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Fiat Doblo facelift debuts in Hanover

The Italian automaker has used the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover to debut a facelifted version of its Fiat Doblo small van. Visually the biggest changes have been wrought up front, where the outgoing model's bulbous headlights and single frame grille have been ditched for more conventional headlamps and a full-width grille...

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Fiat version of next-generation Mitsubishi Triton confirmed
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Fiat version of next-generation Mitsubishi Triton confirmed

A Fiat-badged version of the next generation Mitsubishi Triton is seemingly on the cards for Latin America and, possibly, Europe. Overnight both Fiat and Mitsubishi issued a single sentence statement confirming that the companies "have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning the possibility to develop and manufacture a mid-size pick-up truck, supplied by Mitsubishi and based on the next generation of L200"...


Fiat 500X spotted camouflage free on an Italian street
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Fiat 500X spotted camouflage free on an Italian street

A forum user has posted a photo of an undisguised Fiat 500X on an Italian street around half-a-month ahead of its scheduled public debut. The photo was shared by a user on the message boards run by Italian motoring website Quattroruote (Four Wheels). Given the recent video teaser released by Fiat, earlier spy photos and images of the 500X's naked body shell, there are few reasons to doubt the authenticity and accuracy of this photo...


Ferrari to boost production volume under new leadership
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Ferrari to boost production volume under new leadership

Ferrari will become a little bit less exclusive following a management shakeup that has seen long-serving chief Luca di Montezemolo move aside for parent company boss Sergio Marchionne. Bloomberg reports that Fiat SpA chief executive officer Marchionne will become Ferrari chairman on October 13, and that under his guidance the brand will look to increase its yearly sales volumes from the current 7000 per annum to 10,000 units globally...


2015 Fiat 500X teased ahead of Paris motor show debut
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2015 Fiat 500X teased ahead of Paris motor show debut

The new high-riding 2015 Fiat 500X baby SUV has been teased ahead of its global reveal at the 2014 Paris motor show next month. A video released by Fiat Poland shows highlights of the new 500X’s design, including silhouettes of the baby SUV’s front, side and rear, offering an idea of how the new model – which shares its platform with the Jeep Renegade revealed earlier this year – will look...


Fiat Australia explains its decision to steadily up 500 base price
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Fiat Australia explains its decision to steadily up 500 base price

Fiat Australia claims it has been steadily increasing the price of the base 500 Pop over the past 12 months because its previous bargain-basement (and heavily subsidised) $14k entry price was making the rest of the 500 range too expensive by comparison.  The Italian company in essence ‘re-launched’ here in June 2013 after having consolidated its official, rather than outsourced, distributorship...


Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Review

Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Review

We test the Fiat 500 wild child - the purebred Abarth Assetto Corse race car.


2015 Fiat Freemont Crossroad V6 Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Fiat Freemont Crossroad V6 Review

Fiat adds a new range-topping Freemont Crossroad V6 to the range at a price bound to tempt prospective seven-seat SUV buyers...


Fiat Freemont Crossroad V6 : Pricing and specifications
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Fiat Freemont Crossroad V6 : Pricing and specifications

The new range-topping Fiat Freemont Crossroad V6 has arrived in Australia, priced from $36,500 plus on-road costs. The seven-seat SUV/crossover wagon shares its 3.6-litre V6 engine with its twin, the Dodge Journey, with the big petrol unit producing 206kW of power and 342Nm of torque...


2015 Fiat 500 Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2015 Fiat 500 Review

For 2015 there aren't many changes to the Fiat 500, so it's still one of the cutest city cars around. If you want chilli with your 500, then the Abarth models are still the pick.

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$17,000 to $41,000

I like it rough, loud and dirty
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I like it rough, loud and dirty

That’s right, you heard me. When it comes to a car’s engine noise and exhaust note, as well as the all-encompassing thrill and feel of driving something that claims to offer ‘sporty’ performance, I expect the driving experience to be rough, loud and dirty. But sometimes a car that promises a lot on paper can leave you feeling unsatisfied...


Fiat 500X spy photos: Jeep Renegade's twin spotted in public
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Fiat 500X spy photos: Jeep Renegade's twin spotted in public

Our little birds have caught the Jeep Renegade's Italian twin, the Fiat 500X, out testing on public roads in Europe. The smallest Jeep and the off-roader-ish Fiat 500X both ride on the same platform, but, from what we can see here, the two will look very different...


2015 Fiat Abarth 595: Pricing and specifications
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2015 Fiat Abarth 595: Pricing and specifications

Fiat may have upped the price of its 500 city car, but the racy 2015 Fiat Abarth 595 spinoffs are now cheaper than ever, with a starting price of $33,500 plus on-road costs.  Now called the 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione, the new hot-shoe Italians replace the Esseesse models that were priced from $34,990 plus on-roads, meaning the new price of entry is $1490 cheaper than before...


2015 Fiat 500: Pricing and specifications
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2015 Fiat 500: Pricing and specifications

The updated ‘Series 3’ 2015 Fiat 500 city car has arrived in Australia with some cosmetic tweaks and a gleaming new TFT digital instrument display, but you’ll pay more for the privilege.  Now starting at $17,000 driveaway for the entry Pop variant (pictured below), the retro bubble car is $3000 pricier than it was when it was re-launched here 14 months ago by new factory distributor Fiat Chrysler Australia at $14k, and $2000 more than its revised $15k price announced in April this year...


2016 Fiat Scudo to be built by Renault - report
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2016 Fiat Scudo to be built by Renault - report

Renault will reportedly build the successor to the Fiat Scudo light-commercial van from 2016 under a new deal announced late last month. Automotive News Europe reports the mid-sized Fiat van will based on the next-generation Renault Trafic. The duo to be built side-by-side at the French brand’s plant in Sandouville...


Fiat 500: Almost 4000 city cars recalled over wiring defect
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Fiat 500: Almost 4000 city cars recalled over wiring defect

Almost 4000 Fiat 500 city cars have been recalled in Australia to correct a defect with the wiring in the vehicles’ dashboards. The recall affects an estimated 3869 Fiat 500s produced between 2010 and 2014 – approximately three quarters of all 500s sold in Australia over that period...


Fiat 500L : SUV'd city car gets Vans design treatment
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Fiat 500L : SUV'd city car gets Vans design treatment

The funky little Fiat 500L-Vans design concept has debuted at the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach in California, sporting a unique look and styling cues taken from the US-based shoe brand. Based on the five-seat 500L but equipped with four ringed LED driving lights, a two-tone paint scheme, roof racks and a double-decker surfboard carrier, the Fiat 500L-Vans takes inspiration from the company’s original hi-top shoe...


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.


Renault to build light-commerical vehicle for Fiat from 2016
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Renault to build light-commerical vehicle for Fiat from 2016

Renault and Fiat have agreed to a partnership that will see the French manufacturer supply the Italian brand with a light-commercial vehicle within two years. In a short statement, Renault confirmed the vehicle would be produced in France from the second quarter of 2016 based on one of its existing platforms...


Volkswagen talks to Fiat Chrysler about possible takeover - report
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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. A report by German website Manager Magazin claims that Volkswagen patriarch and chairman of supervisory board, Ferdinand Piëch, floated the idea of a takeover during meetings with the Elkann and Agnelli families, who hold a controlling stake in Fiat Chrysler...