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  • 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...
  • Overdrive: Check out Audi's new sedan A8 September 25, 2010

    Overdrive test drives Audi's new sedan A8, speaks to Lewis Hamilton on the 2010 Formula One season, takes a first look at new Fiat Linea TZ and checks out Yamaha's new motorcycle. ...
  • Overdrive: Toyota Fortuner vs Mitsubishi Pajero July 24, 2010

    Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero, two of the toughest SUVs, battle each other and the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir. Overdrive road tests the new Fiat Punto diesel and brings all the news from the world of auto. ...
  • Tata, M&M eyeing Fiat's Italy plant: report December 17, 2009

    Mumbai: Automakers Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra have shown interest in taking over Fiat's Termini Imerese plant in Italy, The Business Standard reported on on Thursday. Both the Indian companies are holding separate negotiations with Fiat, the newspaper said, quoting unnamed senior officials accompanying Italy's minister for economic development, Claudio...
  • Watch: Lamborghini's first Indian trackday November 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Check out Lamborghini's first Indian supercar track day in Chennai, go on a drive through South India in a Fiat and test drive the new Ford Endeavour. ...
  • Forbes India: Car salesman at your door August 3, 2009

    Personality Over Looks Chief Operating Officer Renault India, Sudhir Rao I am working on my son’s physics teacher now. I have been trying really hard; this is my fourth month at Renault India and I have already sold three Logans. Let’s see if he will be persuaded. I have given myself a...
  • Tata to introduce Nano in Latin America July 23, 2009

    Milan/New Delhi: Tata is planning to introduce its small car Nano in Latin America in partnership with Italian automaker Fiat. Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata in an interview to Italian newspaper La Stampa said both Tata Motors and Fiat are discussing plans to bring Nano into Latin America. Ratan Tata, who is...
  • Punto Vs Ritz: The battle of diesel hatchbacks July 11, 2009

    New Delhi: On Overdrive this week, it is the battle of diesel hatchbacks as the Fiat-branded Punto takes on the Maruti Ritz. On Auto Selector, get all your questions answered on what is better - the Land Rover or the Land Cruiser. ...
  • Fiat launches its third small car in India June 17, 2009

    New Delhi: A week after Honda entered the small car segment in the Indian market, Italian auto major Fiat on Wednesday launched the globally available Grande Punto, its third small car offering in the country. "The launch of Grande Punto marks a new milestone for Fiat in India as we bring...
  • Tata Motors tie up with Bank of India for car finance June 16, 2009

    Chennai:Tata Motors has entered into an understanding with Bank of India for financing Fiat cars that are sold through the Tata-Fiat dealer network, the auto major said on Monday. As per the agreement, customers can avail of special interest rates ranging from 9.75 per cent to 10.25 per cent on loans...
  • Chrysler and Fiat seal deal, brand chiefs named June 10, 2009

    Milan/Detroit: Italian carmaker Fiat SpA closed its takeover of Chrysler on Wednesday, sealing the deal on Fiat's ambitious move to create a growing global player following one of the worst crises in the auto industry's history. In a victory for the US administration driving the restructuring of bankrupt Chrysler, the...
  • US Supreme Court clears path for Chrysler sale June 10, 2009

    Washington/Detroit: The US Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the sale of Chrysler LLC to Italy's Fiat, while General Motors began to revamp its widely criticised board by naming former AT&T Inc chief executive Ed Whitacre as chairman. In a victory for the Obama administration driving the restructuring...