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  • 2020 Fiat 500e spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Fiat is working on a new 500e based on a dedicated EV platform.

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    FCA’s next-gen Uconnect system will be powered by Android, offer cloud services

    FCA's next-generation Uconnect system arriving in the second half of 2019 will be powered by Android and future-proofed for upcoming technologies such as 5G and smart cities.

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    Peer inside FCA's new Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Lancia heritage museum

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has a new home for its vintage Italian makes. The Heritage Hub, located within the historic Mirafiori plant in Italy has opened its doors. Inside, FCA houses the best from Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Abarth and Lancia. Total, there are 250 cars on display that FCA calls "historic...

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    FCA to pay Tesla for help in avoiding European emissions violations

    To get its fleet-wide average carbon emissions down to a permissible level in Europe, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will pay Tesla hundreds of millions of dollars to count its EVs.

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    FCA reportedly rejected PSA Group merger offer

    There's growing speculation that France's PSA Group is open to the idea of a merger or acquisition of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, though it seems FCA is not biting at this point.

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    Could PSA Group be a potential partner for FCA?

    There's growing speculation that France's PSA Group is, at the very least, open to the idea of a merger or acquisition of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The heads of both automakers reportedly told journalists separately at this month's Geneva International Motor Show that the possibility of an...

  • Fiat Concept Centoventi

    Fiat turns 120 years old this year, and to celebrate, the brand introduced the Concept Centoventi at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept stakes possible new ground for the brand's future. The car is minimalistic. It would be up to owners to make a production version of the Concept Centoventi, should that come to be, into something more their own. In this respect, the concept rethinks owner customization. Fiat said the basic design is meant to recall the best of Fiats in the past, including the Panda of the 1980s. Otherwise, Fiat took a "less is more" approach with the...

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    Vintage Fiat 500 inducted into Museum of Modern Art in New York

    The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York has a new exhibition piece: a 1965 Fiat 500. Fiat highlighted the car's induction in a Monday announcement, and the mini car is on display as part of a new exhibit called "The Value of Good Design." The chosen pieces aim to tell the story of industrial...

  • Icon 1966 Fiat 500 Giardiniera electric powertrain swap
    Icon adds electric powertrain to 1966 Fiat 500 Giardiniera Derelict

    Icon is fresh off of the reveal of its Tesla-powered 1949 Mercury coupe at the 2018 SEMA show, but it has another electric powertrain swap to show off. The company has installed an electric powertrain in this 1966 Derelict Fiat 500 Giardiniera. Icon founder Jonathan Ward published a YouTube video...

  • 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth
    2019 Fiat 124 Spider benefits from new options including Monza exhaust for Abarth

    Fiat will look to spice things up for its 124 Spider with a handful of new options being introduced for 2019. Key among them is a Record Monza exhaust upgrade for the 124 Spider Abarth that gives the car a more aggressive growl. It offers some solace to fans still sour from the Abarth model only...

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    FCA didn't have prior knowledge of Marchionne's illness

    Sergio Marchionne's resignation from the top post at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on July 21 due to health reasons and his subsequent death four days later came as a shock to many, including close employees at the automaker he ran. This is despite Marchionne having had received treatment from...

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    Sergio Marchionne dies following complications with surgery

    Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO and Ferrari Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne has succumbed to the complications that arose following recent shoulder surgery at a hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. He was 66. His passing was confirmed Wednesday by John Elkann, grandson of Gianni Agnelli and...

  • Sergio Marchionne

    Sergio Marchionne, longtime CEO and chief for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, stepped down Saturday due to serious complications after surgery, the company announced. Mike Manley, head of Jeep and Ram brands, replaced him. John Elkann, grandson of Gianni Agnelli and chairman of the company that controls FCA, said his family was shocked by Marchionne's failing health. "I am profoundly saddened to learn of Sergio’s state of health. It is a situation that was unthinkable until a few hours ago, and one that leaves us all with a real sense of injustice," Elkann said in a statement. Elkann will...

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    Hyundai fun day: rumors swirl of hostile FCA takeover bid

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has courted potential partners for a merger before, but a new report suggests that a new suitor may be waiting to buy the automaker now. Asia Times reported last week, citing unnamed sources, that Hyundai is waiting until later this year to buy FCA...

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    Fiat plans new 500e and 500 Giardiniera wagon

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles delivered a lot of news at its investor presentation detailing its latest five-year plan on Friday, and the plans include a new 500e electric car and a 500 wagon variant. Come 2020, Fiat will launch a new 500e alongside what the brand plans to name the Fiat 500...

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    Could Chrysler be axed?

    Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is scheduled to reveal a company-wide strategy Friday at an investor meeting in Balocco, Italy, his last before his retirement next year, and there are rumors swirling the plans might call for the axing of Chrysler, which sells just the 300 and Pacifica. The...

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    FCA looks to retool Italian plans for upscale models

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne is set to unveil a company wide-strategy on June 1, his last such strategy announcement before his retirement next year. According to a report the strategy will outline a major restructuring of FCA's Italian plants to focus on upscale cars. Citing...

  • 2019 Fiat Abarth 124 GT
    Fiat Abarth 124 GT debuts with carbon fiber roof

    As Mazda has its hard-top roof available for the MX-5 Miata, so too shall the car's Italian cousin. Meet the Fiat Abarth 124 GT, a carbon fiber-roofed Fiat 124 debuting next week at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Fiat hasn't followed Mazda's route with a complex automated roof for its...

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    The future for diesel-powered passenger cars is a little hazier now. A week after Porsche announced it would stop offering diesels in its SUVs, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will propose similar action in its small passenger cars, according to a report by the Financial Times. The report indicated that FCA will announce its plan to drop small diesels by 2022 in a June 1 midterm review for investors. The report indicated that FCA is expected to keep diesel engines in its trucks and SUVs, including the 2019 Ram 1500 and Jeep Wrangler. Skyrocketing costs to bring small diesel engines into compliance...

  • 2019 Fiat 500X spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Fiat 500X spy shots

    The Jeep Renegade's Italian cousin, the Fiat 500X, is about to receive a round of updates. A prototype for the updated 500X has been spotted testing. And in some of the spy shots, you can also spot a prototype for an updated Renegade. Both are expected to be introduced for the 2019 model year. With...

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    2018 Fiat 500 goes all-turbo, all the time

    To put a little more pep in the 2018 Fiat 500 lineup's step, the Italian announced Thursday at the Chicago auto show that it is making a more powerful turbocharged engine standard equipment. The new 1.4-liter turbo-4 engine represents a 33 percent increase in horsepower over last year's non-turbo...

  • 1911 Fiat S76, aka The Beast of Turin, at 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    What's it like to drive the Fiat 28-Liter Beast Of Turin?

    Taming a V-8 powered sports car isn't necessarily the easiest task ever, but modern day technology makes it simpler than ever for novice drivers to climb behind the wheel. Back in 1911, it took a little more skill—and a lot more elbow grease. The 1911 Fiat S76 is colloquially known as the...

  • Chuck Norris Fiat Professional spokesman
    Chuck Norris now the face of Fiat Professional vehicles

    Chuck Norris' popularity reigns supreme, even though the actor and martial artist hasn't been featured in a movie to television show since 2001. We can thank the internet and a steady flow of memes for his continued popularity. Perhaps thanks to all the Chuck Norris jokes, he has a new role with...

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    Fiat hand paints every racing stripe on the Abarth 124

    Fiat hasn't seen paramount success since returning to the United States in 2011, but it does arguably offer some pretty nice, affordable cars. In a world full of angry-eyed sports cars, there's the Fiat 124 Spider. Its non-aggression is subtle and approachable, and it marks a departure from the...

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