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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 Seicento

Fiat Seicento

The Type-187 Fiat Seicento is a city car produced by the Italian carmaker and was introduced for the first time in the year 1997. The car was released as a replacement for Fiat Cinquecento. Seicento was based on the Fiat Punto platform and did not offer much when compared to its previous versions.

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 Palio

Fiat Palio

Fiat Palio is a super mini car introduced in the year 1996 and it is a world car developed by Fiat Automotives. This car was released all over the world in the year 1996 and it is based on the Siena Sedan platform. It was released as Palio weekend station, Strada light pickup truck, and Palio adventure crossover.

Technical characteristics of Fiat Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Fiat Marea 1.6 16v ESX 1996 104HP (76 kW) @ 5750 rpm 6.4 l/100km
2 Fiat 850 Spider 1965 47HP (35 kW) @ 6400 rpm 8.6 l/100km
3 Fiat 2100 Coup? Vignale 1959 81HP (59 kW) @ 5000 rpm 8.6 l/100km
4 Fiat 500 1.2 8v Dualogic 2011 69HP (51 kW) @ 5500 rpm 5 l/100km
5 Fiat 500 1958 18HP (13 kW) @ 4400 rpm 8.6 l/100km
6 Fiat 127 L 1972 45HP (33 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.6 l/100km
7 Fiat 1600 Cabriolet 1963 91HP (67 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.6 l/100km
8 Fiat 10-12 1937 32HP (23 kW) @ 4000 rpm 8.6 l/100km
9 Fiat Punto 1.9 Multijet 2003 99HP (73 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.3 l/100km
10 Fiat Ritmo 75 L 1979 76HP (55 kW) @ 5800 rpm 8.6 l/100km
11 Fiat 1600S Coup? 1963 101HP (74 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.6 l/100km
12 Fiat Punto 1.3 Multijet 16v 2003 70HP (51 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.5 l/100km
13 Fiat Bravo 155 20v HGT 1998 154HP (113 kW) @ 6500 rpm 9.4 l/100km
14 Fiat 24-32 HP 1902 32HP (23 kW) @ 1200 rpm 8.6 l/100km
15 Fiat X1-9 1972 75HP (55 kW) @ 6600 rpm 8.6 l/100km

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