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.
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...

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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
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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...


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
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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
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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...


DIY: tyre changing tips

DIY: tyre changing tips

Chances are we'll all eventually find ourselves in this sticky situation - stranded on the side of a busy road with a flat or punctured tyre. No need to panic. Most people, whether they know it or not, are more than capable of changing a tyre - provided of course, the spare and tools haven't been long ago ditched to make way for more boot room...


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"...