New Stelvio star of FCA’s Jozi pop-up store

MIDRAND, South Africa – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is to open the brand’s first pop-up store in South Africa in time for Christmas 2017. The selling concept is growing in popularity across Europe but this one will be erected by Arnold Chatz Cars, an FCA franchise, at Johannesburg’s Clearwater Mall (see map) in Strubens Valley on the …

No fast French lady, but this Fiat is 118 years old

No rush, but the south coast is the destination 19th-century Fiat out for the London-Brighton run At a maximum 22km, it could be a long day LONDON, England – The oldest Fiat in the UK, an 1899 Fiat 3½hp (about 2.6kW) was on the road in England today (Nov 5) as an entry in the…

Model updates coming for Fiat 500X Urban and Cross

Fiat 500X Urban and Cross get new look and tech Green and Bronze available for whole 2018 range More personalisation with equipment packs MILAN, Italy – Fiat’s 500X has had a facelift, been issued with new technology, and its sales staff given new strategies “to keep them among the top-five best-sellers across Europe”. And, presumably, here…

Fiat 500: Happy birthday for six decades, little guy!

Legendary Fiat 500 has just turned 60 400 000 are still running around in Italy More than six million have been sold worldwide MILAN, Italy – The legendary (that’s what the media release says but, unlike the unicorn, they are real) Fiat 500 – the original city car – has just turned 60.  To which The Corner…

New Fiat 500L: Long in the roof, quick on the hoof

Convenient, more technological – the new Fiat 500L Three identities for all needs: Urban, Cross, Wagon Accessories ranges run to an astonishing 92 LONGER, MORE ADAPTABLE, more functions and more variety – it’s the Fiat 500L in hatch, wagon and off-road body styles while being an unashamed almost-copy of the long-standing Mini range from Britain….

New Fiat: Lounge around, take it Easy, Pop to the shops

Two bodies, three models, three engines ‘Dynamic style and strong character’ Make promises from 3.3 litres/100km Fiat Chrysler SA has launched the all-new Fiat Tipo hatchback and its sedan sister in South Africa to return the Italian brand to the medium/compact segment with what the automaker describes as “a simple, but comprehensive, range”. Fiat add…

Special anniversary Fiat 500-60 headed for SA

Limited convertible celebrates six decades SA on export list – but move quickly Full luxury spec, choice of three engines MILAN, Italy –  Fiat is launching a special edition 500 convertible to mark the 60th anniversary of “this iconic global bestseller” and South Africa is included among the countries in which the car will be available. Deliveries…

Italian four-leafed clover brand re-buds in Franschhoek

Super-modern cars, historic village Mighty new V6 turbo in top models First order book load sold out already FRANSCHHOEK, Western Cape – Fiat Chrysler SA has introduced Alfa Romeo’s Giulia and Giulia Quattro Verde sports cars in this historic and picturesque, mountain-enclosed, village near Cape Town. Some models, described as “in limited supply”, have already…

Fiat Tipo: Around the world in 133 days

400 hours at the wheel for journo 11 days spent along Trans-Siberia track Bog-standard car, say Fiat builders TURIN, Italy – A standard Fiat Tipo has completed an amazing journey of 41 000km – the same distance as the earth’s circumference at the equator – in 133 days, visiting 22 countries and 122 cities. The…

‘Disappeared’ Abarth back in strength to SA

Hot-shot baby Fiat returns Abarth to SA Six versions of Fast Fiat mini arrive in SA Think small – but big on performance MIDRAND, Gauteng – Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Abarth range has been bolstered locally with the arrival of the Abarth 595 range to join the recently launched Abarth 124 Spider to offer discerning buyers…