Fiat is a founding brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) with a large global but limited US presence. After a long hiatus, the company returned to the US in 2011 with the 500, which has since spawned a high-performance Abarth variant, a 500e electric model, and two compact crossovers, the 500L and 500X.
FCA says a shift cable bushing is to blame.
The American-Italian automaker will combine forces with the French automaker for one massive conglomerate.
The Abarth treatment kicks the performance of Fiat's roadster up a notch.
Fiat's 124 Spider Abarth is a more mature Mazda MX-5 Miata.
The 500X is arguably Fiat's most competitive product, but it still has a number of shortcomings.
Fiat's updated 500X has a new turbocharged engine and lots of available features, but it's still a bottom-of-the-pack contender among subcompact SUVs.
This new one shouldn't be a massive loss leader, like the last one.
FCA cites the French government's involvement as the main reason why it pulled out.