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2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti review

Alfa Romeo has bolstered its Stelvio line-up with a new mid-tier performance variant to bridge the gap between the core range and the full-fat Quadrifoglio – but is it any good?

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Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating
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Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been dealt another blow in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash tests, with the 2018 Fiat Panda failing to score even a one-star rating. Last tested in 2011, the third-generation Panda lacks any form of active safety equipment – with seatbelt reminders the only feature to score points in the area Safety Assist...


New Alfa Romeo crossover to be based on Jeep Compass
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New Alfa Romeo crossover to be based on Jeep Compass

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has confirmed it'll spend over €5 billion ($7.7 billion) on new products and drivetrains to be produced at its Italian factories. The automaker met with union officials last week to outline its updated production plans for the next three years, which it hopes will return the company's Italian factories to full employment...


2016-18 Ram 2500, 3500 recalled
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2016-18 Ram 2500, 3500 recalled

American Special Vehicles has recalled Ram 2500 and 3500 models sold between January 1, 2016 and October 1, 2018 over concerns about the heater hose pipe. The company reports a heater hose pipe mightn't be properly attached securely, creating a friction point with the brake pipe assembly...


Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio pricing and specs
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio pricing and specs

The wider Alfa Romeo Stelvio range has been on sale in Australia since the middle of 2018, but we've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the range-topping Quadrifoglio performance hero. Well, it's here. And it'll cost $149,900 before on-road costs, a $6k premium over the related Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan. Power comes from a Ferrari-derived twin-turbo 2...


Dodge Super Charger concept launches 746kW Hellephant V8 engine
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Dodge Super Charger concept launches 746kW Hellephant V8 engine

The Dodge Super Charger concept is a heavily modified and restored 1968 Dodge Charger coupe, and is the perfect vehicle to show off Fiat Chrysler's new 'Hellephant' V8 crate engine. Not only does it have a wider track with flared fibreglass wheel arch extensions, the concept car also has a 51mm longer wheelbase, significantly reducing the car's front overhangs...


Abarth 695 Rivale on sale from $44,990
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Abarth 695 Rivale on sale from $44,990

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed the Abarth 695 Rivale will be coming to Australia in strictly limited numbers, with pricing to kick off at $44,990 before on-road costs. Just 35 units will be delivered Down Under, available in both hatchback and cabriolet forms, all featuring a number of equipment, trim and colour appointments specific to this model inspired by Riva Yachts...


Abarth 124 Spider nabs Guinness World Record
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Abarth 124 Spider nabs Guinness World Record

The Abarth 124 Spider is now a Guinness World Record holder, teaming up with stunt driver Alastair Moffatt to achieve the feat. Piloting a standard 124 Spider, Moffatt completed five figure eight maneuvers in succession between two other Abarth 124 Spiders, in a record 45.66 seconds...


Fiat Chrysler sells Magneti Marelli
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Fiat Chrysler sells Magneti Marelli

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has sold its Magneti Marelli supplier division for US$7.1 billion ($10 billion) according to new reports from the United States. An article published in Reuters says Calsonic Kansei (owned by KKR, a private equity firm in the USA, since 2016) will turn into Magneti Marelli CK Holdings when the deal goes through, becoming the seventh-largest independent automotive supplier in the world in the process...


Fiat 500 Collezione Spring Edition on sale from $21,990
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Fiat 500 Collezione Spring Edition on sale from $21,990

FIat Australia has launched the 500 Collezione Spring Edition, which brings a claimed $3100 of additional gear over the Lounge, priced from $21,990 before on-road costs. Just 70 examples will be brought Down Under, based on the current Lounge specification, with both hatchback and cabriolet versions available...


2019 Fiat 500 Collezione revealed for Europe
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2019 Fiat 500 Collezione revealed for Europe

Fiat has unveiled a new 500 Collezione edition in Europe, which gets a new set of Autumn-themed colour and trim options. On sale in European dealerships now, the 500 Collezione is available in both hatchback and convertible body styles, priced from £14,060 ($25,922) in the UK...


2019 Abarth 595 revealed - UPDATE
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2019 Abarth 595 revealed - UPDATE

The refreshed Abarth 595 range has been revealed in the UK, headlined by new exterior colour options and an upgraded exhaust system on select variants. UPDATE, 12/10/118: We've added a full gallery of images for the updated Abarth 595. Click here for more pictures As before, the 595 is offered in four trim levels in Great Britain: 595, 595 Trofeo, 595 Turismo, and 595 Competizione, and two body styles – hatchback and convertible...


Maserati Ghibli Ribelle revealed for Europe
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Maserati Ghibli Ribelle revealed for Europe

The Maserati Ghibli Ribelle has been revealed for European markets, sporting a black and red theme with special trim elements inside and out. Just 200 examples have been allocated to the region, set to go on sale from October...


Fiat 500 1957 Edition returns to the US
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Fiat 500 1957 Edition returns to the US

Fiat has brought back the 500 1957 Edition to the United States, following strong sales of the vintage-styled micro hatch during the 2016 model year. The 1957 Edition is available as a US$995 ($1370) package for the high-grade 500 Lounge, adding 16-inch retro-inspired wheel options, retro Fiat badging, ivory door trim panels, white exterior mirrors, and a two-tone exterior finish (white roof on the hatch and black soft-top for the convertible)...


2018 Abarth 595, Fiat 500 infotainment upgraded - UPDATE
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2018 Abarth 595, Fiat 500 infotainment upgraded - UPDATE

The Abarth 595 line-up has been upgraded for the 2018 model year, bringing an upgraded infotainment display and smartphone mirroring technology. UPDATE, 21/9/18: The Fiat 500 has added the 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard across the range. UPDATE, 28/5/18: FCA Australia has indicated the regular Fiat 500 will be getting the upgraded infotainment system as well...


2019 Fiat 124 Spider revealed
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2019 Fiat 124 Spider revealed

Fiat has taken the wraps off its updated 124 Spider, with new styling options and an updated technology suite for the Mazda MX-5 twin. The (mildly) refreshed roadster will be offered in three trim levels overseas: Classica, Lusso and Abarth. The entry-level model gets a twin exhaust, black roll bars and 16-inch alloy wheels, along with halogen headlights...


2019 Jeep Cherokee recalled
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2019 Jeep Cherokee recalled

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee has been recalled over a potential issue with the rear brakes. According to FCA, the rear brake calipers could have an incorrect chrome coating on their pistons, which could make gas pockets form in the brake system. In some cases, the pedal may go long or feel soft after the car is started...


2018 Jeep Compass recalled
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2018 Jeep Compass recalled

Jeep Australia has issued yet another recall this week, this time for the 2018 Compass over concerns an issue with the Power Control Module (PCM) could cause the cruise control to lock speed or accelerate unexpectedly. The manufacturer reports that affected vehicles have have faulty PCM software, which could potentially lead to the aforementioned fault...


Jeep recalls several models for stalling fix
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Jeep recalls several models for stalling fix

Jeep Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 Cherokee, Compass and Grand Cherokee, along with the 2017-18 Wrangler, over concerns vehicles could suddenly stall while driving. The manufacturer reports the powertrain module could fail, leading to a condition that could see the vehicle not start, start and immediate stall, or stall while driving...


2018 Jeep Cherokee recalled
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2018 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Jeep Australia has issued a recall for two examples of the 2018 'KL' Cherokee over concerns their all-wheel drive systems could be faulty and cause a sudden loss of power. The company reports that a fault within the half-shaft assembly can result in a "loss of power or inability to park the vehicle"...