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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...

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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...


2014-16 Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont recalled
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2014-16 Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the Dodge Journey and Fiat Freemont twins over concerns a faulty control module could cause the cruise control to malfunction. The manufacturer reports the software in the Power Control Module (PCM) may be faulty, which could cause the vehicle speed to lock or accelerate unexpectedly when cruise control is engaged...


Fiat 500 Spiaggina '58 revealed
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Fiat 500 Spiaggina '58 revealed

Fiat has taken the wraps off a special-edition 500, designed to commemorate six decades since the canvas-topped 500 Jolly 'Spiaggina' was launched in Italy. Back in the late 1950s, the Spiaggina (or 'beach car') was a part of the scenery on the Italian Riviera, ferrying well-heeled tourists around stunning beachside resorts...


Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo not attending Paris motor show - report
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Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo not attending Paris motor show - report

If you're keeping track of the brands headed for the 2018 Paris motor show, you'll know Volkswagen, Ford, Opel and Nissan are all unlikely to make an appearance. Now, according to reports from France, we can add Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep to that list. According to a report in Auto Plus, the group won't be attending motor shows in future, unless there's a large, relevant launch accompanying it...


Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat survive with a narrowed focus
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Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat survive with a narrowed focus

In the lead up to Fiat Chrysler's presentation to investors at Balocco, Italy, rumours and reports have swirled about the future of the Fiat, Dodge, and Chrysler brands. Some going so far as to suggest to death of one, but, it turns out, they'll all live on for now, each with a much narrower focus than before...


Ram competitor for Toyota Hilux, Fiat Doblo replacement due by 2022
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Ram competitor for Toyota Hilux, Fiat Doblo replacement due by 2022

Laying its five-year product plan out at an investors' meeting in Balocco, Italy, Fiat Chrysler has confirmed with will launch a smaller D-segment ute by 2022. According to Automotive News, the "mid-size" Ram ute will also be sold with Fiat badges, meaning it will be a true global competitor to the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Chevrolet/Holden Colorado, Isuzu D-Max, and others...


2019 Fiat 500X facelift spied
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2019 Fiat 500X facelift spied

The facelifted Fiat 500X has been photographed during real-world hot weather testing in southern Europe. Compared to the last prototype, seen in March this year, this latest model is wearing a lighter camouflage kit, which does without any false body panels. This means we can more clearly see the updated grille and lower air dam, revised front bumper design, updated headlight graphics, and new fog lamps...


Chrysler brand to be phased out, announcement coming soon - report
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Chrysler brand to be phased out, announcement coming soon - report

Fiat Chrysler's ever-growing focus on crossovers, pickup trucks and luxury cars, as well as a dearth of new product means Chrysler could be phased out in the near future. A source has told Automotive News Chrysler's fate could be announced this (European) Friday, when Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, is due to make a presentation outlining the company's next five-year plan...


2018 Abarth 595 infotainment upgraded, pricing unchanged - UPDATE
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2018 Abarth 595 infotainment upgraded, pricing unchanged - UPDATE

Update (28/5/18): FCA Australia has indicated the regular Fiat 500 will be getting the upgraded infotainment system as well. See bottom of article for details. The Abarth 595 line-up has been upgraded for the 2018 model year, bringing an upgraded infotainment display and smartphone mirroring technology. Now measuring 7.0 inches (up from 5...


Fiat to end production in Italy - report
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Fiat to end production in Italy - report

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is reportedly planning to end production of Fiat-branded cars in its Italian factories, with some model lines being scuttled and others moved overseas to lower-cost facilities. Bloomberg says Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne will announce the plan on June 1, 2018...


Fiat 500: Two million 'modern' micro hatches sold
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Fiat 500: Two million 'modern' micro hatches sold

Fiat has celebrated building the two millionth 'new 500' since launching its reborn light hatch in 2007. More than six million 500s have been shifted since the legendary original was launched in 1957, for reference. According to the company, 80 per cent of 500 sales come from outside Italy, making it the most popular Fiat globally...


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...


2019 Fiat 500X spied
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2019 Fiat 500X spied

The facelifted Fiat 500X has been spied in Europe this week, giving us a preview of what to expect from the updated Italian SUV. Despite heavy camouflage at the front and rear, we can see the revised bumper and lighting treatments at both ends. There's a new C-shaped LED daytime-running light signature a-la the 500 hatchback at the front, revised head- and tail-light units, and re-shaped fog-lights when compared to the current model...


Abarth 124 GT, Fiat S-Design models revealed
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Abarth 124 GT, Fiat S-Design models revealed

Abarth has unveiled a special-edition hardtop version of the 124 Spider, ahead of a full reveal in Geneva next week. Unlike the Mazda MX-5/Miata-aping soft-top on regular 124 Spiders, the GT packs a removable carbon-fibre hardtop and a number of lightweight touches around its exterior. Abarth says the roof, which weighs just 16kg, helps improve the "compactness" and torsional rigidity of the car...


Fiat Chrysler to kill diesel by 2022 - Report
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Fiat Chrysler to kill diesel by 2022 - Report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will end production of its diesel vehicles by 2022, telling the Financial Times a lack of demand and high costs are behind the decision. According to the report, people "familiar with the [diesel] strategy" say the company will announce decision as part of a four-year plan, set to be fully revealed on June 1...


2018 Fiat 500X pricing and specs
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2018 Fiat 500X pricing and specs

Fiat has announced local pricing and specification information for the refreshed 500X SUV, which kicks off at $24,990 before on-road costs. On the outside, changes between the outgoing 500X and its face-lifted replacement are hard to spot: there are two new colours (Donatello Bronze and Alpi Matte Green) for buyers and, er, that's it...