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2016 Fiat 500X Video
2016 Fiat 500X Video

After skipping a couple of decades on the U.S. market, Fiat’s been in rebuilding mode. First came the pint-sized 500 hatchback—and its great electric-car edition—and then the bigger 500L hatchback. Now it’s time for a crossover, of course—and that's now been introduced...Read More»

Consumer Reports 2014 Annual Auto Reliability Survey
Today's Infotainment Systems Are Terrible (Especially On American Cars)

For several years, studies have shown that, on the whole, today's cars are built pretty well. And yet, quality ratings keep dropping. How is that possible? The answer: technology. More specifically: infotainment systems, those frequently clunky dashboard contraptions that aim to mimic the...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne
Chrysler & Fiat Will Be Married This Sunday, Marchionne Makes Plans To Step Down

In a week when marriage is making headlines, it's only appropriate that one of the biggest hitch-ups in automotive history is set to be solemnized this weekend. According to Detroit News, Chrysler and Fiat will become one this Sunday, and -- to milk a metaphor for all it's worth -- godfather/CEO...Read More»

2015 Fiat 500L
2014-2015 Fiat 500L Recalled To Fix Faulty Airbags (No, They Weren't Made By Takata)

Chrysler has issued a recall for select 2014 and 2015 models of the Fiat 500L. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may contain faulty airbags. Specifically, the company that manufactured the driver's knee airbag folded the bag...Read More»

2014 Fiat 500e  -  Quick Drive, September 2014
Six Reasons Why The Fiat 500e Electric Car Beats The Abarth

The Fiat 500e is a rare sight in most parts of the U.S., and as a 'compliance car,' only offered in California and Oregon and aimed to satisfy the framework of fuel-efficiency rules, it's not a viable option for many American small-car shoppers. That's a shame, as it ranks as one of the most...Read More»

2015 Chrysler 200
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat: The 2015 Changes, Model By Model

Labor Day weekend has come and gone, school is back in session, and the new 2015 models are most definitely rolling into dealerships. Fittingly, Chrysler has just released a mother lode of product information about the new model year—including everything from new technologies and powertrains...Read More»

2014 Fiat 500L
2014-2015 Fiat 500L Recalled After Tests Show That Airbags May Improperly Deploy

Chrysler has issued a recall for 2014 and 2015 models of the Fiat 500L. According to a statement from the automaker, the recall affects nearly 30,000 vehicles -- 25,500 in the U.S., and another 4,000 registered in Canada. ALSO SEE: IIHS Small Car Crash Test Results: MINI Earns The Only 'Good';...Read More»

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C: How Much It Costs & Where To Buy It

We've spent a lot of time wondering when the Alfa Romeo 4C will arrive in the U.S., marking the brand's return to these shores. We've also wondered where the semi-supercars will be sold and how much they'll cost. ALSO SEE: What Car Should You Really Drive? Now, we have answers to two of those three...Read More»

2015 Fiat 500
2015 Fiat 500 Adds Tech, Optional Automatic for Abarth

Ever since marking its return to the U.S. with the Fiat 500, Fiat has been steadily expanding the breadth of this nameplate to include the all-electric 500e, the sporty Abarth, the bigger 500L and soon, the 500X. Circling back to the standard 500, Fiat is giving its iconic little hatchback a...Read More»

Godzilla about to swallow a Fiat 500L
Fiat's Five-Year Plan Fails To Impress Investors, Stock Plummets

On Tuesday, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne unveiled his five-year plan for the company. Some called it too ambitious, others didn't think it went far enough, but according to Bloomberg, investors were in agreement: they said it was time to sell. Accordingly, Fiat stock tumbled 12 percent...Read More»

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
Can Alfa Romeo Survive? Sergio Marchionne Has A Plan To Save It

Many car fans love Alfa Romeo, and those on this side of the Atlantic are eager to see the brand's return to the U.S. later this year. But behind the hype and expectation, there are serious questions about Alfa's long-term viability. In light of shrinking sales stats, can it be saved? According to...Read More»

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
Alfa Romeo 4C Going To Maserati Dealers After All (And A Few Fiat Showrooms, Too)

Among Chrysler CEO Sergion Marchionne's greatest ambitions is bringing Alfa Romeo back to the U.S. after a two-decade hiatus. The brand's first 21st-century assault on North American shores will be led by the highly anticipated Alfa Romeo 4C. We know a good bit about the 4C's arrival schedule...Read More»

Honda's award-winning 'Hands' commercial
Honda Takes Top Honors In Annual Auto Ad Competition (Video)

It's a big week for directors, grips, and gaffers -- and not just because of the Golden Globes. The North American International Auto Show is up and running in Detroit, and today on the show floor, awards are being doled out for the best recent car ads. The Automobile Advertising of the Year Awards...Read More»

Chrysler and Fiat logos
Fiat Coughs Up $4.35 Billion For Full Ownership Of Chrysler, Avoiding IPO

Last time we reported on Fiat's attempt to purchase every single share of Chrysler, things had reached an impasse. The entity holding the rest of those shares was VEBA, a healthcare trust associated with the United Autoworkers Union, and VEBA wasn't happy with the money Fiat had offered to close...Read More»

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
2014 Alfa Romeo 4C May Come To Maserati Dealers After All

It's no secret that Sergio Marchionne -- the man who brought Fiat back to America -- has also been plotting Alfa Romeo's return to the U.S. Nor is it a secret that Marchionne is pinning the performance brand's hopes and dreams on the sexy Alfa Romeo 4C. Despite some frustrating delays, that model...Read More»

New York Stock Exchange (photo by Kjetil Ree)
Chrysler Is Going Public, Fiat Merger Could Be Just Around The Bend

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee may be nowhere in sight, but Chrysler's plan to become a publicly traded company is on full view. Yesterday, the automaker filed the paperwork for its initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As we reported last week, this isn't exactly how...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne
Chrysler Going Public, IPO Documents To Be Filed This Week

Things have not gone exactly as planned for Sergio Marchionne. As the head of both Chrysler and Fiat, he's been planning for some time to merge the two companies. Fiat already owns a 58.5 percent stake in Chrysler, and Marchionne had hoped to buy the remaining 41.5 percent that's held by VEBA, a...Read More»

Fiat & Conde Nast present the limited-edition Fiat 500c GQ Edition
2014 Fiat 500c GQ Special Edition Serves The Needs Of The Modern Man

Fiat is no stranger to special editions. First, there was the "So Pink" version of the 500, which titillated Mary Kay representatives around the globe. It was followed by the "Pink Ribbon" edition, which promoted breast cancer awareness. And then we saw the "500 by Gucci" model -- a model that...Read More»

Fiat's 'You Wear' Facebook fashion app
Fiat's 'You Wear' Facebook App Diagnoses Your Personality, Suggests Color Options

To some automakers, calling one of their creations a "chick car" is a slap in the face. They fight back, arguing that their cars have a broad customer base, not the narrow appeal that the name "chick car" implies. (It's worth noting that antonyms like "muscle car" don't elicit the same reaction. In...Read More»

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