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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...

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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...


2019 Fiat 500X facelift unveiled
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2019 Fiat 500X facelift unveiled

The facelifted Fiat 500X has been unveiled in Europe with a lightly refreshed exterior, improved equipment levels, and two new turbocharged petrol engines. Externally, the updated 500X is distinguished by new eye-style LED daytime running lights around the main and secondary lighting units. At the rear, like the revised 500 hatch, the 500X now features tail-light units with a body colour insert...


2018 Fiat 500X Pop Star Special Edition review
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2018 Fiat 500X Pop Star Special Edition review

When the 500X first hit the market in Australia, the compact SUV segment wasn't anywhere near as competitive as it is now. That segment in 2018 is a very different ball game.

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2015-18 Fiat 500X recalled
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2015-18 Fiat 500X recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled the 2015-2018 Fiat 500X, over concerns about a faulty rear seat latch. According to the company, the problem could make the rear seat back fold forward in an accident if the seatbelts aren't engaged. If a child seat is fitted using isofix anchor points, it could be compromised by the issue in a crash...


2019 Fiat 500X teased
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2019 Fiat 500X teased

The updated Fiat 500X has been teased in a shadowy image posted by Autoblog.it, giving us an early glimpse of what to expect from the model's mid-life facelift. It appears the new 500X will draw heavily from the latest Fiat 500 in terms of design, getting similar headlight, fog-light and LED daytime-running light treatments as its smaller stablemate...


Sergio Marchionne: A brief history of his time as CEO of Fiat and Chrysler
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Sergio Marchionne: A brief history of his time as CEO of Fiat and Chrysler

Sergio Marchionne, head of Fiat since 2004 and Chrysler from 2009, has passed away aged 66 after complications arising from surgery. Known for his straight-talking style, workaholic lifestyle, and love of black wooly sweaters, Marchionne was not a noted "car guy", but his legacy includes turning around not one, but two automakers...


Former FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne passes away
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Former FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne passes away

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler (FCA) until last weekend, has passed away after complications arising from surgery. “Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone," John Elkann, head of Exor, the holding company for the Agnelli and Elkann families, and largest shareholder in FCA, said in a statement released in the last hour...


Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne replaced suddenly due to ill health
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Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne replaced suddenly due to ill health

After an emergency board meeting Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has appointed Mike Manley, previously head of Jeep and RAM, as its acting CEO effectively immediately. In a statement overnight, the company announced with "profound sorrow that during the course of this week unexpected complications arose while Mr Marchionne was recovering from surgery and that these have worsened significantly in recent hours", and as a result the outspoken CEO "will be unable to return to work"...


Fiat workers to strike over Ronaldo's transfer to Juventus
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Fiat workers to strike over Ronaldo's transfer to Juventus

The union representing manufacturing workers at Fiat in Italy has announced strike action to protest the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus, a football club owned by Fiat Chrysler's (FCA) parent company. In order to gain Ronaldo's services, Juventus is paying Real Madrid a €105 million ($166 million) transfer fee over two instalments...