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2016 Fiat 500X Pop Star Review

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2016 Fiat 500X Pop Star Review

The Fiat 500X Pop Star is a stylish and relatively strong little SUV that gives the brand exactly what it needs in Australia.

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2017 Fiat 500X Abarth spied testing
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2017 Fiat 500X Abarth spied testing

The long-anticipated 2017 Abarth 500X sports SUV has been spied out and about this week, ahead of a debut that could occur later this year. Talk of an Abarth version of the new Fiat 500X surfaced in 2014, when Fiat designer Roberto Giolito hinted that the small SUV would be a perfect platform for the scorpion brand’s sports tuning program...


Mazda CX-3 Akari v Fiat 500X Pop Star: Comparison review
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Mazda CX-3 Akari v Fiat 500X Pop Star: Comparison review

You want to join the growing army of people moving into small crossover SUVs, but you aren’t necessarily the sensible family type. You want something a little more style-focused. What do you buy? For prospective buyers at this end of town — maybe trading up from their little city car into something bigger, or downsizing from something larger and more practical — there are two options that come to mind...


Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart to be axed
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Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart to be axed

The Chrysler 200 and the Dodge Dart are set to be killed off by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as the brand refocuses its intentions in the US market. The two sedans - which were designed to appeal to budget-conscious buyers - haven't seen the success the company reportedly expected, with chief Sergio Marchionne stating that decreasing fuel prices are seeing sales of larger utility models strengthen...


Audi boss confirms trademark swap with Fiat Chrysler for Q2, Q4 badges
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Audi boss confirms trademark swap with Fiat Chrysler for Q2, Q4 badges

Speaking to the media at the 2016 Detroit auto show, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler confirmed what we reported on two weeks ago: Audi has acquired the rights to the Q2 and Q4 badges from Fiat Chrysler. At the Detroit show, Stadler told Autoblog, "We promised each other we wouldn't disclose what it cost, but it was not something they were willing to sell...


Fiat Chrysler boss says new Viper possible, talks about Alfa Romeo and Ferrari - report
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Fiat Chrysler boss says new Viper possible, talks about Alfa Romeo and Ferrari - report

In a press conference at the 2016 Detroit auto show, the outspoken Fiat Chrysler boss talked about the company's future product plans now that he's given up hope of forcing a merger with GM or another major automaker. Regarding the Dodge Viper, which is likely to be go out of production in 2017, Automobile magazine reports that Marchionne believes that "there is a possibility that a new version of the Viper may surface"...


Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect
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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect

The list of carmakers offering connectivity with the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment platforms has grown again, with Ford and Fiat Chrysler both making major announcements at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For Ford, the move marks an anticipated upgrade to its new Sync 3 system, which was revealed last year and is locked in for an Australian launch sometime next year...


2016 Fiat New Cars
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2016 Fiat New Cars

Details of the new and updated Fiat models launching in Australia in 2016.   Fiat 500 and 500C – Q1 The updated Fiat 500 and 500C will bring their cutesy cool style to the Australian market in the first quarter of the year. The styling updates to the 2016 Fiat 500 are relatively limited, with revised bumpers and a simple but stylish update to the lighting at both ends...


2016 Fiat 500X review : Indian Wells, USA
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2016 Fiat 500X review : Indian Wells, USA

If you’ve always loved the funky styling of the Fiat 500, and who doesn’t, but you need more space, then this is the car for you. This the Fiat 500X – the only Italian entrant into one of Australia’s most crowded vehicle segments. And just like its Fiat 500 baby brother, the X will definitely stand out from the crowd...


2015 Fiat Ducato recalled over ignition switch concerns
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2015 Fiat Ducato recalled over ignition switch concerns

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall notice for the new 2015 Ducato van, over concerns that a fault with the ignition switch could result in serious injury or a fatality. FCA reports that the Ducato’s ignition switch could unexpectedly move out of the ‘run’ position while driving...


Fiat 124 Spider Abarth on its way: Hot roadster spied testing
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Fiat 124 Spider Abarth on its way: Hot roadster spied testing

Plans are underway for the production of a performance-orientated Fiat 124 Spider Abarth, with the Italian company set to expand the sub-brand’s offerings. CarAdvice believes that the launch of the Mazda MX-5-based Fiat 124 Spider next year will be followed by a performance version of the two-seat roadster with a more powerful engine, retuned suspension and other assorted Abarth enhancements...


The continued decline in micro cars
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The continued decline in micro cars

No vehicle segment has had a bigger fall from grace this year than the one comprising the nation’s smallest cars. According to VFACTS data, sales of micro cars are down 31.3 per cent this year to 10,132 units. They fell an even more significant 40.1 per cent in November, to 618. This equates to market share of just 1.0 per cent annual, and 0...


Fiat’s low quality perception ‘will take time’ to change, says global CEO
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Fiat’s low quality perception ‘will take time’ to change, says global CEO

The global boss of Fiat says that the brand’s low quality and reliability perception cannot be fixed with commercials or marketing, but rather with the brand proving itself with cars such as the 500X...


Fiat 500X to revitalise brand in Australia
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Fiat 500X to revitalise brand in Australia

The Fiat 500X compact SUV will help revitalise the Italian brand in Australia, according to the brand’s local boss. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Fiat 500X in Sydney this week, the boss of Fiat Chrysler Australia, Pat Dougherty, said the new model will help Fiat sell some ‘decent volume’...


2016 Fiat 500X pricing and specifications
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2016 Fiat 500X pricing and specifications

The 2016 Fiat 500X range will start from $28,000 plus on-road costs for the base model front-wheel drive manual and stretch to $39,000 for the top-spec AWD nine-speed automatic. Standard features across the range include a reversing camera while available active safety features include forward collision warning, lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross path detection...


2016 Fiat 500X Review
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2016 Fiat 500X Review

Italian flair finally in a size you can live with.

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Fiat 124 Spider not just a "badge-engineered" MX-5
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Fiat 124 Spider not just a "badge-engineered" MX-5

The upcoming Fiat 124 Spider is not merely a badge-engineered Mazda MX-5, according to the boss of Fiat Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Fiat 500X in Sydney yesterday, Pat Dougherty said the perception that the 124 Spider is just an MX-5 in a different guise is not true...


2016 Fiat 124 Design Interview with Felix Kilbertus : 2015 LA Auto Show
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2016 Fiat 124 Design Interview with Felix Kilbertus : 2015 LA Auto Show

Tony Crawford talks to Felix Kilbertus, Head of Exterior Design at FIAT, about the design of the Fiat 124.  ...


Abarth 695 Biposto Record unveiled
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Abarth 695 Biposto Record unveiled

The Abarth 695 Biposto Record limited edition model has been unveiled in the UK. Each Biposto Record is painted an eye catching shade of yellow dubbed "Modena Yellow", and fitted with grey trim pieces, enamelled badging, a special startup animation in the instrument panel, a cargo net, unique numbered plates, and an aluminium bonnet...


2016 Fiat 124 Walkaround : 2015 LA Auto Show
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2016 Fiat 124 Walkaround : 2015 LA Auto Show

James Ward and Tony Crawford take a look at the new Fiat 124, as former owners and admirers of the model line.  ...