Chrysler recalls 18,092 Fiat 500L cars to fix potential shifter hazard

9:10 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Chrysler Group is recalling 18,092 Fiat 500L cars in the United States because drivers may not be able to shift out of park, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators.... Read More »


Fiat casts Sean Combs in desert spot highlighting 500L

10:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2014
Fiat-Chrysler's Fiat brand will kick off a marketing campaign Thursday for the 500L to help differentiate the four-door hatchback from the smaller two-door Fiat 500 minicar.... 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 »



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 »



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 »


Fiat's Serbian unit halts production

Oct. 31, 2013 13:38 CET
Fiat's Serbian unit has halted production after a supplier was unable to deliver parts, the company said on Thursday. "Production ceased on Wednesday and we still don't know when it will resume," Fiat spokeswoman Aleksandra Rankovic said.... Read More »


Dealers fume as Fiat's U.S. comeback stalls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
This summer, Fiat dealers finally got a second nameplate, the 500L, to sell. Despite high hopes, the new car has failed to boost the brand's U.S. sales. After a 24 percent decline in September, Fiat brand sales are the same -- 32,743 -- as they were through nine months of 2012. Demand has stagnated despite the addition of the 500L compact hatchback and more Fiat dealerships than last year.... Read More »


Fiat's Serbia unit trims output forecast for 500L range

July 5, 2013 11:13 CET
Fiat's Serbian unit has cut its annual production estimate for the 500L lineup on delays in launching the model range in Russia, the plant's CEO said. Serbia has a free-trade agreement with Russia -- but it currently excludes cars.... Read More »


Fiat adds seven-seat minivan to 500 range

June 25, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat has released pictures of the seven-seat 500L Living minivan, the latest variant to the 500 range and one of only two product launches from the brand this year.... Read More »


Fiat is getting its own factory reps for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
Fiat is hiring its own field staff to work with its 205 U.S. dealerships as the brand starts selling its first four-door hatchback, the 500L. Fiat dealerships had been handled by factory reps that also visited Chrysler stores. Most Fiat dealerships are owned by Chrysler dealers.... Read More »


A Fiat 500 with 7 seats

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
Fiat will launch an extra-long version of the 500L four-door hatchback in Europe next month. The vehicle, called the 500L Living, is not planned for the United States. At 171.3 inches, the Living is 7.9 inches longer than the 2014 Fiat 500L now on sale in Europe. That's enough to add a third row of seats, making it a seven-seater.... 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 »


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