The Truth About Cars » Fiat http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 20:39:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Top-Down Pricing: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Starts at $25,990 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/top-down-pricing-2017-fiat-124-spider-starts-at-24995/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/top-down-pricing-2017-fiat-124-spider-starts-at-24995/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334162 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced pricing on the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, touting it as America’s least expensive turbocharged convertible. With an MSRP of $24,995 (plus $995 destination), the Spider tops the base price of its platform mate — the Mazda MX-5 Miata — by $255. Luxury (“Luzzo”) models will go for $28,490, while the performance-oriented […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced pricing on the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, touting it as America’s least expensive turbocharged convertible. With an MSRP of $24,995 (plus $995 destination), the Spider tops the base price of its platform mate — the Mazda MX-5 Miata — by $255. Luxury (“Luzzo”) models will go for $28,490, while the performance-oriented […]

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Tesla Model 3 Nears 400,000 Orders; Sergio Disses Musk http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/tesla-model-3-nears-400000-orders-sergio-disses-musk/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/tesla-model-3-nears-400000-orders-sergio-disses-musk/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:30:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1325258 Orders of the life changing, marriage-saving Tesla Model 3 are poised to hit 400,000, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne doesn’t think they’ve got the right stuff. Diarmuid O’Connell, Tesla’s vice-president of business development, confirmed the number of orders at an electric vehicle conference in Amsterdam yesterday, two weeks after the low-priced model’s glitzy unveiling, Electrek […]

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Orders of the life changing, marriage-saving Tesla Model 3 are poised to hit 400,000, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne doesn’t think they’ve got the right stuff. Diarmuid O’Connell, Tesla’s vice-president of business development, confirmed the number of orders at an electric vehicle conference in Amsterdam yesterday, two weeks after the low-priced model’s glitzy unveiling, Electrek […]

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Come Dance With Me: Fiat-Chrysler Makes Another Pitch for a Partner http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/come-dance-fiat-chrysler-makes-another-pitch-partner/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/come-dance-fiat-chrysler-makes-another-pitch-partner/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:30:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1323946 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chairman John Elkann, like the company’s sweatered CEO, is making come-hither eyes in the hopes of luring a suitor. FCA needs a partner to turn its lofty debt pile into capital, so Elkann wants other automakers to know just how thrilled he’d be if they helped FCA save $10 billion a year, he […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chairman John Elkann, like the company’s sweatered CEO, is making come-hither eyes in the hopes of luring a suitor. FCA needs a partner to turn its lofty debt pile into capital, so Elkann wants other automakers to know just how thrilled he’d be if they helped FCA save $10 billion a year, he […]

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2016 Fiat 500X Rental Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-fiat-500x-rental-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-fiat-500x-rental-review/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:30:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1320762 Dear Fiat (FIAT?), I didn’t want to love your little 500X crossover. I frankly find the very notion of it ridiculous. In fact, the only reason why I selected it as my rental car last week was because the keys were strangely missing from the cabin of the Ford Edge SEL that I really wanted to borrow. […]

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Dear Fiat (FIAT?), I didn’t want to love your little 500X crossover. I frankly find the very notion of it ridiculous. In fact, the only reason why I selected it as my rental car last week was because the keys were strangely missing from the cabin of the Ford Edge SEL that I really wanted to borrow. […]

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BREAKING: FCA Sterling Heights Shift Cut Will See 1,420 Laid Off Indefinitely http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/fca-cuts-shift-sterling-heights-1420-layoffs-planned/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/fca-cuts-shift-sterling-heights-1420-layoffs-planned/#comments Wed, 06 Apr 2016 18:46:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1319506 The Sterling Heights, Michigan facility that manufactures the Chrysler 200 will have its output halved this summer, with about 1,420 workers laid off indefinitely as a result, reports the Detroit News. Both production lines of the midsize sedan were idled for nine weeks earlier this year to compensate for an inventory glut and low demand. […]

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The Sterling Heights, Michigan facility that manufactures the Chrysler 200 will have its output halved this summer, with about 1,420 workers laid off indefinitely as a result, reports the Detroit News. Both production lines of the midsize sedan were idled for nine weeks earlier this year to compensate for an inventory glut and low demand. […]

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth: Sensuous Italian Loses Passion on Boat Over the Ocean http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-fiat-124-spider-elaborazione-abarth-sensuous-italian-loses-passion-boat-ocean/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-fiat-124-spider-elaborazione-abarth-sensuous-italian-loses-passion-boat-ocean/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:10:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1308882 After teasing Americans from a distance at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, a production version of a meaner Fiat 124 Spider has been unveiled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in advance of its New York premiere. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth is a mouthful to pronounce, but the Old World name should help […]

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After teasing Americans from a distance at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, a production version of a meaner Fiat 124 Spider has been unveiled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in advance of its New York premiere. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth is a mouthful to pronounce, but the Old World name should help […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Kia Invades Russia, German Diesel Fix Delayed, and a Porsche Payout http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-kia-invades-russia-german-diesel-fix-delayed-porsche-payout/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-kia-invades-russia-german-diesel-fix-delayed-porsche-payout/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1305209 The Russian car market is looking grimmer than the last days of the Romanov family, but that’s proving to be a big opportunity for Kia. That, a delay for Volkswagen’s overseas diesel fix, Porsche employees are rolling in dough, electric rallycross could be on the way, and FCA soars in Europe … after the break! […]

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The Russian car market is looking grimmer than the last days of the Romanov family, but that’s proving to be a big opportunity for Kia. That, a delay for Volkswagen’s overseas diesel fix, Porsche employees are rolling in dough, electric rallycross could be on the way, and FCA soars in Europe … after the break! […]

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FCA Hands Out Band-Aids, Tourniquetes to Fiat Dealers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/fca-hands-band-aids-tourniquetes-fiat-dealers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/fca-hands-band-aids-tourniquetes-fiat-dealers/#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2016 18:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1301393 Fiat’s American retailers are struggling to bring in buyers as well as pay the cost of their dealerships, but help is on the way from the parents. On March 9, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles pitched a plan to stabilize dealers, offering Fiat stores the opportunity to combine their operations with the Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealers many are adjacent […]

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Fiat’s American retailers are struggling to bring in buyers as well as pay the cost of their dealerships, but help is on the way from the parents. On March 9, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles pitched a plan to stabilize dealers, offering Fiat stores the opportunity to combine their operations with the Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealers many are adjacent […]

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Could Jim Morrison Make a Smaller Ram Happen? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/jim-morrison-make-smaller-ram-happen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/jim-morrison-make-smaller-ram-happen/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2016 22:15:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1294858 Is there a chance that a leadership change at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported by Automotive News could lead to an often-speculated new pickup truck? Jeep’s longtime director Jim Morrison is leaving that post to head the Ram pickup and commercial vehicle division, replacing Bob Hegbloom, who is leaving for the global shores of Ram International. […]

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Is there a chance that a leadership change at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported by Automotive News could lead to an often-speculated new pickup truck? Jeep’s longtime director Jim Morrison is leaving that post to head the Ram pickup and commercial vehicle division, replacing Bob Hegbloom, who is leaving for the global shores of Ram International. […]

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Marchionne to Apple: Pick Me! Pick Me! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/marchionne-apple-pick-pick/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/marchionne-apple-pick-pick/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2016 20:30:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1294786 It seems Sergio Marchionne may be switching teams when it comes to shacking up with another company to build cars of the future, reports Bloomberg. At the Geneva International Motor Show, the self-confessed Apple geek said that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would be well-suited to contract build a car designed in California. “I would assume that […]

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It seems Sergio Marchionne may be switching teams when it comes to shacking up with another company to build cars of the future, reports Bloomberg. At the Geneva International Motor Show, the self-confessed Apple geek said that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would be well-suited to contract build a car designed in California. “I would assume that […]

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2016 Geneva Motor Show – Only the Best and Brightest http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/geneva-motor-show-best-brightest/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/geneva-motor-show-best-brightest/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2016 21:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1294090 The Geneva Motor Show rolls out each year much like the Academy Awards — plenty of glitz and glamour, limited diversity, and most of the attendees are from the high end of the market. This year’s show has seen a lot of range-topping models and an underlying theme of reinvention, which isn’t surprising given the […]

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The Geneva Motor Show rolls out each year much like the Academy Awards — plenty of glitz and glamour, limited diversity, and most of the attendees are from the high end of the market. This year’s show has seen a lot of range-topping models and an underlying theme of reinvention, which isn’t surprising given the […]

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Meanwhile, in Serbian Union: Charcoal and Darts! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/meanwhile-serbian-union-charcoal-darts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/meanwhile-serbian-union-charcoal-darts/#comments Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1288561 Union workers at the Fiat 500L factory in Serbia (the same factory that built those fancy Yugos) have been demanding raises and the addition of another model for months. The union representing those workers has promised it will work with the manufacturer to meet worker demands. But, if the latest newsletter is any indication of progress, there’s been none: the […]

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Union workers at the Fiat 500L factory in Serbia (the same factory that built those fancy Yugos) have been demanding raises and the addition of another model for months. The union representing those workers has promised it will work with the manufacturer to meet worker demands. But, if the latest newsletter is any indication of progress, there’s been none: the […]

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Dart, 200 On The Way Out; Wrangler Truck, Wagoneer On the Way In http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/dart-200-way-wrangler-truck-wagoneer-way/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/dart-200-way-wrangler-truck-wagoneer-way/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:20:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274545 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne on Wednesday said the automaker would rely more heavily on profitable Jeeps and Rams in North America and Europe to help its business remain profitable in other sagging areas and regions. “We are not of the view that this industry is facing an impending demise,” Marchionne said before announcing […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne on Wednesday said the automaker would rely more heavily on profitable Jeeps and Rams in North America and Europe to help its business remain profitable in other sagging areas and regions. “We are not of the view that this industry is facing an impending demise,” Marchionne said before announcing […]

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Jeep Pickup, Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade: All The Things We’ll Probably Hear Tomorrow from Sergio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/jeep-pickup-jeep-compass-jeep-renegade-things-well-probably-hear-tomorrow-sergio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/jeep-pickup-jeep-compass-jeep-renegade-things-well-probably-hear-tomorrow-sergio/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 20:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1273841 On Wednesday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne will update investors on his long-term plans and fourth-quarter profits — namely, how many Jeeps it sold — during his scheduled earnings conference call. It’s widely expected that Sergio will address the near-certainty that Jeep will build a pickup based on the Wrangler, as well as the […]

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On Wednesday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne will update investors on his long-term plans and fourth-quarter profits — namely, how many Jeeps it sold — during his scheduled earnings conference call. It’s widely expected that Sergio will address the near-certainty that Jeep will build a pickup based on the Wrangler, as well as the […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Investors Latest Headache for Volkswagen, New E-Class From $50K, and Dealers Surprised That You’re Surprised http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-investors-latest-headache-volkswagen-new-e-class-50k-dealers-surprised-youre-surprised/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-investors-latest-headache-volkswagen-new-e-class-50k-dealers-surprised-youre-surprised/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269257 Investors say Volkswagen should have told the world they were cheating earlier because then they could have bought more Apple stock. That, Mercedes-Benz prices new E-Class in Europe, BMW’s bigger i3 battery and Jeep soars in Europe … after the break! Investors lining up to sue Volkswagen in Germany Large shareholders of Volkswagen are considering a […]

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Investors say Volkswagen should have told the world they were cheating earlier because then they could have bought more Apple stock. That, Mercedes-Benz prices new E-Class in Europe, BMW’s bigger i3 battery and Jeep soars in Europe … after the break! Investors lining up to sue Volkswagen in Germany Large shareholders of Volkswagen are considering a […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Infamous GM Engineer Speaks, You Only Get One With Dinner, and Hydrogen’s Hedged Bet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-infamous-gm-engineer-speaks-you-only-get-one-with-dinner-and-hydrogens-hedged-bet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-infamous-gm-engineer-speaks-you-only-get-one-with-dinner-and-hydrogens-hedged-bet/#comments Sat, 16 Jan 2016 16:04:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1268041 The man in the middle of GM’s faulty ignition switch has finally spoken, and the word “mistake” came up at least twice. That, does anyone have the number for Google, GM and Honda may join forces, and take a cab … after the break! Former GM engineer says ‘mistakes were made’ in faulty switch The engineer at […]

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The man in the middle of GM’s faulty ignition switch has finally spoken, and the word “mistake” came up at least twice. That, does anyone have the number for Google, GM and Honda may join forces, and take a cab … after the break! Former GM engineer says ‘mistakes were made’ in faulty switch The engineer at […]

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Dealer Accuses Fiat Chrysler of Falsifying Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/dealer-accuses-fiat-chrysler-falsifying-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/dealer-accuses-fiat-chrysler-falsifying-sales/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:14:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1266201 An Illinois dealer said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, through its regional sales offices, was intimidating and bribing dealers to report bogus sales at the end of the month to reach inflated sales targets. Automotive News reported first on the lawsuit. The lawsuit filed by dealers of the Napleton Automotive Group accuses […]

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An Illinois dealer said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, through its regional sales offices, was intimidating and bribing dealers to report bogus sales at the end of the month to reach inflated sales targets. Automotive News reported first on the lawsuit. The lawsuit filed by dealers of the Napleton Automotive Group accuses […]

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Fiat Merger Won’t Happen Under Marchionne’s Watch http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/fiat-merger-wont-happen-marchionnes-watch/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/fiat-merger-wont-happen-marchionnes-watch/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2016 20:30:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1256849 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief Sergio Marchionne told Bloomberg on Monday that his company likely wouldn’t merge with another automaker before his tenure is up in 2018. The chief executive publicly courted General Motors in 2015 to merge two of the Big Three. GM CEO Mary Barra publicly refuted that partnership, and Marchionne seems to have […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief Sergio Marchionne told Bloomberg on Monday that his company likely wouldn’t merge with another automaker before his tenure is up in 2018. The chief executive publicly courted General Motors in 2015 to merge two of the Big Three. GM CEO Mary Barra publicly refuted that partnership, and Marchionne seems to have […]

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Analyst: Tesla and FCA Wouldn’t Weather ‘Mild Recession’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/analyst-tesla-and-fca-wouldnt-weather-mild-recession/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/analyst-tesla-and-fca-wouldnt-weather-mild-recession/#comments Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1256369 Business Insider transportation editor Matthew DeBord (formerly of Jalopnik too) said Tesla and Fiat Chrysler’s stock show both companies’ susceptibility to market volatility and that each automaker could be in dire situations if a mild recession were to rear its head again. (Although he does note that the best return on an investment this time last […]

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Business Insider transportation editor Matthew DeBord (formerly of Jalopnik too) said Tesla and Fiat Chrysler’s stock show both companies’ susceptibility to market volatility and that each automaker could be in dire situations if a mild recession were to rear its head again. (Although he does note that the best return on an investment this time last […]

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Feds To Fine Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $70M For Under-reporting Death, Injuries http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/feds-fine-fiat-chrysler-automobiles-70m-reporting-death-injuries/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/feds-fine-fiat-chrysler-automobiles-70m-reporting-death-injuries/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 19:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1239441 Federal regulators Thursday fined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $70 million for under-reporting death and injury claims from vehicles as far back as 2003, officials announced in a statement. The fine is related to a September announcement from the automaker to the Transportation Department that the automaker had violated terms of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation […]

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Federal regulators Thursday fined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $70 million for under-reporting death and injury claims from vehicles as far back as 2003, officials announced in a statement. The fine is related to a September announcement from the automaker to the Transportation Department that the automaker had violated terms of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation […]

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Fiat Sales Are Crumbling In America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/fiat-sales-crumbling-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/fiat-sales-crumbling-america/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1237417 New product is not fueling renewed American interest in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ namesake Fiat brand. The 500X, the latest product added to Fiat’s U.S. lineup, was clearly the brand’s best-selling model in November 2015, but sales at the brand slipped three percent, a modest drop of 82 units. Rewind one year and Fiat’s lineup featured only […]

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New product is not fueling renewed American interest in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ namesake Fiat brand. The 500X, the latest product added to Fiat’s U.S. lineup, was clearly the brand’s best-selling model in November 2015, but sales at the brand slipped three percent, a modest drop of 82 units. Rewind one year and Fiat’s lineup featured only […]

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LA 2015: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Is How You Say Miata in Italian http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-2017-fiat-124-spider-is-how-you-say-miata-in-italian/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-2017-fiat-124-spider-is-how-you-say-miata-in-italian/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2015 19:27:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1222105 Finally, a Fiat in North America that isn’t a 500. The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is what happens when you give a spectacular chassis to the Italians and let them fit it with a torque-happy turbocharged engine. The new roadster, which is based on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, was revealed today at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto […]

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Finally, a Fiat in North America that isn’t a 500. The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is what happens when you give a spectacular chassis to the Italians and let them fit it with a torque-happy turbocharged engine. The new roadster, which is based on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, was revealed today at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto […]

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LA 2015: Ohhai Fiata; 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Leaked A Day Early http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-ohhai-fiata-2017-fiat-124-spider-leaked-day-early/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-ohhai-fiata-2017-fiat-124-spider-leaked-day-early/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 19:46:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1221337 AutoGuide has an early image of the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider in full pixelated glory ahead of its reveal Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The two-seater sports car, which shares a similar skeleton as the Mazda MX-5 Miata, will reportedly sport a Fiat engine underneath its long hood — probably borrowed from the Fiat 500 […]

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AutoGuide has an early image of the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider in full pixelated glory ahead of its reveal Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The two-seater sports car, which shares a similar skeleton as the Mazda MX-5 Miata, will reportedly sport a Fiat engine underneath its long hood — probably borrowed from the Fiat 500 […]

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Former Transportation Secretary to Lead Fiat Chrysler Recall Compliance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/former-transportation-secretary-lead-fiat-chrysler-recall-compliance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/former-transportation-secretary-lead-fiat-chrysler-recall-compliance/#comments Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1204321 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration selected former Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater as an independent monitor over Fiat Chrysler Automobiles safety compliance, the automaker announced Friday. Slater was transportation secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. After his federal post, Slater has held a slew of automobile safety-related posts including his recent appointment as […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration selected former Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater as an independent monitor over Fiat Chrysler Automobiles safety compliance, the automaker announced Friday. Slater was transportation secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. After his federal post, Slater has held a slew of automobile safety-related posts including his recent appointment as […]

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Union Workers Approve New Contract with FCA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/union-workers-approve-new-contract-with-fca/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/union-workers-approve-new-contract-with-fca/#comments Thu, 22 Oct 2015 16:15:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1202873 United Auto Workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plants voted to overwhelmingly approve a contract with the automaker three weeks after turning back its first proposal, the union reported. According to a statement posted on the UAW’s website, 77 percent of hourly production, 72 percent of skilled trades and 87 percent of salaried bargaining unit workers approved […]

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United Auto Workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plants voted to overwhelmingly approve a contract with the automaker three weeks after turning back its first proposal, the union reported. According to a statement posted on the UAW’s website, 77 percent of hourly production, 72 percent of skilled trades and 87 percent of salaried bargaining unit workers approved […]

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