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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...

Fiat Chrysler Annouce Plans To Further Merge The Brands

While Fiat and Chrysler are now one global company, their models have remained distinct from each other. But that's all about to change. This week Fiat revealed the first step in a grand plan to integrate the two brands across product development, manufacturing, purchasing and other operations...

Fiat 500 four-door

Italy's Fiat is reported to be building a four-door version of the Fiat 500 small car for North America and Europe. The Fiat 500 which is currently only available as a two-door will be available in a four-door variant in Europe by the end of 2011. Little else is known about the project expect that the four-door model of the Fiat 500 is code-named L0...

Toyota, Fiat, MINI already under Europe's new CO2 emissions target

Toyota, Fiat and MINI are leading the way in Europe's moves to reduce its CO2 emissions. With a new average target of 130g/km being set across manufacturer's model lineups for 2012, the trio are already well ahead of the mark on 124.55 g/km, 124.61 g/km and 129.98 g/km respectively. Hyundai is also very close to meeting the target, still two years away, with an average CO2 figure across its range of 131...

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...