Fiat

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 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
Rating: 7.510 /10
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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
Rating: 7.510 /10
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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 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 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"...


Fiat Doblo facelift debuts in Hanover
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Fiat Doblo facelift debuts in Hanover

The Italian automaker has used the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover to debut a facelifted version of its Fiat Doblo small van. Visually the biggest changes have been wrought up front, where the outgoing model's bulbous headlights and single frame grille have been ditched for more conventional headlamps and a full-width grille...


Fiat version of next-generation Mitsubishi Triton confirmed
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Fiat version of next-generation Mitsubishi Triton confirmed

A Fiat-badged version of the next generation Mitsubishi Triton is seemingly on the cards for Latin America and, possibly, Europe. Overnight both Fiat and Mitsubishi issued a single sentence statement confirming that the companies "have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning the possibility to develop and manufacture a mid-size pick-up truck, supplied by Mitsubishi and based on the next generation of L200"...


Fiat 500X spotted camouflage free on an Italian street
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Fiat 500X spotted camouflage free on an Italian street

A forum user has posted a photo of an undisguised Fiat 500X on an Italian street around half-a-month ahead of its scheduled public debut. The photo was shared by a user on the message boards run by Italian motoring website Quattroruote (Four Wheels). Given the recent video teaser released by Fiat, earlier spy photos and images of the 500X's naked body shell, there are few reasons to doubt the authenticity and accuracy of this photo...


2015 Fiat 500X teased ahead of Paris motor show debut
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2015 Fiat 500X teased ahead of Paris motor show debut

The new high-riding 2015 Fiat 500X baby SUV has been teased ahead of its global reveal at the 2014 Paris motor show next month. A video released by Fiat Poland shows highlights of the new 500X’s design, including silhouettes of the baby SUV’s front, side and rear, offering an idea of how the new model – which shares its platform with the Jeep Renegade revealed earlier this year – will look...


2015 Fiat Freemont Crossroad V6 Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Fiat Freemont Crossroad V6 Review

Fiat adds a new range-topping Freemont Crossroad V6 to the range at a price bound to tempt prospective seven-seat SUV buyers


Fiat Freemont Crossroad V6 : Pricing and specifications
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Fiat Freemont Crossroad V6 : Pricing and specifications

The new range-topping Fiat Freemont Crossroad V6 has arrived in Australia, priced from $36,500 plus on-road costs. The seven-seat SUV/crossover wagon shares its 3.6-litre V6 engine with its twin, the Dodge Journey, with the big petrol unit producing 206kW of power and 342Nm of torque...


2015 Fiat 500 Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2015 Fiat 500 Review

For 2015 there aren't many changes to the Fiat 500, so it's still one of the cutest city cars around. If you want chilli with your 500, then the Abarth models are still the pick.

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$17,000 to $41,000

Fiat 500X spy photos: Jeep Renegade's twin spotted in public
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Fiat 500X spy photos: Jeep Renegade's twin spotted in public

Our little birds have caught the Jeep Renegade's Italian twin, the Fiat 500X, out testing on public roads in Europe. The smallest Jeep and the off-roader-ish Fiat 500X both ride on the same platform, but, from what we can see here, the two will look very different...


2015 Fiat 500: Pricing and specifications
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2015 Fiat 500: Pricing and specifications

The updated ‘Series 3’ 2015 Fiat 500 city car has arrived in Australia with some cosmetic tweaks and a gleaming new TFT digital instrument display, but you’ll pay more for the privilege.  Now starting at $17,000 driveaway for the entry Pop variant (pictured below), the retro bubble car is $3000 pricier than it was when it was re-launched here 14 months ago by new factory distributor Fiat Chrysler Australia at $14k, and $2000 more than its revised $15k price announced in April this year...


2016 Fiat Scudo to be built by Renault - report
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2016 Fiat Scudo to be built by Renault - report

Renault will reportedly build the successor to the Fiat Scudo light-commercial van from 2016 under a new deal announced late last month. Automotive News Europe reports the mid-sized Fiat van will based on the next-generation Renault Trafic. The duo to be built side-by-side at the French brand’s plant in Sandouville...


Fiat 500: Almost 4000 city cars recalled over wiring defect
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Fiat 500: Almost 4000 city cars recalled over wiring defect

Almost 4000 Fiat 500 city cars have been recalled in Australia to correct a defect with the wiring in the vehicles’ dashboards. The recall affects an estimated 3869 Fiat 500s produced between 2010 and 2014 – approximately three quarters of all 500s sold in Australia over that period...


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. Based on the five-seat 500L but equipped with four ringed LED driving lights, a two-tone paint scheme, roof racks and a double-decker surfboard carrier, the Fiat 500L-Vans takes inspiration from the company’s original hi-top shoe...