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14Fiat previews updated Abarth Punto Evo, touring car to follow?

Where there's smoke, there's fire. So it was natural to expect that, with the debut of the mildly facelifted Fiat Punto Evo and its smoked headlights, we might expect an updated version of the fire-breathing Abarth to go with it. And this, according to reports, is our first look at just such a hot hatch.

7The Seat of Power: Abarth Corse by Sabelt

Abarth Corse seats by Sabelt – Click above for high-res image gallery

15Punto with a backpack - 2009 Fiat Fiorino

Fiat's new car-derived utility truck, the Fiorino Mk IV, has been revealed in all its Chiclet-colored glory. These small car-based working vehicles are just right for businesses that don't need the heft of the ubiquitous pickup-based cargo van here in the states, or larger Continental vehicles like the Sprinter. Horsepower will be around 75 whether buyers choose the 1.4 liter gasoline or 1.3 liter turbodiesel, plenty to haul all those tiny die-cast Eiffel towers down from port to the Champs &Eac

3Official Alfa Romeo Junior sketches surface

Germany's Auto Motor und Sport has unearthed sketches and renderings of the upcoming Alfa Junior. Yet another car they get over there, that we wish we could have over here. Automakers usually counter hatch lust with the party line that they're not popular in America, so we'll see what Alfa puts on the US bound boats.

6Frankfurt Preview: Fiat Grande Punto Abarth SS

UPDATE: Official Press Release and engine details added

3Geneva Preview: Abarth is back with Fiat Grande Punto Abarth Preview

click above image to view high-res images of the Fiat Grande Punto Abarth Preview

8Wild Fiat concept car debuts at Istanbul Auto Show

A star of Fiat's display at the Istanbul International Auto Show this week is this extreme show car version of its popular Grande Punto, appropriately named the Grande Punto "Radicale." Looking for all the world like a cross between a World Rally Championship contender and a DTM racecar, the Radicale exhibits every aero-tweak known to man, including a coffee table-sized front splitter, huge vented fender flares, a rooftop air intake, and a massive rear diffuser - all topped off with a huge roof-

AddScottish small car of the year: Fiat Grande Punto

The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers thinks small cars are worth something. As proof, take their 2006 Scottish Car of the Year Awards, where they have a Small Car of the Year category. The winner, announced yesterday, is a small car with a big name: Fiat's Grande Punto. The Renault Clio and the Peugeot 207 were in the running, but were beat out by the Grande Punto because of the way it personifies the change the small car sector has undergone in the past few years. It does so with style

1Fiat Grande Punto goes 1st class... on a stamp

The Grande Punto has been a runaway success since it was introduced to the European market last fall. The Fiat supermini quickly became the best selling vehicle in Europe, helping Fiat Auto and the Fiat Group post impressive profits. The success has been particularly notable in the UK, where some 20,000 Grande Puntos have found new homes since the car was released at the beginning of the year. So what could possibly bring this little spitfire to a halt?

8Fiat posts another profitable quarter, raises forecast

With second quarter results made all the more remarkable by the overall weakness in the European auto market, the Fiat Group blew by analysts' forecasts to post a $831.9 million quarterly profit, up 83 percent from last year's results in the same period.

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