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The oldest 'new' cars on sale today

There have been some big-name retirements in the automotive landscape recently – the most prominent of them being the Land Rover Defender. But there are some other models out there that have been kicking around for quite a while, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the oldest ‘new’ cars still on sale...

2015 Fiat 500, Abarth 500 recalled for front seat fix

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has issued a recall in Australia for 12 vehicles from its 2015 model-year Fiat 500 and Abarth 500 lines, citing concerns over the front seats. The company reports the front seat’s guide tracks may not comply to safety standards do to a manufacturing fault...

2017 Fiat 500S detailed

With the new Fiat 500S is about to go on sale in Europe, the Italian-American car maker has provided more details about the latest addition to the 500 range. Fiat is positioning the 500S as a sportier-looking alternative to the rest of the 500 range. Externally the 500S is distinguished by unique front and rear bumpers, a honeycomb grille, and a chrome-plated exhaust tip...

2017 Abarth 595 revealed: tiny hot hatch gets power bump, tweaked looks

Fiat Chrysler Australia may have only just recently launched its revised entry-level $27,500 Abarth 595 into the Australian market, but now there’s an even newer one: the 2017 Abarth 595. That’s no surprise, either. With the wider Fiat 500 range given a facelift earlier this year, the arrival of the 2016 Abarth 595 in the little hatch’s older skin made it something of a placeholder for an anticipated makeover...

Fiat 500, Abarth 500 recalled in Australia - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article originally made reference to the Fiat Ducato. See bottom of article for details. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia (FCA) has recalled a number of vehicles in the 2014 Fiat 500 and 2011-2014 Abarth 500 model lines. The recall affecting 10 examples of 2014-build Fiat 500 involves a potential deviation in the heat treatment process of the seat belt buckles...

2016 Fiat 500S gets sporty at Geneva motor show

So you want a Fiat 500 but you don't want the poppy, stroppy Abarth model? The 2016 Fiat 500S is the car for you. This new, sportier-looking version of the 2016 Fiat 500 debuted at the Geneva motor show, bringing with it a revamped exterior and revised interior which, according to the brand, is "unmistakably 500 and even more attractive"...

2016 Fiat 500: rear-view camera not part of “perfect outcome” for updated city car

The inclusion of a standard, or optional, rear-view camera on some of Australia's smallest cars may be cause for an "interesting cultural discussion", according to the product and marketing head of Fiat Australia, but the addition of the potentially life saving technology was never part of the "perfect outcome" for the newly updated 2016 Fiat 500...

2016 Fiat 500, 500C pricing and specifications: Styling refresh, new tech, price shuffle

The newly updated 2016 Fiat 500 hatch and 500C convertible make their Australian market debut this week, bringing lightly revised styling, a handful of key technology upgrades and notable changes to the model spread and pricing...

City cars coming in 2016

City cars Mainstream city cars Kia Picanto – March Holden Spark – Q1 Fiat 500 update – Q1 Mitsubishi Mirage update – Q1 MG 3 – April Luxury/sports city cars Abarth range update – Q1 Mini Convertible – April BMW i3 update – second half  ...

The continued decline in micro cars

No vehicle segment has had a bigger fall from grace this year than the one comprising the nation’s smallest cars. According to VFACTS data, sales of micro cars are down 31.3 per cent this year to 10,132 units. They fell an even more significant 40.1 per cent in November, to 618. This equates to market share of just 1.0 per cent annual, and 0...

Abarth 695 Biposto Record unveiled

The Abarth 695 Biposto Record limited edition model has been unveiled in the UK. Each Biposto Record is painted an eye catching shade of yellow dubbed "Modena Yellow", and fitted with grey trim pieces, enamelled badging, a special startup animation in the instrument panel, a cargo net, unique numbered plates, and an aluminium bonnet...