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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 Uno

Fiat Uno

Fiat Uno is a car smaller in size than the subcompact car and around 165 inches long. The car was manufactured by the Italian auto makers Fiat and unveiled in 1983. After 1995, Fiat Uno was manufactured all over the world in various automobile plants owned by Fiat.

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 500

Fiat 500

Fiat 500 was manufactured in the year 1957 by the Italian manufacturer and was later discontinued in the year 1975. The company launched the new Nuova 500 in the year 1957, which was a cost-effective, and practical town car.

Technical characteristics of Fiat Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Fiat Punto 1.2 5-door 1999 60HP (44 kW) @ 5000 rpm 8 l/100km
2 Fiat Abarth Volumetrico 131 1982 141HP (104 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.6 l/100km
3 Fiat Stilo Multi Wagon 1.9 JTD 2002 114HP (84 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.6 l/100km
4 Fiat Bravo 1.4 SX 1995 104HP (76 kW) @ 5750 rpm 6.4 l/100km
5 Fiat Punto 1.3 Multijet 16v 2003 70HP (51 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.5 l/100km
6 Fiat Idea 1.3 16v Multijet 2003 70HP (51 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.1 l/100km
7 Fiat Panda 1100 Selecta 1993 51HP (37 kW) @ 5250 rpm n/a
8 Fiat Uno 60S 1983 58HP (43 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.6 l/100km
9 Fiat 70 1915 21HP (15 kW) @ 2400 rpm 8.6 l/100km
10 Fiat Punto HGT 1999 131HP (96 kW) @ 6300 rpm 8 l/100km
11 Fiat Regata D Weekend 1985 57HP (42 kW) @ 4500 rpm 8.6 l/100km
12 Fiat 132 1600 GLS 1974 99HP (73 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.6 l/100km
13 Fiat 128 Rally 1971 67HP (50 kW) @ 6400 rpm 8.6 l/100km
14 Fiat 124 Abarth Rallye 1972 129HP (95 kW) @ 6200 rpm 8.6 l/100km
15 Fiat Regata 85 1983 84HP (61 kW) @ 0 rpm 8.6 l/100km

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