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Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. (FIAT, Italian: Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino), is the largest automobile manufacturer in Italy producing Fiat branded cars, and is a subsidiary of FCA Italy S.p.A. which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. was formed in January 2007 when Fiat reorganized its automobile business, and traces its history back to 1899 when the first Fiat automobile was produced.
Fiat’s main market is Europe, mainly focused in Italy. Historically successful in citycars and supermini sector, currently Fiat has a range of models focused on those two segments (in 2011, those accounted for the 84% of its sales). Fiat does not currently offer any large family car, nor an executive car.
Fiat’s share of the European market shrank from 9.4 per cent in 2000 to 5.8 per cent in the summer of 2004.
Fiat’s built their five-story Lingotto plant in 1915 through 1918, at the time it was Europe’s largest car manufacturing plant. Later the Mirafiori plant was built, also in Turin. To prepare for production of the all new Fiat 128, Fiat opened their Rivalta plant in October 1968. Until the 128 could enter production, the plant was used to build sports versions of the 850 and 124 as well as parts for the Fiat Dino.
Fiat current range of passenger car engines comprises eleven units, eight petrols and three diesels. Current range of models is the following:
— City car: Fiat 500, Fiat Panda
— Supermini: Fiat Punto
— Compact car: Fiat Tipo
— Mini MPV: Fiat 500L
— Large MPV: Fiat Freemont (rebadged Dodge Journey)
— Mini SUV: Fiat 500X
Fiat Toro cars
Fiat 500 cars
Fiat 500X cars
Fiat Aegea cars
Fiat Aegea 2016 cars
Fiat Doblo cars
Fiat Fullback cars
Fiat Mobi cars
Fiat Tipo cars
Fiat 124 Spider cars