New car sales in Europe have dropped 74 per cent since January, the decline attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just 292,180 new cars were sold across the 27 European member states – plus the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway and Switzerland – in April 2020, according to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.
That’s a 74.8 per cent decrease (or 842,940 sales) against the 1,135,120 new car registrations recorded in January 2020.
2021 Fiat Strada downsizes the dual-cab as we know it
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is preparing to take the ute market by storm with its all-new 2021 Fiat Strada dual cab ute. Oh, but not here in Australia, rather in Latin America where the existing Strada is already the best-selling light commercial vehicle in Brazil.
UPDATE, June 10: The hatch variant has now also been revealed. Story here.
Fiat has announced the third generation of its 500 model will be a full-electric vehicle (EV) – the first Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has ever produced in full series production. The 'La Prima' launch version will be limited to 500 cars in each market it's sold into.
2020 Fiat 500 pricing and specs: new Club variant enters
The 2020 Fiat 500 has launched in Australia with a new variant, named the Club, priced from $23,250.
Featuring a long list of standard features, it comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, fixed glass roof with sunblind, DAB+ radio, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers, automatic climate control, and chrome front grille surround, rear bumper insert, and sill plates.
First FCA model to use compact Peugeot platform could be Alfa Romeo SUV
The Alfa Romeo Tonale compact crossover could be built on the same platform as the Peugeot 208, thanks to the recently-signed merger between Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot Citroen.
According to Automotive News Europe, the first Fiat Chrysler model based on the CMP chassis used in the new-generation Peugeot 208 city hatchback could be a small Alfa Romeo crossover.