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.
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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...


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.


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...


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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$18,290

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...