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Fiat was founded in Turin Italy in 1899, producing 24 cars in 1900. After an initial struggle after WW1 they recovered by launching a variety of models. Fiat continued to grow and today also has ownership in Chrysler, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari. In Australia the Fiat is distributed by Ateco who recently removed all but the 500 from its lineup.
Fiat Panda, Punto and 500 prices change as part of Italian city car shuffle

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Fiat Panda, Punto and 500 prices change as part of Italian city car shuffle

Driveaway prices for the entry-level versions of the Fiat Panda, Punto and 500 city cars have been shuffled as part of a range re-think. Until recently the stylish Fiat 500 hatch was the starting point in the range, priced from $14,000 driveaway, with the Punto ($16,000 driveaway) sitting between it and the Panda ($16,500)...

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Fiat Ducato large van revealed
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Fiat Ducato large van revealed

Couriers are about to get a touch more Italian style - the new Fiat Ducato has been revealed. The Italian company's commercial vehicle offshoot Fiat Professional claims the new model - which comes in more than 10,00 variants based upon van, cab-chassis and passenger transport models - sets a new standard in the large van class...


Fiat 500 : Italian city car to get new six-speed auto in US; not for Oz
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Fiat 500 : Italian city car to get new six-speed auto in US; not for Oz

A new six-speed automatic transmission will be the highlight of the updated US-bound Fiat 500 range when it makes its New York auto show debut next week. Australia will miss out on the new self-shifting gearbox, however...


Renault Twingo
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Renault Twingo 'copied' Fiat 500, says former Fiat executive

Outspoken Italian businessman Lapo Elkann has accused the new Renault Twingo of copying the design of the Fiat 500. Elkann, who is the former marketing manager of Fiat and brother of current Fiat chairman John Elkann, called on Renault to “stop the cheating” in a Facebook post with images of the 500 and a rendering of a new-generation Twingo...


2014 Fiat 500 revealed with new Cult flagship variant
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2014 Fiat 500 revealed with new Cult flagship variant

The 2014 Fiat 500 has been revealed with a new top-of-the-range Cult variant. The Italian brand's city car introduces a range of changes, including updated interiors with new alloy wheel designs, new seats, new fabric choices inside the cabin, and a new 7.0-inch instrument display panel with digital speedometer and multimode functionality for Eco and Sport settings...


Fiat Freemont Cross : Rugged-looking V6 AWD seven-seat SUV here in Q3
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Fiat Freemont Cross : Rugged-looking V6 AWD seven-seat SUV here in Q3

The tougher-looking Fiat Freemont Cross will introduce a V6 and all-wheel drive to the Italian car maker's local line-up when it lands in Australian showrooms in the third quarter of 2014. Documents seen by CarAdvice reveal Fiat Chrysler Australia has homologated a 206kW/342Nm 3...


Fiat Panda Cross revealed
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Fiat Panda Cross revealed

Rugged, tiny and just a little bit cute - this the new Fiat Panda Cross. The Italian brand's new four-wheel-drive city SUV boasts all the rough-and-tumble styling cues, with restyled bumpers featuring underbody protection and improved approach (24-degree) and departure (33-degree) angles, hard-wearing body cladding and high-profile (65-aspect) tyres wrapped around 15-inch wheels...


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: completed acquisition brings new name, logo
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: completed acquisition brings new name, logo

Fiat S.p.A. has approved the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as a fully integrated global car maker and revealed the newly formed company's logo. The formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – now the world's seventh-largest car maker – comes one week after Fiat completed its US$4.35 billion ($4.94 billion) acquisition of a 41...


Fiat 500 : La Petite Robe Noire special edition revealed
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Fiat 500 : La Petite Robe Noire special edition revealed

The little black dress just got a touch cuter, thanks to the latest Fiat 500 special edition. The Italian car maker has teamed up with French perfume brand Guerlain for the limited edition Fiat 500 La Petite Robe Noire ("the little black dress") model. Oddly enough, it's offered in two colours - Funk White and Crossover Black...


Fiat completes Chrysler acquisition for $4.94 billion
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Fiat completes Chrysler acquisition for $4.94 billion

Fiat has acquired the remaining stake in Chrysler for US$4.35 billion ($4.94 billion), making the US brand now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Italian car maker. Acquiring a 41.46 per cent stake in Chrysler held by a United Auto Workers-affiliated retiree healthcare trust, the Fiat deal comprises US$3.65 billion ($4.15 billion) in cash – US$1...


Fiat 500L Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Fiat 500L Review

A bigger, more practical version of everyone\'s favourite little Italian.


Fiat 500L under serious consideration for Australia
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Fiat 500L under serious consideration for Australia

The Fiat 500L is under serious consideration for the Australian market as Fiat looks to further expand its local model line-up following a year that's seen the brand's sales grow by almost 600 percent. The Fiat 500L will likely head to Australia in 2015 after the standard 500 range gets updated around the middle of next year...


Fiat 500 1957 Edition: vintage-styled city car revealed
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Fiat 500 1957 Edition: vintage-styled city car revealed

The Fiat 500 1957 Edition has been revealed in the US ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles auto show, celebrating the 57th anniversary of the Italian brand's original 1957 Nuova Cinquecento. Based on the 2014 Fiat 500 Lounge model, the new 500 1957 Edition features vintage styling cues inside and out...


Video comparison review: Fiat 500 v Mitsubishi Mirage v Nissan Micra v Volkswagen Up!

Video comparison review: Fiat 500 v Mitsubishi Mirage v Nissan Micra v Volkswagen Up!

Video reviews of four sub-$15,000 sub-light hatchbacks.

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$14,000

City car comparison: Fiat 500 v Mitsubishi Mirage v Nissan Micra v Volkswagen Up!
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City car comparison: Fiat 500 v Mitsubishi Mirage v Nissan Micra v Volkswagen Up!

They may not be the cars teenagers have pinned to their bedroom walls, but the Fiat 500, Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Micra and Volkswagen Up! are among the cheapest ways first-time drivers can get into a new car. Particularly when parents are often paying the bills, all four sub-light hatchbacks featured here cost $14,000 or less on the road, all are economical and all feature stability control and front and front-side airbags as standard...


FiatChrysler: "We can
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FiatChrysler: "We can't do niche sales in Australia any more"

FiatChrysler Australia says it’s determined to turn the Fiat and Alfa brands from niche to serious volume players in the Australian market. The local subsidiary of the Italian-US alliance has introducing sharp driveaway pricing across the board since taking control of the two brands from independent importer Ateco in May 2012...


Fiat Panda 4x4 knocked out by new baby Jeep
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Fiat Panda 4x4 knocked out by new baby Jeep

An upcoming baby Jeep looks to have ruled out a 4WD version of the Fiat Panda just released in Australia. The Fiat Panda 4x4 had been a strong consideration on Fiat Australia’s Italian shopping list as part of its local product growth plans but has decided the model could clash with the similarly sized Jeep. Jeep’s smallest model yet is expected to be unveiled in 2014...


Fiat Panda Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Fiat Panda Review

Curious pricing but Fiat\'s third city car offering in Australia has a charming personality and is enjoyable to drive.


Fiat Panda: pricing and specifications
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Fiat Panda: pricing and specifications

The Fiat Panda city car has debuted in Australia – 33 years after it made its first appearance in Europe. Fiat Australia will be hoping it’s a case of better late than never, with the Panda arriving to further bolster the line-up of offerings from the giant manufacturer of small cars. The Fiat Panda joins fellow city cars the 500 and Punto, as well as the Freemont people-mover...


Fiat 500: next-gen city car to grow around US customers
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Fiat 500: next-gen city car to grow around US customers

The next-generation Fiat 500 is set to be longer and wider than the current model as success in the US shapes the new car's design. The US became the Fiat 500's largest market last year, with 43,772 sales in the States outgunning the pint-sized Italian's 42,919 units in its home market...


Fiat Punto launches from $16,000 driveaway
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Fiat Punto launches from $16,000 driveaway

The Fiat Punto is back with a starting price of $16,000, making it one of the cheapest European-made cars on the market. Following the Punto's facelift in Europe late last year, the little Italian car is invading Australian showrooms as part of Fiat's revitalisation and repositioning program for our market...


2013 Fiat Punto Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2013 Fiat Punto Review

It might be cheap, but is the Fiat Punto a true competitor in the city car segment?

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$16,000 to $21,800

Fiat 500 drops in on US surfers
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Fiat 500 drops in on US surfers

A trio of Fiat 500-inspired ‘personal watercrafts’ has been unveiled at the US Open of Surfing in California, as a part of the carmaker's efforts to increase its exposure in the US. Despite being Europe’s fourth largest car manufacturer, and owning a majority-share in Chrysler, Fiat is yet to successfully crack the US market...


Fiat Freemont Review
Rating: 610 /10
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Fiat Freemont Review

Fiat expands its line-up with a rebadged Dodge that presents a drivetrain dilemma.

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$28,300

Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio built from body art
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Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio built from body art

A new Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio has been built out of people for a new ad from the brand's North American division. More than a dozen female artists, models and contortionists have been painted, posed and photographed as a Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio for a new magazine ad that featured in the just released Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine – an annual edition...


Fiat 500L Trekking: off-road focus for extended city car
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Fiat 500L Trekking: off-road focus for extended city car

New details of the Fiat 500L Trekking have emerged, revealing a city car with genuine off-road intentions. First seen at last year’s Los Angeles auto show, the Fiat 500L Trekking order book has opened in the UK providing new information about its four-engine line-up, raised suspension and traction control system...


Fiat and Smeg target retro cool with Smeg 500 fridge
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Fiat and Smeg target retro cool with Smeg 500 fridge

Italian brands Fiat and Smeg have joined forces to create the Smeg 500 fridge. Making its world debut in Paris at the Colette concept store in Rue Saint-Honore, the Smeg 500 fridge celebrates an historic collaboration between Fiat and Smeg that goes back to the 1950s...


Fiat 500L Living: seven-seat
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Fiat 500L Living: seven-seat 'Magic Purpose Wagon' revealed

The first official images of the seven-seat Fiat 500L Living have been released ahead of its world premiere in July. Claimed to be the most compact '5+2-seater' MPV in its segment, the Fiat 500L Living gains an additional third seating row over the standard 500L seen in 2012. Measuring 4350mm long, 1780mm wide and 1670mm high, the Living is 210mm longer, just as wide, and 10mm taller than the 500L...


Fiat 500 Gucci from $23,200
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Fiat 500 Gucci from $23,200

If you’ve got $23,200 and want something awfully unique as a city car, the Fiat 500 Gucci might just tick the box. Unashamedly Italian and with the unmistakable Gucci colours proudly covering the sides (hatchback) or roof (cabrio), the Fiat 500 Gucci is not likely to go out of fashion anytime soon...


Fiat 500 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Fiat 500 Review

$14,000 driveaway makes the Fiat 500 the cheapest European car in Australia.

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$14,000 to $25,650