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2015 Fiat 500 Lineup Gets Some Updates

Apr 08 2014 07:35 AM | Fiat News
Fiat has announced some changes are incoming for the 2015 500 lineup. 
For starters, the 500 Turbo and Abarth models will now have the option of a six-speed automatic. Previously both models could only be equipped with a five-speed manual. The brand hopes the option of the automatic will bring more people into the showrooms.
Other changes for the 500 lineup include the introduction of a seven-inch high-definition TFT instrument display that will display vehicle and infotainment data; a redesign center stack, and new color choices.
"Since launching in March 2011, more than 135,000 Fiat 500 cars have been sold in North America. We continue to improve the successful 500, retaining...

Rumorpile: Et Tu Alfa Romeo/Mazda Roadster Partnership

Mar 04 2014 08:35 AM | Fiat News
Two years ago, Fiat and Mazda made the announcement that the two would jointly develop a new roadster for Alfa Romeo. The new Alfa Romeo would use the underpinnings of the next-generation of the MX-5 Miata, but would use its own powertrains. However a new report says the joint development could go up in smoke.
Automotive News Europe has learned from sources that product planners for both companies are planning to meet to discuss the change of Mazda as the partner for the roadster.
Hints of this began to swirl around back in September when Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne told the Financial Times  that there won't be any Alfa Romeo vehicles built outside of Italy as long as he is in cont...

Alfa Romeo's Return To The U.S. Starting This Summer (We Think)

Feb 24 2014 02:25 PM | Fiat News
The return of Alfa Romeo to the U.S. saga looks to be coming to a close. The Detroit News reports that the first Alfa Romeo vehicle, the 4C will be arriving in the U.S. in late June. However, it will not be at many Fiat dealers as expected. The report says the 4C will be sold at Maserati dealers and "the best-performing Fiat dealers".
“We’re also going to allow the best-performing Fiat dealers to participate. Those dealers know who they are. ... It’s really a question of efficacy in representing the Fiat brand. It’s simple dealer metrics," said Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne last month.
However, Chrysler spokesman Rick Deneau tells the News that the Fiat dealer...

Rumorpile: Maserati Levante Passes On Grand Cherokee As A Base

Feb 21 2014 10:45 AM | William Maley in Fiat News

Previously we've heard Maserati's upcoming crossover, the Levante, would be using the Jeep Grand Cherokee as base. But now, that appears not to be the case. Speaking with CNNMoney, Maserati CEO Harald Wester said the Levante would not use the Gran...

Rumorpile: Fiat Plans A 5-Door 500 To Replace The Punto

Dec 31 2013 08:35 AM | William Maley in Fiat News

Fiat is planning to expand their 500 lineup once again by introducing a larger five-door model that will replace the aging Punto.    Auto Express reports that Fiat engineers will use the Punto's platform as the base for the larger 500 and not...

Rumorpile: What An Alfa Romeo Revival Plan Could Look Like

Dec 03 2013 08:35 AM | William Maley in Fiat News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com December 3, 2013   Last month, we reported that Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne was hard at work on a new revival plan for Alfa Romeo that would be announced sometime next spring. But th...

Marchionne: New Five-Year Plan For Alfa Romeo

Nov 04 2013 08:35 AM | William Maley in Fiat News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com November 4, 2013   Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has announced that a new five-year revival program for Alfa Romeo is in the works and will be introduced next year.   "We continue to w...