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Fiat builds 500,000th 500X
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27th May 2019
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Fiat builds 500,000th 500X

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27th May 2019
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Fiat builds 500,000th 500X

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James Wong
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2015-18 Fiat 500X recalled
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20th Aug 2018
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2015-18 Fiat 500X recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled the 2015-2018 Fiat 500X, over concerns about a faulty rear seat latch. According to the company, the problem could make the rear seat back fold forward in an accident if the seatbelts aren't engaged. If a child seat is fitted using isofix anchor points, it could be compromised by the issue in a crash. A total of 1847 cars are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie
Abarth 124 GT, Fiat S-Design models revealed
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1st Mar 2018
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Abarth 124 GT, Fiat S-Design models revealed

Abarth has unveiled a special-edition hardtop version of the 124 Spider, ahead of a full reveal in Geneva next week. Unlike the Mazda MX-5/Miata-aping soft-top on regular 124 Spiders, the GT packs a removable carbon-fibre hardtop and a number of lightweight touches around its exterior. Abarth says the roof, which weighs just 16kg, helps improve the "compactness" and torsional rigidity of the car. It's lined on the inside, and the rear glass window is equipped with proper de-mister.
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Scott Collie
Five niche cars with growing sales
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14th Apr 2017
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Five niche cars with growing sales

Everyone loves a left-of-centre battler, but when it comes to cars, few buy them. At least in a market like Australia, which is hugely competitive but dominated by a small number of big fish like Toyota, Mazda, Holden and Hyundai. But a scan through VFACTS sales figures also shows that, every year, there are a few lesser-known cars that for a variety of reasons enter another gear, sales-wise. Here are five that stand out. Sales listed are January-March, compared to the same period in 2016.
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Mike Costello
Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions cheating, skipping meeting with German authorities
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2nd Jun 2016
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Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions cheating, skipping meeting with German authorities

Fiat Chrysler is suspected of installing an emissions testing defeat device on diesel versions of the Fiat 500X crossover. According to the Bild am Sonntag, the German Motor Transport Authority (KBA) believes that the device allows the car's emissions control system to work optimally for around 22 minutes before shutting off. Just enough time for it to pass a German emissions test, which typically runs for around 20 minutes.
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Derek Fung
Fiat 500X to revitalise brand in Australia
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4th Dec 2015
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Fiat 500X to revitalise brand in Australia

The Fiat 500X compact SUV will help revitalise the Italian brand in Australia, according to the brand’s local boss. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Fiat 500X in Sydney this week, the boss of Fiat Chrysler Australia, Pat Dougherty, said the new model will help Fiat sell some ‘decent volume’. “I think that with the 500x, Fiat is going to well and truly put itself in a position of selling some decent volume,” Dougherty said.
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Alborz Fallah