The iconic Fiat 124 Spider turns 50 today, having crossed five decades with elegance, sportiness and Italian-flair The Fiat 124 Sport Spider was first introduced at the Turin Motor Show in 1966 and became the pinnacle of the evolution in the thrilling yet accessible convertible car segment led by Fiat since the end of … Continue reading Fiat 124 Spider celebrates its first fiftieth anniversary
Very collectible pre-production Brock Commodore Chrysler Charger E38 R/T ‘Big Tank’ in cosmetically original condition The first prototype of what became a legion of famous ‘Brock’ HDT Commodores is already on ‘Pole Position’ with Holden enthusiasts before it crosses the block at Shannons Sydney Winter Auction on August 10. Starting life as a 1979 … Continue reading Brock Commodore #001 on P1 at Shannons Sydney Winter Auction
Jeep today announced it would be the major sponsor of the Adelaide Strikers for the upcoming T20 Big Bash cricket competition. Australia’s most iconic SUV brand fittingly announced the sponsorship at a gala function at the equally iconic Adelaide Oval. Jeep – manufacturers of Australia’s best-selling SUV range, including the multi-award-winning Grand Cherokee – … Continue reading Jeep announces major sponsorship of the Adelaide Strikers for T20 Big Bash Season
Fiat has unveiled its latest stunning design study, the FCC4, at the Sao Paulo Auto Show in Brazil. The FCC4 (Fiat Concept Car) is a design exercise developed by Fiat’s Latin American Design Center, who were tasked with creating a ‘four-door coupe with an adventurous spirit’ by blending innovative design and materials with … Continue reading Fiat unveils stunning FCC4 Concept at Sao Paulo Auto Show
Yes Yes Yes oh YES: smooth Pentastar V6, rear seat DVD player, spacious, great value Oh dear me no: moody 6 speed auto, lots of plastic inside, no driver’s footrest, not terrible economical Is the Journey a cross-over or SUV, a 4WD or people mover, or more simply, a mum’s taxi? It drives the front … Continue reading Dodge Journey: Who’s a big Boy then?
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA”) (NYSE: FCAU) announced today that on October 12, 2014, the merger of Fiat S.p.A. with and into FCA (formerly Fiat Investments N.V.) (the “Merger”) became effective. FCA is now the holding company for the Fiat Chrysler Group. In connection with the Merger, FCA issued 1,167,181,255 common shares for allotment … Continue reading Merger to Form Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. Completed – FCA Debuts on the NYSE
The new Fiat 500X makes its international debut at the Paris Motor Show Revealed in two different versions – one more “metropolitan” and the other ideal for leisure - and equipped with efficient diesel and petrol engines, three types of transmission – manual, 9-speed automatic or twin-clutch 6-speed automatic – and with front-wheel drive, four-wheel … Continue reading The icon, evolved: Introducing the Fiat 500X
Two new trim levels: the 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione hardtop and convertible Powered by a punchy turbo T-Jet engine, generating 118kW and 230Nm Dual Mode ‘Record Monza’ exhaust system standard on Competizione hatch and convertible Five-speed manual offered as standard for pure driving pleasure Fuel-efficient fun: The 595 sips just 5.4-litres per hundred … Continue reading The Beast Is Back: Abarth 595 Italian Pocket Rocket Lands In Australia
Day1: I stepped off my jet at Brisbane airport and walked the short distance across the tarmac to the reception lounge. The air was sticky and thick making the sub-tropical tag, that Brisvegas proudly wears, feel somewhat inadequate. It was like a scene from AbFab as I felt and attack of the vapours coming … Continue reading Dear diary: A (not) Very Gay Queensland Trip. 300SRT Core
ABOVE: Grand Cherokee in various trim levels. Below: Cherokee and its new toothy village-idiot grin. YES YES YES oh YES: stylish exterior, luxury cabin, loads of kit for the doh, fab engines Oh Dear Me No: do we need cars this big, foot operated parking brake (pet hate), some cabin plastics a bit on … Continue reading Cherokee, Chief in the world of Off Roading.