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Fiat-Chrysler purchase approved by European Commission

Fiat's acquisition of Chrysler has been given unconditional approval by the European Commission on the grounds that the enlarged carmaker would not hurt global competition. Although the ruling was not unexpected it has helped clear one of the final hurdles facing the Italian company in securing the famous American marque...

Fiat 500 and Microsoft Blue&Me

You’re thinking what on earth do a Fiat 500 and Microsoft have in common? That’s a good question and one, which I didn’t know the answer to until a little yellow Fiat 500 arrived, with what Microsoft claim is the “real” in-car hands free solution...

Fiats to be made in China

Fiat will begin building cars in China from mid-2011 after signing a 50:50 agreement with Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group. The joint venture allows Guangzhou Auto, a Chinese partner of Honda and Toyota, to build Fiat cars and engines for the local market but could also expand to manufacture up to 300,000 export engines a year...

Fiat 500 open top ready for 2010

Fiat has today announced more details of its open top 500C, due to arrive in Australia mid next year. Paying homage to the original 1957 open top 500, the new 500C offers that same fun feel coupled with a unique blend of innovative modern technical solutions to provide safety, economy and low emissions...

Saab denies Fiat take over plans

Saab has strongly denied rumours it is in talks with Fiat over possible takeover plans. A spokesman from the Swedish brand, Eric Geers, confirmed yesterday that Fiat was not one of the ten potential buyers currently in negotiations with the ailing manufacturer. "We now have 10 very serious interested parties which have visited us in Trollhattan," Mr Geers said...

Chrysler CEO says Fiat talks progressing

Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli has said he believes talks with Fiat are making progress as the two car manufacturers continue with efforts to complete a proposed alliance that will see Chrysler qualify for additional government loans. The US Treasury Department has reached an agreement with Chrysler's largest creditors to cancel US$6...

2010 Fiat Doblo spied

The light workhorse market has become greatly accepted in Europe with models such as the Volkswagen Caddy Life, Citroen Berlingo and Renault Kangoo leading this segment. Fiat is preparing to replace its contender in this market with a new generation Doblo which has been spied yet again in Europe...

Fiat boss says economy in recovery mode

Maybe he's just speculating, or maybe he knows something we don't, but Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne says he believes the global economy is in recovery mode. It's an odd call from Mr Marchionne who three months ago predicted only six global car manufacturers would survive the economic downturn...

Fiat 500 gets Start&Stop technology in UK

While it may take some time for the feature to appear on the Australian market, Fiat have introduced Start&Stop technology on UK versions of its 1.2-litre 500 model. The Start&Stop system automatically turns the engine off when the vehicle comes to a stop or when the driver selects neutral...

FIAT & BMW JV car to be revealed in Frankfurt

FIAT and BMW are set to reveal their new joint-venture city car at September's Frankfurt Motor Show. To be marketed as both the BMW Isetta and FIAT Topolino respectively, the newly developed car will not simply be re-badged one way or the other, but instead will share a common platform - in much the same way Mazda and Ford have done with their Mazda2 and Fiesta models...

Chrsyler: we can make it with or without FIAT

With the March 31 government deadline for completing its restructuring plans fast approaching, Chrysler alliance with FIAT is most likely to exceed the value of all loans Chrysler gets from the US government Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli told employees in an e-mail message today. Nardelli was however quick to add that he believes Chrysler can make it with or without FIAT...