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Fiat Chrysler fined US$40 million for inflating sales figures

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has settled with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over accusations it inflated sales figures between 2012 and 2016. The Detroit (and Turin) giant will pay US$40 million ($59 million) and has promised to stop the dodgy practices...

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2020 Fiat 500X Sport revealed, not coming to Australia

The Fiat 500X Sport has been unveiled, but it won't be making the long journey to Australia. In Europe, the 500X will be available with two petrol engines: a 88kW 1.0-litre with a six-speed manual, and a 110kW 1.3-litre Firefly mill with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission...

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Fiat 124 Spider is 'profitable', but successor seems unlikely

It might be a slow seller, but the Fiat 124 Spider is still a "profitable business" for the Italian brand. In an interview with Autocar, Fiat CEO Olivier François said the car remains in the black "only because of the joint venture" with Mazda. The Fiat 124 Spider is built alongside the Mazda MX-5 in Japan...

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Fiat outlines its model plans beyond the 500

Fiat has revealed its plans for a range centred around the premium-compact 500, which will sit alongside value-focused larger models in its line-up going forward. "We will be present in the C-segment [Volkswagen Golf class] but not much more. All models will sit within 3.5 metres and 4.5m [long]. This is where Fiat will play," Olivier François, the CEO of Fiat, told Autocar in an interview...

Fiat 500: First details about next-generation range emerges

Fiat has revealed some details about the next-generation 500, the first variants of which will be released in the middle of 2020. In an interview with Autocar, Olivier François, the head of the Fiat brand, has confirmed the next-generation 500 range will expand to include a hatch, a wagon, an all-electric variant, and a crossover...

Renault could reduce Nissan stake to revive Fiat Chrysler merger - report

Renault and Nissan are reportedly in talks to rebalance their alliance with the aim of restarting Renault's proposed merger with Fiat Chrysler (FCA). Sources have told The Wall Street Journal about the discussions, which centre around plans to reduce Renault's 43.4 per cent shareholding in Nissan...

Fiat Chrysler Australia appoints new managing director

Fiat Chrysler Australia has appointed Kevin Flynn (above) its new managing director amid falling sales. Alfa Romeo, Jeep, and Fiat have all seen their sales decline throughout 2019, with registrations dropping 31.8 per cent, 28.0 per cent and 9.8 per cent year-to-date respectively. Chrysler is bucking the trend, up 20...

Fiat 500 Collezione Fall/Winter Edition pricing and specs

Yet another special-edition Fiat 500 has been announced for Australia, this time in the form of the Collezione Fall/Winter Edition. On sale from August 1 priced from $21,990 plus on-road costs, the 500 Collezione Fall/Winter is based on the model revealed for Europe in October last year, which takes inspiration "from the colours of autumn and winter"...