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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 Linea

Fiat Linea

The Fiat Linea or Type 323, a small family sedan from Fiat, an Italy based automobile company, revealed at the Tofas plant situated in Bursa, Turkey on March 26, 2007. It was revealed as a world sedan in most of the developing countries.

Fiat Multipla

Fiat Multipla

Fiat Multipla is a family car manufactured starting from 1998 and was in existence till 2010. It is based on Brava and it is wider and shorter compared with its rivals. It has got very good seating- 2 rows of 3 seats.

Fiat Freemont

Fiat Freemont

The Fiat Freemont is a mid-sized crossover SUV and is an enhanced version of the famous Dodge from Chrysler. Though it was marketed as 2009 model but late it was lined up for late 2008 and was updated for the 2011 year.

Technical characteristics of Fiat Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Fiat 2100 Coup? Vignale 1959 81HP (59 kW) @ 5000 rpm 8.6 l/100km
2 Fiat Panda 4X4 1984 48HP (35 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.6 l/100km
3 Fiat Marea 1.6 16v ESX 1996 104HP (76 kW) @ 5750 rpm 6.4 l/100km
4 Fiat 70 1915 21HP (15 kW) @ 2400 rpm 8.6 l/100km
5 Fiat 1200 Spyder 1959 63HP (47 kW) @ 5300 rpm 8.6 l/100km
6 Fiat Bravo JTD 105 SX 1995 106HP (78 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6.4 l/100km
7 Fiat Marea 1.8 ELX 16v 2006 131HP (96 kW) @ 6500 rpm 8.6 l/100km
8 Fiat Punto 1.3 Multijet 16v 2003 70HP (51 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.5 l/100km
9 Fiat Stilo 1.4 16v 2005 95HP (70 kW) @ 5800 rpm 6.7 l/100km
10 Fiat Marea 1.6 SX 16v 2006 106HP (78 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.6 l/100km
11 Fiat Croma 2.4 Multijet 20v Automatic 2007 199HP (146 kW) @ 4000 rpm 7.2 l/100km
12 Fiat 1800 B 1959 87HP (64 kW) @ 5000 rpm 8.6 l/100km
13 Fiat Tipo 1.1 FIRE 1988 55HP (41 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.6 l/100km
14 Fiat 500 1.3 Multijet 2009 95HP (70 kW) @ 4000 rpm 3.9 l/100km
15 Fiat Croma Turbodiesel 1989 101HP (74 kW) @ 4100 rpm 8.6 l/100km

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