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Fiat's expansion continues. Following word of the possible return of the brand to the U.S. - in the form of the shapely Fiat 500 - there's news from the International Herald Tribune that Fiat will begin building and selling the Linea sedan (above) in Russia and will also make up to 90,000 diesel engines a year there. Through two joint-venture agreements (one with Fiat Group and Sollers and the other with Fiat Powertrain Technologies and Sollers), production at the Sollers JSC plant where the Fia

Fiat has been selling the 1.3-liter FIRE diesel in Europe for a while, but the car was introduced in India today. It is Fiat's first diesel in India and it made its debut at the New Delhi auto show. According to Automotive News, within a year "the diesel will become part of regular powertrain production in India." Fiat's Mumbai plant can build 300,000 engines a year. Fiat India's head of engineering and development told AN that, "The 1.3-liter unit is the right diesel for India. We'll produce th