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Fiat 500 celebrates 500,000 sales in 21 months

The 500,000th example of Fiat's popular 500 model, a Funk White 1.2 with Start&Stop, rolled off the production line yesterday at Fiat's Tychy plant in Poland. The milestone, achieved in just 21 months, makes the 500 one of Fiat's most successful cars of all time, and with its funky, retro styling and long list of international awards, it's not hard to see why to little Italian is so popular...

Fiat 500 electric vehicle to be sold in US from 2012

Fiat/Chrysler has today announced that it plans to build an electric version of its Fiat 500 model for sale in the US from 2012. The Fiat 500 EV (electric vehicle) will use a lithium ion battery pack but at this stage, no further technical specifications of the car have been released...

Fiat Doblo new model released in Europe & UK

Fiat has released details of its new Doblo model in Europe and the UK. Building on the model's reputation as a versatile, practical and value for money people mover, the new Doblo boasts improved comfort, style, economy, safety and running costs. First going on sale in 2000, the Doblo has since sold more than 1 million units around the globe...

Fiat 500 new Panda platform first for US market

The new Fiat/Chrysler alliance may already be paying dividends for US consumers with the 2010 Fiat 500, due to go on sale there later this year, the first in the world to receive the brand's "new and superior" Fiat Panda platform. Fiat will begin building its new 500 in Mexico later this year, though it is not yet clear if the traditional European-American product exchange will be reversed...

Atomik Cars (Fiat) 500 Abarth EV ready for sale

With Fiat/Chrysler yet to deliver an all-electric version of its lovable 500 model, someone else had to step up to the plate - and it seems someone has. Atomik Cars, who fittingly use the motto "Anticipating the future", has modified a Fiat 500 Abarth to deliver what it says is "a zero-emissions vehicle that blends supercar performance with city car packaging"...

Fiat 500C Abarth, Fiat Punto Evo Abarth - Geneva 2010

Fiat have presented two of its Abarth performance models at Geneva this year. First up is the Fiat 500C Abarth featuring a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Developing 104kW, the convertible pocket rocket makes the sprint to 100km/h in 7.9 seconds...

Fiat Group's average CO2 emissions continue to fall

According to figures compiled by the independent research company JATO Dynamics, the Fiat Group continues to lead the way in cutting greenhouse gas recording the lowest volume weighted CO2 emissions. Fiat Group brands Ferrari and Alfa Romeo have also scored well recording the best overall reduction and the best volume weighted brand reduction for vehicles sold in Europe during 2009...

2010 Fiat 500C Abarth confirmed for Australia

With the opening day of the 80th Geneva Motor Show now less than a week away, Fiat has released the details of its latest baby racer – the Fiat 500C Abarth. And the best news is that we’re going to get a shot at it in Australia, with the cabriolet version to launch locally sometime after the 500 Abarth coupe, which arrives mid-year...

Fiat eco:Drive now available in Fleet version

Fiat’s award-winning eco:Drive efficient driving advice system is now available in a Fleet version to help fleet managers reduce their environmental impact and save up to 15 percent on fuel. Standard on all vehicles with Blue&Me telematics, the eco:Drive system provides feedback to the driver on their driving skill, mileage and fuel consumption and suggests tips for sustainable driving behaviour in the future...

Fiat set to unveil new twin-cylinder engine at Geneva Motor Show

Fiat will take downsizing to a whole new level next week when it unveils its new 900cc, two-cylinder TwinAir engine. The 63kW turbocharged TwinAir unit will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and is set to feature in the revised Fiat 500 from mid-2010. The engine is set to provide another option for Fiat as tougher CO2 emissions rules come in to play in  2012...

2010 Fiat commercial range unveiled

Fiat has a new range of commercial vehicles for Australia. The new Fiat Ducato will be available in medium-, long- and extra long-wheelbase variants with room inside ranging from 10- to 15-cubic metres and the ability to carry up to two-tonnes. The new 2010 Ducato comes standard with heavy duty enhancements, uprated suspension, 16-inch wheels and improved external body protection...