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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...

2009 Fiat 500C official images leaked

Confirming what earlier spy shots had already revealed, the first official images of the new Fiat 500C convertible have been leaked onto the web. As expected, the 500C is not your typical convertible, instead using a sliding canvas roof which is opened electronically and stored in plain sight...

Public to revolt if government assists FIAT

To ensure Italy's car manufacturers do not fall behind the rest of the world Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has proposed a package of "assistance that would not be costly for the state". But right-wing Italian cabinet minister Roberto Calderoli said there would be a popular revolt if Fiat is given government help, especially in light of the decision for FIAT to form a strategic partnership with US manufacturer Chrysler...

FIAT confirms intentions for stake in Chrysler

Yesterday we brought you news of merger talks between FIAT and Chrysler, but due to the time difference could not draw statement from the Italian manufacturer. Overnight however FIAT has confirmed that it does indeed intend to acquire an initial 35 per cent stake in Chrysler LLC...

FIAT & Chrysler in merger talks

Fiat is in negotiatiions with Chrysler LLC to form a strategic partnership that could include a Fiat equity stake in the ailing American manufacturer. The pact would greatly help Chrysler to speed and strengthen its restructuring plan. According to people close to the source in both Turin (Italy) and Detroit (USA), Fiat could give Chrysler access to its mini, small and mid-sized car platforms, engines and transmissions...

2009 Fiat 500 Cabriolet spied

The camouflage wrapping on at least one Fiat 500 Cabriolet has been conveniently damaged while in transit, giving us our best look yet at the little hatch's new roof.   These images confirm that the 500 Cabriolet will use a textile roof, featuring a small integrated rear spoiler and high-mount brake light...

Fiat 500 latest recruit to NSW Police

New South Wales Police have adopted a Fiat 500 in to the force with what is possibly Australia’s smallest yet most visible police car.   The baby Fiat is now doing the rounds with Sydney’s Leichhardt Police Station. “When it comes to visibility, the Fiat 500 has proven to be an exceptional car, attracting attention and interest like no other car we have used,” said Superintendent Wayne Cox, the Leichhardt Local Area Commander...

One-Million Fiat Puntos sold

Italian manufacturer Fiat has not sold more than 1-million Puntos with the production of a right-hand-drive Punto Sport T-Jet in "Passionate Red" yesterday. Unfortunately for Fiat in Australia sales of the Punto have been on a steady decline, by the end of October last year 634 Puntos were sold, during the same period this year only 360 had been delivered...

FIAT Bugster - environmentally friendly fun

While most cars designed to protect the environment look, at best, well-meaning, at worst, plain dull, the FIAT Bugster is designed to make saving the planet outrageous fun. As might be expected when a group of Brazilians and Italians, two countries not renowned for their wall-flower tendencies, got together to produce a car under the "Environment and Fun" banner they came up with the FIAT Bugster – an all electric off-road car designed to be charged at home...

2010 Fiat Doblo spied

Fiat has been spied testing its new Doblo model intended to compete in the niche multi-purpose vehicle market alongside the likes of the VW Caddy Life, Citroen Berlingo and Renault Kangoo.   Scheduled to make its debut by 2010, the Doblo will be aimed at the passenger car segment, with a commercial version with a split tailgate should also be available...

Spied: Fiat 500 Cabrio

Last month Fiat Australian only sold 48 500s, in that same period, Toyota found 1,924 new owners for its Yaris car and Suzuki sold 1,019 Swifts. The Fiat 500 then, isn't doing all that well. To spice things up a bit, Fiat have been rumoured to be working on a a 500 Cabrio. Finally, we have the pictures to prove it...