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2008 Fiat Ritmo

Fiat has today announced the introduction of its new Ritmo five door hatch. Initially Fiat will offer four versions of the Ritmo in Australia, with additional models to arrive in 2008, including self-shifting gearbox versions. The two trim and equipment levels, Emotion and Sport, are offered with a choice of the 1.4 litre 110 kW T-Jet petrol engine and the 1...

2008 Fiat 500 specifications released

Nearly three months before  its arrival in Australia, Fiat has released full pricing and specifications for the Fiat 500 ahead of unprecedented demand. Fiat's decision to release these details before the car even rolls down the production line is to enable owners to take full advantage of the personalisation programme before their cars arrive...

Fiat Punto Sport T-Jet released in Australia

This week sees the arrival of Fiat's new turbo terror, the Punto Sport T-Jet. The T-Jet specification signifies a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol motor which lifts the power, from 57kW in standard trim, to 90kW. Torque has also been boosted from 115Nm to 206Nm - a fairly sizeable increase in both figures. The fastest version of the Punto sprints from 0-100km/h in 8...

Fiat 500 to be new Celebrity Race car

BMW's Mini has been spurned in favour of the new Fiat 500 at the 2008 Melbourne Grand Prix Celebrity Challenge. This particular car is the first Fiat 500 to be seen in Australia or New Zealand; the first right hand drive model to be seen anywhere in the world; and the first racing version to be seen anywhere in the world...

Fiat 500 bags a gong

For the second time in a week, Fiat's retro styled 500 has claimed another award. Earlier in the week, the 500 pushed aside the new Mazda 2 and Ford Mondeo to claim "Car of the Year 2008". Organised by German magazine Stern, the judging panel comprised 58 journalists from 22 European countries. Today, the cute-as-a-button 500 was awarded "Auto Europa 2008"...

2008 Fiat Punto Sport 1.4 T-Jet

Fiat Australia recently announced its intentions to expand the Punto line-up with next year's arrival of the Fiat Punto Sport 1.4 T-Jet. Powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine, the T-Jet produces 90kW and 206Nm. However it's no rocket, 0-100km/h times are a little below expectations, coming in at 8.9 seconds, (top speed 195 kmh)...

Fiat goes to China

In an ever increasing trend, European manufacturers cannot get enough of the Chinese market, and you can't blame them with statistics showing the Chinese car market is expected to grow by 30% each year for the next five years. The latest manufacturer to jump on board is Italian giant Fiat. The Turin based manufacturer controls the likes of Ferrari, Maserati and more notably, Alfa Romeo...

2008 Fiat Ritmo

Fiat is once again taking Australia seriously, last year saw the return of the Italian manufacturer with the Punto, and now, Fiat has announced its next model for Australia, named Ritmo. Making its first public appearance at the 2007 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney on 11 October 2007, the ritmo will give fiat a mid-size five door hatchback to sit along side the popular Punto...

Fiat 500 Coming To Australia

The Fiat 500 is back, the car which took Fiat to stardom with its release in 1957 will make its Australian debut at the Sydney Motor Show in October. Fiat expects the car to be on sale in February 2008. This car is built in Poland, it is 355 cm long, 165 cm wide, 149 cm tall and has a wheelbase of 230 cm. This is going to be one of the smallest baby cars on the market...

Fiat Adventure Concept Car

When I think of Fiat, the words "wow" and "amazing" hardly ever come to mind, nevertheless, Fiat keeps on suprising. Yesterday, Fiat disclosed the first pictures of a new concept car that not only reveals a  proposal for a radical cross between a sports car and a 4WD vehicle, but it also demonstrates that Fiat isn't just some Italian car maker, I mean after all, they do own Ferrari! This little beauty is the Fiat Adventure and its 100 per cent a product of the ‘Centre Style Fiat Brazil’...

Fiat Punto Fuel Consumption

Fiat Punto Delivers similar fuel economy to Toyota Prius? You can go out there and wait for 6 months and spend anywhere between $40,000 to $50,000 AUD on a Toyota Prius to get fuel economy of around 4.4 liters/100km, or you can buy a Fiat Punto for around $25,000 which gives you 4.6 liters/100km. Are you really going to make that $25,000 back in fuel costs? I don't think so...