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    It seems like Alfa Romeo is working on getting their (safety) technique up to par with other premium brands. This awkward Giulietta without grille indicates that Alfa is working on its future gizmos. The […]

    • What’s going on with this site? No postings for a month.

    • Goodness, if this continues, I’m going to have to remove this link from my bookmarks. Waste of click time.

    • Rob replied 3 weeks ago

      There’s loads of stories on the Dutch site, not surprisingly since loads has been going with FCA recently.

      Do you guys need a translator or something?

    • @trashbat / @bobman

      Due to busy schedules of our English writer we are not up-to-date at the moment. We will be back as soon as possible. Of course you are free to contact us if you are a Dutch and English speaker to assist us in busy times. :wink:

    • Afraid not – happy to unmangle the auto-translated version into workable English copy, but sadly that’s the best I can offer.

  • 500x-press

    We’ve managed to find some information on the engines Fiat’s newcomer, the 500X, will be offered with. The first press pictures are expected later this month, while the presentation of the 4×4 version of the 500X should take place in Geneva early next year.


    The engine range looks a lot like that of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which says a…[Read more]

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    Sergio Marchionne – the man who scared entire Italy when he waved Luca Cordero di Montezemolo goodbye a few days ago – has stated a date on which we can expect to see the new Alfa Romeo. And a very symbolic […]

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    There was a lot of speculation on Di Montezemolo’s future at Ferrari the last days, but now the die is cast. Following the Scuderia’s shameful performance at Monza last weekend, it has now been confirmed that […]

  • The Abarth comes with 160hp as standard in the US (140 hp in Europe). The 595-editions are therefore not offered, as they wouldn’t offer any performance increase. All other stuff should be available as an option I think, though the ‘Record Monza’-exhaust is not. It can be imported from Europe, though, and installed after-market (which is a piece…[Read more]

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    Fiat has brought the international phenomenon Ice Bucket Challenge to the automotive industry in the battle against the deadly muscular disease ALS. An American 500C communicates its message in Morse code on […]

  • Giulia-scoop3

    The shortened Ghibli has again been spotted and now clearly proves this project has nothing to do with Maserati, but instead with the development of a new Alfa Romeo which was christened ‘Giulia’ by the media a long time ago already. What its actual name will be is just as secret as its design, but at least we now know for a fact that this is…[Read more]

  • Levante-scoop

    And now we can report that the first testing phase of the Maserati Levante has begun. The SUV which is to free the Mirafiori factory of its long-term understaffing late next year seems to be right on schedule. It is obvious now that the Maserati Ghibli’s bodywork was creatively adapted this summer for several tests. In our recent article about…[Read more]

  • Panda-Cross-Balocco

    The assembly lines in Pomigliano d’Arco are operational again now that the summer vacation is over. Alongside the existing versions of the Panda, the employees also have a newcomer to welcome; the Cross. The Cross 4×4 is technically identical to the regular Panda 4×4 but looks entirely different, which should further help the Panda’s already…[Read more]

  • giorgio

    The very first scoop picture of the future D-segment Alfa Romeo was only expected in September but already got public a few days back through Quattroruote. This well-informed Italian source is not 100% sure of what we’re seeing here; it’s either the first tangible proof of Alfa’s new ‘Giorgio’ platform or an upcoming Maserati GT (Alfieri).…[Read more]

  • reid-bigland

    Alfa Romeo really is working on its plan for the US and Canada, proof of which is Reid Bigland being appointed. It shows that marketing the brand overseas will not only happen by means of the Maserati network. Bigland is a familiar face at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles where he’s responsible for Chrysler and Ram in North America. He’s also a…[Read more]

  • abarth595b

    Both are small city cars, but that’s probably the only thing the Lancia Ypsilon we drove one week and the Abarth 595 Competizione we got our hands on the week after have in common. No more cruise control, automatic lights, automatic wipers or butter-soft ride. In come “Abarth Corse by Sabelt” bucket seats, “Record Monza”-exhaust, lots of…[Read more]

    • Will this car ever be available in the USA?

    • The Abarth comes with 160hp as standard in the US (140 hp in Europe). The 595-editions are therefore not offered, as they wouldn’t offer any performance increase. All other stuff should be available as an option I think, though the ‘Record Monza’-exhaust is not. It can be imported from Europe, though, and installed after-market (which is a piece…[Read more]

    • I have a 2012 Abarth. Seems the only difference is the TTC, digital display and new logo stuff oh yeah and better seats. My leather seats are so hard they are ridiculous and the fact, as stated above, that you still can’t lower the seats sucks. I used to own a MINI Cooper and had a friend who was 6’8″ tall and he also owned a MINI but couldn’t sit…[Read more]

  • Panda-Lean5

    The Fiat-factory in Pomigliano d’Arco has been given the “Lean & Green Management Award 2014” for their high-tech production methods. A German instance has – just like in 2012 – reviewed the efficiency of the Giambattista Vico Plant. Growtth© Consulting & Quadriga Consult from Sternberg near Munich has held an elaborate study to see which…[Read more]

  • Dallara

    The enormous know-how and experience of Dallara recently led to the development of the Alfa 4C and – who knows – perhaps even other projects of FCA. That this firm is now working on their own road car is not that far-fetched, then. A new Italian sports car with a unique badge that should be launched in three years’ time. CEO Gian Paolo Dallara…[Read more]

  • maserati-peking

    An impressive group of 100 Maseratis was waved goodbye in Beijing yesterday. China loves Maserati and so there was quite some attention for all these Italian beauties that started their journey of over 12.000km (7.500 miles) towards Modena. A huge ceremony with drums and banners was held in the Forbidden City to the sounds of Puccini’s ‘Nessun…[Read more]

  • Chrysler-safety

    FCA plans to establish a development center for Chrysler that will dedicate its attention to the innovation of safety techniques which are to be featured on future products. This division will be some kind of nursery from which brands like Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Fiat might also benefit. Scott Kunselman will be in charge and shall report…[Read more]

  • ecochic1

    It’s the second time in less than six months that we’ve driven the Lancia Ypsilon EcoChic with the familiar TwinAir engine and two fuel tanks; one for regular petrol (40 liters) and one for CNG (12 kilos). Why test it twice, we hear you thinking? Well, Fiat is currently promoting its CNG-models and asked us whether we were interested in having…[Read more]

  • Fiat-Mitsubishi

    These new and medium-sized pick-ups have been spotted in Italy recently. They show that Fiat is working on such a product themselves for an introduction on the European market, but especially for Brazil where Fiat Professional might benefit enormously from such a strategic expansion. It was earlier assumed that the upcoming cooperation with…[Read more]

  • montezemolo-marchionne

    Ferrari is doing extremely well, as we all know, and that’s mainly thanks to Luca Cordero di Montezemolo. Now, though, it seems his days are counted. Rumor has it that the elderly boss, who might get a new managing function at Allitalia which is now managed by Arabians, is steadily being shown the door at Maranello. His replacer? John Elkann…[Read more]

    • The man had obviously better days. Self-judgement in respect of Ferrari impact a F1 circus is the best example. And yes, he was at helm for a long period, but since Jean Todt left Ferrari the thing is struggling. Commercial success is ongoing but with race track stay in the shadow that will change faster as the cars will ever be.
      And to be…[Read more]

    • A different bet is the fact that Ferrari is economically successful. But is the driver of the idea to imposed limitation on production numbers. But look at Porsche: Since years they are pushing for larger numbers. And did it harm the Image so far?

      It may be through that too large numbers are diluting exclusivity. But where that number is with…[Read more]

  • Quattroruote

    According to the well-informed Italian source Quattroruote, this mysterious and awkwardly looking Linea is a new C-segment Fiat in the making. The magazine wrote in its latest edition of this week that the camouflage is a hint towards the future production location of a sedan, hatchback and stationwagon. This brings an end to the rumor that…[Read more]

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