News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice
Fiat Logo

Fiat News - Page 31

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...

Fiat Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari special edition for UK

Being part of the same parent company behind Ferrari can have its benefits, not the least of which is represented by this limited production Abarth inspired by the prancing horse - the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari. Just 152 examples of the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari will be available in right-hand-drive specification for the British market, priced from around A$51,000...

Fiat Australia waiting for TCT dual-clutch gearbox and 500 Abarth

The Australian lineup of Fiat vehicles has been reduced recently, leaving the Fiat 500 the only car currently available. The 2009 Fiat Ritmo and Punto have since ceased production and Australia is yet to take on the updated model. CarAdvice spoke to ATECO, Australian national importer of Fiat vehicles, public affairs manager, Edward Rowe, about the changes...

2010 Fiat 500 Blackjack Editon

The latest European manufacturer to jump on the matte black bandwagon is Fiat, now introducing the Fiat 500 Blackjack Edition. Cool name, maybe, but are all these matte black specials really that enticing? In a recent report, BMW announced that its special edition Frozen Gray (matte silver) M3 needs to be washed by a qualified BMW... washer...

2010 Fiat 500 two-cylinder TwinAir unveiled, not for Australia

Fiat has unveiled production versions of the Fiat 500 and 500C powered by its all-new 900cc turbocharged two-cylinder TwinAir engine. Set to hit European showrooms in September, the 63kW engine was revealed earlier this year at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and will be the first of a family of new frugal engines ranging from 78kW down to 48kW...

Fiat's Magneti Marelli pushes forward with North America plans

Magneti Marelli, Fiat Group's wholly owned parts subsidiary, is pushing forward with ambitious plans to boost revenue to US$1 billion in North American by 2014. Despite Marelli’s plans seeing him meet the 2014 target of US$9.45 billion in sales set by Fiat's CEO Sergio Marchionne, Fiat’s control of Chrysler doesn’t guarantee Marelli will win Chrysler orders...