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  • FIAT 500 2015

    FIAT 500 2015

    New FIAT 500 revealed. July 4th has always been a red-letter date for the Fiat 500. A symbol of mass motorisation in Italy, of which almost 3.8 million were sold, the original Fiat 500 was introduced on that day in 1957. Exactly 50 years later, on July 4th 2007, Fiat chose to celebrate that heritage by introducing the new 500, a car which embodied the same spirit and personality as the original and which also enjoyed phenomenal success all over the world.

  • Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne dies aged 66

    Sergio Marchionne, 1952-2018

    On 25th July 2018, Sergio Marchionne, the former CEO of Fiat Chrysler (FCA) passed away in a hospital in Zurich aged 66, following a worsening of his health after surgery to his shoulder. Marchionne was succeeded just days earlier by Mike Manley, the British boss of Jeep, and in a statement, John Eikann, chairman of the Fiat holding company Exor NV, said “Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass, Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone.”

  • 1962 Vignale Record Sperimentale 1000 - Fiat 600D based design prototype, with 'fish-bowl' windscreen

    1962 Vignale Record Sperimentale

    Vignale Record Sperimentale 1000. A wind-cheating concept car that was built to break records. Story by Chris Rees.

  • 2018 Fiat 124 Spider, la sdraiata

    2018 Fiat 124 Spider

    L’italiana made in Hiroshima punta sulle sfumature per accendere la sua diversità. Oltre cinquant’anni dopo la prima generazione che fece fortuna soprattutto negli Usa.

  • 2019 Fiat 124 Spider

    L ’Abarth 124 développe 170 ch, contre 140 à la Fiat 124 qui lui sert de base. Le couple atteint quant à lui 25,49 mkg. Dommage tout de même de devoir se contenter d’une hausse aussi timide, quand on sait que ce bloc 4 cylindres 1,4 l peut développer 190 ch sous le capot de la 695 Biposto. Car l’Abarth se négocie à partir de 37 500 euros, soit 11 210 de plus qu’une Fiat 124 de base ! À ce prix, elle offre un comportement dynamique savoureux, revendique un 0 à 100 km/h en 6’’8 et une vitesse de pointe de 230 km/h.

  • 2019 Fiat 500 Abarth

    La Fiat 500 revue par Abarth a profité d’une mise à jour en 2016. L ’entrée de gamme 595 revendique désormais 145 ch, et la version 595 Turismo 165 ch. La 595 Competizione, elle, conserve une version poussée à 180 ch du petit bloc 1,4 litre T-Jet, mais elle soigne ses liaisons au sol : en option, elle peut recevoir le différentiel autobloquant de la très déraisonnable variante Biposto, et sa suspension avant dispose de réglages différents.

  • 2019 Fiat 500 Spiaggina ’58 special edition has been released on the 60th anniversary of the 500 Jolly beach car

    2019 Fiat 500 Spiaggina ’58 special edition has been released on the 60th anniversary of the 500 Jolly beach car

    2019 Fiat 500 heads to the beach… A new Fiat 500 Spiaggina ’1958 special edition has been released on the 60th anniversary of the 500 Jolly beach car. Only available as a convertible, it’s painted in Volare Blue with an ivory soft-top, a white belt line and retro 16-inch alloy wheels. Other features include 500 logo side mouldings, chromed door mirrors and a ‘Spiaggina '58’ badge. Inside are two-tone grey-and-ivory seats and specific floor mats. It’s fitted with Fiat’s 1.2-litre 69hp petrol engine, and production is limited to 1958 cars.

  • 2019 Nuevo Fiat 500x Deside 11.900€ con 4 años de garantía

    2019 Nuevo Fiat 500x

    Conduce hoy con la tecnología del mañana. Nueva generación de motores turbo, con más potencia y menos consumo. Asistencia a la conducción y sistemas de seguridad innovadores. Conectividad avanzada, faros LED con 20% más de visibilidad y nuevo diseño. El nuevo 500X está aquí.

  • Fiat 130 Saloon mixes sinister overtones with top value

    Fiat 130 Saloon mixes sinister overtones with top value

    Fiat’s 130 four-door has always been the ugly sister to the swish coupé. The transport of Italian politicians and Vatican high-ups, it was designed to be Italy’s answer to the BMW E3 saloon and Jaguar XJ6. But sales between ’1969 and ’1974 were only 15,093 units and few have survived. Series 1 cars had a Lampredi-designed 2.8 V6 while the ’1971 Series 2 got the gutsy 3.2 engine, improved dash, optional leather trim, aircon and a button to remotely open the front passenger door. On the road they’re poised with precise power steering and decent ride from all-independent suspension. The optional Borg Warner three-speed auto was the most popular and ZF five-speeders are rare.

  • Fiat 500 to be built from scratch

    Fiat 500

    The Fiat 500 Enthusiasts’ Club has big plans to host a display with a difference at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, by building a classic car from its component parts. London-based specialists The Classic Car Company and R. Proietti Limited will join forces to fully assemble a 1968 Fiat 500 during the event, held at Birmingham’s NEC in November.

  • Fiat 500L S-Design & 2019 updates

    Fiat 500L S-Design & 2019 updates

    Fiat has launched a new 500L special edition called the S-Design. Based on the Cross model, it features a sportier look, matt bronze paint with contrasting accents and a gloss black roof, in addition to 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, a Uconnect seven-inch touchscreen is standard, as are S-Design leather seats. The 500L SDesign is sold with a 1.4-litre petrol engine and manual transmission at $18,610. The whole Fiat 500L range has also been updated for 2019, with a new City Cross trim level, equipment updates and a simplified range (it’s now only available with the 1.4-litre 95hp petrol engine).

  • Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne dies aged 66

    Sergio Marchionne, 1952-2018

    Sergio Marchionne, Chief Executive Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and boss at Ferrari, has tragically died at the age of 66 after suffering complications during an operation on his shoulder. Marchionne was born in Italy but grew up and was educated in Canada. He built a career in capital and finance, but at the request of the Agnelli family, he took on the role of chief executive at Fiat in 2004, even though he’d had no previous experience of the car industry.

  • New 2019 Fiat Tipo S-Design

    2019 Fiat Tipo S-Design

    Fiat has expanded its Tipo range to include a new S-Design model that features sportier styling. The new model can be recognised by its glossy black grille trim, fog light edging and mirror caps. Bi-Xenon headlights make their first appearance on a Tipo, too, while new diamond-cut 18-inch alloy wheels, tinted rear windows and body-colour handles complete the look. It’s available in five colours, including an exclusive new Street Grey.

  • Revised 2019 Abarth 595 range features new colours and a sportier exhaust

    2019 Abarth 595

    A revised Abarth 595 range features new colours and a sportier exhaust. Abarth’s famously rorty Record Monza exhaust is now equipped with an active valve, controlled by a Sport button, to make its noise “even more distinctive” says Abarth. It’s standard on Competizione and Trofeo models.

  • Sergio Marchionne 1952-2018

    Sergio Marchionne, 1952-2018

    Sergio Marchionne, 1952-2018 Auto industry heavy-hitter who took on the challenge of transforming the fortunes of Fiat and AIfa Romeo, and succeeded, succumbs to complications following shoulder surgery…