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2016-17 Fiat Ducato recalled for exhaust fix

The 2016-17 Fiat Ducato van has been recalled this week over concerns the exhaust recirculation system could break and cause a loss of drivability. According to the manufacturer, affected vehicles may be fitted with an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) pipe that breaks due to "potential non-conformity"...

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2018 Fiat 500X update revealed, in Australia from first quarter
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2018 Fiat 500X update revealed, in Australia from first quarter

The upgraded 2018 Fiat 500X has been revealed for the US market, with an Australian launch confirmed for sometime in the first quarter of next year. As is often the case with Fiat's 500-badged models, the retro styling of the 500X shows only subtle changes for the new model year. Indeed, tweaks on the outside are limited to new colours: Donatello Bronze (bottom) and Alpi Matte Green (top)...


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


2011-15 Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont recalled for steering wheel fix
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2011-15 Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont recalled for steering wheel fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 9896 vehicles across its 2011 to 2015 Dodge 'JC' Journey and Fiat 'JF' Freemont model lines over concerns a faulty steering wheel harness could cause the airbag to deploy randomly. The manufacturer reports that the steering wheel wire harness may become trapped between a tab on the wheel plastic back cover and the edge of the horn plate...


Fiat 500 Anniversario: Even more retro version revealed
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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...


Fiat, Jeep, Nissan, Volvo and others to miss Frankfurt motor show
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Fiat, Jeep, Nissan, Volvo and others to miss Frankfurt motor show

Several manufacturers will be giving the Frankfurt motor show a miss this year, including Fiat, Jeep, Nissan and Volvo, as brands shift their investments from the traditional product showcases. As reported by industry journal Automotive News Europe, numerous marques are finding it increasingly difficult to justify the massive budgets required for a major auto show - instead opting to attend more interactive events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed...


Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye's autonomous car development program
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Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye's autonomous car development program

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding to join the autonomous vehicle development program led by the BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye. The Italian-American car company says it will contribute engineering and other technical resources to the development of the new self-driving car platform, as well as large sales volumes and a significant presence in the North American market...


Fiat Chrysler rejected Chinese bid, others interested - report
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Fiat Chrysler rejected Chinese bid, others interested - report

Fiat Chrysler could be acquired by a Chinese car maker, with reports indicating it has already rejected one offer for no reason other than the size of the offer. According to Automotive News, a large Chinese automaker recently had a bid for the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) turned down...


2017 Fiat Doblo review
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2017 Fiat Doblo review

If you need a cheap, small cargo-mover, you should probably take a look at the 2017 Fiat Doblo. It offers plenty of capacity for the cash.


Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion
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Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion

Dating back to 1927, Italy’s Mille Miglia is one of the most iconic and historic road races on the planet. First run in the same year as the debut race on Germany’s infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, the Mille Miglia, or ‘Thousand Miles’, starts and finishes in Brescia in northern Italy...


Fiat Chrysler sued over diesel emissions cheating, Mercedes-Benz offices raided
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Fiat Chrysler sued over diesel emissions cheating, Mercedes-Benz offices raided

In the wake of Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal, Fiat Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz have been cast into the spotlight, as authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have launched new actions into possible cases of emission testing defeat devices being used to illegally pass vehicles for sale...


2017 Fiat 500L facelift unveiled
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2017 Fiat 500L facelift unveiled

The facelifted Fiat 500L has been unveiled, and it's claimed that 40 per cent of its components are new. Visually, the updated 500L is distinguished by new headlight internals with LED driving lights. The front and rear bumpers have also been restyled, with the lower air intakes given a wider design and extra lashings of bright work...


Fiat Argo: Punto replacement revealed in Brazil
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Fiat Argo: Punto replacement revealed in Brazil

The new Fiat Argo hatchback has been unveiled in Brazil. Details about the new car are thin on the ground, but a report in Flat Out states the new Argo will replace the Punto hatch, which dates back to 2005. The new Argo will also serve as a successor of sorts for the second-generation Palio hatch sold primarily in emerging markets...


Seat 600: Spain's Fiat-based people's car restored for 60th birthday
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Seat 600: Spain's Fiat-based people's car restored for 60th birthday

The Seat 600, the car that put Spain on wheels in the aftermath of its devastating civil war, is having its 60th birthday this month. To celebrate, the Spanish marque restored a 600 convertible, and is displaying it at the Barcelona motor show, which is currently under way. The car was hand restored by a team of around 30 people...


Company Car: 2017 Abarth 595 long-term report one – introduction
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Company Car: 2017 Abarth 595 long-term report one – introduction

We've put passion before prudence and purchased an Italian car, a red 2017 Abarth 595. James introduces the latest addition to the CarAdvice stable.


Citroen Berlingo v Fiat Doblo v Volkswagen Caddy comparison
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Citroen Berlingo v Fiat Doblo v Volkswagen Caddy comparison

Small vans at small prices – that’s the mantra for this test, with three value-focused compact cargo carriers going against each other to find out which is the best small van you can get. The three vans we have here may not be household names to the majority of passenger car buyers, but if you own a small business – say you’re a florist, plumber, painter, baker or any number of other professions – there’s a chance you know the Citroen Berlingo, Fiat Doblo and Volkswagen Caddy...


2017 Fiat 500 Mirror adds latest smartphone tech
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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 Fiat Ducato SWB review
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2017 Fiat Ducato SWB review

The base Fiat Ducato SWB is a lot of van for $38,990 plus on-road costs, though our test model gave us a small spot of grief...


Mitsubishi draws parallels to Jeep, Land Rover
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Mitsubishi draws parallels to Jeep, Land Rover

What do Mitsubishi, Jeep and Land Rover have in common? More than you might think, if you take to heart what the company’s European division believes its brand stands for. The Japanese company has long made it clear that SUVs and light commercials are where it wants to focus, at the expense of passenger vehicles that have lower margins...


Roadshow: Upcoming car events across Australia, March to June
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Roadshow: Upcoming car events across Australia, March to June

Amateur motorsport, track days, poker runs, swap meets, cruises, classic and vintage festivals, motor shows, car club meetings... there are literally thousands of car events held across Australia every year. Between now and the end of June there are a slew of options with something for everyone - even an 'anything goes' bike race that looks like an epic amount of fun...