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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"...

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...

Bill Ford discussed merger with Fiat Chrysler

Bill Ford, chairman of Ford, has revealed he had discussions with Sergio Marchionne, then-CEO of Fiat Chrysler (FCA), about merging the two companies. At the EcoMobility conference in Tel Aviv, Ford revealed to journalists, including those from Automotive News Europe, he had a "number of dinners together [with Marchionne] talking about ..

Fiat Chrysler and Renault in talks to revive merger - report

High-level discussions are reportedly taking place between Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) aimed at reviving the merger between the two companies, and gaining the approval of Nissan, Renault's alliance partner. Three sources have told Reuters John Elkann, chairman of FCA, has had talks with Jean-Dominique Senard, Renault's chairman, and Thierry Bollore, the French automaker's CEO, about bringing the proposed merger between the two companies back to life...

FCA withdraws Renault merger proposal

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced it's withdrawing its proposal to merge with Groupe Renault, in a press release issued this morning. "The Board of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., meeting this evening under the Chairmanship of John Elkann, has resolved to withdraw with immediate effect its merger proposal made to Groupe Renault," the statement said...

Nissan sees no 'negative aspect' to Renault and FCA's merger

Nissan has reportedly rebuffed plans to merge with Renault, but the Japanese automaker is unlikely to oppose the proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Renault. "Overall, we don't see any particularly negative aspect," Hiroto Saikawa, Nissan CEO, told reporters (including those from Reuters) after a meeting of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance board...

2018/19 Fiat 500 recalled

Fiat has recalled a trio of 2018 and 2019 500s, over concerns the drive axle could break. According to the company, a 'nonconformity' with the production process is to blame. If the axle breaks while the car is moving, there's a risk the issue will cause an accident, posing a risk of injury to the driver and other road users...

Renault to decide on Fiat Chrysler merger by next week - report

  Renault could respond to the "transformative merger" offer from Fiat Chrysler (FCA) as early as next week. Sources have told Reuters the Renault board won't dawdle in deciding whether to accept Fiat Chrysler's offer for a 50/50 merger worth $52.7 billion...