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...

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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
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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...


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.


DIY Under The Bonnet Basics
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DIY Under The Bonnet Basics

Regularly checking the fluids under the bonnet can help keep your car in top shape and you could pick up major problems early. In this DIY video Tegan Lawson takes you through the basics, checking the oil, brake fluid, coolant, washer fluid and power steering fluid.


Fiat 500: next-generation styling will be evolutionary, not revolutionary
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Fiat 500: next-generation styling will be evolutionary, not revolutionary

The next version of the Fiat 500 will feature styling revisions, but it won’t push the boundaries of styling, according to the company’s head of European design, Roberto Giolito. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2014 Paris motor show, Giolito expressed his intent to keep up with the times, yet maintain true to the original – and the current – 500 model...


Fiat to expand Abarth with speedy 500X
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Fiat to expand Abarth with speedy 500X

Fiat will increase its presence in the performance arena through its Abarth sub-brand, with the Italian company suggesting the new Fiat 500X model will spawn a go-fast variant. Fiat head of European design Roberto Giolito told CarAdvice that Abarth cannot be limited only to the 500 hatchback with its 595 derivatives. “The Abarth vision is not only based on 500s...


Fiat 500 five-door mooted : retro range could absorb Punto hatch
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Fiat 500 five-door mooted : retro range could absorb Punto hatch

The Fiat Punto could soon become a member of the Fiat 500 family. Fiat’s head of European design, Roberto Giolito, told CarAdvice that the next-generation Fiat 500 hatchback line has the potential to include a five-door model. If Fiat were to expand the 500 range to include a five-door, it would follow the likes of fellow retro brand Mini with its new 5 Door...


Fiat Chrysler chief slams “deluded” idea of affordable electric cars
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Fiat Chrysler chief slams “deluded” idea of affordable electric cars

The man in charge of one of the world’s largest car-making groups says he remains highly skeptical of the cost-effectiveness of vehicle electrification within this decade. Sergio Marchionne, president and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles —  also encompassing Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Ferrari — has long been a high-profile critic of the economic case for EVs, and remains committed to this line of thinking...


2015 Fiat 500X details revealed
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2015 Fiat 500X details revealed

The 2015 Fiat 500X has made its debut at the 2014 Paris motor show, with the high-riding hatch to be offered in two different trim levels: One more "metropolitan" and the other "ideal for leisure". Fiat says the city-slicker version of the 500X is more style-focused, designed to "win over young, dynamic and metropolitan customers"...