23 Facts About Fiat


In 1970, Fiat Automobiles employed more than 100, 000 in Italy when its production reached the highest number, 1.

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Fiat has manufactured railway engines, military vehicles, farm tractors, aircraft, and weapons such as the Fiat–Revelli Modello 1914.

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Fiat Automobiles has received many international awards for its vehicles, including nine European Car of the Year awards, the most of any other manufacturer, and it ranked many times as the lowest level of CO2 emissions by vehicles sold in Europe.

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Fiat then went public selling shares via the Milan stock exchange.

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In 1922, Fiat began to build the famous Lingotto car factory—then the largest in Europe—which opened in 1923.

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Fiat made military machinery and vehicles during World War II for the Army and Regia Aeronautica and later for the Germans.

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The best Fiat aircraft was the G 55 fighter, which arrived too late and in too limited numbers.

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In 1970, Fiat employed more than 100, 000 in Italy when its production reached the highest number, 1.

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Fiat built their five-storey Lingotto plant between 1915 and 1918, at which time it was Europe's largest car manufacturing plant.

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Fiat was already exporting cars to the UK market by the outbreak of World War II in 1939.

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Second-generation Punto was a strong seller in the UK after its October 1999 launch, but the new modern-day Fiat 500 has accounted for most of the company's UK sales in more recent years.

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The original Fiat 500 had been one of the few direct competitors for the iconic Mini during its 1960s heyday.

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Fiat has invested for a long time in South America, mainly in Brazil and in Argentina.

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Fiat gained a reputation for selling poor quality cars in North America, mostly over rust and poor reliability.

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The first Fiat-branded model to appear was the internationally popular Fiat 500 city car.

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Fiat currently offers to Japanese consumers the 500 in both coupe and convertible body styles, and the Panda.

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Fiat Panda is a city car from the Italian automotive manufacturer Fiat.

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Fiat joined utility companies Cemig and Itaipu to develop new electric vehicles for Brazil, with production in 2009 of the Palio Weekend Electric.

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Fiat launched the electric 500e, a compliance car, in California in 2013, but no sales were planned for Europe.

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Fiat then stated that "if Tesla CEO Elon Musk can demonstrate that the car will be profitable at that price, I will copy the formula, add the Italian design flair, and get it to the market within 12 months.

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Fiat 131 Abarth was a very successful rally car replacing the 124.

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Between 1976 and 1981 the Fiat 131 won 18 World Rally Championship events, resulting in winning the WRC Drivers Championship two times: in 1978, and in 1980, and winning the WRC Constructors Championship three times: in 1977, 1978, and in 1980.

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Fiat launched its Motor Village flagship store concept in 2006, with its Mirafiori Motor Village in Turin, followed by London's on Wigmore Street in 2008 and Paris's on the Champs-Elysees in 2010.

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