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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 Punto

Fiat Punto

Fiat is an Italian manufacturer of the car Fiat Punto from 1993. Third generation model was marketed in between 2005-2009 as Grande Punto. It was also marketed as Punto Evo within 2009-2012. Approx 8.5 million Punto were produced till February 2012.

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 Ducato

Fiat Ducato

The Fiat Ducato developed by the Sevel joint venture between PSA Peugeot Citroen and Fiat is a large van and is being produced since 1981. It has also been marketed with different names and at different countries.

Technical characteristics of Fiat Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Fiat 3 A 1912 40HP (29 kW) @ 1800 rpm 8.6 l/100km
2 Fiat 1500 Berlina 1962 73HP (53 kW) @ 5200 rpm 8.6 l/100km
3 Fiat 127 Panorama 1985 49HP (36 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.6 l/100km
4 Fiat 1100 TV Spider 1955 53HP (39 kW) @ 5400 rpm 8.6 l/100km
5 Fiat Coup? 2.0 20v Turbo 1996 219HP (161 kW) @ 5750 rpm 6.4 l/100km
6 Fiat 133 1979 39HP (29 kW) @ 5600 rpm 6.8 l/100km
7 Fiat Multipla 100 16v SX 2002 103HP (76 kW) @ 5750 rpm 9 l/100km
8 Fiat 132 1800 ES 1976 112HP (82 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.6 l/100km
9 Fiat 1100 S Coup? 1948 51HP (38 kW) @ 5200 rpm 8.6 l/100km
10 Fiat 132 Diesel 2000 1979 60HP (44 kW) @ 4400 rpm 8.6 l/100km
11 Fiat Punto 1.3 Multijet 16v 2003 70HP (51 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.5 l/100km
12 Fiat Ritmo 60 L 1979 60HP (44 kW) @ 5800 rpm 8.6 l/100km
13 Fiat Mirafiori 1300 CL 1979 65HP (48 kW) @ 5200 rpm 8.6 l/100km
14 Fiat Tempra 1.9 Tds 1990 93HP (68 kW) @ 4100 rpm 8.6 l/100km
15 Fiat Croma 1986 84HP (61 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.6 l/100km

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