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Fiat to use natural gas in US to rival hybrid and electric vehicles

Fiat boss, Sergio Marchionne, will reintroduce the Fiat brand into the US market next year and to help the marque rival the likes of the Toyota Prius hybrid, GM's Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and the Nissan Leaf EV, he wants to push for more natural gas-powered cars. Marchionne says producing natural gas technology provides a cheaper means of being green...

Fiat 500 Abarth by Novitec

Novitec in Germany, the guys usually behind enhancing Ferraris, have come up with this stealth package to turn the already pungent Fiat 500 Abarth into a ballistic black bullet. Firstly, you’ll notice a number of visual upgrades over the standard Fiat 500 including a road-hugging bodykit, black details and equally stealthy NOVITEC N10 single-piece, lightweight 18in alloy wheels...

Jeep to be made in Italy at Fiat Mirafiori plant

As a part of the partnership between Fiat and Chrysler, Fiat boss, Sergio Marchionne, announced last week the company will be manufacturing future Jeep models in the Fiat plant located in Turin (Torino), Italy. An Italian off-road car though... it doesn't quite sound right...

Fiat 500 Abarth police car

As far as cool police cars around the globe go, our own Holden Commodore SS and Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo are pretty cool. They look flash, have large, attractive alloy wheels, desirable and very powerful engines and offer plenty of modern comfort and technology. Another country that has cool police cars is Italy. Their latest offering? A Fiat 500 Abarth police car...

Video: Fiat 500 launches in US with dismal advertisement

Probably one of the worst automotive TV ads we've seen in a while. Fiat relaunched its brand in the US last week after exiting the market in 1984. And what big adventurous thing did the company do to reintroduce itself? Produce this somewhat lousy commercial. Almost the entire ad has little do to with Fiat or the Fiat 500...

2010 Fiat 500 by Hamann and H&R

Talk about pocket rocket. Hamann – the German prestigious tuning company that normally enhances Ferraris and BMWs – and H&R – the suspension gurus - have taken a hand to ‘revising’ the cute little Fiat 500. In true Hamann style it offers nothing short of blistering performance and head-turning presence...

Fiat 500EV batteries to be developed in the US

The nifty little award-winning Fiat 500 is about to go even greener than it already is. Fiat and Chrysler are working on bringing a Fiat 500EV all-electric vehicle into the market, and some of its technical aspects will be developed in the USA. This will be the first EV of its kind for the two manufacturers, since Fiat bought Chrysler last year to save it from bankruptcy...

Fiat/Chrysler announce five-year plan for the US

Chrysler is set to bounce back from their near death experience last year, with a raft of new car launches and redesigned models over the next two years, under the control of Fiat boss, Sergio Marchionne. During an unprecedented six-hour press conference and a closed dealer meeting, Marchionne revealed plans that he hopes will once again, bring profits back to all those in the Chrysler family...

Fiat 500 to launch in the US after 50 years

After an absence of almost half a century, the Fiat 500 will again be available in the US later this year with a choice of three trim levels, and all variants will be powered by the company’s 1.4-litre Multi-Air petrol engine. Chrysler is owned by Fiat these days and will offer the 500 Sport in the US with sports suspension, revised front and rear bumpers - allowing for a larger front grille, in addition to wider sills...

Fiat 500 facelift could get all-wheel drive and LPG

Fiat is planning a facelift for the Fiat 500 range. Although the revisions will be launched in Europe, according to rumours, there's going to be an all-wheel drive variant and one offering LPG technology. *Image source: digimods.co.uk The Fiat 500 has been selling very well in Europe, to the point that a facelifted model is now in need...

Fiat 500 side airbag recall

Fiat Australia has issued a recall for all Fiat 500 vehicles fitted with side airbags. This is due to a problem with left right deployment consistency in instances of a side impact. The recall is associated to the airbag control unit software which may malfunction in the event of a side impact crash...