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