ARTICLES RELATING TO FIAT

Record entry for 2014 Tow Car of Year

2014-04-10 13:24

Over 55 new vehicles ranging from the Fiat 500L to the Range Rover Sport will be put through a series of punishing tests.

Fiat debuts new 500 versions

2014-03-05 10:51

Chrysler is unveiling the new Fiat 500 range at the 2014 Geneva auto show and the new model will arrive in SA later this year.

Fiat's new angry Panda for Geneva

2014-02-19 14:15

Fiat is bringing a new 'angry little bear' to the 2014 Geneva auto show, the Panda Cross.

Magic Maruti off lines after 30 years

2014-02-10 11:14

Maruti Suzuki has halted production of its iconic first small car, the Maruti 800, which revolutionised family transport for millions people in India.

Fiat-Chrysler US listing to impact Italy

2014-01-06 10:54

The merger of carmakers Fiat and Chrysler will probably entail a US share listing that cements North America as the group's new centre of gravity.

Unions wary of Fiat, Chrysler deal

2014-01-03 10:08

Shares in Fiat soared following the news that the Italian automaker will take full ownership of Chrysler. Some Italian unions are worried what the deal will mean for jobs and investments in the country...

Limited Abarth 595 - fastest yet!

2013-11-13 05:45

To celebrate 50 years of its 595, Abarth has released a limited edition of its 1960s icon - the 595 '50th Anniversary'. At 132kW, the new model is the fastest 595 yet!

'Jims poor bet': Auto moguls respond

2013-10-25 11:51

Chrysler SA CEO Trent Barcroft called the 2013 Johannesburg Motor Show "a poor investment". We asked SA automakers to respond and received responses from automotive heavyweights - Naamsa president Johan van Zyl and Toyota SA's Calvyn Hamman.

Mamma mia! Fiat 500L in SA

2013-10-24 10:21

Fiat SA has expanded its 500 family with the funky 500L, here to challenge the Mini Countryman. Lovable and practical MPV or ponderous Mom's Taxi? SERGIO DAVIDS drove it…

Reader: Falling for retro chic

2013-08-19 07:46

Abarth 500 is to Fiat what Cooper S is to Mini but in a smaller package. Wheels24 reader ROBERT DANIELS looks past the brand snobbery and labels of the Abarth Fiat 500C.

GM 500 000 'green vehicle' push

2013-07-12 10:51

General Motors wants to have at least eight of its models returning 5.8 litres/100km by 2017 to a total of 500 000 green vehicles.

Parts support: Mopar now in SA

2013-06-21 08:38

Chrysler has opened a Mopar parts distribution centre in Pretoria to supply 50 000 parts to customers in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.

No.1 green prize for Fiat engine

2013-06-07 11:32

Fiat's methane-powered TwinAir turbo is 2013 'Best Green Engine of the Year'. This remarkable two-cylinder produces 59kW and only 86g/km of CO2.

Fiat opening first UK multidealer

2013-04-25 09:53

A dealer group in the UK is building the first joint Chrysler/Fiat dealer to sell Fiat, Alfa, Abarth, Chrysler and Jeep under one roof.

Panda smashes Cape-London time

2013-02-13 09:21

The world record for driving non-stop from Cape Town to London, more than 16 000km, was smashed by two daring British drivers and a Fiat Panda.

F1 veteran takes on Dakar

2013-01-04 13:43

Alessandro Caffi, an Italian Formula 1 veteran, traded his race car for a Fiat Panda during the 2012 Dakar. In 2013 he hopes to actually complete the race...

Fiat 500 hits milestone moment

2012-11-20 09:41

The one millionth Fiat 500 – marketed in over 100 countries – has rolled off the production line at Fiat Auto Poland.

Fiat Panda plant hibernating

2012-10-03 13:32

Italian automaker Fiat will stop production at one of its Italian plants for two more weeks at the end of October 2012 in reaction to the weakened European vehicle market.

Cars on show as industry bleeds

2012-09-28 08:27

European automakers are preparing for a future of labour strife, lower sales and more financial uncertainty but still set out a bold display of new models at the 2012 Paris auto show.

S&P threatens to downgrade Fiat

2012-02-06 12:01

Standard & Poor's ratings agency has threatened to downgrade Italian auto giant Fiat due to sagging sales, as well as the group's over-reliance on US partner Chrysler.

Fiat, Sollers scrap JV

2011-02-18 13:47

Italy's Fiat and Russia's Sollers says they have abandoned a multi-billion-euro joint venture which had been hailed as a boon for the struggling Russian auto industry.

Brazil aims to be 5th largest economy

2010-12-29 08:51

Brazil will be the world's fifth biggest economy by 2016, says President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at the launch of a massive new Fiat factory.

Car industry future in balance

2009-05-30 22:44

The US auto industry faces a day of reckoning, with the looming bankruptcy of auto giant General Motors and an expected court ruling on the sale of Chrysler.

 

Record entry for 2014 Tow Car of Year

2014-04-10 07:58

Over 55 new vehicles ranging from the Fiat 500L to the Range Rover Sport will be put through a series of punishing tests in the 2014 Tow Car awards.

Fiat debuts new 500 versions

2014-03-05 05:48

Chrysler is unveiling the new Fiat 500 range at the 2014 Geneva auto show and the new model will arrive in SA later this year.

Fiat's new angry Panda for Geneva

2014-02-19 09:32

Fiat is bringing a new 'angry little bear' to the 2014 Geneva auto show, the Panda Cross.

Fiat completes Chrysler buyout

2014-01-21 21:30

Fiat has concluded its buyout of Chrysler as it gears up to use their combined resources to turn around its loss-making operations in Europe.

Investors welcome Fiat, Chrysler deal

2014-01-03 14:00

Fiat's huge $4.35bn deal to gain full control of Chrysler has sent its shares soaring as investors worldwide welcome the deal.

Fiat gains full control of Chrysler

2014-01-02 10:02

Fiat has reached an agreement with the United Auto Workers to purchase the rest of Chrysler. The R38-billion deal marks the culmination of years of negotiations between the automakers.

Limited Abarth 595 - fastest yet!

2013-11-12 11:46

To celebrate 50 years of its 595, Abarth has released a limited edition of its 1960s icon - the 595 '50th Anniversary'. At 132kW, the new model is the fastest 595 yet!

Chrysler CEO: 'Jims a poor investment'

2013-10-24 19:48

Trent Barcroft, CEO of Fiat SA, claims the Johannesburg motor show is "a poor investment". Is he voicing what many automakers are thinking?

Fiat's R13.5bn 4x4 Maserati plan

2013-09-05 08:56

Fiat will invest the equivalent of R13.5-billion in an Italian plant, easing fear of lost jobs in Italy. The deal will facilitate the production of 4x4 Maseratis.

Noddy's 'parp-parp' car for sale

2013-07-17 08:54

The original Noddy Car – complete with its unmistakable red and yellow paintwork – could be yours to drive in Toytown, perhaps with Big Ears!

Fiat’s extra-large 500

2013-07-09 14:05

Mini move over with your Clubman models because Fiat has taken the word wagon to a whole new level with the addition of the Living model.

Porsche tops latest Power list

2013-06-20 08:51

Porsche has come out as the top performer in a survey of new vehicle quality - but Fiat and Nissan didn't fare so well...

Fiat/Chrysler to go public?

2013-04-25 10:40

Fiat is considering a plan to hold a public stock offering after the company buys 100% of Chrysler, according to a source.

Reader: 'R50 insurance a bargain'

2013-04-03 11:04

Reader BRIAN BOGAARD, a South African living in Italy for the last 10 years, shares his views on our article titled "65% of SA cars NOT insured".

Fiat boss eyes Chrysler merger in 2014

2013-02-03 16:12

Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne says that he expects the merger of the Italian car giant and its US partner Chrysler will take place in 2014.

Fiat to invest in new Maserati models

2012-12-10 19:04

Fiat is investing €1.2bn in luxury brand Maserati, hoping technology and dealerships from its tie-up with Chrysler will help it to take its German rivals.

Crisis forces Fiat target cuts

2012-10-31 09:14

Fiat has cut its performance targets sharply for the next two years, saying poor sales in austerity-hit Europe could lop a third off of its projections for 2014 trading profit.

Fiat Panda plant hibernating

2012-10-03 12:50

Italian automaker Fiat will stop production at one of its Italian plants for two more weeks at the end of October 2012 in reaction to the weakened European vehicle market.

Marchionne: Focus, for Fiat's sake

2012-09-19 09:31

Fiat and Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne said he will not close car factories in Italy despite a plunging domestic market.

Fiat to buy Chrysler stake for $1.3bn

2011-04-21 10:57

Italian auto giant Fiat says it has reached a deal to buy an additional 16% stake in Chrysler of the United States for $1.268bn.

Fiat gears up for global megagroup

2010-07-21 15:14

Auto giant Fiat has announced board approval for a demerger of its non-car activities, a key step towards CEO Sergio Marchionne's dream of creating a global megagroup.

Fiat CEO plans new car empire

2009-05-05 06:32

Fiat has outlined an "interesting" plan to create Europe's biggest car maker but will need 5-7 billion euros in financial support.

 
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