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Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Abarth 695 70th Anniversario revealed, here in 2020 - UPDATE

The Abarth 695 70th Anniversario limited edition has been unveiled at Abarth Day in Milan. UPDATE, 7/10/19: FCA Australia has confirmed the 695 70th Anniversario will be touching down in local showrooms "in the first half of next year". See bottom of article for more details...

Fiat Chrysler fined US$40 million for inflating sales figures

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has settled with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over accusations it inflated sales figures between 2012 and 2016. The Detroit (and Turin) giant will pay US$40 million ($59 million) and has promised to stop the dodgy practices...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Abarth 595 Pista unveiled, coming to Australia

The Abarth 595 Pista has been unveiled, with the new model bridging the gap between the base 595 and 595 Competizione. Under the bonnet, the 595 Pista has a revised 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine with a larger Garrett turbocharger. It is rated at 121kW of power, and 230Nm of torque at 2250rpm...

Fiat 124 Spider is 'profitable', but successor seems unlikely

It might be a slow seller, but the Fiat 124 Spider is still a "profitable business" for the Italian brand. In an interview with Autocar, Fiat CEO Olivier François said the car remains in the black "only because of the joint venture" with Mazda. The Fiat 124 Spider is built alongside the Mazda MX-5 in Japan...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: LIVE from our 11-ute comparison

Join us for our first episode of Automotive Industry Insights with Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Josh Dowling, live from the Melbourne 4x4 Proving Ground for our massive 2019 dual-cab ute comparison! We get to know the new CarAdvice and Drive CEO, Alex Parsons. Kez Casey compares the 2019 Abarth 124 Spider and Mazda MX-5 Roadster...

Fiat outlines its model plans beyond the 500

Fiat has revealed its plans for a range centred around the premium-compact 500, which will sit alongside value-focused larger models in its line-up going forward. "We will be present in the C-segment [Volkswagen Golf class] but not much more. All models will sit within 3.5 metres and 4.5m [long]. This is where Fiat will play," Olivier François, the CEO of Fiat, told Autocar in an interview...

Japanese government may have helped to kill Renault, Fiat Chrysler merger - report

Japanese worries about the proposed merger's effects on the 20-year old Renault and Nissan alliance may have scuppered the proposed US$35 billion ($51 billion) merger between Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA). Sources have told Bloomberg Japanese officials informed their French counterparts about fears the proposed Fiat Chrysler and Renault merger could harm Nissan...

CarAdvice podcast 157: Discussing the 2020 Holden Colorado

This week Mandy Turner joins Trent Nikolic and Josh Dowling in Sydney. In car news, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is sold out for months, Mazda will be launching an electric car in 2020, and BMW has revealed the 2019 3 Series Touring. Sam Purcell reviews the 2020 Holden Colorado after returning from the Victorian launch, and Tony Crawford was at the unveiling of the 2020 Bentley Flying Spur...

2016-18 Abarth 124 Spider recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled the 2016-2018 model-year Abarth 124 Spider over concerns automatic models could suddenly shift into first gear while the vehicle is in motion. The manufacturer says incorrect software in the transmission control module could make the car engage first gear when in moving in 'D'...