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Fiat Argentina withdraws sexist handbook from new cars

A sexist booklet supplied with new Fiat vehicles in Argentina has been withdrawn after an online outcry and criticism from women's rights groups that it was misogynistic. According to Associated Press, the "Good Use Handbook" was distributed along with the operating manual in new Fiat cars sold in Argentina...

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Abarth 124 Spider confirmed for Australia, Fiat version ruled out
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Abarth 124 Spider confirmed for Australia, Fiat version ruled out

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia (FCA) has confirmed it will bring only the Abarth 124 Spider flagship roadster to our market, leaving the regular Fiat model off the local schedule. Unveiled at March’s Geneva motor show, the top-shelf Abarth-enhanced version of the new 124 Spider, itself based on Mazda’s new MX-5, is powered by a turbocharged 1...


Abarth 124 Spider and 124 Rally unveiled
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Abarth 124 Spider and 124 Rally unveiled

The hotly anticipated Abarth 124 Spider has been revealed at this week's Geneva motor show, alongside the Abarth 124 Rally prototype. Abarth's take on the Fiat 124 Spider features a revised version of that car's 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. In the Abarth, the 1.4-litre motor generates 127kW of power and 250Nm of torque...


Sports cars coming in 2016
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Sports cars coming in 2016

Sports cars coming in 2016 Ford Mustang – January Ferrari 488 GTB – March Lotus Evora 400 – Q1 McLaren 570S – Q1 Audi R8 – Q2 Ferrari 488 Spider – Q2 Ferrari F12 tdf – Q2 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 – Q2 Porsche 911 Carrera 4/Carrera 4S – Q2 Porsche 911 Targa 4/Targa 4S – Q2 Lotus Elise Sport/Sport 220 – mid 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo/Turbo S – Q2/Q3 Fiat 124 Spider – Q3 Lotus Exige Sport 350 coupe – Q3 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class – Q3 Aston Martin DB11 – Q4...


2016 Fiat New Cars
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2016 Fiat New Cars

Details of the new and updated Fiat models launching in Australia in 2016.   Fiat 500 and 500C – Q1 The updated Fiat 500 and 500C will bring their cutesy cool style to the Australian market in the first quarter of the year. The styling updates to the 2016 Fiat 500 are relatively limited, with revised bumpers and a simple but stylish update to the lighting at both ends...


Fiat 124 Spider Abarth on its way: Hot roadster spied testing
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Fiat 124 Spider Abarth on its way: Hot roadster spied testing

Plans are underway for the production of a performance-orientated Fiat 124 Spider Abarth, with the Italian company set to expand the sub-brand’s offerings. CarAdvice believes that the launch of the Mazda MX-5-based Fiat 124 Spider next year will be followed by a performance version of the two-seat roadster with a more powerful engine, retuned suspension and other assorted Abarth enhancements...


Fiat 124 Spider not just a "badge-engineered" MX-5
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Fiat 124 Spider not just a "badge-engineered" MX-5

The upcoming Fiat 124 Spider is not merely a badge-engineered Mazda MX-5, according to the boss of Fiat Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Fiat 500X in Sydney yesterday, Pat Dougherty said the perception that the 124 Spider is just an MX-5 in a different guise is not true...


Fiat 124 Spider revealed ahead of Australian launch
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Fiat 124 Spider revealed ahead of Australian launch

The reborn 2016 Fiat 124 Spider, perhaps the most hotly anticipated model confirmed for this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, has now been unveiled. It started life as an Alfa Romeo, confirmed way back in early 2012 as a platform sharing and manufacturing tie-up between the Fiat Chrysler group and Mazda...


Fiat 124 Spider outed in revealing new photos
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Fiat 124 Spider outed in revealing new photos

The reborn 2016 Fiat 124 Spider has been given an early unveiling this week, thanks to a set of show-all spy photos published in the overseas press. Caught in the middle of what was likely a promotional photography session, the 124 shown in these photos from Jalopnik.com is the first example to be seen without a shred of camouflage - mere hours after a heavily disguised prototype was spied testing in the US...


Fiat 124 Spider may only come to Australia as hardcore Abarth roadster
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Fiat 124 Spider may only come to Australia as hardcore Abarth roadster

Fiat Chrysler Australia (FCA) says it is leaning towards offering only the hardcore Abarth-badged versions of the all-new Fiat 124 Spider convertible sports car when it goes on sale here in 2016. FCA director of marketing Zac Loo told CarAdvice that around the world the Italian company would offer both regular Fiat and high-performance Abarth versions of its still-to-be-revealed roadster, and said the latter was currently the front-runner for our market...


Fiat planning ‘rational’ and ‘emotional’ divisions for future range - report
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Fiat planning ‘rational’ and ‘emotional’ divisions for future range - report

Fiat will split its future line-up into two distinct camps, with lifestyle models on one side of the fence and regular offerings on the other, a new report claims. The new strategy is understood to be built around core ‘Emotional’ and ‘Rational’ divisions - a plan which, according to the UK’s Autocar, was presented internally this week...


Fiat 124 convertible coming to Australia in 2016
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Fiat 124 convertible coming to Australia in 2016

The hotly anticipated, Mazda MX-5-based Fiat 124 roadster has been officially confirmed for an Australian launch, almost certainly before the end of 2016, and potentially alongside a hotter Abarth sibling.  The reborn Fiat 124 (the original 1966 Fiat 124 Sport Spider classic version is pictured above) is expected to make its world premiere at the LA motor show in November this year, rather than the larger Frankfurt show in September...


Abarth to build "extreme" version of Fiat 124 Spider
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Abarth to build "extreme" version of Fiat 124 Spider

Abarth will build a hardcore version of the upcoming Fiat 124 Spider to give the Italian half of the partnership a distinct performance advantage over Japanese sister car, the Mazda MX-5. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief operating officer Alfredo Altavilla told Auto Express there would be two versions of the new roadster: the “comfortable” Fiat 124 Spider and the “extreme” Abarth model...


Fiat 124 Spider to debut late 2015, go on sale worldwide from 2016 - report
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Fiat 124 Spider to debut late 2015, go on sale worldwide from 2016 - report

A report indicates that the Fiat 124 Spider will make its debut at an end-of-the-year auto show before going on sale around the world during 2016. Sources have told Edmunds that the Fiat 124 Spider will premiere at either the Frankfurt auto show in September or the Los Angeles auto show in November. The Fiat 124 Spider will be based on the Mazda MX-5's rear-wheel drive platform...


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...


Fiat convertible delayed after switch from Alfa Romeo
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Fiat convertible delayed after switch from Alfa Romeo

The switch from Alfa Romeo to the Fiat or Abarth brand for the upcoming convertible built by Mazda has meant production delays of up to four months. The Fiat or Abarth-badged MX-5 equivalent was originally slated to be released as an Alfa Romeo this year but the decision was taken last minute to switch brands in order to keep the premium feel of the Alfa product...


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...


Alfa Romeo and Mazda : Fiat or Abarth Roadster partnership likely
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Alfa Romeo and Mazda : Fiat or Abarth Roadster partnership likely

The long-rumoured Alfa Romeo and Mazda partnership now looks likely to result in a Fiat or Abarth Roadster rather than an Alfa Romeo convertible, according to the Italian company’s boss. Speaking to the media at yesterday’s Geneva Motor Show, Sergio Marchionne said the project with Mazda is still on going, but hinted that it’s unlikely to be used as an Alfa Romeo model...


Mazda MX-5 to spawn Alfa Romeo roadster
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Mazda MX-5 to spawn Alfa Romeo roadster

The next-generation Mazda MX-5 will underpin a new Alfa Romeo two-seater as part of a newly formed alliance between Mazda and Fiat. Mazda and Alfa’s parent company Fiat Group Automobiles have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the Japanese and Italian companies combine forces to develop an all-new, rear-wheel-drive roadster that will go on sale in 2015...