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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...

Chrysler, Fiat move ahead with product planning

The latest product planning from Chrysler-Fiat will see some American favourites dumped and replaced by new lightweight Italians, beginning with the Dodge Viper in mid-2010. Chrysler says it will build just 500 more Vipers, with a replacement “under consideration” for mid-2012 - but unlikely to be anything like the original halo car...

Fiat Abarth 500 R3T Rally Car

Ever heard of Abarth, the Italian tuner? Italian-Austrian Karl (aka Carlo) Abarth founded the company in 1949 in Turin as Abarth & C.S.p.A., fourteen years prior to Lamborghini staring out. Baby boomer car enthusiasts may be aware of the name, but outside of Italy, there’s always been was a certain mystery surrounding the brand with a scorpion as its logo...

Fiat sets new record low for CO2 emissions

Fiat has set a new record for average CO2 emissions on its cars sold in Europe during the first half of 2009. The new figure of just 129.1 grams per kilometre – corroborated by automotive advisory leader JATO – means that Fiat is the only mainstream car brand to achieve the European average goal, of 130 g/km by 2015, five years early...

Fiat set to double Indian sourced components in 2010

Fiat's purchasing division has today announced it plans to source US$1 billion of parts from India next year, effectively doubling the amount of components it sources from the sub-continent. The group said 70 per cent of the parts sourced will be used in Fiat India Automobiles, the company's joint venture with Tata Motors, while the remainder will be for export...

Fiat gains world recognition for green credentials

Fiat has been recognised as a leader in sustainability with its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Dow Jones Sustainability STOXX Indexes. The groups scored a result of 90/100 compared with an average of 72/100 for all companies in the sector evaluated by SAM, the investment group which specialises in Sustainability Investing...

Fiat Punto Evo to be unveiled at Frankfurt, due here 2010

Fiat will debut the next generation of diesel engines at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on September 15 when it launches the new Fiat Punto Evo. The second generation of the Multijet diesel engine not only meets the tough new Euro5 emissions standards, it slashes NOx emissions, traditionally a diesel bugbear, by 30 per cent, as well as cutting fuel consumption by a further two per cent...