Chrysler Group LLC today announced its plans to engineer and produce a pure electric vehicle using the Fiat 500 platform. Shown earlier this year at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, the Fiat 500EV demonstrates the immediate benefits of the alliance between Chrysler Group and the Fiat Group as well as the speed at which the two companies can work together on advanced vehicle programs.Read more Fiat receives Gold Class distinctions from SAM
Fiat SpA, which produces Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ferrari and Maserati cars and Fiat commercial vehicles, has received the Sector Mover and Gold Class distinctions from SAM, the sustainability-focused investment group which analyses the 2,500 largest quoted companies globally to determine their eligibility for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability indexes. For 2009, Fiat was best relative improvement in sustainability performance within the Automobile sector (SAM Sector Mover) and the gap with...Read more Fiat 500C Topless on the Beaches (Australia)
Europe’s hottest model, seen topless at all the top beach resorts in Europe last northern summer, has been spotted at Australian beaches for the first time, with deliveries of the new Fiat 500C, the soft top version of Fiat’s award-winning bambino, now on the road - and alongside the beach – in Australia.Read more 2009 Fiat Bravo MSN Edition Announced
A combination of beauty and functionality, shape and content, exclusive Italian style matched with technological innovation: this is the special edition Fiat Bravo MSN Edition, the latest addition to the Fiat medium-sized car family which has proven extremely popular among the public in Italy and marks a further chapter in the collaboration between two industrial leader like Microsoft and Fiat Group Automobiles. Over the last few years, this collaboration has led to the launch of Blue&Me (a...Read more 2009 Fiat 500C Pricing Announced
Fiat has just announced prices for the eagerly awaited convertible version of its iconic 500 city car, some 15 months after the widely acclaimed supermini’s UK launch. Starting at just £11,300 OTR, the new Fiat 500 C, which goes on sale here in the summer, represents notable value for lovers of soft-top motoring, and positions the new car comfortably below its benchmark rivals. Topping the top-down range, a highly specified Lounge version with a larger engine costs £14,100 – an OTR price...Read more 2009 Fiat 500 Barbie Edition
Barbie, the most famous fashion doll in the world, celebrated her 50th birthday on Monday (9 March) with a unique pink Fiat 500. The special, one-off show car was designed and built in a partnership between Fiat’s Style Center (Centro Stile) and toy maker Mattel, to mark five decades of the internationally-known icon. The bright pink Fiat 500 transported a real-life ‘Barbie’ model through the streets of fashionable Milan, driven by an equally life-like ‘Ken’. She arrived at Milan’s La...Read more Fiat Multiair Technology Announced
Already a world leader in advanced diesel engine technology, Fiat Group has just launched MultiAir, a fundamental breakthrough in petrol engine design that will dramatically cut fuel consumption, as well as significantly boosting power and torque, cutting carbon dioxide emissions by between 10 and 25 per cent, and up to a 60 per cent reduction in other engine pollutants. With two generations of common rail direct injection diesel engine technology, UniJet and MultiJet, to its credit, Fiat...Read more 2009 Fiat Grande Punto Abarth SuperSport
A special Grande Punto Abarth “SuperSport” is making the scene at Geneva, garbed in Airfield Gray paintwork – the same color sported by the Scorpion’s historic racecars, and, as the story has it, taken from the planes based next to the brand’s original headquarters – enlivened by a racing-inspired livery. Equipped with a 16-valve 1.4 liter engine pumped up to deliver 180 horsepower, with a wrenching 270 Nm peak torque at speeds as low as 3000 revs, the Grande Punto Abarth “SuperSport” racing...Read more 2009 Fiat 500C Announced
A worldwide preview of the new Fiat 500C will be taking place at the Geneva Motor Show in early March, before its launch throughout Europe in the spring. This original cabriolet pays homage to the open-top 1957 model, whilst offering leading-edge solutions for mechanical installations, powerplants and interior comfort. All this in authentic Fiat tradition, giving access to higher segment engineering and state-of-the-art technology. Featuring an innovative soft top – an unrestricted window to...Read more 2009 Fiat 500 Gets Start&Stop
A new option on the Fiat 500, which will give the popular city car even better fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures, has just been introduced. Called Fiat 500 Start&Stop, the new technology is based on the most successful 500 version – the 1.2 Lounge – and benefits from the combined expertise of automotive parts specialist Bosch and Fiat Powertrain Technologies.Read more 2009 Fiat Bravo 2.0 Multijet - More Power, Less Fuel, Lower Emissions
Fiat has just extended its popular Bravo mid-size hatchback range with the introduction of a more powerful yet more economical and lower emissions engine, demonstrating the Group’s commitment to the production of increasingly environmentally-friendly cars. The 5-door Bravo range will now benefit from a new 165 bhp 2.0 MultiJet unit which features a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and is type-approved to Euro 5 standards, ahead of the 2009 deadline. The new version, available in Sport and...Read more 2009 Fiat 500 Abarth DA 0 A 100 - (Italy)
To mark Karl Abarth's centenary, the brand has brought out a Limited Edition of the Abarth 500, known as the "DA 0 A 100"; a total of 101 will be manufactured. The Abarth 500 "DA 0 A 100" is a tribute to the founder's passion, and a clear reference to his life, starting from the specific silencer and variable counter-pressure exhaust system, harking back to one of the products that made the Abarth name famous all over the world. The hide colour leather upholstery with...Read more Fiat Bugster All-Electric Concept Car - (Global)
Most cars designed to protect the environment look, at best, well-meaning, at worst, plan dull, but 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 off-road car designed to make saving the planet outrageous fun. For a start, the Fiat Bugster is all-electric and capable being charged at home. But, for a...Read more 2009 Fiat Fiorino, to Star at Interbuild - (UK)
Fiat Professional will be building on its success at this year’s Interbuild 2008 with an impressive range of products for customers working in the construction industry. Its stand, No. E25/F20, Hall 4, at Birmingham’s NEC, features many examples of the brand’s award-winning vehicles. Taking centre stage on the Fiat Professional stand is Fiat’s new Fiorino, recently named International Van of the Year 2009 by a jury comprising journalists from 20 European countries, specialists in the...Read more 2009 Fiat 500 Diesel Special Edition, More Details - (UK)
The ever-popular Fiat 500 lapped up the limelight once again at Diesel’s xXx worldwide 30th birthday celebrations, earlier this month. A special-edition Fiat 500 by DIESEL version of the in-demand supermini was displayed outside the London party, at matter nightclub in the O2 Arena in Docklands, where more than 3,000 lucky ticket holders partied late into the night. The limited edition 500 by DIESEL model – just 10,000 will be produced – was created by Fiat Style Centre designers and the...Read more New 2009 Fiat Grande Punto Natural Power - (Global)
Fiat proudly presents the Grande Punto Natural Power, a new dual fuel (petrol/methane) version that confirms the brand’s commitment to the field of environmental protection. This substantial commitment is reflected by Fiat's indisputable leadership in the field of cars with methane engines as original equipment (OEM): during the period January-August 2008 some 43,000 methane-driven Fiat vehicles were sold in Italy compared with 33,000 during the same period in 2007.Read more New 2009 Fiat eco:Drive Technology - (Global)
Fiat has just launched a new device that could change the way motorists drive their cars forever. The Managing Director of Fiat Automobiles, Lorenzo Sistino, presented eco:Drive to the international press last week at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. This innovative system gives drivers an accurate insight into how their driving style influences their fuel consumption, and actively helps them to drive more efficiently, saving money and reducing their CO2 emissions.Read more New 2009 Fiat 500 PUR-O2 - (Global)
The Paris show hosts the world premiere of the new PUR-O2 line that will be available on the 500, Croma and Bravo from November. This select group of versions is at the cutting edge of the international automotive scenario due to their high-tech content, low fuel consumption and low CO2 emission levels. The result has been achieved by the introduction of special systems and devices such as the innovative Eco Drive, the new ‘Start&Stop’ device developed by Bosch and special Eco Packs that...Read more New 2009 Fiat 500 Abarth Essesse - (Global)
In line with the philosophy which has distinguished Abarth for half a century – to bring its racing experience to the market for road going cars and open up the world of motor sport – the 500 Abarth with the esseesse kit is another important piece of the jigsaw in the already ambitious project of Fiat Group Automobiles.Read more 2009 Fiat 500 Diesel Special Edition - (Europe)
The Fiat 500 continues to make itself heard confirming genuine icon Made in Italy. This time he does so with the new “500 by DIESEL”, an original fruit of collaboration between Fiat Brand and known brands of clothing Renzo Rosso. Produced in limited edition (10,000 copies in two years) and marketed from September 22, the car combines seemingly distant worlds: fashion el’automobilismo fact share important concepts such as talent, creativity, innovation and sympathy, in short, the ingredients of...Read more 2010 Fiat Topolino - (Global)
Following on from news last week that Fiat will launch the Topolino in 2010 comes further details on the micro car.Read more CGI: New 2010 Fiat Topolino - (Global)
Fiat is expected to launch a new model sized below the already small Fiat 500 in 2010. The new car, which will bring back memories of the classic Topolino, will provide Fiat with a direct competitor to the Smart Fortwo and Toyota’s new iQ.Read more New 2011 Fiat Dino - (Global)
The famous Dino badge could soon be on the road again. Fiat has reached an agreement with Lotus Sports Cars to develop its own version of the next generation Lotus Elise due in 2010. The Fiat model, to go on sale the following year, would provide the Italian brand with an affordable yet exciting rear wheel drive roadster.Read more New 2009 Fiat Ducato and Fiorino Gas and Electric Varients - (Australia)
Fiat will launch three new environmental friendly versions of its biggest and smallest vans at the Hanover International Commercial Vehicle Show next week (25 September 2008) with the Ducato making its debut in natural gas form and the Fiorino, the Fiat’s smallest van which is set to arrive in Australia in mid-2009, launched in both natural gas and electric versions.Read more New 2009 Fiat Fiorino Qubo - (Global)
Qubo is the name of the new vehicle being sold by the FIAT sales network. An original name that plays on the idea of “cube”, which may not always be complimentary in all contexts, but in any case clearly evokes the strong points of this model: reliability and sturdiness, as well as unique and versatile functions. Not to mention the originality of changing the C of cube to Q to tell us that this vehicle is no ordinary cube, but rather a cube with a twist.Read more 2008 Fiat Portofino Concept - (Global)
The Caravan Salon due to be held in Dusseldorf from 29 August to 7 September has been a leading date in the recreational vehicle show calendar for many years. Fiat Professional plans to mark the event by introducing the original ‘Portofino’ show van based on the innovative Fiorino, the smallest model in the range.Read more New 2009 Fiat Sedici 4x2 - (UK)
A front-wheel drive version of Fiat’s Sedici compact SUV model has just gone on sale throughout Fiat’s 168-strong dealer network.Read more New Fiat Panda Cross - (UK)
A stylish new version of Fiat’s top-selling Panda has just gone on sale in the UK – offering a combination of serious 4x4 potential with manoeuvrable city car know-how.Read more New Fiat Ritmo - (Australia)
Fiat has launched two new versions of its family size hatchback, the Ritmo, based around a new trim and equipment package named ‘Dynamic’ and two new engines that enables Fiat to offer the Ritmo with a new opening recommended retail price of $24,990 and provide Fiat’s advanced Turbo Diesel engine in a Ritmo for the first time under the $30,000 price point.Read more Exclusive 500s Set for Ferrari Network - (UK)
Sixty special editions of Fiat’s 500 supermini are being delivered to Ferrari UK’s dealer network for use as customer courtesy cars.Read more Fiat 500 Abarth Gets Even More Power - (Global)
Fiat has celebrated the European launch of the Fiat 500 Abarth by launching a limited edition with even more power than the standard car, boosting power from an already pretty tidy 99 kW for the standard Fiat 500 Abarth to 118 kW, slashing the 0-100 time to just 7.4 seconds for Fiat’s ultimate pocket rocket.Read more Mum's the Word! Fiat Launches New Panda Mamy - (UK)
A new limited edition version of one of Fiat’s most popular models has just gone on sale, and it’s aimed at a very specific audience – young mothers.Read more Fiorino Qubo, the new ‘free space’ vehicle from Fiat - (Italy)
Fiorino Qubo is the name of the new car marketed by the Fiat dealer network. This original name clearly conveys the model’s attributes: it is reliable and robust, as well as being uniquely practical and versatile. And the original choice of the letter Q evokes the distinctive personality of the car as much as the rounded profile of the exterior shape.Read more 147 kW FIAT 500 Breaks Cover - (Global)
Abarth, Fiat’s performance car division, has released the first details of the 147 kW Fiat 500 that it will campaign on race tracks across Europe in 2009. The latest version of Fiat’s award-winning, hot selling small car, designed by the Fiat Group Automobiles Style Centre and produced by a team of Abarth Engineers and Designers will be the star of track races from next year and its creation confirms Abarth’s plans to return to race track the new 500. The Assetto Corse version of the petite...Read more Driveaway a Deal with the Fiat Punto in April
All versions of the Fiat Punto, including the newly-launched turbocharged Punto T-Jet, are available at ‘driveaway’, no more to pay prices in April, which means that the stylish and fun to drive Italian is available from $19,990 on the road, with savings of up to $3,000. The Fiat Punto is available with two trim levels, a choice of four engines and two body styles, three and five door. All are well equipped with ABS anti-lock braking, cruise control, remote central locking, front, side and...Read more Fiat Ritmo Now in Australian Showrooms
Following its Australian unveiling at the Brisbane International Motor Show earlier this year, the all-new Fiat Ritmo is now in Australia’s Fiat dealerships, providing a new level of performance, style and Italian flair in the small car market. “Along with the new Fiat 500, the Ritmo redefines Fiat’s position in the Australian market,” says Edward Butler, General Manager for Fiat cars in Australia. “In a market sector that rarely offers customers cars that offer styling flair, the Fiat Ritmo is...Read more Fiat Adds Luxury to Market Leading Economy!
Just months after its Australian launch, Fiat is adding a new variant to the award-winning 500 range with arrival of the Fiat 500 1.3 JTD Lounge, matching market-leading fuel economy of just 4.2 litres per 100 km with the top trim and equipment package to produce a unique combination of luxury, economy and chic style. “The launch of this car in Australia is a clear sign of marked change in the market’s attitude to diesel,” says Edward Butler, General Manager for Fiat cars in Australia. “Diesel...Read more Fiat 500 Abarth Breaks Free in Geneva
The Fiat 500 Abarth, the hot version of Fiat’s new small car that is breaking sales records in all its markets, has made its debut at the Geneva International Motor Show (4 March 2008) with Fiat forgoing the usual show girls to pull the covers of its new 99 kW hot baby, replacing them with two owners of the original 500 Abarth who have gone onto rather bigger things in the industry – Fiat Group CEO, Sergio Marchionne, and Ferrari President, Luca di Montezemolo. Faithful to the saying coined for...Read more Small But Wicked: The New Fiat 500 Abarth Arrives!
Fiat has released the first official picture of the Fiat 500 Abarth, the hot version of the cutest car to be launched in Australia in 2008, which will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March with an Australian launch slated for early 2009. The new car was developed by the Fiat Group Automobiles Style Centre in the spirit of the legendary Fiat 500 Abarth of the 1960s, and will be powered by a Fire 1.4 16v petrol Turbo engine, which delivers a maximum of 99 kW at 5,500 rpm and peak...Read more Fiat Provides Smallest, Cutest Star Car at Melbourne.
There will be cars at the Melbourne International Motor Show claiming to be faster, some bigger, some more important, but none will be as cute, as small or wearing the 2008 European Car of the Year badge like the Fiat 500 which, after months of fevered anticipation, will make its Australian debut on 29 February 2008. “Preparing for the arrival of the Fiat 500 in Australia is like being at the centre of whirlwind,” says David Stone, General Manager for Fiat Cars in Australia. “We have been under...Read more Fiat Ritmo Beats Sales Targets
The new Fiat Ritmo, which makes its Australian debut at the Brisbane International Motor Show next week (Friday 1 February 2008), has broken all its European sales targets following its launch last year. With a sales target set of 70,000 cars for the 2007, the Fiat Ritmo broke through that barrier with 90,000 people taking delivery of their new Ritmo in 2007 and a further 30,000 orders for the new Fiat carried over into 2008. Even though the Ritmo is now the top selling car in its sector in...Read more Order Now if you want the Cutest Car in 2008!
In an unprecedented move, Fiat Australia has released the full pricing and specifications of the new Fiat 500, nearly three months ahead of the first cars arriving in Australia; such is the demand amongst Australia car owners to get their hands on the first 500s and to enable owners to personalize their new cars. “From the moment Fiat announced that the new 500 was going into production, Australians have wanted to put their names down to own the first cars,” says David Stone, General Manager...Read more Punto Gains Turbo Performance!
The fastest version of the Fiat Punto has arrived in Australia with the launch of the turbocharged T-Jet version of Fiat’s top-selling small car, boasting a 0-100 kmh time of just 8.9 seconds; yet, at the same time the highly efficient new engine also endows the Punto with a combined fuel figure of a modest 6.6 litres per 100 kmh. “The new Fiat 1.4 litre T-Jet really is the engine of the future,” says David Stone, General Manager for Fiat cars in Australia. “Normally a performance car needs a...Read more Fiat Doubles its Range in Brisbane!
Fiat will double its Australian range at the Brisbane International Motor Show (1 February 2008) with the national launch of the Fiat Ritmo, the all new model that will sit above the Fiat Punto range providing the Italian car maker with a stylish and advanced model in the increasingly important premium small car sector. Not to be left behind by the arrival of its big brother, the Brisbane International Motor Show will also see the launch turbocharged version of the Punto Sport, providing the...Read more One in the eye for th Fiat 500!
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