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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...

Fiat 500C is Australia's latest topless model

First deliveries of the new Fiat 500C, the soft top version of Fiat’s award-winning bambino, have now hit Aussie roads. The new Fiat 500C is equipped with a 1.4 litre 74 kW engine with a choice of a manual or DuaLogic gearbox, with prices starting at a recommended retail price of $28,990 for the manual version and $30,990 for the self shifting DuaLogic version, excluding statutory and on road costs...

 Fiat Group helps Haiti victims

The Fiat Group has helped the earthquake devastated Haiti by providing equipment, technical and financial support totalling US$1 million (AUD$1,107,078). Working closely with the United Nations, the International Red Cross and the Fondazione Francesca Rava (the Italian arm of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, which works with disadvantaged children) the Fiat Group offered their help immediately...

2010 Fiat 500 Pink released

A lot of my young female friends tell me they like the Fiat 500 but don’t find it quite girly enough. Well ladies, worry no more, because the Italian manufacturer has come to the party with a special edition of the Bambino called the 500 Pink. The limited edition Pink (you’ll never guess how many Fiat is making) goes on sale today in the UK with customers only able to order online...

Jeep to use Fiat C-EVO platform for new models

Future off-road and urban-focused vehicles from Jeep will be underpinned by Fiat’s C-car platform, according to UK automotive website Autocar. Chrysler-Fiat is planning to build a new assembly line in the US for the highly versatile C-EVO platform, which can be produced in two different lengths and is capable of housing a four-wheel drive system...

Fiat Ducato UK's best motor home base

For the fourth consecutive year the Fiat Ducato has been named the top vehicle on which to base a motor home in the Which Motorcaravan Awards 2010, presented by the UK’s leading motor home magazine. The Ducato was designed specifically for the motor home market, and the judges praised its blend of power, acceleration, relaxing drive and the smooth gearshifts from Fiat’s six-speed MTA automatic transmission...

Fiat 500 BEV all-electric concept debuts in Detroit

Fiat has revealed an all-electric version of its Fiat 500 hatch at the 2010 Detroit International Motor Show. Already one of the most economical and low emissions vehicles on the road, the Fiat 500 BEV takes this one step further by becoming a completely emissions-free vehicle...

Chrysler to show Fiat 500 EV at Detroit Motor Show

Sources close to Chrysler have confirmed that it plans to show two new vehicles at next month's Detroit Motor Show, both of which will hint at future collaborations with Italian partner Fiat. Ready to take centre stage at the show will be an electric version of the popular Fiat 500 and a Lancia Delta hatch dressed with a Chrysler grille...

Chrysler introduces Fiat four-cylinder to range

Chrysler will debut Fiat’s 1.4-litre, in-line four-cylinder Fully Integrated Robitised Engine (FIRE) featuring MultiAir in the Fiat 500 from next year. The engine develops 75kW @ 5,750rpm and 129Nm of torque at 4,250rpm making it ideal for small car applications. The 1.4-litre FIRE features Fiat’s Multiair technology, which significantly reduces emissions while improving fuel economy and power delivery...

CEO to quit Fiat or Chrysler within two years

Running both Fiat and Chrysler is proving a massive responsibility for the CEO of both manufacturers, Mr Sergio Marchionne. Speaking yesterday in Washington DC, Mr Marchionne said he plans to resign from one of the two positions sometime within the next 24 months. Though not set in concrete, Mr Marchionne did strongly hint which company would soldier on without his leadership...

Fiat eco:Drive honoured in UK green award ceremony

It’s that time of the year when motoring awards come thick and fast and Fiat is the latest to join the party. Yesterday CarAdvice reported that Mazda won an award for its “i-stop” start/stop engine technology, and now Fiat has been honoured for another environmentally friendly innovation: the eco:Drive...