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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 Cinquecento

Fiat Cinquecento

Fiat Cinquecento was launched in the year 1991 and this city car was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. Cinquecento was manufactured in Tychy FSM plant, Poland, and sold by Fiat. At that time, production of Polish variant of Polski Fiat 126p and Fiat 126 was under progress.

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.

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.

Technical characteristics of Fiat Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Fiat Punto 1.2 16v ELX Speedgear 5-door 1999 80HP (58 kW) @ 5000 rpm 8 l/100km
2 Fiat Seicento Suite 1998 54HP (40 kW) @ 5500 rpm 6.4 l/100km
3 Fiat 131 Mirafiori 1300 L 1981 64HP (47 kW) @ 5200 rpm 8.6 l/100km
4 Fiat 130 Opera 1975 167HP (123 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.6 l/100km
5 Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 Multijet 16v 2005 75HP (55 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.7 l/100km
6 Fiat Punto 1.9 JTD ELX 1999 81HP (59 kW) @ 3000 rpm 8 l/100km
7 Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 Multijet 16v 2005 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.6 l/100km
8 Fiat Tipo 1.6 DGT 1988 84HP (61 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.6 l/100km
9 Fiat Marea 1.6 SX 16v 2006 106HP (78 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.6 l/100km
10 Fiat Argenta 2000 Berlina 1982 121HP (89 kW) @ 5300 rpm 8.6 l/100km
11 Fiat Dino 2.4 Spider 1969 182HP (134 kW) @ 6600 rpm 8.6 l/100km
12 Fiat Brevetti 1905 32HP (23 kW) @ 1200 rpm 8.6 l/100km
13 Fiat Croma 1986 84HP (61 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.6 l/100km
14 Fiat Bravo 1.6 Multijet 16v 2007 104HP (77 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.9 l/100km
15 Fiat 519 S 1922 78HP (57 kW) @ 2600 rpm 8.6 l/100km

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