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Fiat, an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, is an Italian automaker and major player in the European marketplace. Founded in 1899, Fiat is now the world's sixth largest automaker and the largest based in Italy. The company is currently led by Sergio Marchionne and its portfolio includes the Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Fiat brands, as well as a majority stake in Chrysler Group LLC.

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    Report: Fiat Chrysler global HQ lands in London's ultra-posh West End
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    It seems Fiat is bent on bolstering its image as a global automaker, as word has leaked out that the Italian/American conglomerate has chosen to locate its global headquarters in a rather swanky neighborhood in London. According to Bloomberg, the rental location on St. James Street in London's West End is a 10-minute walk from Buckingham Palace, and Fiat ...

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    Catching up with Chrysler's EV catch-up plan
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    At your home or office? Those are the key words for how Chrysler and its Fiat affiliate want to narrow the plug-in vehicle sales gap between themselves and more plug-in-centric companies like Nissan and Ford, according Wards Auto. When the gap will narrow is anyone's guess. The US automaker, long a laggard in electric-powertrain development, is working ...

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    Report: Fiat gives outgoing Ferrari chairman $35M severance package
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    Luca di Montezemolo may not have wanted to leave Ferrari this way, but don't feel too bad for the departing chairman, because he'll be hitting the ground with a golden parachute so big that he'll never have to work again. According to the latest reports, Fiat will pay Montezemolo 26.95 million euros (nearly $35 million) in severance pay. A little more ...

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    Official: Montezemolo steps down, Marchionne steps up as chairman of Ferrari
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    If the history of an automaker is divided up by the mandate of its leadership, then this is surely the end of an era for Ferrari. After repeatedly locking horns with Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne over a variety of issues, longtime Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo has announced his resignation. Montezemolo has a long history with both Fiat and ...

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    Video: Fiat 500X teased ahead of Paris debut
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    One of the expected debuts at next month's Paris Motor Show will be the alleged platform-mate to the upcoming Jeep Renegade. That car, the Fiat 500X, has been subject to a fair share of speculation and spy photos, but Fiat has been mostly quiet on the matter. That is, until now. The Italian manufacturer has released this 39-second teaser video which ...

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    Report: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles targets mid-October IPO
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    The merged Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is targeting October 13 to launch its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, CEO Sergio Marchionne told reporters assembled for a meeting in Rimini, Italy. "The most likely date for the listing in the US is October 13," Marchionne said, according to Reuters. Marchionne is trusting that the money made ...

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    Report: Ram pickups to keep it steel through 2020
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    One of the hottest topics in the industry these days is automakers' expanding use of aluminum, especially for vehicle bodies and platforms. While the lightweight metal has historically been the preserve of premium brands and sports cars, Ford shocked the industry when it announced that its 2015 F-150 would go aluminum-intensive for its new generation. As ...

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    Opinion: This Or That: Fiat 500 Abarth vs. Ford Fiesta ST [w/poll]
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    They're pretty darn similar. And yet our views are oh so different. If you guys could read the transcripts of our editors' chat room, you'd know that we're a pretty argumentative bunch. It's always good-spirited stuff (well, usually), but when we're not obsessively covering this or that, we're usually fighting about one car being better than another. ...

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    Spy Shots: Fiat 500X gets up close and personal
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    Jeep's introduction of the Renegade just months ago at the Geneva Motor Show took the brand into new territory. Not only is it smaller than anything else Jeep makes, but it's also the first Jeep to be made outside of North America. But the Renegade is only half the equation. Based on the same platform but with a much more rounded appearance will be a new ...

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    Report: Fiat shareholders green-light Chrysler merger, end of an Italian era
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    Fiat has just taken a major step away from its Italian heritage, as shareholders officially approved the company's merger with Chrysler. That move will lead to the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, a Dutch company based in Great Britain and listed on the New York Stock Exchange, according to Automotive News Europe. The company captured the ...

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    Official: Road Race Motorsports rolls out Fiat 500 M1 Turbo Tallini Competizione
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    We've seen some pretty radical modifications based on the Fiat 500 – from the Abarth 695 Biposto to that ridiculous idea to put a Ferrari engine in the back of a Cinquecento – but we never seem to get tired of it. On that note, we bring you the Fiat 500 M1 Turbo Tallini Competizione. Built by Road Race Motorsports, the M1 takes a tarmac-rally ...

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    Recalls: Fiat recalls nearly 30,000 Fiat 500L models
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    Fiat has announced a recall of 29,500 Fiat 500L hatchbacks in the US and Canadian markets due to concerns that the roomiest member of the Fiat range features knee airbags that won't deploy unless the occupant's seatbelt is fastened. There have been no injuries reported due to this issue, which affects vehicles from model years 2014 and 2015. Of the ...

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    Official: Fiat hangs ten with surf-inspired 500L Vans concept
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    Fiat is all set to ride some waves with its new 500L Vans Concept debuting at the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, CA, on July 26. Inspired by the famous shoe company known to skaters and surfers the world over, the hatchback is packed with seaside style and is ready to show it off at the beach. The first thing that jumps out about the ...

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    Report: VW, Fiat deny merger talks
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    All parties involved are actively denying a potentially Earth-shattering shakeup in the automotive universe, as a German business publication claimed that Volkswagen and Fiat have been discussing the possibility of a merger. The magazine, Manager Magazin, claimed that Fiat was looking to ditch its volume automotive business in order to focus even more ...

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    Spy Shots: Ram to go on a Rampage with new small pickup?
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    When people look back at today's automotive industry, what do you think they'll remember us for? The emergence of hybrids? Ever more expensive and exotic supercars? The dawn of the self-driving car? All likely scenarios, but so is the blurring of lines between one bodystyle and another, giving rise to hardtop convertible coupes and crossovers of every ...

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    Video: Fiat turns to Funny or Die with new Italian-centric video spots
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    The web video might be the sitcom of the modern age as the main way people consume comedy. Even if you don't want to sit down and watch a TV show, you can dedicate just a few minutes for a laugh from a brief film. Fiat found huge success last year with its Backseat Italians ad for the 500L on Funny or Die, with over 1.6 million views as of this writing. ...

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    Video: Street Glory Mappers turning cars into dynamic billboards like this
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    A French marketing firm with the impenetrable name of Street Glory Mappers is literally turning cars into billboards. Of course, we've all seen vehicles painted up for promotional use, but this company is taking that concept even further by including video. Street Glory Mappers equips the vehicles with a large video screen behind the windshield to play ...

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    Report: How Fiat explains its disastrous J.D. Power quality scores
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    Back in the '60s and '70s, Fiat didn't exactly have an enviable reputation for quality. Of course, lack of quality and a tarnished brand reputation eventually saw the Italian automaker flee the market, only to return with the 500 and the larger 500L in the last few years. However, if J.D. Power's Initial Quality Survey for 2014 is to be believed, modern ...

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    Official: 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth automatic targets broader appeal
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    There aren't many manual-transmission-only offerings on the US market, and now there's one fewer. The 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth has just gone into production with a newly available automatic option. We've known that the hair-raising, high-performance Cinquecento has been scheduled to get a two-pedal setup for some time, but now we have more specifics on the ...

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    Video: Fiat GIF-based ads make our heads spin
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    Take a good, long look at the image above. Don't worry, it's completely real; you're not hallucinating. Would you believe that's an actual screencap from an actual ad commissioned by Fiat that's airing on actual television? Believe it. The commercials started as a series of animated GIFs from The Richards Group for Fiat's Tumblr page, according to ...

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