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2011 Fiat 500 Coupe Zagato at Geneva

Fiat and Italian design specialist, Zagato, have unveiled their new Fiat 500 Coupe Zagato at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. The Coupe features a trimmed-down two-door layout with all-new body styling. The special edition was created by none-other-than Zagato who developed an original model of the first Fiat 500 of the Fifties...

Ferrari working on a version of Fiat's MultiAir: rumour

According to recent international reports, Ferrari might be working on a similar version of Fiat's MultiAir system. The Fiat system allows for electro-hydraulic adjustable cam-lobe lift and duration on the go for greater fuel economy and power efficiency. Reports say Ferrari has submitted a patent design (looking something like the image above) and is keen on expanding the technology even further into the supercar domain...

2012 Fiat 500 4x4 spy shots during winter testing

It's been rumoured for a few months now, but it seems Fiat is well into developing a new Fiat 500 4x4 compact all-wheel drive. Our spy photographers recently caught this test mule undergoing winter testing in Sweden. The car will be a part of the new facelifted model line-up which is also said to include a Fiat 500 wagon variant called the Giardinera...

Fiat increases Chrysler stake to 25 percent

Fiat has announced it has raised its ownership stake in Chrysler from 20 percent to 25 percent. Fiat boss, Sergio Marchionne, talks of preparing an Initial Public Offering (IPO) as well, which could hit the market by the end of this year. The increase from 20 to 25 percent was made at no cost to Fiat as it was a part of the initial plan that was set up by the US Treasury and Fiat...

Fiat to buy more than 50% of Chrysler?

The recent bankruptcy of the American automakers allowed interesting alliances between unlikely brands. One such example was Fiat's 20 percent purchase of Chrysler back in 2009. Since then the Italian company has made significant contributions to restructuring the American icon and is now considering extending its holding to more than 50 percent some time this year...

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...