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Fiat was founded in Turin Italy in 1899, producing 24 cars in 1900. After an initial struggle after WW1 they recovered by launching a variety of models. Fiat continued to grow and today also has ownership in Chrysler, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari. In Australia the Fiat is distributed by Ateco who recently removed all but the 500 from its lineup.

Fiat Reviews

Cars you didn't know you want: Fiat 130 Coupe

It cost more than a Porsche 911 when new, won a Style Auto award, as judged by a jury of international automotive stylists, and influenced car design for an entire decade. Meet the Fiat 130 Coupe, a graceful, dignified even, grand tourer in every sense of the word. The design was the work of Paolo Martin at Pininfarina and was as far removed from the Fiat 130 sedan at the time as the Moon is from Earth...

Fiat 500: You don’t mess with imperfection

Retro design is one of those styling trends that can make people a little uncomfortable. Slapping an old face on a new car in the hope of eliciting a spending frenzy from nostalgic buyers often comes across as a little lazy. In the early 2000s car brands had hit peak-retro, it seemed...

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.

2017 Fiat Doblo review

If you need a cheap, small cargo-mover, you should probably take a look at the 2017 Fiat Doblo. It offers plenty of capacity for the cash.

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Fiat Videos

Fiat Fullback Ute : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The Fiat Fullback ute, which is based on the Mitsubishi Triton, is designed to go head-to-head with the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok, amongst others. Visually the differences between the Triton and Fullback centre on the Fiat’s new grille and bumper arrangement, new alloy wheels, and its extra lashings of chrome around the sills...

2016 Fiat 500X review : Indian Wells, USA

If you’ve always loved the funky styling of the Fiat 500, and who doesn’t, but you need more space, then this is the car for you. This the Fiat 500X – the only Italian entrant into one of Australia’s most crowded vehicle segments. And just like its Fiat 500 baby brother, the X will definitely stand out from the crowd...

2016 Fiat 124 Design Interview with Felix Kilbertus : 2015 LA Auto Show

Tony Crawford talks to Felix Kilbertus, Head of Exterior Design at FIAT, about the design of the Fiat 124.  ...

2016 Fiat 124 Walkaround : 2015 LA Auto Show

James Ward and Tony Crawford take a look at the new Fiat 124, as former owners and admirers of the model line.  ...

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Fiat Comparisons

Citroen Berlingo v Fiat Doblo v Volkswagen Caddy comparison

Small vans at small prices – that’s the mantra for this test, with three value-focused compact cargo carriers going against each other to find out which is the best small van you can get. The three vans we have here may not be household names to the majority of passenger car buyers, but if you own a small business – say you’re a florist, plumber, painter, baker or any number of other professions – there’s a chance you know the Citroen Berlingo, Fiat Doblo and Volkswagen Caddy...

Small SUV Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 11 small SUVs

At the recent MotorWorld Sydney event at Sydney Motorsport Park, we assembled 11 small SUVs under $50,000 with the aim of comparing not only the cars, but the thoughts of the CarAdvice testing team with the thoughts of you – our readers – and other members of the public...

Mazda CX-3 Akari v Fiat 500X Pop Star: Comparison review

You want to join the growing army of people moving into small crossover SUVs, but you aren’t necessarily the sensible family type. You want something a little more style-focused. What do you buy? For prospective buyers at this end of town — maybe trading up from their little city car into something bigger, or downsizing from something larger and more practical — there are two options that come to mind...

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Fiat News

Fiat releases limited-edition 'Dolcevita' 500C

Fiat Australia has released a limited-edition 'Dolcevita' version of its pint-sized convertible, the 500C, with only 30 examples available nationwide. A nod to the brand's Italian heritage, the Dolcevita comes in a single specification based on the existing 500C Club and will be priced from $30,750 plus on-road costs – $3500 more than the Club variant, which is $27,250 plus on-road costs...

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. What you see here is actually the third-generation Strada ute, just released in Brazil ahead of full-scale availability later this year...

Car factories hope to reopen with revised safety procedures

As carmarkers around the world prepare to resume assembly on the other side of COVID-19, a few have started devising plans based on protocols learned during ventilator production, as reported by Reuters. Detroit’s Ford and General Motors have produced ventilators in their US facilities to support the healthcare system in the nation...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Land Rover communications boss, Richard Agnew

On this week's podcast, you are joined by Mandy Turner and Mike Costello. We cover all the reveals that would've happened at the aborted Geneva motor show, including the Fiat 500 and Volkswagen ID.4. Mike talks about February's new-car sales figures (VFACTS), which sees Kia continue to climb the charts...

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Fiat Owner Reviews

2014 Fiat 500 Lounge review

We own a Twin Air 500C. Taking in mind the looks, performance, fuel economy, desirability, usability and price, this is a perfect small car. Everywhere we go people look and admire Bella, as we have christened her. The tiny 2-cylinder (two beer cans in size) engine is gutsy with a surprising amount of low-end torque, and even when loaded with four adults it can keep up well on most road conditions with most cars...

2017 Fiat 500 POP review

My partner and I were recently lucky enough to go on a trip around Spain and Portugal and thought the best way to see the countryside was by car. I was pleasantly surprised upon landing to discover we were assigned a Fiat 500S (unsure if they are available in this spec in Aus?). An estimated guess is that it was equivalent to a Pop variant with the 1...

2015 Fiat Panda Trekking review

Fiat Panda Trekking Diesel – Italy’s loveable mini Tonka Truck I remember hearing the Top Gear presenters say, "you cannot count yourself a motoring enthusiast unless you have owned an Alfa!". As I was choosing my last car, this played on my mind as I searched for something that was: - Unusual - Cool - Had the ‘X’ factor …and would make me smile every time I looked at it and got set behind the wheel! Enter the Fiat Panda...

2015 Fiat 500 S review

Ah, the Fiat 500. Is there a more divisive car out there? It’s definitely one of those cars you buy with your heart, and not your head. Since its release in 2007, I’d lusted after one but my head kept winning. It’s too expensive. Too impractical. It’s way too small. It’s going to be unreliable...

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Fiat Galleries

2021 Fiat 500 revealed

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