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Fiat Chrysler 'very open' to mergers, partnerships, joint ventures

Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley has confirmed the carmaker is "very open" to working with other manufacturers in essentially any form, as he looks for "any deal that would make Fiat stronger"...

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Sergio Marchionne voted 'World Car Person of the Year'
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Sergio Marchionne voted 'World Car Person of the Year'

Sergio Marchionne has been voted '2018 World Car Person of the Year' by the World Car Awards jury, after his sudden passing in July last year. The award was voted on this week by more than 80 jurors from 24 countries, and was presented to Marchionne's replacement as Fiat Chrysler chairman and chief executive, Mike Manley...


Fiat Concept Centoventi revealed
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Fiat Concept Centoventi revealed

Fiat has revealed the Concept Centoventi at the Geneva motor show, a modular electric vehicle designed to shake up the way we buy and specify cars. Built under the 'ABC' formula of car design – that's Affordable But Cool, apparently – the Centoventi is something of a blank canvas waiting to be customised...


2019 Fiat 500C Spiaggina '58 confirmed for Australia
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2019 Fiat 500C Spiaggina '58 confirmed for Australia

Fiat Chrysler Australia has confirmed the throwback 500 Spiaggina '58 special edition is headed for our shores, priced from $25,990 before on-road costs and available right now. Back in the 1950s, the 500 Jolly Spiaggina was a fixture on the Italian Riviera, shuttling wealthy jet-setters around glamorous beachside resorts...


Cars We Own: 2017 Abarth 595 diary

Cars We Own: 2017 Abarth 595 diary

It's bright red, sounds great and, crucially, comes from Italy. It isn't a Ferrari, though. Meet the CarAdvice Abarth 595, a pocket rocket with character to burn.  This is a Cars We Own diary for our own Abarth 595. Think of it as a rolling logbook, a little window into life with the cars in the CarAdvice stable...


Dodge Challenger, Charger: Electrified replacements coming "in the next decade"
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Dodge Challenger, Charger: Electrified replacements coming "in the next decade"

The current Dodge Challenger and Charger are old. The chassis on which they're based is 13 years old, to be precise, meaning they're proper dinosaurs in the fast-moving automotive world. They won't stay that way forever, though. Mike Manley, successor to Sergio Marchionne at the helm of Fiat Chrysler, has confirmed they'll be replaced with electrified vehicles "in the next decade"...


Fiat Chrysler to settle US diesel emissions cases for $1.1 billion
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Fiat Chrysler to settle US diesel emissions cases for $1.1 billion

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will pay out roughly US$800 million ($1.1 billion) in fines, fixes and compensation to settle claims some of its diesel engines cheated their way past emissions regulations. The company had been accused of using an emissions-testing defeat device, like the one used employed by the Volkswagen Group in its Dieselgate engines, which could detect when a car was undergoing bench-testing and alter its operation to emit a legal quantity of pollutants...


CarAdvice Winners Circle: Abarth 595
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CarAdvice Winners Circle: Abarth 595

The Abarth 595 won't be to everyone's tastes, but if you're cross-shopping it with a Polo GTI, you're not an Abarth buyer in the first place. In terms of fun for dollars outlaid, the Abarth 595 is easily my pick of 2018.


Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating
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Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been dealt another blow in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash tests, with the 2018 Fiat Panda failing to score even a one-star rating. Last tested in 2011, the third-generation Panda lacks any form of active safety equipment – with seatbelt reminders the only feature to score points in the area Safety Assist...


New Alfa Romeo crossover to be based on Jeep Compass
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New Alfa Romeo crossover to be based on Jeep Compass

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has confirmed it'll spend over €5 billion ($7.7 billion) on new products and drivetrains to be produced at its Italian factories. The automaker met with union officials last week to outline its updated production plans for the next three years, which it hopes will return the company's Italian factories to full employment...


Abarth 695 Rivale on sale from $44,990
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Abarth 695 Rivale on sale from $44,990

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed the Abarth 695 Rivale will be coming to Australia in strictly limited numbers, with pricing to kick off at $44,990 before on-road costs. Just 35 units will be delivered Down Under, available in both hatchback and cabriolet forms, all featuring a number of equipment, trim and colour appointments specific to this model inspired by Riva Yachts...


Abarth 124 Spider nabs Guinness World Record
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Abarth 124 Spider nabs Guinness World Record

The Abarth 124 Spider is now a Guinness World Record holder, teaming up with stunt driver Alastair Moffatt to achieve the feat. Piloting a standard 124 Spider, Moffatt completed five figure eight maneuvers in succession between two other Abarth 124 Spiders, in a record 45.66 seconds...


Fiat Chrysler sells Magneti Marelli
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Fiat Chrysler sells Magneti Marelli

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has sold its Magneti Marelli supplier division for US$7.1 billion ($10 billion) according to new reports from the United States. An article published in Reuters says Calsonic Kansei (owned by KKR, a private equity firm in the USA, since 2016) will turn into Magneti Marelli CK Holdings when the deal goes through, becoming the seventh-largest independent automotive supplier in the world in the process...


Fiat 500 Collezione Spring Edition on sale from $21,990
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Fiat 500 Collezione Spring Edition on sale from $21,990

FIat Australia has launched the 500 Collezione Spring Edition, which brings a claimed $3100 of additional gear over the Lounge, priced from $21,990 before on-road costs. Just 70 examples will be brought Down Under, based on the current Lounge specification, with both hatchback and cabriolet versions available...


2019 Fiat 500 Collezione revealed for Europe
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2019 Fiat 500 Collezione revealed for Europe

Fiat has unveiled a new 500 Collezione edition in Europe, which gets a new set of Autumn-themed colour and trim options. On sale in European dealerships now, the 500 Collezione is available in both hatchback and convertible body styles, priced from £14,060 ($25,922) in the UK...


2019 Abarth 595 revealed - UPDATE
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2019 Abarth 595 revealed - UPDATE

The refreshed Abarth 595 range has been revealed in the UK, headlined by new exterior colour options and an upgraded exhaust system on select variants. UPDATE, 12/10/118: We've added a full gallery of images for the updated Abarth 595. Click here for more pictures As before, the 595 is offered in four trim levels in Great Britain: 595, 595 Trofeo, 595 Turismo, and 595 Competizione, and two body styles – hatchback and convertible...


Fiat 500 1957 Edition returns to the US
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Fiat 500 1957 Edition returns to the US

Fiat has brought back the 500 1957 Edition to the United States, following strong sales of the vintage-styled micro hatch during the 2016 model year. The 1957 Edition is available as a US$995 ($1370) package for the high-grade 500 Lounge, adding 16-inch retro-inspired wheel options, retro Fiat badging, ivory door trim panels, white exterior mirrors, and a two-tone exterior finish (white roof on the hatch and black soft-top for the convertible)...


2018 Abarth 595, Fiat 500 infotainment upgraded - UPDATE
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2018 Abarth 595, Fiat 500 infotainment upgraded - UPDATE

The Abarth 595 line-up has been upgraded for the 2018 model year, bringing an upgraded infotainment display and smartphone mirroring technology. UPDATE, 21/9/18: The Fiat 500 has added the 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard across the range. UPDATE, 28/5/18: FCA Australia has indicated the regular Fiat 500 will be getting the upgraded infotainment system as well...


REVISIT: Abarth 595 Old v New, 1970 to 2017
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REVISIT: Abarth 595 Old v New, 1970 to 2017

When it came time for us to add another car to the CarAdvice collection, we realised there was a giant hole – it was one that had to be filled by an Italian car. Ferrari or Lamborghini weren’t the most practical options, so last year we welcomed a red (pre-facelift) 2017 Abarth 595 to our family – a Fiat 500 with extra horsepower and badging, which is something that’s needed for us car people to get around the city swiftly...


2019 Fiat 124 Spider revealed
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2019 Fiat 124 Spider revealed

Fiat has taken the wraps off its updated 124 Spider, with new styling options and an updated technology suite for the Mazda MX-5 twin. The (mildly) refreshed roadster will be offered in three trim levels overseas: Classica, Lusso and Abarth. The entry-level model gets a twin exhaust, black roll bars and 16-inch alloy wheels, along with halogen headlights...