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Fiat 500X unlikely to steal sales from Jeep Renegade, analysts say

Sept. 26, 2014 06:01 CET
The Fiat 500X is unlikely to cannibalize sales from its sister model, the Jeep Renegade, industry watchers say. The 500X is a "cute, urban vehicle with off-road capabilities," while the Renegade is the "rugged" off-roader, one analyst said....
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Marchionne urges U.S. customers not to buy Fiat 500e

May 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne has a request for potential buyers of the automaker's Fiat 500e electric car in the United States: Don't buy it. He's tired of losing money....
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Fiat will invest $773 million in Polish plant, gov't says

May 21, 2014 12:52 CET
Fiat plans to invest about 2.36 billion zlotys ($773 million) to upgrade its factory in southern Poland where it plans to start the production of a new Fiat model, the Polish government said....
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Fiat will build Punto replacement in Poland

May 8, 2014 10:31 CET
Fiat will upgrade its Polish factory to build the Punto replacement, a report said. The new subcompact will launch in 2016 and could be named the 500 Plus, sources said....
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Fiat brand to add crossover, specialty vehicle in North America

11:07 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
The Fiat brand will expand its North American lineup to four vehicles from two, adding the 500X crossover this year and an unidentified specialty vehicle later, global Fiat brand chief Olivier Francois said today. The marque's current North American lineup consists of the 500 minicar and the larger 500L four-door hatchback....
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2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Peugeot reveals bigger, greener, more premium 108

Feb. 16, 2014 20:05 CET
Peugeot says the new 108 minicar is bigger, greener and more premium than the car it replaces, the 107, to better challenge rivals such as the segment-leading Fiat 500....
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500L, spiffs help propel Fiat past Mini

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Ever since Fiat re-appeared in the United States in early 2011, it has been comparing itself to BMW's Mini brand. But the cars, though similar in size, aren't similar in price and seemed aimed at different consumers....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Fiat 500 helps automaker maintain minicar lead

Feb. 6, 2014 06:15 CET
The Fiat 500 is the first near-premium model to top Europe's key minicar segment. Its rise ended the Fiat Panda's nine-year run as the top-seller in Europe's third-largest segment....
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ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Jan. 31, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Feb. 3. This edition looks at Europe's 2013 winners and losers in terms of sales and features interviews with BMW development chief Herbert Diess and new Mercedes sales boss Ola Kaellenius....
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Most tiny cars miss mark in IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
The smallest cars on the road fared poorly in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's challenging small-overlap crash test....
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Q&A: JASON STOICEVICH

Fiat: More products are coming after 500X

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
Jason Stoicevich, 34, the new head of the Fiat brand in North America, spent the last few months of 2013 touring the nation and meeting with Fiat dealers. He detailed future product plans and introduced initiatives to make Fiat dealers more profitable....
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Chevy Spark only tiny car to get acceptable rating in new IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2014
Most of the tiniest cars on the road fared poorly in the challenging new small-overlap crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with only the Chevrolet Spark getting an acceptable rating, the group said today....
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Minicars fare worst in U.S. frontal crash test, report says

Jan. 22, 2014 10:49 CET
Minicars such as the Fiat 500 and Honda Fit performed worse than any other vehicle segment in a U.S. frontal crash test that mimics what happens when a car hits another vehicle, utility pole or tree....
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Fiat takes aim at Daimler to win car-sharing customers in Italy

Dec. 17, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat will support the Enjoy car-sharing service with a fleet of its top-selling four-seat 500 minicar, which will be offered to users at a lower price than the two-seat Smart ForTwos from Daimler's Car2Go program....
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Fiat said to invest 9 billion euros to end Europe dip, revive Italy plants

Dec. 9, 2013 08:49 CET
Fiat Group plans to invest as much as 9 billion euros ($12.3 billion) on new models to end European losses in three years and revive nearly empty Italian factories, two people familiar with the matter said....
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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Mini retools Cooper with more room, high-tech gear

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Mini -- feeling some heat from new rivals, notably the Fiat 500 and Chevy Spark -- is upping its game with the third-generation Cooper hardtop and loading the venerable mini car with premium high-tech safety, performance and infotainment features....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Fiat builds on its strength – minicars – to revive slumping sales

Nov. 5, 2013 06:15 CET
Fiat aims to win back customers to its core brand with the likely expansion of its Panda and 500 model lines to 12 derivatives that will cover the minicar, subcompact and compact segments....
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ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 1, 2013 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine looks at a battle between Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz that goes beyond unit sales. The German automakers are constantly trying to out-engineer one another with their money-making high-performance subbrands....
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