A Pictorial Glimpse of Fiat Motor Cars Through the Years
Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. is the largest Italian car producer, a subsidiary of FCA Italy S.p.A. which is a portion of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. was created in January 2007 when Fiat reorganized its automotive business, and its history can be traced back to 1899 when the first Fiat car was created.
Fiat has a long U.S. history. In 1908, the Fiat Automobile Co. was created in the nation and a
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. factory began manufacturing Fiats a year later with cars such as the Fiat 60 HP and the Fiat 16-20 HP. These luxury autos were delivered long before Chrysler Corp. was founded in 1925 from established manufactures that were procured by Walter P. Chrysler, the founder. The New Jersey factory was shuttered in 1917 when the United States went into World War I.
Fiat came back to North America in the 1950s, building the original Fiat 500, 600 Multipla, 1100, 1200, and the 1300. The organization name Fiat was in some cases utilized as a facetious
acronym for 'Fix it again Tony', alluding to poor quality and reliability and problems like, which some U.S. Fiat buyers experienced with the 124 Sport Spider and the X1/9. in the 1970s and 1980s. Partly therefore, U.S. Fiat sales tumbled from a high of 100,511 autos during 1975 to only 14,113 in 1982. In 1983, Fiat left the U.S. auto market with a notoriety for low quality autos.
Throughout the years, Fiat has acquired various different automakers: it procured Lancia in 1968, and in 1969, became a Ferrari shareholder, took over Alfa Romeo from the Italian government in 1986, bought Maserati in 1993, and in 2014, became the total owner of Chrysler Group LLC. Fiat Group presently manufactures twelve brands of vehicles: Abarth,
Alfa Romeo, Chrysler,
Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia,
Maserati, Ram Trucks, and SRT
In January 2009, the Fiat Group obtained a 20% interest in US automaker Chrysler LLC. The arrangement saw the Fiat brand return to North America following a 25-year absence. The first Fiat brand to show up in the US was the globally popular Fiat 500 city car. Manufactured at Chrysler's Toluca, Mexico, assembly plant. which also assembles the Dodge Journey and Fiat Freemont crossovers. Fiat is likewise promoting their commercial vehicles in North America, which are rebranded as Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City.
1922 Fiat 519 S Torpedo
1930 Fiat Spyder
1947 Fiat Topolino 500
1950 Fiat 500
1960 Fiat 600
1960 Fiat Abarth 1000
1970 Fiat Dino 2400 Spider
1977 Fiat 126
1998 Fiat Marea
2000 Fiat Punto
2012 Fiat 500
2012 Fiat Abarth
Fiat Motor Cars Through the Years
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