2015 Fiat Doblo Review

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2015 Fiat Doblo Review

The Fiat Doblo van has arrived. Matt Campbell finds out whether it stacks up in its busy segment.

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Fiat Doblo v Citroen Berlingo: Small van comparison test
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Fiat Doblo v Citroen Berlingo: Small van comparison test

Europe may be known for its culture, history and stunning scenery, but there’s another thing the Continent is renowned for – small white vans. They’re an everyday sighting – be it scurrying between picturesque villages in the French countryside or plonked nonchalantly in the middle of busy sidewalks in Rome...


Fiat Chrysler denies Audi access to Q2, Q4 nameplates - report
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Fiat Chrysler denies Audi access to Q2, Q4 nameplates - report

Audi would like to have the Q2 and Q4 names up its sleeve as it expands its SUV offerings, but the badges are currently owned by Fiat Chrysler, and the Italian-American concern isn't going to relent without a fight. Car magazine claims that Audi has approached Fiat Chrysler about acquiring the rights to both the Q2 and Q4 badges, but was rebuffed...


2015 Fiat New Cars
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2015 Fiat New Cars

Details of the new and updated Fiat models launching in Australia in 2015.     Fiat Abarth 695 Biposto - Q3 A $65,000 price tag has already been confirmed for the angriest version yet of the 500 and what is essentially a road-going version of Abarth’s Assetto Corse racecar...


Mazda MX-5 Italian twin confirmed as Fiat-Abarth model
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Mazda MX-5 Italian twin confirmed as Fiat-Abarth model

The Italian version of the Mazda MX-5 due in 2015 will be badged either a Fiat or Abarth, the boss of Alfa Romeo has confirmed in an interview with a British car magazine. Fiat and Mazda had announced a joint venture in mid 2012 from which an Alfa Romeo sports car would be twinned with the famous Japanese sports car, but we reported earlier in 2014 that Fiat chief Sergio Marchionne had started to go cold on the idea...


Fiat Chrysler Australia to become "world class", says new boss
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Fiat Chrysler Australia to become "world class", says new boss

The new head of Fiat Chrysler Australia is set to change the pace of the Italian-American company as it seeks to grow further through better business management and customer retention. Arriving from his home town of Detroit, Michigan, Patrick Dougherty, the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Australia, is determined to make his time in Australia count as he heads a revised business strategy to improve the inner workings of the rapidly growing company...


Fiat 500X First Look with Roberto Giolito
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Fiat 500X First Look with Roberto Giolito

Tony Crawford takes a first look at the new Fiat 500X with Roberto Giolito, Design Vice President at Fiat Group Automobiles, to get some insights into the thinking behind the design of Fiat's quirky sub-compact SUV.


2015 Fiat Ducato Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Fiat Ducato Review

Fiat releases a facelift of the large Ducato van range for 2015...


Fiat Professional dedicated to dealer and service expansion in Australia
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Fiat Professional dedicated to dealer and service expansion in Australia

It's been an interesting month over at Fiat Chrysler Group. Changes in core staff and a new CEO are often challenging for a manufacturer, but speaking at the launch of the 2015 Fiat Ducato and new Fiat Doblo yesterday, FCA's new director of corporate communications Lucy McLellan said that the multi-branded group is looking very much to the future...


2015 Fiat Doblo Review
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2015 Fiat Doblo Review

Fiat enters the small van market with the car-like Doblo...


Fiat Punto replacement a "headache" for the Italian brand
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Fiat Punto replacement a "headache" for the Italian brand

Italian mass market car producer Fiat is struggling to decide whether the replacement for its ageing Fiat Punto light hatch should be a retro-style spin-off of the 500 range, or a more practical, less stylish car that will sit separate to the cutesy Fiat 500 family...


Fiat Doblo small van arrives from $22K
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Fiat Doblo small van arrives from $22K

The Fiat Doblo small-sized van is on sale in Australia, giving the Italian brand’s commercial arm a new entry model as it seeks to bolster its market share across the board.  Joining the Scudo and newly updated Ducato, the Doblo becomes the third pillar in Fiat Professional’s brand expansion in Australia. Rivals include the popular Volkswagen Caddy and Renault Kangoo...


2015 Fiat Abarth 595 Turismo Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Fiat Abarth 595 Turismo Review

The Abarth 595 Turismo is nearly $1500 cheaper than the model it replaces. It's still a smile a minute too and the manual is the go-to transmission option.


2015 Fiat Ducato arrives from $38,000 plus on-road costs
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2015 Fiat Ducato arrives from $38,000 plus on-road costs

The upgraded 2015 Fiat Ducato heavy van has arrived, giving the Italian brand more ammunition to fend off the fast-growing Renault Master and to battle other like-price class staples such as the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit Custom...


DIY: tyre changing tips

DIY: tyre changing tips

Chances are we'll all eventually find ourselves in this sticky situation - stranded on the side of a busy road with a flat or punctured tyre. No need to panic. Most people, whether they know it or not, are more than capable of changing a tyre - provided of course, the spare and tools haven't been long ago ditched to make way for more boot room...


Convertibles for Summer : we test four affordable contenders
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Convertibles for Summer : we test four affordable contenders

With warmer weather arriving, we've headed to the beach to discover the upsides and downsides of four very different cars that all can lose their lid.


Fiat Chrysler Australia announces new boss
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Fiat Chrysler Australia announces new boss

Fiat Chrysler has appointed Pat Dougherty (pictured) as the new boss of its Australian division, completing a busy week of executive movements after the resignations of the local operation’s CEO and public relations chief. Dougherty is currently the vice president of FCA’s parts and service division, Mopar, following a dual role of head of Fiat sales, network and operations and head of fleet sales for the North America...


Fiat Chrysler to spin off Ferrari, float 10 per cent on sharemarket
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Fiat Chrysler to spin off Ferrari, float 10 per cent on sharemarket

Fiat Chrysler has announced that it will spin off Ferrari, with 10 per cent of the Italian luxury sports car maker to be floated on the open sharemarket. The remainder of Ferrari will be distributed amongst shareholders in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Money raised by this move will help fund the company's 48 billion euro ($69 billion) five-year business plan announced earlier this year...


Fiat FCC4 coupe/ute/SUV mashup premieres in Brazil
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Fiat FCC4 coupe/ute/SUV mashup premieres in Brazil

Coupe-style SUVs are in vogue, and the radical Fiat FCC4 concept premiered today at the Sao Paulo motor show in Brazil shows the company is putting a big toe into the proverbial waters.  Part dual-cab ute, part sedan and part crossover, the FFC4 Franken-car features radical lines and exaggerated proportions that belong nowhere else but on a motor show stand...


DIY: tyre changing tips
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DIY: tyre changing tips

Never changed a tyre before? Don't panic if you get a flat, all it takes is a bit of elbow grease and a willingness to get your hands dirty. In this DIY video Tegan Lawson and Trent Nikolic take you through the process step-by-step.