The popemobile is staying local. One of two Fiat 500L cars used by Pope Francis during his September trip to Philadelphia has been sold at auction for $82,000. Michael and Kate Chapman, owners of Chapman Auto Group, secured the winning bid Friday night at a black-tie event kicking off the weekend's Philadelphia Auto Show. Chapman Aut...

By Stacy Wescoe   After getting its start in a showroom at the Palmer Park Mall, Fiat of the Lehigh Valley is finally getting its own home, and one of its fancy relatives is moving in, too. Brown-Daub held a grand opening May 1 on the newly built Brown-Daub Alfa Romeo Fiat on Hecktown Road in Lower Nazareth Township.   Laura Leue...

FIAT Brand North America is helping to make it easy for California residents to purchase or lease the all-new 2013 Fiat 500e when the electric vehicle (EV) goes on sale in the Golden State this summer. The FIAT brand’s 500e retail plan addresses concerns that have typically prevented some consumers from purchasing or leasing EVs in the past, inclu...

I was seated next to Piero Ferrari, Enzo's second and only surviving son, on Feb. 28, 2001, in Geneva. The occasion was the induction of the inaugural class of the European Automotive Hall of Fame. Also at the table that night was a shy, 24-year-old John Elkann, the current chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' holding company (there for the...

di Diodato Pirone   Nell'universo Fiat c'è una grande fabbrica (oltre 1.200 dipendenti) che lavora anche la domenica. E persino il giorno del santo patrono. Accade a Cento, in provincia di Ferrara, dove i reparti dello stabilimento VM Motori – la terza fabbrica italiana di motori dopo Termoli e Pratola Serra – hanno marciato a pieno vapore a...

by Rowan Horncastle Say 'ciao' to the new Fiat 124 Spider, Italy's take on the Mazda MX-5's two-seat, rear-drive roadster formula. And a very faithful take it is too. Unveiled today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Fiat has revived the 124 nameplate for the first time in nearly fifty years.   But don't be fooled, because under those fun...

by Ron Halpert America hasn't enjoyed having a new Alfa Romeo touring the highways and byways since 1995, but the long wait is finally, almost, over. Plans have been announced to bring this zippy little roadster back to the states by the end of this year. CEO Sergio Marchionne released the following information in Turin, Italy, "The relaunch of A...

by Filomena Greco   Italian automotive capital Turin will host Italy's first robotics show, in the spring of 2016. The robotics sector is worth half a billion euros in Italy, growing by more than 6% and with a great potential in the development of 4.0 manufacturing and in the transformation of Made in Italy enterprises.   The robotics...

With lower gas prices shifting North American driving preferences toward bigger vehicles, Fiat Chrysler has accelerated its transition away from passenger cars with an impact on its manufacturing footprint across the globe. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne gave out pieces of the plan to exit the small- and midsize car business in th...

The Alfa Romeo brand is back in the United States with an eye-catching sports car. Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo Fiat is the first central Ohio franchise to sell the brand since it left the U.S. market in the 1990s. The debut model is a special edition of the 4C, with pricing that starts at $71,895.   It will be followed by a base-model 4C starting a...