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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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

Fiat will produce 5 new namesake-brand models in next 2 years

Sept. 18, 2013 11:53 CET
Fiat plans to produce four new models of the 500 minicar family and one new version of its Panda minicar... Read More »

 

Fiat to produce 5 new models in next 2 years

5:53 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2013
Fiat plans to produce four new models of the 500 minicar family and one new version of its Panda minicar... Read More »

 

Chrysler-Fiat exec: EVs a low priority until buyers become willing to pay

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
Chrysler and Fiat will broaden their North American lineups with more diesels and small turbocharged gasoline engines instead of investing in electrified powertrains, said Bob Lee, global powertrain head of Fiat and Chrysler.... Read More »

 

Car body bodies

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Chrysler Group's Fiat brand used body paint and a dozen models and contortionists to build a human representation of its Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio for the annual body issue of ESPN The Magazine. The print ad, with the tag line "Made of pure muscle," appears in the July 22 issue.... Read More »

 

Opel convertible, minicar make Akerson's wish list for Buick

June 24, 2013 06:01 CET
Opel's Adam minicar and Cascada convertible would look good in the U.S. showrooms of Opel's sister brand, Buick, General Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson thinks.... Read More »

 

Opel convertible, minicar make Akerson's wish list for Buick

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
Opel's Adam minicar and Cascada convertible would look awfully nice in Buick's U.S. showrooms. At least that's what the head of General Motors thinks. During an investor conference at GM's suburban Detroit proving grounds this month, CEO Dan Akerson lamented the decision by GM ahead of its 2009 bankruptcy -- and before he took over -- to develop the two cars for the Chinese market but not for the United States.... Read More »

 

500 too small? Larger 500L to the rescue

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
Since returning to America in 2011, Fiat and its struggling dealers have been getting by on just the 500. But the cars that rolled off a transport ship from Europe in June promise to change that. The four-door 2014 Fiat 500L, going on sale this month in Fiat's 205 dealerships in the United States, shares most of its name with the smaller 500 coupe, but that's about all it shares.... Read More »

 

Chevy hikes Volt spiffs to spur sales, lower stockpiles

2:55 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2013
GM is boosting incentives on the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid to spur sales and lower stockpiles amid price cuts and lease deals on the Nissan Leaf and Fiat 500e electric vehicles.... Read More »

 

NICK GIBBS

Ford Ka faces uncertain future

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2013
The future of the Ford Ka appears uncertain after a senior marketing executive said that the minicar has been left out of a new, brandwide advertising campaign.... Read More »

 

Fiat 500, Maserati production hit by supplier dispute

May 14, 2013 16:04 CET
Fiat faces delays producing vehicles after a supplier stopped delivering parts for the Fiat 500 and Maseratis.... Read More »

 

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