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Fiat-Chrysler being probed over diesel emissions fraud claim

Fiat-Chrysler being probed over diesel emissions fraud claim

The infamous “Dieselgate” scandal involving Volkswagen had almost brought down the brand for using devices that cheat emissions regulations, while single-handedly bringing around the current decline in the popularity of diesel cars. And now another European manufacturer, Fiat-Chrysler Automotive, is being investigated for a similar issue and prosecutors searched the brand’s sites in Germany as a part of the investigation.

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First drive: 2018 Fiat 500 Abarth 595 in the UAE

First drive: 2018 Fiat 500 Abarth 595 in the UAE

It’s not often that on-a-budget car enthusiasts in the GCC actually get what they ask for. But there are good times ahead. The next-gen Ford Focus is coming here, and with it an updated ST surely. There is a Honda Civic Type-R test car running around Dubai. And then there is this one — the Fiat 500-based Abarth 595. There is now an official Abarth showroom in Dubai, and we somehow snagged one for a brief drive around town.

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2017 Fiat 500 Riva coming to UAE and GCC

2017 Fiat 500 Riva coming to UAE and GCC

The reborn Fiat 500, which debuted in 2007 and has been hugely popular in Europe but has remained externally unchanged since then, is getting a new variant called the 500 Riva. And it’s coming to the UAE and other GCC countries.

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2017 Fiat 500S facelift revealed in Geneva

2017 Fiat 500S facelift revealed in Geneva

Italian carmaker Fiat has launched the facelifted model of its 500S hatchback. When it was released on 2012 in Europe, it was positioned between the cute standard 500 and the hot Abarth version. As 4 years have passed since its inception, its high time for the car to be subjected to a little freshening.

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First drive: 2014 Fiat 500 Cult in Italy

First drive: 2014 Fiat 500 Cult in Italy


If you remember, we had gone to Italy last month to drive a couple of cars, including the Fiat 500L and the Alfa Romeo 4C. We also drove the latest version of the Fiat 500 Cult, a new trim level with a new engine and a manual gearbox, before it was even revealed at the Geneva Motor Show last week. We’d never driven a 500 before that, but damn is it good with the Euro-spec hardware.

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Fiat testing UAE waters with 500 Abarth and 500L at Dubai Motor Show

Fiat testing UAE waters with 500 Abarth and 500L at Dubai Motor Show


There are two new Fiat models on displayed at the combined Fiat-Chrysler Group stand in the Dubai Motor Show. Alongside the Fiat 500, that’s been in the UAE for a couple of years now, are the Fiat 500 Abarth and the Fiat 500L. Both cars are here to gauge public reaction, which will determine whether either of those cars join the regular Fiat 500 in the GCC line-up.

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