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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

2021 Fiat Ducato MWB review

A new nine-speed automatic leads a raft of Ducato updates, and delivers a much better van as a result.

Cars you didn’t know you want: Fiat Dino Spider

Ferrari had a problem. It wanted to go Formula 2 racing in the 1960s but it needed to homologate its 2.0-litre engine for competition, and that meant at least 500 had to be built and used in road-going cars. As a maker of low-volume sports cars, that was never going to happen. Yes, Ferrari tried with the Dino 206GT, powered by its new 2...

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...

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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

2021 Fiat 500X and 500C Yachting convertibles revealed

Italian marque Fiat has taken the covers off limited-edition ‘Yachting' variants of its 2021 Fiat 500X small SUV and 2021 Fiat 500C hatchback. The duo are headlined by soft-top retractable sunroofs – already fitted to the 500C, but all-new for its bigger 500X sibling – plus metallic blue exterior paint, chrome trim, and custom badging on the B-pillar and front quarters...

Fiat to go all-electric by 2030, CEO confirms

Italian Stellantis subsidiary Fiat will transition to an all-electric line-up by the end of this decade, CEO Olivier Francois has confirmed. Speaking over the weekend as part of a wider online presentation on the future of sustainable cities, Mr Francois said: “I can say there is no doubt, we are going in the direction of electric ..

Big change coming to Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Peugeot and Ram in Australia

The management of Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Peugeot, and Ram Trucks in Australia is about to come under one umbrella even though the multinational brands are handled by different importers. In January this year, the European Commission approved the merger of two giant automotive groups – FCA which included Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Ram, and PSA which included the struggling French sister brands Peugeot and Citroen and ex-General Motors German brand Opel...

Stellantis won’t cull brand line-up until at least 2031, according to CEO

Stellantis – an Amsterdam-based conglomerate comprising the 14 former FCA and PSA marques – has given its subsidiaries 10 years each to prove their viability, according to CEO Carlos Tavares. This is despite persistent rumours Chrysler, Lancia, Alfa Romeo and Vauxhall (among others) could be set for the chopping block as part of a wider plan to reduce operating costs and streamline marketing...

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Fiat Owner Reviews

2008 Fiat 500 POP review

I've never been a fan of Italian cars. They are charming but I have always been put off by high maintenance costs and parts availability. Rewind to the beginning of this year and I needed a cheap runabout to get to work. With the used car market being so inflated I was having trouble finding something suitable for a reasonable price...

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...

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