Half a century ago, in 1966, Lamborghini introduced a low, sleek, mid-engine supercar called the Miura. Considered groundbreaking when it was introduced because of its transversely-mounted mid-engine layout, the vehicle inspired a slew of orders despite being shown only as a rolling chassis a year earlier at the Turin auto show.   Designed b...

The Italian carmaker Fiat says its acquisition of the final Chrysler stake is complete, making the U.S. car company a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat.   Fiat SpA said Tuesday that it closed the deal announced Jan. 1 with the cash payment of $1.75 billion to a union-controlled trust fund. That's on top of an initial $1.9-billion payment, whic...

The 2014 FIAT Gran Finale commercial shows just how prevalent Italy's presence is in America. Cars are driving around the country, showing off different signs of cities named after places in Italy like Naples, Utah. The narrator even says: "America loves Italy. The signs are everywhere." There's a fun, funky song sung by a woman playing the backgro...

The last time Alfa Romeo sold a mainstream car in the U.S. was 1995. A lot has changed since then in the luxury market, a reality that Alfa will have to reckon with as it plans to more than quadruple global sales to 400,000 by 2018 and ramp up North American sales from (effectively) nothing to 150,000 units per year.   That would put Alfa ro...

by Chris Woodyard   When it comes to subcompact SUVs, most automakers are looking to their usual slate of performance, comfort and features. And Fiat? For its new 500X, it's going to sell the car's amore.    The new 500X combines the brand's usual flair for gorgeous Italian design with the practicality that goes with one of...

Gov. Rick Snyder is heading to Italy and Germany next month for a trade mission focused on attracting auto and manufacturing investments.   The Republican governor hopes to "strengthen relationships and attract job-creating business investments in Michigan" on his trip during the first week in April, said spokeswoman Sara Wurfel.   Re...

The FIAT® brand has partnered with one of Instagram's first and most active creator communities, #JJ, to commission its founder and top photographers to embark on a photo-documented open road adventure in the new Fiat 500L. The road trip began yesterday (September 17) at the FIAT Studio in Chicago and will make stops in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washing...

Fiat si consola con gli Usa. A Piazza Affari il titolo sale dell'1,32% a 5,76 euro nonostante la previsione del Centro Studi Promotor che ha paventato una retrocessione in Serie C del mercato automobilistico italiano, considerato ancora uno dei principali del Vecchio Continente, in mancanza di un intervento da parte del governo per risolvere le att...

That's where Fiat of Albuquerque will now share its showroom with Italy's legendary, high-performance line of Alfa Romeo cars. Pat Melloy is all smiles as he shows off the 4C Coupe that arrived last month just after the ink dried on his New Mexico Alfa Romeo dealership agreement. Fiat of Albuquerque, and now Alfa Romeo of Albuquerque, are part of t...

Maserati is finding amore with American car buyers. The maker of sporty luxury sedans, owned by Italy's Fiat (F:IM), is opening U.S. dealerships at a rate of more than one a week, as sales hit new records in its biggest market.   Maserati plans to have 120 U.S. dealerships by the end of this year, up from the current 83, a spokeswoman says....