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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...

Fiat Ritmo Dynamic eco-performance

Fiat has introduced two new 'Dynamic' versions of its family size Ritmo hatchback into the range featuring revised trim and equipment levels. The Dynamic specification models offer a lower price point into the Fiat Ritmo range, joining the existing Sport and Emotion equipment packages already offered in Australia...

Fiat Panda Chinese copy banned from Europe

In another case which should set a precedence for Chinese manufacturers attempting to import cloned cars into Western markets, an Italian court ruled this week that the Chinese minicar produced by Chinese automaker Great Wall is banned from Europe. The car in questions is the Great Wall Peri minicar (pictured above), which to the untrained eye, looks nearly identical to the Fiat Panda, Europe's best selling minicar...

Fiat and BMW to team up

The allies of the old world are once again reuniting, this time, for something a little more peaceful. Fiat and BMW today announced that they are considering plans to cooperate on joint platform and component development. Sources in the know have said the two company's will develop a joint platform which will power the next-generation Fiat Grande Punto, BMW's third-generation Mini and the next-generation Alfa Romeo MiTo...

$420,000 for a Fiat 500?

We all love cars here at CarAdvice, so much so that somehow we can rationalise selling the house, hell even the kids when it comes to buying a super-expensive supercar, but as much as we love the supercool Fiat 500, we really wouldn't pay $420,000 for one! Fiat says there are currently over 100,000 people (worldwide) patiently waiting for their new Fiat to arrive, but one buyer was happy to $420,000 for that privilege...

Fiat 500 and Citroen C4 Picasso collect diesel awards

At this year's "What Diesel Car? Magazine" awards held in the UK, the Fiat 500 has won the category of Best Small Diesel Car. The success and demand of the new Bambino has meant that Fiat Australia has chosen to add a new model to the local lineup - the 1.3 JTD Lounge...

2008 Fiat 500 1.3 JTD Lounge

When we saw the Fiat 500s going around Albert park prior to this year's Australian Formula 1 grand prix, there was a sense of excitement from everyone, not only was Fiat back for good, but now it had a fighting chance. The current Fiat 500 range starts at $22,990 for the 1.2-litre 5-speed manual pop hatchback and goes all the way to $29,990 for the 1...