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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...

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...