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Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been dealt another blow in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash tests, with the 2018 Fiat Panda failing to score even a one-star rating. Last tested in 2011, the third-generation Panda lacks any form of active safety equipment – with seatbelt reminders the only feature to score points in the area Safety Assist...

New Alfa Romeo crossover to be based on Jeep Compass

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has confirmed it'll spend over €5 billion ($7.7 billion) on new products and drivetrains to be produced at its Italian factories. The automaker met with union officials last week to outline its updated production plans for the next three years, which it hopes will return the company's Italian factories to full employment...

Fiat Chrysler sells Magneti Marelli

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has sold its Magneti Marelli supplier division for US$7.1 billion ($10 billion) according to new reports from the United States. An article published in Reuters says Calsonic Kansei (owned by KKR, a private equity firm in the USA, since 2016) will turn into Magneti Marelli CK Holdings when the deal goes through, becoming the seventh-largest independent automotive supplier in the world in the process...

Fiat 500 Collezione Spring Edition on sale from $21,990

FIat Australia has launched the 500 Collezione Spring Edition, which brings a claimed $3100 of additional gear over the Lounge, priced from $21,990 before on-road costs. Just 70 examples will be brought Down Under, based on the current Lounge specification, with both hatchback and cabriolet versions available...

2019 Fiat 500 Collezione revealed for Europe

Fiat has unveiled a new 500 Collezione edition in Europe, which gets a new set of Autumn-themed colour and trim options. On sale in European dealerships now, the 500 Collezione is available in both hatchback and convertible body styles, priced from £14,060 ($25,922) in the UK...

Fiat 500 1957 Edition returns to the US

Fiat has brought back the 500 1957 Edition to the United States, following strong sales of the vintage-styled micro hatch during the 2016 model year. The 1957 Edition is available as a US$995 ($1370) package for the high-grade 500 Lounge, adding 16-inch retro-inspired wheel options, retro Fiat badging, ivory door trim panels, white exterior mirrors, and a two-tone exterior finish (white roof on the hatch and black soft-top for the convertible)...

2018 Abarth 595, Fiat 500 infotainment upgraded - UPDATE

The Abarth 595 line-up has been upgraded for the 2018 model year, bringing an upgraded infotainment display and smartphone mirroring technology. UPDATE, 21/9/18: The Fiat 500 has added the 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard across the range. UPDATE, 28/5/18: FCA Australia has indicated the regular Fiat 500 will be getting the upgraded infotainment system as well...

2019 Fiat 500X facelift unveiled

The facelifted Fiat 500X has been unveiled in Europe with a lightly refreshed exterior, improved equipment levels, and two new turbocharged petrol engines. Externally, the updated 500X is distinguished by new eye-style LED daytime running lights around the main and secondary lighting units. At the rear, like the revised 500 hatch, the 500X now features tail-light units with a body colour insert...

2015-18 Fiat 500X recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled the 2015-2018 Fiat 500X, over concerns about a faulty rear seat latch. According to the company, the problem could make the rear seat back fold forward in an accident if the seatbelts aren't engaged. If a child seat is fitted using isofix anchor points, it could be compromised by the issue in a crash...

2019 Fiat 500X teased

The updated Fiat 500X has been teased in a shadowy image posted by Autoblog.it, giving us an early glimpse of what to expect from the model's mid-life facelift. It appears the new 500X will draw heavily from the latest Fiat 500 in terms of design, getting similar headlight, fog-light and LED daytime-running light treatments as its smaller stablemate...

Sergio Marchionne: A brief history of his time as CEO of Fiat and Chrysler

Sergio Marchionne, head of Fiat since 2004 and Chrysler from 2009, has passed away aged 66 after complications arising from surgery. Known for his straight-talking style, workaholic lifestyle, and love of black wooly sweaters, Marchionne was not a noted "car guy", but his legacy includes turning around not one, but two automakers...