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Mazda 2, Fiat 500X score four stars in EuroNCAP crash tests, Suzuki Vitara scores five - UPDATED

The four-star crash ratings keep on coming, with the 2015 Mazda 2 hatchback and 2015 Fiat 500X baby SUV the latest big name models to achieve less-than-stellar crash ratings from safety authority EuroNCAP...

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Fiat 500C Vintage '57 Edition revealed
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Fiat 500C Vintage '57 Edition revealed

The retro-inspired Fiat 500 Vintage '57 Edition now has a drop-top equivalent - the Fiat 500C Vintage '57 Edition. The rag-top model has been uncovered by the company's US arm - where it's set to be known as the 1957 Edition - and the 500C model harks back to the roll-back roof top of the original Cinquecento...


RAM trucks in Australia by September
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RAM trucks in Australia by September

RAM trucks will make their way to Australia from the United States in unlimited numbers from September this year. In a deal announced today, the joint venture importer for Fiat Chrysler (FCA) in New Zealand plans to import and convert the vehicles to Full Volume standards, with the active blessing and participation of FCA’s global head office...


Fiat dual-cab ute spied: Italian brand's rival to Toyota HiLux spotted for the first time
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Fiat dual-cab ute spied: Italian brand's rival to Toyota HiLux spotted for the first time

An all-new Fiat pick-up has been spotted for the first time ever by CarAdvice's spy photographers in northern Europe. The new Fiat ute may appear more like an SUV than a pick-up truck to rival the likes of the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger, but the bulky camouflage at the rear of the vehicle is simply a ruse...


New Fiat sedan spied, likely heading to developed world markets
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New Fiat sedan spied, likely heading to developed world markets

Our spy photographers have captured an under-development Fiat sedan during cold weather testing in Sweden. The vehicle pictured here will be one of a three-strong family of vehicles that will come in sedan, hatch and wagon forms. In essence, these cars will be the spiritual replacements for the Punto and Linea model ranges...


Fiat 500X preliminary Australian specifications
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Fiat 500X preliminary Australian specifications

Our first international drive of the all-new Fiat 500X has given us an early impression of how the baby crossover will be specified when it arrives in Australian showrooms later this year. While Fiat Chrysler Australia is yet to finalise every detail of its 500X range, the preliminary specifications announced at the car’s international launch give a good idea of how the local line-up will shape up...


2015 Fiat 500x crossover SUV review
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2015 Fiat 500x crossover SUV review

http://www.caradvice.com.au/343443/?yt_desc - Read the article here. The Fiat 500X is yet another vehicle set to add to the competition in the compact SUV segment. It's got oodles of 500 style and promises to make an impact when it lands down under.


2015 Fiat 500X Review
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2015 Fiat 500X Review

The Fiat 500X is yet another vehicle set to add to the competition in the compact SUV segment. It's got oodles of 500 style and promises to make an impact when it lands down under.


2015 Abarth 695 Biposto Review : Track test

2015 Abarth 695 Biposto Review : Track test

The road going version of the Asetto Corse Abarth 695 is now available from an eye-watering $65,000. It doubles - only barely - as a street car you could use every day. If you're crazy enough.

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Abarth 695 Biposto Review : Balocco track test
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Abarth 695 Biposto Review : Balocco track test

http://www.caradvice.com.au/342880/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Few vehicles could be more frivolous, even if you have the requisite deep pockets, than either the Abarth 695 Maserati Edition or Abarth 695 Ferrari Tributo. But we’ve just tested one of them – the 2015 Abarth 695 Biposto. We’ve driven both the Abarth special editions extensively, as well as the more mundane Abarth 595...


Mazda MX-5's Italian twin will be badged Fiat 124 Spider
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Mazda MX-5's Italian twin will be badged Fiat 124 Spider

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has confirmed that the company's version of the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 will branded as the Fiat 124 Spider. Marchionne confirmed the joint-venture vehicle's name during a question and answer session with members of the European motoring press...


Light Van Comparison : Fiat Doblo v Renault Kangoo v Suzuki APV v Volkswagen Caddy
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Light Van Comparison : Fiat Doblo v Renault Kangoo v Suzuki APV v Volkswagen Caddy

What’s the cheapest way to get into a new van? Here are four examples, from four different nations, for your consideration. For about the price of an entry-level small-segment hatchback, you can clamber into a new Italian Fiat Doblo (actually made in Turkey), French Renault Kangoo or German Volkswagen Caddy (Polish built)...


Fiat 500 Vintage '57 Edition on the cards for Australia
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Fiat 500 Vintage '57 Edition on the cards for Australia

The limited-run Fiat 500 Vintage '57 edition premieres at next month’s 2015 Geneva motor show, and the retro-styled baby car might just come to Australia later in the year. Similar in conception to the 1957 Edition model launched in November 2013, this one is based on the since-updated 500, but in the same way it pays homage to the original 1957 Nuova Cinquecento...


Fiat 500 Sport Convertible : Getting the top down
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Fiat 500 Sport Convertible : Getting the top down

It's a nice day, the sun is out - so we've got our roof down on the Fiat 500 Sport convertible. But, we've left something in the boot... As you can see, when folded down, the fabric roof of the Fiat 500 convertible covers over the hinges of the boot. This makes the boot very difficult to open. Luckily, Fiat has thought of this...


2015 Fiat Doblo Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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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...