History of Fiat

Fiat is the most important Italian manufacturer of our times. It is part of a powerful automotive conglomerate that integrates brands Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lancia, Maserati.

It is also a shareholder in the American Group, Chrysler Group. This makes it one of the largest enterprises of the sector worldwide, with numerous models of success in their history. The name Fiat is an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino.

Beginning of Fiat

The origin of this company took place in July 1899, growing industry of Turin; When a few Italian financiers led by Giovanni Agnelli, decided to meet to form a company producing automobiles. Thus arose the "Societ? Anonima Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino". They opened its first plant in 1990, in Corso Dante. Cars were manufactured as the 3/12 HP.

For 1908, when you sign it already you quoted on stock exchange and made engines for trucks, trams and boats, bearings and hire civil and industrial; they arrived in the United States. A year later they opened in the United States.UU. the Pourghkeepsie plant. During the first world war, Fiat manufactured many machines designed for the army, but they do not put aside the original vision; become leaders producing street cars but also they would include electricity, steel and railway industry.

Between 1916 and 1920 built factory Lingotto (Via Nizza), the largest in Europe by that time. From here came out models such as the Fiat 501, 505, 510, 519 or 509. In the 1920s were pioneers in the sector by giving social benefits to their workers in education, health and other fields.

In 1934 the plant of Moscow (Russia) starts to work. But with the arrival of the dictator Mussolini had to focus on domestic market aside from the international. When Giovanni Agnelli died in 1945, the Presidency of Fiat took Vittorio Valletta. After the second war, launches the 500B Fiat saloon and familiar, the 1100E, 1500E and Fiat 1400. The first diesel cars came out in 1953. Two years later they presented the successful Fiat 600 which produced more than 4 million.

The expansion of Fiat

In the 1960s the expansion of Fiat is very considerable, opening several plants around the world, increasing the number of exports, manufactured and used car lot. In 1969 social strikes that affected the company's profitability has suffered, but was able to recover.

1979 Abarth, Lancia and Autobianchi brands belong to Fiat, as well as most of Ferrari. Then acquired Alfa Romeo and Maserati. In the early 1980s two emblematic models were released: the Fiat Panda and Fiat Uno.

Recent years

In the 1990s expands international presence, and highlights the launch of the Fiat Punto, which was the 'car of the year' in 1995. In the new Millennium (2009), Fiat formed an alliance with Chrysler and further expanded its global presence.

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Fiat Cars Reviews

Fiat Fiorino

Fiat Fiorino

Fiat Fiorino is a light weight commercial vehicle manufactured in the year 1977 for the first time and was in existence till 2000. Later, the company re-started the production in the year 2007. The first and second generation vehicles were produced by Fiat in between 1977 and 2007.

Fiat Idea

Fiat Idea

Fiat idea is a mini MPV produced for the first time in the year 2003. The car is completely based on the Project 188. This particular car was used originally for 2nd-generation Fiat Punto.

Fiat 600

Fiat 600

Fiat 600 is a popular city car that was first produced by the company in the year 1955 and eventually discontinued in the year 1969. It measured 3.22 mm long and it was the first rear-engine vehicle.

Technical characteristics of Fiat Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Fiat 1600S Coup? 1963 101HP (74 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.6 l/100km
2 Fiat 128 Rally 1971 67HP (50 kW) @ 6400 rpm 8.6 l/100km
3 Fiat Punto Fire 1.2 16v 2003 80HP (58 kW) @ 5000 rpm 6 l/100km
4 Fiat 850 Sport Coup? 1968 52HP (38 kW) @ 6500 rpm 8.6 l/100km
5 Fiat 130 Saloon Automatic 1971 167HP (123 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.6 l/100km
6 Fiat Linea 1.4 T-Jet 16v 2007 119HP (88 kW) @ 5000 rpm 6.7 l/100km
7 Fiat Marea Weekend 2.0 Turbo 20v 2006 182HP (134 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.6 l/100km
8 Fiat Punto Fire 1.2 Dualogic 2003 59HP (44 kW) @ 5000 rpm 5.5 l/100km
9 Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 Multijet 16v 2005 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.6 l/100km
10 Fiat Oggi CS 1985 56HP (41 kW) @ 5200 rpm 8.6 l/100km
11 Fiat Croma 1.9 Multijet 8v 2007 119HP (88 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6.1 l/100km
12 Fiat 127 Panorama 1985 49HP (36 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.6 l/100km
13 Fiat Bravo 1.4 SX 1995 104HP (76 kW) @ 5750 rpm 6.4 l/100km
14 Fiat Grande Punto 1.2 2005 64HP (47 kW) @ 5500 rpm 6.1 l/100km
15 Fiat Seicento Suite 1998 54HP (40 kW) @ 5500 rpm 6.4 l/100km