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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"...

2021 Fiat 500e 3+1 revealed with a tiny rear passenger door

The Hyundai Veloster will soon no longer be the only asymmetrical ‘three-door’ car on sale, with the unveiling of the 2021 Fiat 500e 3+1. Based on the reborn, all-electric Fiat 500e hatch unveiled earlier this year, the 3+1 adds a small, rear-hinged door on the passenger side, to allow easier entry into the rear seats...

2020 Fiat Ducato price and specs: New engine and transmission for Fiat's large van

2020 Fiat Professional Ducato moves to all-new Euro 6D compliant engine Four body configurations and three wheelbase lengths offered New nine-speed automatic available across the range Safety equipment boosted with AEB for the first time Prices ranging from $46,300 to 57,500 plus on-road costs The 2020 Fiat Professional Ducato has been announced for Australia, with a significant powertrain overhaul, and new safety features to help the Series 7 van catch up to newer competitors...

Fiat-Chrysler offices raided, EU delays antitrust ruling – report

Offices belonging to Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) have been searched by authorities in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, in relation to an emissions probe by Germany authorities. According to a report by news outlet Reuters, the raids were initiated by German prosecutors looking into potentially illegal engine management software used by Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Jeep models...

Struggle street: the cars yet to pass 25 sales so far this year

The new-car market has been competitive and cutthroat for a while, but the first half of 2020 increased the pressure to perform. With production delays due to coronavirus, a raft of exciting new models on the horizon, electric and hybrid cars upping their game and buyers facing financial limitations, every new vehicle on the market had to fight harder than ever to succeed...