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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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CarAdvice Podcast episode 12: Focus RS drift mode condemned, Pokémon Go, Mazda3 revealed, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 12: Focus RS drift mode condemned, Pokémon Go, Mazda3 revealed, and much more

Welcome to episode 12 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric is joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


Fiat Chrysler offers reward to hackers in boosted safety push
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Fiat Chrysler offers reward to hackers in boosted safety push

In a move that further highlights the closing gap between cars and technology, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is now offering financial incentives to hackers that successfully expose flaws in the company's software systems. Using a third-party code-sharing platform called BugCrowd, FCA is offering bounties between $150 and $1500 to participants who identify security gaps in vehicle and customer-facing software architecture...


2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report
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2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report

When it comes to a concentrated snapshot of mankind's four-wheeled achievements, the Goodwood Festival Of Speed takes some beating. If your blood runs high on octane, it should be at the sharp end of your personal bucket list. If you're not yet the gearhead, the FoS, as it nicknames itself, will almost certainly convert you...


Destination Drive: Climbing the Giant of Provence in the Fiat 500X

Destination Drive: Climbing the Giant of Provence in the Fiat 500X

Destination Drive: Put simply, this is something you can do in any car. Whether you’re excited about your new car and are looking for inspiration, or whether you regularly hit the road and cruise around, this series is for the love of driving and to provide ideas for those occasions when you want to enjoy your car and the places it can take you...


Fiat Argentina withdraws sexist handbook from new cars
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Fiat Argentina withdraws sexist handbook from new cars

A sexist booklet supplied with new Fiat vehicles in Argentina has been withdrawn after an online outcry and criticism from women's rights groups that it was misogynistic. According to Associated Press, the "Good Use Handbook" was distributed along with the operating manual in new Fiat cars sold in Argentina...


2017 Fiat 500S detailed
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2017 Fiat 500S detailed

With the new Fiat 500S is about to go on sale in Europe, the Italian-American car maker has provided more details about the latest addition to the 500 range. Fiat is positioning the 500S as a sportier-looking alternative to the rest of the 500 range. Externally the 500S is distinguished by unique front and rear bumpers, a honeycomb grille, and a chrome-plated exhaust tip...


Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions cheating, skipping meeting with German authorities
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Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions cheating, skipping meeting with German authorities

Fiat Chrysler is suspected of installing an emissions testing defeat device on diesel versions of the Fiat 500X crossover. According to the Bild am Sonntag, the German Motor Transport Authority (KBA) believes that the device allows the car's emissions control system to work optimally for around 22 minutes before shutting off...


2016 Fiat 500X Lounge Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Fiat 500X Lounge Review

Cheap and cheery? Well.. cheery at least. The Fiat 500X Lounge SUV asks a premium price, but is it a premium option?

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$37,000

2017 Abarth 595 revealed: tiny hot hatch gets power bump, tweaked looks
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2017 Abarth 595 revealed: tiny hot hatch gets power bump, tweaked looks

Fiat Chrysler Australia may have only just recently launched its revised entry-level $27,500 Abarth 595 into the Australian market, but now there’s an even newer one: the 2017 Abarth 595. That’s no surprise, either. With the wider Fiat 500 range given a facelift earlier this year, the arrival of the 2016 Abarth 595 in the little hatch’s older skin made it something of a placeholder for an anticipated makeover...


Fiat Chrysler 2.0-litre turbo engine coming in 2017
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Fiat Chrysler 2.0-litre turbo engine coming in 2017

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) will reportedly introduce a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine next year, which in its top-spec trim will produce around 225kW (300hp). According to sources that have spoken to Automotive News, the new 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine will feature direct injection, variable valve timing, an aluminium block and a twin-scroll turbo...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6 2016 For the first time in its history, Hyundai has been crowned the top-selling passenger car brand. The VFACTS figures for April were released this week and the Hyundai i30 was Australia’s best selling car ahead of the Toyota Hi-Lux, Ford Ranger, Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2016 Abarth 595 Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Abarth 595 Review

Abarth now offers a more affordable entry to the range than ever before. The Abarth 595 now promises to be easier to live with day to day as well.


Fiat Chrysler and Google close to deal on autonomous car technology - reports
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Fiat Chrysler and Google close to deal on autonomous car technology - reports

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Google are reportedly very close to signing a deal related to self-driving car technology. Sources have told both Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal that FCA and Google are in the late stage of negotiations, with the technology giant responsible for the supply of autonomous vehicle technology, while the Italian-American car maker will provide the automotive platform and manufacturing capability...


Fiat Chrysler announces 1.1-million car recall over gear selector: Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models affected
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Fiat Chrysler announces 1.1-million car recall over gear selector: Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced a recall for more than 1.1 million vehicles over a potential problem with the gear selector fitted to certain Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler models. According to a statement from the brand, 811,586 vehicles in the US are affected by the recall, as well as 52,144 cars and SUVs in Canada; 16,805 models in Mexico; and 248,667 outside the NAFTA region - likely including Australia, though we're yet to hear back from the company's local arm...


2013 Fiat Scudo van recalled for brake discs, wiper motor
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2013 Fiat Scudo van recalled for brake discs, wiper motor

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled 40 examples of its Scudo van after it was reported that the affected vehicles may have been fitted with “non-conforming” front brake discs. It’s reported that the defect may result in an accident, posing a risk of injury to occupants and other road users...


A retro ramble around Sydney in the Fiat 500C Lounge

A retro ramble around Sydney in the Fiat 500C Lounge

The Fiat 500 has been taken to with a comb full of Brylcreem for MY16 and when the new Fiat 500C arrived in the CarAdvice garage, it got us feeling a bit nostalgic. Its makeover may appear subtle, and therefore the analogical equivalent of popping a bit of product in your hair, but the little Fiat has retained that distinct charm and old-school style that still serves to conjure up memories of days gone by...

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$21,000

2016 Fiat 500C Lounge Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Fiat 500C Lounge Review

The 2016 Fiat 500 is hands down the best example of modern retro in the automotive world. The Volkswagen Beetle flopped and the Mini has grown too big.

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$22,000 - $25,000

Fiat 500, Abarth 500 recalled in Australia - UPDATE
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Fiat 500, Abarth 500 recalled in Australia - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article originally made reference to the Fiat Ducato. See bottom of article for details. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia (FCA) has recalled a number of vehicles in the 2014 Fiat 500 and 2011-2014 Abarth 500 model lines. The recall affecting 10 examples of 2014-build Fiat 500 involves a potential deviation in the heat treatment process of the seat belt buckles...