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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 500L : SUV'd city car gets Vans design treatment

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Fiat 500L : SUV'd city car gets Vans design treatment

The funky little Fiat 500L-Vans design concept has debuted at the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach in California, sporting a unique look and styling cues taken from the US-based shoe brand...

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Renault to build light-commerical vehicle for Fiat from 2016
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Renault to build light-commerical vehicle for Fiat from 2016

Renault and Fiat have agreed to a partnership that will see the French manufacturer supply the Italian brand with a light-commercial vehicle within two years. In a short statement, Renault confirmed the vehicle would be produced in France from the second quarter of 2016 based on one of its existing platforms...


Volkswagen talks to Fiat Chrysler about possible takeover - report
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Volkswagen talks to Fiat Chrysler about possible takeover - report

Members of the families controlling Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler have reportedly met to discuss the possibility of the German giant taking over the Italian-American car maker. A report by German website Manager Magazin claims that Volkswagen patriarch and chairman of supervisory board, Ferdinand Piëch, floated the idea of a takeover during meetings with the Elkann and Agnelli families, who hold a controlling stake in Fiat Chrysler...


2014 Fiat 500 : Pop base model now $17,000 driveaway
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2014 Fiat 500 : Pop base model now $17,000 driveaway

The tiny Fiat 500 city car that will be updated in just a few weeks' time in Australia will bring with it a huge price hike for the Pop base model. When the Italian brand was handed over from its previous distributor to an in-house arrangement in June 2013, Fiat Chrysler Australia announced sharp pricing for the entry-level Fiat 500 Pop of just $14,000 driveaway...


Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter
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Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter

Matt Campbell assesses seven load-lugging light commercial vans to see whether buyers are making the right business decision.


Fiat 500e: Sergio Marchionne says "I hope you don't buy it"
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Fiat 500e: Sergio Marchionne says "I hope you don't buy it"

The Fiat 500e may be a technological showcase for the brand but it is also a money-losing machine according to company CEO Sergio Marchionne The outspoken Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief has gone as far as to discourage prospective buyers from purchasing the electric city car - which is currently only sold in California and is priced at US$32,300 ($35,000) before incentives - because each car loses the company about $14,000...


Best Cars for P-Platers: city car options

Best Cars for P-Platers: city car options

Learning to drive is one of the most eagerly anticipated rites of passage for any young adult. Freedom, fun and adventure are all finally within reach and getting the keys to your first car is something you’ll never forget. Choosing the right first car is vital. The statistics are scary: P-platers are the highest risk group when it comes to road crashes, particularly in the first six months...

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Best Cars for P-Platers: We take a look at four of the best options for city driving
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Best Cars for P-Platers: We take a look at four of the best options for city driving

It's something you'll never forget. Getting your license and getting behind the wheel of your first car. There are so many options and for young drivers it can be overwhelming. We asked a group of L-Platers and P-Platers, doing a Driver Dynamics training day, to give us their thoughts on 4 small cars.


Fiat 500 and Freemont Tricolore special edition models added to local line-up
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Fiat 500 and Freemont Tricolore special edition models added to local line-up

Say "Ciao" to the new Fiat Freemont Tricolore and Fiat 500 Tricolore special edition models, which have arrived on sale in Australia. The new Fiat Freemont and 500 limited edition Tricolore (tri-colour) models are said to bring "more than $1500 worth of extras" at no extra cost, as well as quite obviously honouring the red, white and green of the Italian flag...


Fiat 500X production body revealed, confirmed for Australia by 2016
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Fiat 500X production body revealed, confirmed for Australia by 2016

The body of the all-new Fiat 500X has been revealed at the company's production plant in Melfi, Italy, ahead of the car's rumoured debut on July 4 - and Fiat Australia has confirmed it's coming down under...


Fiat to take Mazda MX-5 twin, further new models as part of five-year growth plan
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Fiat to take Mazda MX-5 twin, further new models as part of five-year growth plan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is expected to boost its mainstream Italian brand's product offering by including the long-awaited spin-off version of the new Mazda MX-5. The news of the Fiat convertible model - referred to only as a "specialty product" due late in 2015 - comes as part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' five-year product and business plan announced by company CEO Sergio Marchionne overnight...


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)...


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 'copied' Fiat 500, says former Fiat executive
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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...


2013 Fiat 500 Video Review
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2013 Fiat 500 Video Review

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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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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't do niche sales in Australia any more"
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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.