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 Cars Reviews

Fiat 147

Fiat 147

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 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 Strada

Fiat Strada

Fiat Strada is a super mini car, first manufactured in the year 1996. The car was based on the Palio and produced in Brazil and marketed all over the world. Strada was launched in the year 1996 as the cargo member of “178 project”.

Technical characteristics of Fiat Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Fiat Tipo Turbo DSX 1988 93HP (68 kW) @ 4100 rpm 8.6 l/100km
2 Fiat 2300S Coup? 1961 137HP (101 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.6 l/100km
3 Fiat Mirafiori Sport 1978 116HP (85 kW) @ 5800 rpm 8.6 l/100km
4 Fiat Panda 4x4 1986 49HP (36 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.6 l/100km
5 Fiat 131 Racing 1981 114HP (84 kW) @ 5800 rpm 8.6 l/100km
6 Fiat Uno Turbo ie 1989 119HP (88 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.6 l/100km
7 Fiat Punto Sporting 1999 80HP (58 kW) @ 5000 rpm 6 l/100km
8 Fiat Punto 1.9 D 1999 60HP (44 kW) @ 4500 rpm 8 l/100km
9 Fiat Punto GT 1994 137HP (101 kW) @ 5750 rpm 8.6 l/100km
10 Fiat 16-24 HP 1903 24HP (17 kW) @ 1200 rpm 8.6 l/100km
11 Fiat 1300 Berlina 1966 70HP (51 kW) @ 5400 rpm 8.6 l/100km
12 Fiat 124 1200 1966 59HP (44 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.6 l/100km
13 Fiat Punto 1.2 16v ELX 5-door 1999 80HP (58 kW) @ 5000 rpm 8 l/100km
14 Fiat Bravo 1.6 Multijet 16v 2007 119HP (88 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.9 l/100km
15 Fiat Uno 45 Trend 1989 45HP (33 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.6 l/100km