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Monster bambino: Fiat 500 gets Alfa 4C engine, widebody makeover

Oof! A highly modified Fiat 500 with a crazy body kit has been spotted at the 2017 Best of Italy race. What's the story? Italian tuner Gran Torino Engineering produced the Giannini 350 GP to celebrate its centenary. The original Fiat 500 1...

Fiat 500 Anniversario: Even more retro version revealed

The Grandfatherly Fiat 500 'Cinquecento' just turned 60, and the Italian company has created a special edition of the current model to celebrate. Called the Fiat 500 Anniversario and due to hit Australia in October, it picks up some design tweaks to make the retro wonder look even more old-school...

2017 Abarth 595 here in October

The facelifted 2017 Abarth 595 hot hatch range will finally arrive in Australia this October, more than a year after it was first revealed. Speaking with CarAdvice, director of corporate communications at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia, Glenn Butler, said the hold-up was due to a change in manufacturing procedures for our market...

2017 Fiat 500 Mirror adds latest smartphone tech

The special-edition 2017 Fiat 500 Mirror has been revealed in Europe with the latest smartphone connectivity, but it appears buyers in Australia are set to miss out. The new Fiat 500 Mirror model is named after its smartphone mirroring tech, with the media system including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - two in-demand items from consumers, particularly in the city car segment of the market...

2017 Audi Q5 gets five-star EuroNCAP rating, others fare worse

The 2017 Audi Q5 has received a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority Euro NCAP, ahead of its Australian launch later this year. Scoring 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for child occupants, 73 per cent for pedestrian protection and 58 per cent for safety assist systems, the Q5 showed good all-round performance - dropping points mainly due to the lack of a lane support system as standard equipment...

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"...