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Stellantis: Merger of Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot groups – UPDATE

UPDATE, 19 January 2021: It's done! Six months after Stellantis was announced as the name of the merger between Fiat Chrysler Group (FCA) and the Peugeot Group (PSA), the new entity has launched. The merger makes Stellantis one of the largest car companies in the world, with combined annual sales of around 8.1 million vehicles...

2021 Abarth 595 Scorpioneoro coming to Australia, due second half of 2021

The 2021 Abarth 595 Scorpioneoro is set to launch in Australia by the end of this year. While timing for the limited-run 595 variant has yet to be officially locked in, CarAdvice understands the hi-po Abarth will touch down in Australian showrooms in the second half of 2021...

2021 Abarth 595 updated, due in Australia second half of this year

The 2021 Abarth 595 has received a mild update in Europe to usher in the new year, adding new trim and equipment options – and it could be in Australian showrooms in the second half of this year. Four variants – all available in 595 hatch and 595C convertible body styles – will be offered to European buyers: the eponymous '595' base grade, plus Turismo (pictured in grey), Competizione (pictured in blue) and Esseesse (pictured in white)...

2021 Fiat and Abarth new cars

Fiat, like the majority of car manufacturers in this challenging climate, has seen a 30 per cent sales decline year-to-date. While a number of new models from Fiat are expected to launch in Europe in 2021, the brand's local arm remains tight-lipped about exactly which models will make their way to Australia. We do have word on Abarth though, which is due to release the 595 Pista...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

It was a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers reduced their ranges, discontinued under-performers and replaced older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

Abarth 124 Spider dead in Australia, all stock sold out

The Abarth 124 Spider has been cut from the brand's Australian line-up. Fiat Chrysler Australia has confirmed it has axed the turbocharged Abarth roadster from the local range, a little over four years since it launched Down Under in late 2016...

2020 Abarth 695 70º Anniversario price and specs

2020 Abarth 695 70º Anniversario limited to just 40 locally Adjustable rear spoiler for added downforce Exclusive green pays homage to Abarth racing history Priced from $44,950 plus on-road costs The 2020 Abarth 695 70º Anniversario has finally arrived in Australia, celebrating the Italian car company's 70th anniversary...

Abarth 595e rendered

Fiat's new-generation 500 hatch will be sold exclusively in electric 500e form, which will be a delight to many, but what about fans of the existing Abarth 595 hottie? Fiat and its performance arm Abarth have yet to offer diehards any word of an electrified performance-focused 500, but with the regular 500e claiming a mere 9-second sprint to 100km/h… there is certainly room for a hero hatch...

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...

Fiat 124 Spider future in doubt – report

In a move that doesn’t bode well for the future of the Fiat 124 Spider, the Mazda MX-5-based drop-top has been dropped from Fiat’s European range. That includes its sportier Abarth 124 Spider counterpart, the only 124 variant offered here. What distinguished the car the most from its Mazda MX-5 twin – the 1...

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...