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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...

Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jeep baby SUVs to be built in Poland from late 2022 – UPDATE

UPDATE, 2 March 2021: Reports out of Europe overnight have provided more details on the upcoming small SUV from Jeep. Sources have told Automotive News Europe the new 'baby Jeep' will slot below the current Jeep Renegade, and will use powertrains developed by Peugeot, with the potential for an electric motor to power the rear axle to make the model all-wheel-drive...

FCA to lend expertise to air mobility start-up manufacturer

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has entered into a "definitive agreement" with Californian-based electric air mobility brand, Archer. The company claims to be developing an Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicle, with a goal to make it "just as safe as commercial airliners"...

2019 Fiat Ducato recalled with steering fault

Fiat Australia has recalled 143 examples of its Ducato van, citing a potential fault with the steering system. The affected vehicles were sold between 1 June 2019 and 30 November 2020, with all examples stamped Model Year 2019. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The vehicle may have been fitted with incorrect steering knuckles during the production process and may not perform as intended...

Stellantis: Merger of Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot groups – UPDATE

UPDATE, 19 January 2021: It's done! Six months after Stellantis was announced as the name of the merger between Fiat Chrysler Group (FCA) and the Peugeot Group (PSA), the new entity has launched. The merger makes Stellantis one of the largest car companies in the world, with combined annual sales of around 8.1 million vehicles...

2021 Fiat and Abarth new cars

Fiat, like the majority of car manufacturers in this challenging climate, has seen a 30 per cent sales decline year-to-date. While a number of new models from Fiat are expected to launch in Europe in 2021, the brand's local arm remains tight-lipped about exactly which models will make their way to Australia. We do have word on Abarth though, which is due to release the 595 Pista...

Peugeot Group is technically buying out Fiat-Chrysler, according to Stellantis agreement fine print

Peugeot Group is technically buying out the Fiat-Chrysler Group – not merging with it, as was previously reported – according to fine print analysis of the Stellantis agreement. Stellantis is the name given to the new company which comprises all Peugeot Group (PSA) and Fiat-Chrysler Group (FCA) brands...

Stellantis: Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot-Citroen merger set for European approval – UPDATE

UPDATE, November 10, 2020: Today, the merged Fiat Chrysler and PSA Groupe (Peugeot Citroen) companies have revealed the final version of their Stellantis logo. In its finished form, the logo adds a dotted starburst device to the A of the Stellantis wordmark revealed in July – reflecting the Latin term 'stello'; "to brighten with stars"...