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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.

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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...


Datsun Redi-Go, Fiat Mobi SUVs revealed for emerging markets
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Datsun Redi-Go, Fiat Mobi SUVs revealed for emerging markets

Budget-focused Nissan offshoot Datsun has unveiled its fifth new model, launching the Redi-Go in India overnight. At the same time, Italian car maker Fiat has revealed a new offering with the same focus on ‘emerging’ markets, dubbed Mobi. Both models will play in the same compact SUV segment as Renault’s recent Kwid, which in fact uses the same CMF-A (Common Module Family) platform that underpins the new Datsun...


Fiat Chrysler still keen on a merger with the 'big guys'
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Fiat Chrysler still keen on a merger with the 'big guys'

John Elkann, chairman of Fiat Chrysler, has reiterated the company's desire to find a merger partner with one of the larger automakers. In addition to his role at the Italian-American automaker, Elkann is also the nominated head of the powerful Agnelli clan and is the CEO of the family's Exor investment vehicle...


2016 Fiat 500 Pop Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2016 Fiat 500 Pop Review

Fiat's entry-level 500 Pop has been given a makeover for 2016. But can the revisions to the ageing city car match its lofty new $18K price tag?

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$18,000

Abarth 124 Spider confirmed for Australia, Fiat version ruled out
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Abarth 124 Spider confirmed for Australia, Fiat version ruled out

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia (FCA) has confirmed it will bring only the Abarth 124 Spider flagship roadster to our market, leaving the regular Fiat model off the local schedule. Unveiled at March’s Geneva motor show, the top-shelf Abarth-enhanced version of the new 124 Spider, itself based on Mazda’s new MX-5, is powered by a turbocharged 1...


Fiat Chrysler boss rules out merger with PSA Peugeot-Citroen
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Fiat Chrysler boss rules out merger with PSA Peugeot-Citroen

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) chairman Sergio Marchionne has ruled out a merger with PSA Peugeot-Citroen, but said that the automaker is in open discussions with non-automotive companies.  In an industry event this week in Chicago, Marchionne told Reuters that the Italian-American automaker had no plans to combine with PSA Peugeot-Citroen...


"Most affordable Abarth" to launch in Q2, new 696 four-seater on the horizon
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"Most affordable Abarth" to launch in Q2, new 696 four-seater on the horizon

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has officially revealed details of the new 2016 Abarth 595, confirming that the new entry point into the scorpion-branded range to go on sale locally “in Q2”. The Abarth 595 – or “Abarth 140hp” as its importer unofficially calls it – will hit showrooms by mid-year at $27,500 plus on-road costs for the three-door hatchback version, significantly undercutting the existing base model, the Abarth 595 Turismo, which lists for $34,000...


Fiat Fullback Ute : 2016 Geneva Motor Show
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Fiat Fullback Ute : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The Fiat Fullback ute, which is based on the Mitsubishi Triton, is designed to go head-to-head with the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok, amongst others. Visually the differences between the Triton and Fullback centre on the Fiat’s new grille and bumper arrangement, new alloy wheels, and its extra lashings of chrome around the sills...


Fiat Tipo hatch and wagon revealed
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Fiat Tipo hatch and wagon revealed

The hatch and wagon body styles for the latest-generation Fiat Tipo have been unveiled at the 2016 Geneva motor show. The new variants join the sedan that was revealed in the middle of 2015. Thanks to its reduced rear overhangs, the Tipo hatch measures 4.37 metres long, 1.79m wide and 1.5m tall, and has a claimed 440 litres worth of boot space...


Abarth 124 Spider and 124 Rally : 2016 Geneva Motor Show
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Abarth 124 Spider and 124 Rally : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Read the article here. The hotly anticipated Abarth 124 Spider has been revealed at this week’s Geneva motor show, alongside the Abarth 124 Rally prototype. Abarth’s take on the Fiat 124 Spider features a revised version of that car’s 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. In the Abarth, the 1.4-litre motor generates 127kW of power and 250Nm of torque...


2016 Fiat 500S gets sporty at Geneva motor show
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2016 Fiat 500S gets sporty at Geneva motor show

So you want a Fiat 500 but you don't want the poppy, stroppy Abarth model? The 2016 Fiat 500S is the car for you. This new, sportier-looking version of the 2016 Fiat 500 debuted at the Geneva motor show, bringing with it a revamped exterior and revised interior which, according to the brand, is "unmistakably 500 and even more attractive"...


Fiat Chrysler Australia holding steady on motorsport despite growing interest
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Fiat Chrysler Australia holding steady on motorsport despite growing interest

Despite recent reports that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne is keen to see his Alfa Romeo brand return to Formula One racing, the local division says it's happy not having a presence in the Australian motorsport scene… for now anyway. Consistently rumoured to be on the cusp of considering entering the local V8 Supercars series – in a race car based on the 6...


2016 Fiat 500 Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2016 Fiat 500 Review

Around since 2008, the iconic Fiat 500 has been updated once again, headlined by new tech and a revised line-up...

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2016 Fiat 500: rear-view camera not part of “perfect outcome” for updated city car
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2016 Fiat 500: rear-view camera not part of “perfect outcome” for updated city car

The inclusion of a standard, or optional, rear-view camera on some of Australia's smallest cars may be cause for an "interesting cultural discussion", according to the product and marketing head of Fiat Australia, but the addition of the potentially life saving technology was never part of the "perfect outcome" for the newly updated 2016 Fiat 500...