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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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    Official: Fiat buying rest of Chrysler in $4.35 billion deal, IPO avoided
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    Chrysler will now become a wholly owned member of the Fiat family, as it's been announced that the 41.46-percent stake in the Auburn Hills, MI-based manufacturer owned by the United Auto Workers' VEBA trust fund will be sold to the Italian company. Concluding the agreement will mark the closure of a piecemeal purchase process that could have resulted in ...

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    Report: Fiat to replace Punto with five-door 500
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    While American drivers may know Fiat principally (if not exclusively) for the 500, overseas the Italian marque offers a much broader range of products. But the Cinquecento has developed into a vastly more successful product than the rest of its lineup, so the Italian automaker has been rapidly replacing its slow-selling models by expanding the 500 ...

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    Report: Fiat and UAW back at negotiating table over Chrysler stake
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    We knew there'd be no Chrysler IPO before the end of this year, but Fiat is determined to get the best run going into 2014 and is back at the poker table with the UAW. The delay was said to be Chrysler's desire to clean up a tax issue with the IRS; turns out that also bought the carmaker time to try and close a deal for the UAW's 48.5-percent stake in the ...

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    Report: Jeepster name may be used for Fiat-based baby Jeep
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    In 1948, Willys-Overland, the forbearers of Jeep, built a vehicle called the Jeepster. It was a funky little thing, designed as a mix of the more rugged Jeeps that came before with what was then a modern car, which arguably makes it the world's first crossover. The name was later revived from 1966 to 1972, which means for Jeep enthusiasts, it has some ...

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    Report: Four-horse race opens up for next Chrysler-Fiat CEO
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    There are some companies that could change leadership overnight and still remain more or less the operations that they are. But some have built themselves up around one central figure. Just ask Carlos Tavares, who found he couldn't escape the long shadow of Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. Tavares recently left to find his own limelight. But Ghosn isn't ...

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    Official: Ward's Automotive Ten Best Engines of 2014 dominated by diesels, turbos
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    With the Car and Driver Ten Best decided, the North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists announced and Cadillac, Ram and Subaru chalking up wins with Motor Trend, it's fair to say that the automotive awards season is in full swing. The next set of trophies to be handed out will be from Ward's Automotive, which has announced the winners of its 2014 ...

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    Report: Fiat set to invest $12B on new models, stop Euro losses in 3 years
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    Naturally, you'd expect a massive automaker like Fiat to have an in-depth plan to exit the current European-market doldrums, and you'd expect that plan to include plenty of new vehicles to attract those precious buyers that still remain despite the financial downturn. And you'd be right, though Fiat does seem to have a few unexpected twists up its ...

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    Review: 2014 Fiat 500L
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    The saying goes that man cannot live by bread alone, and neither can automakers live by selling one car alone. This holds especially true for automakers with a budding dealer network to support, like the Fiat brand, which returned to US shores in 2011 after a 28-year absence. The company's single car to sell at the time was the Fiat 500, a cute retro ...

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    Official: Ram confirms Fiat Doblo-based ProMaster City for North America
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    As Sergio Marchionne flies back and forth between Turin and Auburn Hills, he doesn't just bring Chryslers back with him to Italy to sell as Lancias. He also brings Fiat products to sell Stateside under various Chrysler labels, chief among them Ram. The former Dodge truck brand launched the Fiat Ducato as the Ram ProMaster earlier this year, giving it a ...

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    Report: Chrysler stays IPO until 2014
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    There will not be a Chrysler IPO in 2013. Fiat, according to a report from Forbes, has announced that it will not be able to make the American brand's initial public offering before the end of the year, saying that the short, five-week window that makes up the rest of 2013 is "not practicable." Not surprisingly, the issue with the Chrysler IPO is the ...

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    Official: 2014 Fiat Ottimo is an Italian Dodge Dart hatchback in China
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    Could there be a car that could lead us to forgive Chrysler for the unloved Dodge Caliber? Yes, and it's called the 2014 Fiat Ottimo. This is the hatchback version of the Fiat Viaggio – a Fiat-badged Dodge Dart – that we heard about back in April, and it was just unveiled at the Guangzhou Motor Show to be built and sold in China next ...

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    Los Angeles: 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition takes retro even further
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    It's been 57 years since the "new" Fiat 500 was introduced in 1957, and to celebrate this iconic inspiration for the current 500, Fiat has revealed a new commemorative model at the LA Auto Show. The 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition will only be offered in North America, and it goes on sale next spring. Paying tribute to the "Nouvo Cinquecento," this ...

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    Los Angeles: 2014 Fiat 500C GQ Edition mans up [w/videos]
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    Fiat dealers recently welcomed the five-door 500L into their 'studios' as a much-needed second model line, but franchisees are still clamoring for additional new model ranges as most struggle to reach profitability. There's more in the pipeline for the reborn brand, but in the meantime, Fiat continues to rely on special editions of existing products to ...

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    Official: Fiat retraces its roots with 1957 Edition 500
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    A car like the Fiat 500 is nothing if not retro, but the Italian automaker is making it all the more so with the 1957 Edition seen here. Marking 57 years since the iconic Cinquecento launched in 1957, this new special-edition 500 upgrades on the model's Lounge trim level with such unique touches as throwback 16-inch wheels, vintage-style badges on the ...

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    SEMA: SEMA-fied Fiat 500Ls are ready for mountains or beaches
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    Fiat may be struggling with its 500L, but that hasn't stopped the Italian brand from bringing a pair of the larger five-door 500s to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. First up is the Fiat 500L Adventurer (pictured above). Painted bright white with a Vibrance Bright Orange roof and Satin Black body accents, the 500L Adventurer's color scheme does well on the ...

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    Report: Fiat 500L production halted in Serbia
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    News is trickling out of the Serbian factory that's responsible for Fiat 500L production that work has stopped due to a delay in parts delivery. Fiat has been mum on the reasoning for the stoppage, which is going on its tenth day, according to Automotive News. "Production ceased on Wednesday and we still don't know when it will resume," said a ...

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    Chrysler will study EVs, lightweight tech with Canadian universities
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    Chrysler may have been relatively late to the game when it came to vehicle powertrain electrification, but the US automaker is looking to play some catch-up with a little help from north of the border. Chrysler will work with McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, at accelerating the development of electric powertrains while working with other Canadian ...

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    Official: Chrysler highlights Mopar lineup for SEMA
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    SEMA is all about aftermarket parts, and in Auburn Hills that all comes down to one name: Mopar. After having previewed its lineup for this year's Vegas tuner expo earlier this month, Chrysler has now revealed what may not quite be its full dossier of modified show cars, but a good portion of them. All told Mopar is preparing 20 vehicles for display at ...

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    Fiat 500L Living diesel fleet goes from Turin to Paris on a single tank
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    A fleet of Fiat 500L Living diesels has made the nearly 500-mile trek from Turin, Italy to Paris, France on a single tank of fuel, part of the first-ever Bosch Diesel Challenge. The Fiats achieved a fuel economy of about 71 miles per gallon (EU scale) in the process and received accolades from French and Italian speakers alike. The trip was actually 497 ...

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    Teased: Chrysler readying 20 Moparized vehicles for SEMA
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    The Las Vegas Convention Center has plenty of space for aftermarket companies and automakers to show off their wares, and it looks like Chrysler is taking advantage of the spacious floor plan. At next month's SEMA Show, Chrysler will have a full 20 cars from its six brands decked out with Mopar gear. As a hint of what is to come, Chrysler released a ...

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