Fiat

  • CCI imposes Rs 2,545 crore penalty on 14 car makers August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In the first major order against auto players, the Competition Commission on Monday slapped a penalty of Rs 2,545 crore on 14 car makers, including Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors, for violating trade norms in the spare parts and after services market. Honda Siel Cars India, Volkswagen India, Fiat...
  • Hyundai Elite i20 vs Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Volkswagen Polo vs Fiat Punto August 12, 2014

    The Maruti Suzuki Swift may have kick-started the premium hatchback segment in India, but the car that gave the segment its definition is the Hyundai i20. With a kit brimming with features and quality to match, the i20 became popular almost instantly. In fact, it's gained so much popularity in...
  • Fiat unveils Punto Evo in Jaipur August 11, 2014

    Fiat Group Automobiles India Private Limited on Monday rolled out its new premium hatchback segment car Punto Evo in Jaipur market. The car was unveiled by the company and dealer officials at the showroom in Jaipur. "The car is designed and engineered to suit Indian roads and we expect a good...
  • Explained: 2014 Fiat Punto Evo variants in India August 10, 2014

    The new Fiat Punto Evo is priced at a tempting Rs 4.55 lakh ex-Delhi which makes it a good Rs 40,000 less than its predecessor. There are four variants on offer, within which there are seven trims to choose from. Let's take a look at all the Punto Evo trims. Punto...
  • Fiat plans to introduce global brand Jeep in India in 2015 August 7, 2014

    Chennai: Auto maker Fiat Chrysler has deferred its plans to introduce global brand Jeep in the domestic market this year due to poor market conditions, according to a top company official. "No. We have deferred plans for launching Jeep in 2014. We want to see the market conditions. Next couple of...
  • Fiat launches compact car Punto Evo in India at Rs 4.55 lakh August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Fiat Group Automobiles India today launched compact car Punto Evo with introductory price ranging from Rs 4.55 lakh to Rs 7.19 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The model will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki's Swift, Hyundai i20 and Honda Brio, which are priced between Rs 3.99 lakh and Rs...
  • Fiat Punto Evo to be launched in India on August 5 July 31, 2014

    Fiat India will be launching the new Punto Evo on August 5 at New Delhi. The Delhi launch will be succeeded by the one in Mumbai on August 8. This is the first time since it was introduced in India in 2008 that the Punto receives a facelift. The Punto Evo...
  • Porsche top brand in new car quality survey, Fiat worst June 19, 2014

    Detroit: The race to fill vehicles with the latest technology is hurting quality. Buyers reported more problems in their new cars and trucks this year than last year, according to rankings released Wednesday by the consulting firm JD Power. It was the second straight increase since 2012, when the average...
  • EU investigates tax rulings on Apple, Starbucks, Fiat June 12, 2014

    London: The European Commission raised pressure on Ireland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg over their corporate tax practices, saying it was investigating deals the countries have cut with Apple, Starbucks and Fiat. The EU is looking at whether the countries' tax treatment of multinationals, which help to attract investment and jobs that...
  • Fiat Chrysler to launch Jeep brand, 11 other models in India May 8, 2014

    Washington: Italian-American auto major Fiat Chrysler plans to launch 12 models in India in the next five years and will start producing models from the Jeep brand in the country by 2015. The Abarth brand will make its debut in India this year, followed by Jeep brands next year, with...
  • Fiat to launch four new cars in India this year April 7, 2014

    Kochi: Buoyed by the response to its cars, Fiat Group Automobiles India Private Ltd (FGAIPL), the fully owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, will be introducing four new models by December this year, a top official today said. "Fiat has an exciting line up of products for this year. We...
  • 2014 Fiat Linea facelift launched in India at Rs 6.99 lakh March 4, 2014

    Fiat India which showcased the facelifted Linea at the Auto Expo has now launched the car at Rs 6.99 lakh ex-Delhi. Both the Linea T-Jet and Multijet come in three trim levels - Active, Dynamic and the top end Emotion. Base Linea T-Jet gets ABS while ABS and two airbags...
  • Fiat to launch the upgraded Linea in India by the first week of March February 16, 2014

    Fiat showcased the facelifted Linea at the Auto Expo 2014. While no launch dates have been announced yet, a reliable source says that the launch could happen in the first week of March. The Linea facelift gets new fog lamps, new bumpers and a revised grille with chrome on it....
  • Fiat to assemble Abarth 500 in India; compete with Mini, Beetle February 9, 2014

    Greater Noida: Italian automaker Fiat, which plans to launch its super premium hatchback Abarth 500 this year in India, is looking to locally assemble the car at its manufacturing plant at Ranjangaon. The 160 HP super hatchback will slog it out with the likes of Volkswagen's...
  • Fiat Linea Classic launched in India at Rs 5.99 lakh September 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Targeting the festive season, Fiat Group Automobiles India Private Limited (FGAIPL) today forayed into the entry level sedan segment by launching classic version of its Linea sedan, priced at Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). 'Linea Classic' will be available with two engine options of 1.4 litre (Fire)...
  • Watch: Pope Francis goes around Rio De Janeiro in a Fiat August 8, 2013

    Pope Francis has been breaking new barriers with his progressive thoughts, but in Brazil he has also created a new trend. He was being driven around Rio De Janeiro in a simple silver Fiat hatchback. ...
  • Fiat introduces 7-seater 500L Living June 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Fiat's oversized hatchback 500L has just grown bigger. The 5-seater 500L has been stretched to give us the 7-seater 500L Living. The 500L Living has had its length extended by about eight inches to house the two extra seats, while width and height stay about the same. Details about the...
  • 2013 Fiat Linea T-jet launched at Rs 7.6 lakh onwards June 11, 2013

    Fiat has launched its 2013 Linea T-jet in India, the first and only turbo-petrol sedan in its segment. The car remains essentially the same in terms of drivetrain, with the same 1.4 litre turbo petrol that makes 114PS at 5000 rpm and 207nm at 2200 rpm. Fiat claims a fuel...
  • Ferrari driver Massa returns to training August 20, 2012

    Ferrai's Felipe Massa is back to training earlier than expected. It's summer break for Formula One and most drivers are busy mellowing out, recharging their batteries. But that's not the case with the Brazilian who got back behind the wheel at his local circuit of Interlagos for the fourth round...
  • Fiat launches new Punto Sport in India May 22, 2012

    Fiat launched a limited edition Punto Sport in Pune. The car is powered by the same 1.3 multijet diesel engine in the top of the line Punto. It makes 93PS and 208Nm of torque. The cars will be available in three colours (red, white and black) and have a neat...
  • 2012 Fiat Panda first drive May 6, 2012

    Is the new Fiat Panda destined for India? Officially, there are no plans to make or sell it outside Europe but it looks entirely suitable for our market and an ideal successor to the now-discontinued Palio. Examine the size and specification: a tall, five-door, five-seater 365cm long, it is about...
  • Will Tata Motors and Fiat ride out the jinx? December 3, 2010

    In the car business, automobile dealers form an important part of the business and are considered family by companies. So, a few months ago, when Pune-based BU Bhandari, one of the oldest and most networked car dealers in Maharashtra, quit from Tata Motors, there were clear signals that all was...