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  • FCA Heritage Hub 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 gems" to the company. Some of the cars have never been shown to the public before. The complex also plays double duty as headquarters for FCA Heritage service and sales. Most of the public will be most interested in an educational tour of the museum, however. Each tour will take attendees through...

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    FCA to pay Tesla for help in avoiding European emissions violations

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Tesla have become unlikely bedfellows in circumventing European Union emissions violations because of a loophole in the regulations. FCA will pay Tesla for permission to count its EVs in FCA's own fleet under an option in the regulations known as the “open...

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    FCA reportedly rejected PSA Group merger offer

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles earlier in the year rejected a merger offer made by PSA Group, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Citing people familiar with the matter, the newspaper reported that PSA proposed funding the merger with an equity swap in order to keep its debt levels down but...

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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 Concept Centoventi imagines snap-together customization

    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...

  • 1965 Fiat 500 at New York Museum of Modern Art
    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 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 to show off the electric 500 Giardiniera, which was in pretty poor shape when it first came to the company. Ward mistakenly identifies the car as a 600 Giardinetta, but this is indeed a 500 Giardiniera. As a side note, Fiat plans to build a new 500 Giardiniera with a design to recall the original...

  • 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...

  • Sergio Marchionne
    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...

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    Marchionne steps down as CEO of FCA, Jeep boss Manley to replace him

    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...

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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...

  • 2017 Fiat 500e

    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 Giardiniera. The latter will be positioned to recall the original 500 wagon model, Autocar reported on Friday. The two new models will complement the 500X and 500L models, which are also in for their own hybrid powertrains. At the investor presentation, FCA announced its electrification strategy, which will...

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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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    Report: FCA plans to kill diesel cars by 2022, future for engines is cloudy

    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...

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    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...

  • 2018 Fiat 500

    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 engine. For 2019, the Fiat 500 delivers 135 hp and 150 pound-feet of torque, up from 101 hp and 97 lb-ft last year. A 5-speed manual remains standard, while a 6-speed automatic is still optional. The high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth carries over its 160-hp turbo-4 for 2018. Both hardtop and...

  • 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...

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    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...

  • Abarth badge on Fiat 124 Spider
    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...

  • Hoonigan Female Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Driver Search
    Hoonigan and Fiat are looking for a female driver to go racing this summer

    Calling all lady hoonigans. Your talent is needed. Hoonigan is on the hunt to fill the driver's seat of its Fiat 124 Spider Abarth rally car and it's seeking out a female driver. The 124 Spider Abarth rally car boasts 400 horsepower and needs the right driver to tame the rear tires on a racetrack...

  • 1911 Fiat S76, aka The Beast of Turin, at 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Fiery Beast of Turin makes 150-mile road trip after 100 years

    What is “The Beast of Turin”? We’re glad you asked. That title was colloquially bestowed upon the 1911 Fiat S76, which was brought into this world to do one thing: break a land-speed record. The 1909 Blitzen Benz held the record at the time, but Fiat was keen on trouncing the...

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