. The most rugged and hardcore model of the Fiat Panda range, the four-wheel drive baby SUV is designed to give buyers a city-sized alternative to larger off-road vehicles on the market, and is due to be rolled out across European showrooms from September 2014...


2014 Fiat 500 : Pop base model now $17,000 driveaway
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2014 Fiat 500 : Pop base model now $17,000 driveaway

The tiny Fiat 500 city car that will be updated in just a few weeks' time in Australia will bring with it a huge price hike for the Pop base model. When the Italian brand was handed over from its previous distributor to an in-house arrangement in June 2013, Fiat Chrysler Australia announced sharp pricing for the entry-level Fiat 500 Pop of just $14,000 driveaway...


Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Review
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Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Review

Hitting 50 is a big milestone for any marque, and the Fiat Abarth 595 birthday edition throws quite the party.


2014 Fiat Abarth 500C Esseesse Review
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2014 Fiat Abarth 500C Esseesse Review

The Abarth 500C Esseesse could be the most fun on four wheels without endangering your driver's licence.


2015 Fiat 500 Abarth : New automatic gearbox improves torque, still no-go for Australia
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2015 Fiat 500 Abarth : New automatic gearbox improves torque, still no-go for Australia

The updated 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth with its new six-speed automatic transmission will get improved drivability, but Australian drivers won't reap the benefits. The updated Fiat 500 Abarth's 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine sees torque jump from 220Nm to 250Nm, matching the recently revealed Fiat 595 Abarth 50th Anniversary model's pulling power output...


Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter
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Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter

Matt Campbell assesses seven load-lugging light commercial vans to see whether buyers are making the right business decision.


Fiat to offer its own version of Mitsubishi Triton in 2016 - report
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Fiat to offer its own version of Mitsubishi Triton in 2016 - report

The new-generation Mitsubishi Triton due to debut later this year will also be sold as a Fiat in Europe and Latin America, according to reports out of Europe. The all-new Mitsubishi Triton has been confirmed for a 2014 debut ahead of its arrival in Australia in 2015, and Automotive News Europe claims sources have said the Japanese maker will provide its new ute to Fiat in select markets, with styling and specification modifications expected...


Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary confirmed for Australia, priced at $45,000
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Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary confirmed for Australia, priced at $45,000

The Fiat Abarth 595 50th Anniversary edition has been uncovered, with the brand claiming it's the fastest and most powerful 595 model ever - and it's coming to Australia in limited numbers. Just 50 examples of the new Fiat 595 Abarth model will be sold here, with an asking price of $45,000 - or $10,010 more than the standard version...


Fiat 500e: Sergio Marchionne says "I hope you don't buy it"
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Fiat 500e: Sergio Marchionne says "I hope you don't buy it"

The Fiat 500e may be a technological showcase for the brand but it is also a money-losing machine according to company CEO Sergio Marchionne The outspoken Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief has gone as far as to discourage prospective buyers from purchasing the electric city car - which is currently only sold in California and is priced at US$32,300 ($35,000) before incentives - because each car loses the company about $14,000...


Best Cars for P-Platers: city car options
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Best Cars for P-Platers: city car options

Learning to drive is one of the most eagerly anticipated rites of passage for any young adult. Freedom, fun and adventure are all finally within reach and getting the keys to your first car is something you’ll never forget. Choosing the right first car is vital. The statistics are scary: P-platers are the highest risk group when it comes to road crashes, particularly in the first six months...


Fiat 500 and Freemont Tricolore special edition models added to local line-up
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Fiat 500 and Freemont Tricolore special edition models added to local line-up

Say "Ciao" to the new Fiat Freemont Tricolore and Fiat 500 Tricolore special edition models, which have arrived on sale in Australia. The new Fiat Freemont and 500 limited edition Tricolore (tri-colour) models are said to bring "more than $1500 worth of extras" at no extra cost, as well as quite obviously honouring the red, white and green of the Italian flag...


Fiat 500X production body revealed, confirmed for Australia by 2016
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Fiat 500X production body revealed, confirmed for Australia by 2016

The body of the all-new Fiat 500X has been revealed at the company's production plant in Melfi, Italy, ahead of the car's rumoured debut on July 4 - and Fiat Australia has confirmed it's coming down under...


Ferrari to offer four new models by 2018
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Ferrari to offer four new models by 2018

Ferrari will offer four new models over the next four years but will stick to its strict production limit of 7000 units per year, the company has announced. As part of the fanfare surrounding Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' five-year product and business plan, company chief Sergio Marchionne made his plans clear for the luxury Italian brand, confirming the brand will stay a part of the overarching company's stable and that it is "not for sale"...


Fiat to take Mazda MX-5 twin, further new models as part of five-year growth plan
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Fiat to take Mazda MX-5 twin, further new models as part of five-year growth plan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is expected to boost its mainstream Italian brand's product offering by including the long-awaited spin-off version of the new Mazda MX-5. The news of the Fiat convertible model - referred to only as a "specialty product" due late in 2015 - comes as part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' five-year product and business plan announced by company CEO Sergio Marchionne overnight...


Fiat Panda, Punto and 500 prices change as part of Italian city car shuffle
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Fiat Panda, Punto and 500 prices change as part of Italian city car shuffle

Driveaway prices for the entry-level versions of the Fiat Panda, Punto and 500 city cars have been shuffled as part of a range re-think. Until recently the stylish Fiat 500 hatch was the starting point in the range, priced from $14,000 driveaway, with the Punto ($16,000 driveaway) sitting between it and the Panda ($16,500)...


Fiat Ducato large van revealed
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Fiat Ducato large van revealed

Couriers are about to get a touch more Italian style - the new Fiat Ducato has been revealed. The Italian company's commercial vehicle offshoot Fiat Professional claims the new model - which comes in more than 10,00 variants based upon van, cab-chassis and passenger transport models - sets a new standard in the large van class...


Fiat 500 : Italian city car to get new six-speed auto in US; not for Oz
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Fiat 500 : Italian city car to get new six-speed auto in US; not for Oz

A new six-speed automatic transmission will be the highlight of the updated US-bound Fiat 500 range when it makes its New York auto show debut next week. Australia will miss out on the new self-shifting gearbox, however...


Renault Twingo 'copied' Fiat 500, says former Fiat executive
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Renault Twingo 'copied' Fiat 500, says former Fiat executive

Outspoken Italian businessman Lapo Elkann has accused the new Renault Twingo of copying the design of the Fiat 500. Elkann, who is the former marketing manager of Fiat and brother of current Fiat chairman John Elkann, called on Renault to “stop the cheating” in a Facebook post with images of the 500 and a rendering of a new-generation Twingo...


Fiat Abarth 695 biposto : fastest-ever street-legal Abarth revealed
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Fiat Abarth 695 biposto : fastest-ever street-legal Abarth revealed

The Fiat Abarth 695 biposto has been unveiled at the 2014 Geneva motor show, debuting the marque's fastest-ever model and marking 50 years since the first Abarth 695 premiered at the same event in 1964. Powered by a 141kW/250Nm turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder and weighing 997kg, the Abarth 695 biposto claims a 5...