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.
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 147 was produced in the form of a 3-door compact hatchback car. It replaced the older Uno and it is the Brazilian Fiat 127. Few were built in Argentina until 1196 and the assembly part took place in Uruguay, Colombia, and Venezuela.
Fiat 600 is a popular city car that was first produced by the company in the year 1955 and eventually discontinued in the year 1969. It measured 3.22 mm long and it was the first rear-engine vehicle.
Fiat the Italian automobile manufacturers have been developing Fiat Bravo and the Fiat Brava from the year 1995 to 2001. Both the car models enjoy the hatchback design and have three and five doors respectively.
Technical characteristics of Fiat Models
||23HP (17 kW) @ 4800 rpm
||Fiat 124 Coup? 1400
||91HP (67 kW) @ 6500 rpm
||Fiat 500 1.3 Multijet
||95HP (70 kW) @ 4000 rpm
||Fiat Stilo Multi Wagon 1.6 16v
||102HP (75 kW) @ 5750 rpm
||Fiat Ritmo 60 L
||60HP (44 kW) @ 5800 rpm
||Fiat Croma 1.9 Multijet 8v
||119HP (88 kW) @ 4000 rpm
||Fiat Punto 75 ELX
||76HP (55 kW) @ 6000 rpm
||Fiat 24-32 HP
||32HP (23 kW) @ 1200 rpm
||Fiat Bravo 100 16v SX Automatic
||104HP (76 kW) @ 5750 rpm
||Fiat Tempra 1.8 ie SX Weekend
||111HP (82 kW) @ 6000 rpm
||Fiat Tempra 1.4 Weekend
||73HP (53 kW) @ 6000 rpm
||Fiat Croma 2.0 TDi
||95HP (70 kW) @ 4200 rpm
||Fiat Punto HGT 1.8 16v
||129HP (95 kW) @ 6300 rpm
||Fiat 500 TwinAir 85
||85HP (63 kW) @ 5500 rpm
||Fiat Croma 2.2 MPI 16v
||150HP (110 kW) @ 5800 rpm