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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

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.

2017 Fiat Ducato SWB review

The base Fiat Ducato SWB is a lot of van for $38,990 plus on-road costs, though our test model gave us a small spot of grief...

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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 Chrysler invests $1.1 billion in next-gen 500 EV

Fiat Chrysler will pour US$788 million ($1.1 billion) into the next-generation Fiat 500 EV, despite failing to merge with Renault. The investment will be used (in part) to build a new production line at Fiat Chrysler's plant in Turin, Italy, initially capable of building 80,000 units per year. The plant will employ around 1200 people dedicated to electric vehicles...

2020 Fiat Ducato Electric detailed

Fiat Professional has officially detailed its new Ducato Electric van, at a media event held in Europe overnight. Due to go on sale in 2020, the Fiat Ducato Electric is the commercial arm’s first EV and will offer several battery capacity options with driving range rated between 136 and 223 miles (219-359km) on the older NEDC cycle depending on configuration...

Japanese government may have helped to kill Renault, Fiat Chrysler merger - report

Japanese worries about the proposed merger's effects on the 20-year old Renault and Nissan alliance may have scuppered the proposed US$35 billion ($51 billion) merger between Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA). Sources have told Bloomberg Japanese officials informed their French counterparts about fears the proposed Fiat Chrysler and Renault merger could harm Nissan...

2020 Fiat Ducato Electric revealed

Fiat has revealed the Ducato Electric, the first full-electric model to be launched under the Fiat Professional commercial banner. Slated for launch next year, the Ducato Electric is "being developed through an innovative pilot project with no trade-off in terms of load and performance", according to the Italian brand...

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Fiat Owner Reviews

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...

2017 Fiat 124 Spider review

A quick note before I jump into the review. In case you haven’t read my 2017 Civic or any other of my owner car reviews, I’m a 14-year-old from Sydney and I have a deep passion for cars. Let's step back in time for a second. Back in 1976, Motor Trend contributor Bob Hall was asked by Mazda's R&D team what he wanted to see in a future Mazda product...

2013 Fiat 500 Pop review

Back in November of 2014, I uploaded a review of my Fiat 500C Pop on CarAdvice. At that point I’d had the car a little over a year (purchased new in October 2013) and had covered approximately 19,000km. For the most part, I don’t intend on going over the things I covered in that initial review again here. If you want to read it, you can here...

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